A. OK, basically, since it is pretty much impossible to backcomb them (cuz you’d have nothing to hang on to), you have to get them to dread more or less on their own. The best thing to do is to be constantly rubbing the tips between your fingers. Y’know, when watching the tube, reading, etc. Just keep rolling the tips between your fingers, back and forth, knotting them up a little more each time. Some kids have said that it helps to put a little dread wax in the palm of your hand and then take the dread tip and rub it around in the wax until it gets all frizzy and blunt. Don’t be shy to use wax, heck, that’s what it’s for!!! And again, don’t stress about the tips either, everyone with dreads has them. Once you’ve had your dreads for a year or two you’ll be able to snip off the undreaded part and your dread won’t come unraveled.