my mom and i were working on my hair, and one of the things we were trying was to thread some of the loose hairs at the scalp into my dreads using a needle. then we started on the tips, just kind of rolling them around trying to get them nice and solid and blunt.
mom had the brilliant idea of threading the little loose tails into the needle and pulling them up into the inside of the dread. it works great, and makes the tips look awesome.
if you haven't tried this, i recommend it. i got a really big, blunt needle with a large hole (makes it easier to thread the hair) from michaels for 99 cents. just thought i'd share :)