DHHQ has this new tool called "Lock Dockta" (which, eerily, looks exactly like the icepicks doctors used to use for frontal lobotomies).
Seems to be basically a barbed stick that does the same job as a
This pseudo-science part caught my eye though:
In general dreadlocks are much stronger than they need to be. If a section of dead has 400 hairs and 20 are released it still retains 95% of it's original strength. Unless you are stress testing your dreads to the point of breakage you'll never notice a 5% change in the strength of the dread.
... which doesn't take the condition or actual strength of the individual hairs into account at all, but whatever.
Sad thing is, it's being promoted as a tool for fixing "problems" like loops and zigzags and "fine hairs poking out the dreads". Sorry for the rant, but I hate the whole philosophy that the only "perfect" dreads (and the ones we're supposed to all aspire to, with the help of products of course) are totally smooth and uniform and root-rubbed to a tight death, etc. Some people like that look, and that's cool... but promoting the idea that ALL dreads are supposed to be that way in order to be "presentable" is really unfortunate. [/rant over]