The 0.75 Dreading Crochet Hook is the perfect size to make dreadlocks. After backcombing a section of hair, use this hook to pull in and condense the hair to make a dreadlock. This hook can also be used to tidy and maintain dreads but if your dreads are particularly mature and tight, you may prefer the 0.6mm hook. The bonus of this hook being marginally thicker than the 0.6mm hook is that it is stronger and more durable.
To use the Dreading Hook, hold the dread firmly between your fingers and use the other hand to push the Hook through the dread. Now grab a couple of loose hairs and pull them back into the dread. There's no need to pull the Hook the whole way through, try to just pull it into the middle then push it back out again to grab a couple more hairs. This technique is fairly straight forward and easy to get the hang of so you'll be able to clock up some good speed soon enough. Now as you are pushing it back and forth, keep the fingers which are holding the dread nice and firm and ever so slightly twist the dread back and forth - this just keeps the dread nice and even. As you finish one spot, slowly spin the dread around so you end up working through the entire circumference of the dreadlock.
So when's the best time to use this tool? It's always a good idea to perform maintenance after your dreadlocks have been washed with a residue free Dreadlock Shampoo and you've allowed them to completely dry. This can be done on dreads of any age - in fact you can get started using this tool right after you've created dreads. When you've finished back combing and given them a thorough palm roll follow up with the Dreading Hook working your way slowly and carefully along the length of each dread.
These tools are great with the handle. I find the rod ones cramp my hand.