Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Here's a photo of the flat loc-tool beside the yarn needle. One yarn needle's been cut and smoothed on the end - thank you nubian1. See the difference in the size of the head. The flat tool performs really well. I've been using it to do my retight this time round. It grips well, it's particularly good on thin/short locs and is very acurate in getting the tool dead centre of your new growth and close to the scalp, due to it's flat-ness. It's plastic, but durable and and bendy ( not at all like the plastic yarn needle, which is quite stiff). As always,make sure when using this tool that your locs are well seperated and clipped out of the way.