Alright, Today I was supposed to get my dreads. I met with the girl, she did them and whatnot, and I let her do her thaanng. Well, her thaanng wasn't quite dreadlocks.. To start off, she made a few sections with rubber bands, and put some Shea Butter in. She did it, and blah blah blah. I let her finish, assuming she knew what she was doing, but appearently, it wasn't quite what I thought it was. She barely did any backcombing, and she twisted a lot. When all was said and done, I had ULTRA messy, tangley sections of my hair, which looked nothing like dreads. She told me the dreads would take about 2 months to start. So I just washed my hair out and stuff. What a waste of money. I could have sectioned my hair and rubbed a balloon on it with some lotion. GRR. I'm angry, and extremely disapointed. I'm going home this weekend, and I asked my Mom to help me do my dreads with the backcombing method. She said she'd try, so I'm willing to go for it - she'll actually listen to my instructions. I did some research on backcombing, and it seems simple enough. So I'll have her do that with NO WAX Also, A few questions... I decided to go for fairly thick dreads. -Any advice on how much hair each dread should contain? -Should I seperate my hair with rubber bands? -Should I just grab random sections and not have a part? And any other tips? Thanks in advance! EDIT: I really like lucyinthesky's dreads. Now, I'm not trying to steal her/your (incase you read this ) dreads exactly, but I like the thickness. About how thick do you think she/you had each dread while starting?