BC.... and wax....
Most of my dreads were back combed. There is nothing wrong with it as long as it is done gently. It will cause some damage, but if done gently it is only mild damage. Now wax on the other hand is bad. This site is dedicated to the big no wax policy. You won't get pro wax advice here. I am sorry. It is like a child wanting to put a fork in an electrical outlet. You don't give the child instructions on how to do it. You stop the child from doing it because you know it is harmful.
Same thing with wax....even a little is bad. Don't use any wax. Research wax on this site. There are horror stories! and it is just gross. I put some on my finger once...it felt nasty. Can't even imagine how nasty it would feel in my hair.
Back combing is fine, but the best thing to do would have been not to use wax at all. There is no point. It just holds your hair in place, making it look locked up when in fact it's just hindering the process.
Haven't you read the dozens of stories on here with the titles like "No wax, not even once" etc.? The methods of making dreads is always being debated as to which one is safer, or better or whatever...but I think the general consensus across the board is that wax is just awful and useless.
I guess a "better alternative" would be pure aloe, but that's not for like every day use and I never really tried it. No one iscriticizingyou, it's just that wax is a terrible substance to put in hair, and you asked for help. Sorry for the negativity. good luck getting it out!
It was his decision to waxand its not like i cake the stuff on there... i just used a little to keep the hairs in line and seperated also i wouldnt start over because i did a pretty good job... well just let the mature over time....what is a better alternative route than wax thats conveient to find at a store.... and honestly i feel a bit of negativity when a talk about BC and wax i just wanted some help.... not to be criticized for the route tooken....