Twist and Rip and Backcombing
My advice would be to go natural, I wish I had.
I got my hair back combed and permed without knowing better, and I used some knottyboy gel stuff but no wax. I found this site and stopped with the products and let the dreads do their thing. They have been quite healthy ever since. I'm sooo glad they didn't perm my hair to death!
i made the mistake of dread perming but didnt touch them from then on, and a year later here i am