Dude thats awesome!. Static x is an amazing band. I saw them back in 08 at Ozzfest. Yea I backcombed my dreads. They are in the frizzy as hell stage right now but thats cool. Yours look sick man. You had them for 8 years? How long were they when you started?
oh and let me say thank you for being open minded alot of wax users dont like even considering the fact that wax was a mistake. but if you do the wax removal posted here (top of main page theres links) i think you'll see how much better your dreads are after removing wax
welcome and well on the wax issue dread wax is bees wax with other waxes and oils added but its still a wax and wax by definition must be waterproof (hydrophobic repelling Waters) and have a melting point above 140 f that means only dangerous heat will remove it (skin burns at 130)