So, it's been 5 months since I started working on my dreads. I completely neglected for 4 months, washing it once a week with cold water and a baking soda/Dr. Bronner's mix, and a mid-week salt water rinse, and my hair was unchanged. So, then I rubberbanded the roots for a month, and I got some decent knotted/matted roots, but nothing else happened. So then I rubberbanded down the entire shaft of the hair. And still, nothing happened. So, reluctantly, I decided to backcomb it. I have such thin hair, that it just doesn't seem to be able to dread on its own. Well, now I look like Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons and a friend of mine is trying to talk me into using wax to get them under control. She knows how adamantly I don't want to use the wax, so she suggests just using a little in the beginning to get them to lay down more and lock, and then not using it anymore.
I know this site is also really against wax, so I was curious your thoughts, tips, suggestions, etc.