my comments were not made so you would delete your posts. my comments were made to help you. you asked for opinions & feedback & that's exactly what i gave you. i neither want nor need you to apologize - nor did i want you to delete anything - just to please pay attention to the answers when you ask a question.
if the wax is too expensive (as your immediately-deleted comment said), i have good news for you - YOU DON'T NEED IT. it makes locking easier on some hair types. you have fine blonde hair from what i can tell. i seriously doubt you'd need ANY product.
backcombing isn't dependent upon the comb. i did mine with a .49 plastic ace. good backcombing is dependent upon taking the time to do it foremost, & technique second, then comb type way down at seventh or eighth.
i'm glad you don't need people to tell you if you're pretty. you're a stronger person for not relying on their opinions. requested ADVICE from people you obviously deem experts, however, should be given great weight.
finally: you're in florida. so am i. i'll start your dreads myself if you want to take a day or weekend trip across the state.
(i looked for an AIM nick in your userinfo, but you don't have one. so i'm posting. the end.)