combining the two methods (first backcombing your roots and then doing rip/twist to dread the bottoms) has worked out great for me. it's also easier because there's no use for a comb- you just tease the hair then pull it in two directions, hence, ripping and making a knot.
just as a heads up, this is a really awesome method and i thought i'd share since i hadn't heard much about it until last weekend.
anyone else use it on their hair &can tell me what to expect in the future? differences in results attained from backcombed/ripped and twisted hair?