After about a month, I ended up combing out the front 8 or so, resultign in a massive ball of hair, and a hurty scalp. But I'm happy with the change, becuase it's easy to get out of the way, I can once again run my fingers through my hair, and for interviews, I can lessen the shock factor of my dreadies. Plus, let's just remember uni-dread!
oh, and the few braided bits were partially combed out dreads, that I just abandonded, but braided so they wouldn't get eaten by the other dreads.
Alright, I guess that is enough. But yeah, I backcombed these dreads, with the reluctant help of my mother, and it literally took a week. Try 120 hours! In the process I lost about 8 inches, and I guess they've shrunk a little, but nothing too noticable. And my ends, finally out of elastic bands give an extra 1-3 inches of un-dreaded hair all around.