I dreaded my hair yesterday, took about 9 hours with the help of my mum. I have really short hair, so I was very worried what would happen. Some bits at the back are unravelling, seems natural though with hair so short, but I'm going to let them do their thing and see what comes of it. I'm not sure when to take those rubberbands out at the ends, I sort of followed dreadheadhq's instructions, but I didn't go a great job of holding my (curly) ends together with the bands, so I might just take em out soon and deal with curly ends for a while. I'm also hoping those sections at the back will stop showing so much when my hair grows out. Bah, a little worried, but excited about the journey. :) Oh and no wax was used! The photos may seem shiny from the flash. Bandanas are my friend, without them I look like an echidna!