I started them in June of this year so they are about 3 months old. Pretty much it seems like I did everything wrong. I work at a pool and I read at DreadHeadHQ that if you're going to swim or anything when you first get them you should put rubberbands on the roots and tips, so I did. Also, the guy who dreaded my hair told me to wax them. He sectioned them poorly and didn't really back comb them thoroughly. I only waxed them maybe once or twice after the original waxing when he put them in because they felt really sick being waxed. I'm still in the process of picking all of the rubberbands out because they're melted into my hair.
Another issue is that when they were around 3 weeks old I went on a week long bike ride. They were kind of smashed under a helmet that entire time which they didn't like, at all.
I really really really love dreads and I love having dreads but I HATE the way my dreads look. I have one friend telling me hers looked like mine for a really long time and that they will be okay, while the guy who did them keeps telling me to roll them more (I roll them all the time!!!).
I'm really just considering coming them out and finding someone else to do them. I am just so frustrated.
Any advice would be appreciated.
EDIT: I combed them out (well I'm in the process) and I am hopefully going to see lishd to have her start them out right. Thanks everybody.
A FEW WEEKS AGO:
Uum, sorry about the terrible pictures. It was really hard to find any of my dreads.