I'd like to add a few beads to my dreads, but they're still brand new. Can you used beads with new locks? If so, what kinds of beads are best to use? How do you put them in? Dos and Don'ts?
updated by @snick: 02/14/15 08:20:25AM
Yes, you can! Beads actually help with the dreading process! I have wood beads in my hair and if they happen to be taken over by dreads and entangled all I gotta do is take pliers to them to break them. Wood beads are cheap to buy so ya can destroy them if need be without worrying to much about them!
I know plenty of people on here that do wraps and beads, even on their baby dreads. I honestly feel that beads are better because they move around and in turn don't really hinder the hair from dreading up. Wraps however, are tight and don't move. Your hair could end up being straight underneath them the day you cut them out whereas if it had been free moving it may have dreaded up.
I had a similar question, what about wrapping your dreads in string and whatnot, is it okay to do it with baby dreads?