Can dread beads lead to mold?
I'm trying to find out some info on this as well. What's the longest you should leave beads in for?
I've had mine for about a year now (did twist and rip, and then natural method). I just sleep on them. This means that some fat ones at the back are flat rather than round, but I don't wear a bandanna or anything to bed. If a bead on my of my dreads is digging into me, I just throw that one to the side.
And I found that using baking/bicarb soda for the first few months of natural method quite difficult, because it wasn't knotty and couldn't soak as easily. But it's gotten easier in the last few months (also been doing saltwater rinses which helps them become dready).
Gabriel Beauchemin said:
I personnaly feel that my dreads are like a kind of pillow. Thas really confortable.