Two Years with Dreadlocks!
Congrats Shade, its such an exciting journey. I'm 4 months into mine and pushing on. Much love and peace.
Just wash, separate and leave them to do their thing. They'll soon sort themselves out. Goodluck.
I've had wooden beads in my hair from the beginning and never taken them out, 3 months in and not got a problem with them. Thats with washing every 3 days in the morning and leaving the thoroughly dry throughout the day and possibly taking a hair drying to it briefly before bed to make sure it is as dry as possible.