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Sleeping and showering with beads in?
updated by @jayke-watson: 01/13/15 09:52:54PM
I don't take off my beads when I go to bed. At first it was a bit uncomfortable if I had a lot, but you get used to it & the beads move around. I take off some beads before showing, just to get the water and soap really in the hair in order to wash it well.If you risk mistreatment of your hair in any way while taking off your beads, you can just move them around a little while showering, to save any breakage.
Wow. I must be in the minority, then! I have a sensitive scalp and head, though.
I try to only go for flatter beads or soft wraps like embroidery thread. But even then I can't stand to sleep on mine. It just hurts. If I just really don't feel like taking them out then I'll flip my hair up above my pillow and sometimes that helps. But most of the time I get irritated with it in the middle of the night as I toss and turn and end up yanking them out and setting them on my nightstand.
I never shampoo my hair with them in. Ever. Even hair wraps or simple embroidery thread. I'm too paranoid about mildew and stuff like that.
Jayke, if they were a pain to get in then do you think perhaps the bead is of the wrong size for your locks or at least where on the locks you're trying to put them? Locks do get thicker with time.
I tend to put beads where I naturally have humps and bumps for them to 'hang' onto for support. Doesn't matter how teeny tiny the lock is down below that, if the bump is big enough for that bead to stay but then it's all good. I squish and twist the bump down and slowly shove the bead above it then let the squished bump go. I don't ever go up a thicker lock that I'll have to really yank on the bead hard to get it up where I want it to be. That's a clear indication of the hole being to small and the lock being too big.