Help on washing.
Yes...squeaky clean and no itching
Yes, the pomegranate one. I was using Maylees for quite a while but I starting noticing little chunks of soap here and there and some little flakes of soap that were sticking to my dreads no matter how much I rinsed. I used the Neutrogena anti residue after that but since it has sulfates in it I wanted to try something else so I bought the Burts Bees. It takes a minute to get it to lather up good but it cleans really well. With just 4 washes with it I'm already seeing more knotting.
For the most part they are pretty flexible but there are a few small areas on couple of them that are harder than the others.
It is warmer here summers on average are in the 80's and winters average in the 30's (F). During the winter sometimes I would use a blow dryer just to help dry them a little. After I wash them I usually keep them wrapped in a thick towel for about 5 minutes or so to help soak up some of the water.