I do remove most of my hair decor when I wash, once a week also. Tonight happens to be that night and I just took out all of my lovlies. I do have a few tiny shells and turquoise and gemstone beads sewn into my hair with clear thread. But they are tiny and are there for me and not really for decoration. Those stay in, but do not hinder the drying process.
I make my loc jewelry and do sell it. I made it with wire so it stays in securely but is easily removable.
You can use so many different things for your loc decorations.
Looking at my little pile here, I have one sterling silver finger ring from Peru...seriously best place ever.
2 bone beads, one dark and carved and one used to be brown buy has faded...might need to change that one out.
2 toe rings, cool cause they are adjustable.
and 4 of my own design loc jewelry.
Plus about 5-7 small gemstones, carnelian, emerald, turquoise, quartz, amethyst and 2 shells. All sewn in.
If you want to look at my stuff, my website is listed in my profile. Just trying to be considerate about self promotion.
Plus there are some people on here who are making the coolest beads out of tree branches. I love them, but have had funny experiences with the energy from wood. Weird, I know.