A: Yes you can wash dreads. With new dreads, which are more delicate, I recommend a settling in period, and after this they can be washed regularly. To be honest dreaded hair doesn´t seem to get greasy like un-dreaded hair, and once you get into the cycle of not washing them everyday you will probably find your scalp prefers this. Some of the most smelly dreads I have encountered are ones which have been washed and not allowed to dry properly (often wax is involved). So always wash them in the morning and dry them properly to be sure of not smelling like a wet dog! Also I have been recommended to use micro-fibre towels as they apparently suck the moisture out of your hair so I’ll definitely be trying that one soon!

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