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There are many people who believe that dreads are inherently dirty; however, with proper maintenance dreadlocks are just as clean as regular hair. Don't fall for the myth that says your hair must be dirty when starting dreads, or you may end up with stinky locks that you can't wash out. In fact, clean hair, which is less oily, will dread faster. During and after dread formation you should take extra special care to keep your scalp clean and your dreads dry so that you can feel confident that your natty look is as clean as can be.