She explained to me that bacteria are responsible for the nasty smell our dreadies can exude when wet, and regardless of how clean I kept my hair, as long as it was wet, it would eventually mildew.
Mom doesn't love my hair, but she loves me, so she made me a drying hat that I use with a blow dryer to keep me smelling like a rose.
It used to take me 50 mins of wringing/ hand drying my hair, now it takes 30 mins, and I can watch tv, or browse LJ while it dries.
Mom says she hopes others will use this too, she doesn't like the idea of anybody being smelly. That's just the kind of mom she is.
If you have questions, or praise, she's eleanor @ databloom.com.