Ways to Remove Lingering Odors From Your Hair

This post came as a request from one of my followers. There are many solutions, opinions and methods for everything pertaining to hair so these are just some of the things I've found that you can use to help get rid of or diminish bad odors from your hair. Hope this helps!


Smoke and Your Hair

Smoker or non-smoker, you might have experienced the cigarette smell getting into your furniture, clothes and even your hair. And, you would have noticed the smell creeps up your hair in no time. Smoke can also creep into your hair from a camp fire you hung around or even from a BBQ night.

So, what do you do when the smoke odor lingers through your hair? The practical solution would be to wash it away as that seems the most logical way to keep your locks clean and fresh but you may have time limitations or difficult hair that needs special care and attention each time.

Now, there are plenty of products available at shops or your local drug store to keep your hair smelling good and one of them is @bouncecurl hair and body perfume. With subtle notes of pineapple and coconut, made from a blend of essential oils, it's a perfect solution for this type of situation. What I like about this product is that it comes as a roll on, which makes it a neat and clean way to use fragrance. There’s nothing worse than seeing a splash of your favorite bottle of perfume coating the inside of your purse. Also, it's easy to tote and take with you wherever you go. No more surprise spills again. Use it on your body and hair and you’ll be left smelling like piña colada


DIY Solutions

• Citrus sprays are another solution that can be made at home using orange, lemon or lime mixed with a dash of water.  You could also use essential oils such as patchouli, lemongrass, lavender, rosemary, tangerine etc. and mix it with water. Diluted rose water or your favorite perfume can also come in handy when required. Essential oils are volatile (they evaporate) and make a nice perfume blend. Aroma oils can eliminate bad odors and replace them with fresh new ones.

Note: always perform a patch test on a small area of your skin before you start bathing yourself in it, especially if you haven’t used it before.

• Dry, no-rinse shampoos can be applied to hair like a spray, massaged and left in your hair for the day. But, you should use it sparingly to avoid dry hair.

• To avoid unpleasant odors from seeping into your hair, you could use beanies, hats and hoodies or even make a messy bun. And if you still find yourself struggling you could use some fresh air as it’s sometimes found to be effective in aerating your hair.

Do you have any special tricks for removing unpleasant odors from your hair without having to rewash it?

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