Smelling bad can be a big turn off for anyone, and it’s not just your body that can stink, your hair can smell bad too, especially if you work out regularly or spend most of the time under the sun. Hair that stinks, smells, and appears greasy just make for a bad-bad combination. You might have had some days when sniffing your own stinky hair has made you cringe, and believe us, we know that feeling, it can be gross.
While you certainly cannot stop working out or doing things under the sun just because it makes your hair stinky, you certainly can look for ways that can help your hair smell good at all times. Seems impossible right? Well, it’s not, you can make your hair always smells amazing like you just had it cleansed using a fragranced shampoo. The only thing you need to do is make a few minor changes to your lifestyle and follow some near-genius tips to keep your hair from smelling bad. Are you up for that? If so, continue to scroll down.
Have a set hair wash routine
One of the best ways to keep your hair smelling amazing is to have a set routine for your hair wash. You should wash your hair regularly to keep the scalp as well as your mane cleansed. Washing your hair twice to thrice a week is the most ideal thing to do, especially if you have an oily scalp. Our scalp produces natural oils, and when these oils come in contact with sweat-causing bacteria that are present on the scalp, this amalgamation results in a stinky odor. Therefore, you should wash your hair regularly to not only avoid build-up but also to keep your hair smelling amazing and fresh all the time.
Always use a clean pillowcase
This might be hard to believe, but your pillowcase might be one of the reasons why your hair smells and stinks. Using a dirty pillowcase to sleep on is never good news. Not only it is bad for the health of your skin and hair but also makes your hair stink. Dirty pillowcases are a safe haven for bacteria to harbor, in addition to that, using the same pillowcase every day results in transferring of natural oils from your scalp to the pillowcase and vice versa. Therefore, you should make a habit to switch your pillowcase on a weekly basis to keep your hair smelling great.
Using dry shampoo helps
Dry shampoo is certainly a blessing in disguise. It has always come to our rescue and will continue to do so. The main purpose of dry shampoo is to refresh your hair and soak up the excess oil or build-up. You can use dry shampoo in between your washes; it should be ideally used on 2nd or 3rd-day hair. Spritz a generous amount of dry shampoo on your scalp before going to bed. This will not only help to absorb the excess oil from your scalp and keeping your hair from appearing greasy but will also take care of the dirty smell, ensuring that your hair smells amazing.
Spritz perfume on your hair brush
One of the easiest tricks to make your hair smell good is to use perfume. However, spritzing it directly onto your hair or scalp can either end up feeling too overpowering or it can end up damaging your hair in the long run since they are known to contain alcohol, which can dry your strands out. Thereby, before running a brush through your hair, make sure to spritz some amount of perfume on the bristles of your brush, this will make sure that smell doesn’t feel overpowering.