Nobody likes smelly hair! Having a musty and moldy smell can make anyone feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Good for you, we’re here to make your hair happy, healthy and smell expensive — even when you don’t have the time to wash it! Keep reading below to find out how.
How to Make Hair Smell Expensive
Identify the Cause of Odor
If your hair and scalp aren’t smelling great, the first thing you need to do is to identify the cause. Here are a few things to watch out for:
- Fungal infection
- Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis
- Excessive sweating and oil production
If you think you have any of these problems, it is best to consult your dermatologist to treat the issue. However, if your hair odor is less serious, you may want to try these tips below...
Wash Your Hair as Needed
When was the last time you washed your hair? One common cause of hair odor is not washing your hair enough. Shampoo helps remove dirt, excess oil, and bacteria from your scalp and hair. Don’t know how often to wash it? Check out this article: How Often Should You Wash Hair Based On Your Hair Type?
Use a Leave-In Conditioner Overnight
Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner at night and lightly massage it on your hair and scalp. This can help make your hair smell amazing in the morning. Fruity scents and vanilla are the most popular scents for when you want to smell sweet while lavender is popular for its floral aroma. Look for these ingredients for when you want to pick a new leave in the conditioner.
Spray Perfume on Your Hairbrush
Another trick to smelling expensive is to use your favorite perfume on your hair. But don’t spray it on directly! Most perfumes contain alcohol that can dry out the hair. Instead, spritz a few times on your hairbrush and comb it through your hair. This can make your hair smell amazing for hours!
When You Don’t Have Time to Wash...
There are times when you don’t have the time to wash your hair. So, how can you make it smell amazing?
Use a blow dryer
Running late and want a quick fix? Use a blow dryer. You may also spray a hair mist or perfume to make it smell great.
Use a Scented Dry Shampoo
Scented dry shampoo can help make your hair smell nice and soak up excess oil. However, this is not a permanent solution. Dry shampoo can cause buildup on your hair, so be sure to deeply cleanse after a dry shampoo day.
Hair Hygiene Tips
- Wash your pillowcase at least once a week
- Clean your hair bush and hair accessories
- Shampoo and clean your scalp thoroughly to avoid dirt and product buildup
- Never sleep with wet hair to avoid mold and bacteria to form on your pillowcase