Are you upset with unpleasant hair odor? Does this smell embarrass you very frequently? Good news! We have some easy, simple, and effective home remedies to get rid of this odor naturally, without any chemical applications.
Any obnoxious smell imminent from your hair or scalp can indicate a condition known as smelly hair syndrome. Usually, such hair condition occurs more commonly in people with oily hair type. This is because oily hair is more susceptible to catching pollutants as well as other smelly stuff. Some other reasons that can lead to smelly hair are hormonal imbalance and stress, along with scalp infections like psoriasis.
Try your hands on these simple home remedies to have fresh feeling hair locks free from any odor.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is known for its excellent healing and soothing properties. These properties help to reduce the unpleasant smell from hair. In addition, it also improves hair conditions like dandruff and hair loss. To achieve desired results, apply this remedy at least once a week.
To apply, take an aloe leaf and cut slit open it to extract the gel. Apply this gel onto the scalp and down through the locks. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. For even better results, just add a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to the gel. Mix well before applying.
Lemon juice provides amazing health benefits, not just overall health but also for skin and hair health. It makes the hair smoother and shinier than ever before by fighting off hair problems like dandruff and scalp infections.
To apply, haul out the juice of two lemons and dilute by mixing it with a cup of water. Start applying this mixture onto the scalp and work it on, moving down through the tips. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with cold/warm water. If the root cause of your problem is fungal infection, use in combination with plain yogurt (1cup). Work the mixture onto the scalp and leave it on for half an hour. Wash off with cold water. You can apply this remedy one or two times a week to fight off hair odor.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is loaded with excellent antimicrobial properties to remove hair stench arising because if scalp infections. In addition, it also alleviates scalp acne and dandruff. It is, however, important to dilute the oil before application due to its high potency.
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil and water. Apply it onto the scalp and leave it for thirty minutes. Follow with normal shampooing. The results are simply amazing!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is considered as a natural hair clarifier. It removes the dirt and grime build up, the major contributors to hair odor. Apple cider vinegar also helps to restore the natural sheen of your hair and check frizzy hair.
Simply mix ½ cup of apple cider vinegar with two cups of water. You can also enhance the effect by adding a few drops of any essential oil of your choice, if you want to. Mix the solution thoroughly and spray it all over the scalp. Leave it on for fifteen minutes and then rinse off.
Alternatively, you can simply rinse off your hair with apple cider vinegar, ½ teaspoon mixed with one cup of water. Leave it to work for a minute or so before the final rinse.
Neem, also known as Indian lilac, provides amazing benefits for scalp infections. This is because of the excellent antiseptic properties. You can apply this remedy once a week. However, make sure to dilute it before use.
To apply, dilute a few drops of Neem oil with half a cup of water. Spray the solution onto the scalp and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Alternatively, you can also add it to your regular shampoo.
Olive oil is the king of all hair oils. It helps to get rid of unpleasant hair odor instantly. You can apply it lightly over the scalp. You can apply it as a pre-conditioner to shampoo or as a conditioner after shampoo. Massage it gently onto the scalp in circular motions with your fingertips. Olive oil contains incredible soothing properties that help to alleviate itching noticeably.
With all the above said home remedies, it is a precautionary tip to avoid use of conditioners onto the scalp. The scalp is involved in oil production on its own. Applying conditioner to roots of the hair only feeds the microorganisms existing on the scalp already thus making it even smellier, and not softer!