How do you get smells out of hair without washing?

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  1. asubeauty

    asubeauty New Member

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    I was just wondering because my hair tends to smell like wherever I was. If I was in a restaurant, it smells like food, if someone who stanks was there before, I can smell it in my hair. :nono:

    The only time I have to wash is on the weekends, and it really wouldn't be feasable to increase how much I wash right now. (Plus it's about to be winter)

    What do you suggest to get funky smells out of hair?
     
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    HAIRapy SuperDuper Member

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    Good question. I would say try to air it out, like outside. Then try putting some leave in conditioner that smells heavenly, that may cover up the smell- if it's not too bad. If it's too bad, you may have to wash, 1 shampoo and a leave in conditioner if you're short on time. You can also air dry once you wash. You could dry in a ponytail.

    I have a question for you though. Could you tell me what length your hair is? Also, how did you do that pretty bun in your siggy? I don't think my hair is long enough yet...:sad:
     
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    Try using some pure essential oils. I have plumeria and I just take one drop on my finger tip and dab at my hair. HTH
     
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    Iluvsmuhgrass Well-Known Member

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    There's a braid spray by Black n Sassy that covers hair odors. I'm relaxed and I use it in a pinch when I can't wash my hair. It's not too shabby.
     
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  7. asubeauty

    asubeauty New Member

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    Aww, thanks!! :hug2: My hair is APL. My bun is kind of "faking" like it's fuller than it is, I kind of have it "propped" with a satin scrunchie. :lol: I'll pm you. :grin:
     
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    I use essential oils all of the time, although not necessarily in my hair (except for rosemary combos for stimulation and pre-poos). I haven't seen plumeria yet though, I'll have to check it out. :yep:

    I read somewhere that a fabric softener sheet like Bounce can be swiped on the hair and will remove all odors as well as keep it static free. I'll see if I can find that info. :fan:
     
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    A little bit of coconut oil works for me. Its nice and light but I've noticed it covers other smells well.
     
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    I'm the only one that uses baby powder :look:

    Sprinkle it on a hair brush and brush through, focusing on the roots- I usually flip my head over just to make sure I get all up in there.

    No white hair, no smells, no dryness. It would probably work with baking soda as well.
     
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    Essential oils with some water or glycerine are great!!!!!

    Lemongrass, lemon or orange gives a nice citrus smell to the hair all day.
     
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    I have baby powder. Does it get sticky if you have oil or moisturizer in your hair.

    Where can I find essential oils?
     
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    I've never had it get sticky or clumpy in my hair, it just sort of disaapears. and absorbs odor and I always have oil/grease on my hair.
     
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    Here is one source:

    http://www.hairboutique.com/tips/tip1236.htm

     
  16. SilentRuby

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    I was thinking the same thing today. I think I may try a hair fragrance. There are alot online.. one of the brands is Pure & Petal which features four fragrances that have no alchohol. They also include silk protein and vitamin B5.
     
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    The baby powder and fabric sheet softners are good ideas. Heard they work well.
     

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