Stinky, smelly and greasy hair is an instant turn off and a complete confidence killer. If you are someone who works out regularly, or spends a lot of time in the sun, there is a high chance that every time you get a whiff of your own hair, you want to cringe.

But with some clever tips and minor lifestyle tweaks, it is indeed possible to reverse this issue and ensure that your hair always smells like you just stepped out of a luxuriously fragranced bath. Yes, really. Read on to find out how…

 

Wash your hair regularly

Wash your hair regularly

If you have an oily scalp, it’s important to wash your hair at least two to three times a week. This is because the natural oils react with the sweat-causing bacteria present on your scalp, and produce a stinky odour. Therefore, washing your hair regularly prevents this build-up and keeps your hair smelling nice and fresh.

 

Use clean pillowcases

Use clean pillowcases

Dirty pillowcases are a breeding ground for bacteria. Additionally, when you sleep on the same pillowcase day-after-day, there is a lot of transfer of natural oils from your scalp to your pillowcase and vice versa. Therefore, it is really important to switch your pillowcases at least once a week for great smelling hair.

 

Use a dry shampoo regularly

Use a dry shampoo regularly

One of the quickest ways to refresh your hair and cover up dirty smelling roots is to use a dry shampoo before going to bed with second and third day hair. This is because dry shampoo soaks up all the natural oils from your scalp that cause the dirty smell; thereby, ensuring that your locks smell lovely until your next wash.

BB picks: Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo

 

Spritz some perfume on your hair brush

Spritz some perfume on your hair brush

Sure, you could spray on some perfume directly onto your strands, but there is always the risk of that smell feeling too overpowering. Additionally, since most perfumes contain alcohol, they dry out the strands and cause long-lasting damage. Therefore, simply spritz on a tiny amount of your favourite perfume on the bristles of your hair brush before you run it through your strands for an instant pick-me-up.