A girl should definitely make her hair ‘look’ good but it’s equally important to make your hair smell amazing as well. After all, who doesn’t love beautiful and fresh hair? These 13 sure shot tips will definitely make your hair smell good - correction, divine all day long!
1. Wash your hair regularly
It may seem obvious but washing your hair regularly is the key to make your hair smell amazing. If you have a tendency of sweating a lot then you may want to wash your hair more regularly than you are, try every alternate day. Oily and greasy hair tends to pick up smell from the environment and that can make your hair smell bad.
2. Lemon is the way to go
Lemon’s citrusy quality helps keep foul smell at bay. It makes your hair smell fresh and also gets rid of dandruff. You can squeeze two lemons in a mug full of water and rinse your hair with it after a wash. Make sure to let it soak for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off.
3. The magic liquid - apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is the bomb when you want to get rid of product buildup and stubborn smells from your hair. You can either make a hair mask which consists of apple cider vinegar or you can mix one part of the liquid in water and rinse your hair with it.
4. Smell like a garden of roses
Make your hair smell absolutely divine with the help of rose water. While, rose water is beneficial for the skin, it doesn’t provide any kind of benefit to your hair. But soaking your hair in rose water can make your hair smell oh-so-amazing!
5. Add the fragrance of Jasmine
Jasmines are considered to be one of the most fragrant flowers. Massaging your scalp with jasmine oil will make your hair smell dreamy all day long. One fabulous plus point of applying jasmine oil is that it promotes hair growth as well. Win-win, right?
6. Back to the ancient times with aromatherapy
The idea of aromatherapy goes back to the ancient times. The princesses used to dry their hair with the help of the smoke from burning the essential oils. You can use an oil burner or a simple tealight candle under a bowl of essential oils to diffuse the wonderful fragrance. Not only will it make your locks smell great, but also your whole room.
7. Rinse it with baking soda
Baking soda helps in reducing greasiness of your hair and also neutralizes odour. Mix baking soda with water so that it forms a paste and apply it to wet hair. Let it sit for about five minutes after which you can wash it off with shampoo. Do this once in a week and say goodbye to smelly hair.
8. Tea leaves to the rescue
For a nice subtle fragrance, boil water with tea leaves and rinse your hair with this mixture. This mixture will help in darkening the colour of your hair and also give it a nice tea-like fragrance.
9. Juicy tomatoes
Tomato helps in reducing the greasiness and gets rid of the odour from your hair. To make your hair smell good, you can mix some tomato juice with water and massage it nicely onto your scalp. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off!
10. Stay away from the heat
Excess hair straightening, blow drying or any other sort of heat styling can damage your hair, give it a permanent burnt kind of a smell and rob its natural oils. It’s best to avoid excess heat styling for healthy and fresh hair.
11. A nice massage can do the trick
A head massage once a week can make your hair smell good. You ask how? Add essential oils to your routine massage! While oiling your hair, make sure you massage your scalp properly as it helps in better absorption of the oil. You can ask someone to give you a head massage so that it’s done properly and you can feel relaxed.
12. Apply hibiscus oil
Hibiscus oil is said to be one of the healthiest oils for hair. It strengthens the roots and provide your hair with a nice flowery fragrance. You can even massage your scalp with hibiscus oil.
13. Regularly clean your hair brush and combs
Lastly, make sure you clean your hair brush and combs on a regular basis. As there is product buildup on your scalp, your hair brush and combs also attract some of it. Even if your hair is clean, the dirt from your comb can make your hair smell bad. Make it a point to clean them every 2 weeks or more.Images: Shutterstock