Saturday, October 19, 2013

Get Rid of the Burnt Hair Smell

There is only one thing worse than burnt hair, and that is the smell of it. I was recently in the shower when I got a whiff of my hair and was completely disgusted. It smelled burnt. Although it didn't necessarily look burnt, it definitely had some fry to it that was delightful. This had me wondering how to get rid of the burnt smell on hair. It also made me become extremely self conscious about the way that my hair smelled after I used a hair iron on it. Thus, this article was created. Start taking a whiff of your hair and get rid of that awful stench!

Use Scented Serum
This definitely won't get rid of the problem, but it will certainly hide it. Once you have completed your hair styling, use some delicious smelling product such as hair serum. This will not only help hold the style and get rid of any frizzes that may be a result of the burnt hair, but it will hide the smell... Until next time, of course. Natural oils are amazing to use as they will help repair your hair at the same time as deterring the horrendous smell of burnt hair.

Lower the Heat
It is usually automatic for us to increase the hair iron temperature to as hot as it can be. However, your hair can most likely be straightened or curled at a lower heat. For example, instead of 420, try a heat at 350. This small adjustment could save you from the burnt hair smell.

Use Protectant
Your hair likely smells like burnt hair because it is burnt! Using a heat protecting product to deter the burn to your hair. You should be using a heat protecting product anyway, as hair irons are simply awful for your hair and this product will slow down the damage that is inevitable to happen.

Solve the Problem
The best thing that you can do is a repair hair therapy treatment. Give your hair a break and stop applying heat products to your locks. You would need to stop using them for a significant amount of time in order for your damaged hair to grow out, but if possible, completely cut heat products out of your hair for as long as you can. If this isn't a viable option for you, and as a hair girl myself, I don't blame you, try to decrease your use of hair irons and heat products. Let your hair air dry when possible, and skip out on straightening your hair when you don't need to go anywhere.

It may be time to smell your hair before you go out to ensure that you don't smell yucky out in public. It's definitely something that I do now. I wouldn't dare step outside the house smelling like burnt hair again, and the worst thing is, you can't really smell it until you put your nose to it, but everyone else can smell it from afar.

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