The causes behind smelly hair are many and it is easy than you think to get rid of smelly hair. One can have smelly hair because of oily scalp, dandruff, dirt, dust, and other environmental factors etc. Besides these, poor hygiene, scalp acne, dryness of the scalp, using of excess chemical-based hair products, lice and skin conditions are some other factors behind smelly hair.
Moreover, we need to take care of our hair. Smelly hair and scalp conditions can cause hair loss problem. Nowadays there are so many products available which claim to get rid of smelly hair, but it is not advisable to always trust them blindly. But some home remedies can treat this problem successfully. Here are some of them.
1. Neem oil
Neem holds antimicrobial properties that help remove smell-causing microbes from your scalp. You can mix 1 tbsp neem oil and 1 tbsp jojoba oil in a bowl and then take some amount and apply on your scalp. Leave it for half an hour then wash. You can also do it twice daily to get improvements. As Hair Sanjeevani oil contains neem oil, you can also apply it on your hair to get rid of the bad smell.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) also has antibacterial properties that can help you in getting rid of the smell and infection-causing bacteria. Make a mixture of ½ cup apple cider vinegar (ACV) and 2 cups of water. First, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and then rinse your hair with this ACV mixture. Finally, rinse your hair again with normal water and then leave it to air dry. You can use this mixture twice a week on your scalp to feel the difference.
3. Tea Tree oil
Tea tree oil has a good aroma that leaves your hair smelling fresh if you apply topically. This oil also contains some antimicrobial properties that destroy smell-causing bacteria quickly. Mix 1 tbsp tea tree oil and 1 tbsp sweet almond oil. Apply this mixture on your scalp with the help of a cotton ball and leave it for about 30 minutes. Then, after 30 minutes rinse your hair and leave for air dry.
4. Castor oil
Castor oil possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties that help in reducing scalp infections. Thus, smelly hair is not found. Take 2 tbsp castor oil and apply it on the scalp with the help of a cotton ball. Allow it to stay on your scalp for 20 minutes and then wash off with Hair Sanjeevani shampoo and also apply conditioner. Leave your hair for air dry. Apply this oil twice a week for better results.
5. Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera works as a natural conditioner and it is widely recommended to treat smelly hair. It also improves hair growth, decreases dandruff and treats oily scalp.
Extract the gel from an aloe vera plant and place it in a bowl. First, shampoo your hair and then apply the gel on your scalp. Massage for 3 minutes and stay it for more 5 minutes and then rinse with normal water. It works effectively. So, do it twice a week and get rid of smelly hair.