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How to Remove Burnt Smell from Hair

How to Remove Burnt Smell from Hair

Hair dryers and straighteners are essential to comb and shape many women's hair, but if used in excess or incorrectly they can become enemies. Capillary damage caused by the heat of these appliances not only makes hair dry and weak, it can also leave a strong smell of burnt that impregnates your hair and is difficult to remove. Take note of the advice in the following article of OneHowTo and discover formulas that you will help you remove burnt smell from hair and so making it healthier.

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Steps to follow:
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If at the end of styling hair it has an unpleasant burnt smell this is a clear sign that you are damaging it and not providing the care that it needs. Taking into account the fact that healthy and strong hair will always smell clean, especially if recently wash and hydrated with a conditioner or mask. The ideal way to avoid this smell is by preventing it. Fortunately, you can prevent burnt hair smell by taking a few very simple measures:

  • Avoid using the dryer and straighteners every day. In the event that you wish to completely straighten your hair, it is preferable to do so with the dryer as opposed to the straightening irons.
  • Apply a heat protector on wet hair before drying or ironing.
  • Control the temperature of the iron, avoiding contact at more than 180 or 190º.
  • Do not straighten hair when wet, do it always when completely dry.
  • Give your hair extra moisture by applying a nourishing mask once or twice a week, and even using some natural treatments such as those we show you in our article home remedies for damaged hair.
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These tips are essential to prevent your hair looking burnt and brittle. But what can be done when you have already burnt your hair and the burnt smell is present throughout your hair? At this point, if you need a rapid and effective solution that will allow you to leave home with a pleasant aroma in your hair, we advise you to use commercial perfumed oils which are sold especially for this purpose. With these you will not dry your hair further with traditional perfumes and you will be treating your hair to a deep moisture while achieving a fresh smell instantly without making it greasy.

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If you haven't got this product at the moment and want to get rid of the smell of burnt hair altogether, we recommend that in addition to your normal shampoo you use some natural products which are dramatic in their ability to neutralize bad smells and moisturize hair fibers at the same time. One of the best-selling ones is almond oil or coconut oil. Apply a few drops from middle to end and leave to rest for 15 minutes after washing your hair with shampoo. Then, wash out with abundant water and wash your hair as you normally do.

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Baking soda it is also a good ally to absorb bad smells, and is also useful for hair. In this case, add a small spoonful of bicarbonate in the bottle of your shampoo, shake and wash your hair with that mixture. Baking soda is also great at eliminating other impurities in your hair, leaving it squeaky clean.

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Undoubtedly, one of the best natural remedies to get rid of the smell of burnt hair and repair its damaged parts is aloe vera. With it, your hair will be renewed completely and will look much more healthy. Prepare a capillary mask mixing the pulp of a leaf of aloe vera with 5 spoonfuls of olive oil, extend over wet hair and leave on for 20 minutes, then remove with abundant lukewarm water.

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For a perfect finish, apply some dry shampoo once your hair is dry to reduce the smell completely. You can learn how to apply dry shampoo correctly here.

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To reduce the smell of burnt hair that arises when you straighten or curl your hair, make sure that your hair is completely dry before using a hot appliance on it. Just a small amount of humidity will cause smoke, and give a smokey smell to your hair.

Also, keeping the heat of your appliance to a minimum should prevent you from burning your hair, leaving it healthier and smelling better too!

In addition, you can also take a look at our article on how to care for burnt hair to make sure your hair goes back to its usual state.

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Hadeel Hizam
If you straighten your hair and the next day you take a shower and you smell something like smoke what things can make it go away without using any of those things above?
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