Home Remedies for Smelly Hair

Hey girls, how are you all doing? Today I am going to share few Home Remedies for Smelly Hair. Smelly hair is one embarrassing problem. It might be caused due to a number of factors like, poor hygiene, excessive oiliness of scalp due to active sebaceous glands, product build up or fungal infections of the scalp. Below is a list of Home Remedies for Smelly Hair. Let’s take a look!

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #1

First things first, do wash your hair with a mild shampoo every alternate day as a clean scalp smells fresh. This is especially important if your hair type is oily.

You can add essential oils to your hair care products like, shampoo and regular hair oil. Make use of oils like, Tea tree oil and Neem oil. Neem oil has potent antibacterial qualities that discourage bacterial growth while the Tea tree oil possesses both antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #2

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair, oiling hair

Try to oil your hair overnight instead if applying oil and roaming outside as oily hair attracts dirt and pollutants. Warm up your hair oil before massaging it onto scalp because this way most of the oil gets absorbed in scalp and penetrates the hair strands instead of making your hair too greasy.

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How to Protect Hair from Pollution

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Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #3

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair, shampoo

Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove product buildup from your scalp as a grimy scalp is a breeding ground for microbes. Dove oxygen therapy shampoo also works great as a clarifying shampoo.

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #4

Make a paste by mixing one part of baking soda with three parts of water. Use a hair color brush to apply this paste on your scalp and hair. Baking soda neutralises the foul odour, removes product build up and also alkalizes the environment of your scalp. Leave this on for 20 minutes and rinse off with plenty of plain water. This can be done once or twice a week. Do this after shampooing.

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Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #5

Add nearly one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to one cup of water and use as a final rinse after you are done with shampoo and baking soda remedy. Do this two times in a week.

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #6

Boil some Neem leaves in water. Strain the leaves and use this water to wash your hair regularly. This will surely check bacterial growth and keep the smell at bay.

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Daily Hair Care Tips

Why Conditioner is Must in Hair Care Routine

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair, home remedies

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #7

Tomato juice can be applied to scalp to bring back the PH balance of the scalp to normal. Please note that use of Tomato juice can lighten the natural color of your hair over time as it has mild bleaching properties.

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #8

You can also make a hair pack by mixing yoghurt, coconut oil, lemon juice and a few drops of any fragrant essential oil like Rosemary or Lavender. Leave this on for half an hour and then wash off with a medicated shampoo.

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How to Make Olive Oil and Honey Hair Mask at Home

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Best Homemade Conditioners for Soft and Silky Hair

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #9

You can spray any perfume onto your damp hair strands after towel drying your hair as damp hair capture fragrance really well.

Home Remedies for Smelly Hair #10

Last but not the least, you can always seek help from your dermatologist and he can then suggest you certain medicated products yo tackle the problem if smelly hair.

So, here are few simple Home Remedies for Smelly Hair. Most of the ingredients are readily available at every household and all these are pretty cost effective as well. That’s all for now! Thanks for reading 🙂

About Pearl

Pearl is from Delhi. She is dentist by profession and a beauty, health and wellness blogger by passion. She find writing a great way to express her thoughts. Her hobbies are shopping, writing, blogging and music. She loves to spend her free time ad mist greenery and nature. She is a die hard romantic.She is a beauty enthusiast too and likes everything about makeup and skincare. Her favorite colour is Coral pink. Her skin complexion is fair with shoulder length wavy hair. She happens to have a combination skin. She likes to keep her makeup minimal and basic and is very fond of Corals, Beige, Bronze and Mauve. Nail art is something she is very fond of too.


  1. Nice review pearl. I got to immediately shampoo my hair as I don’t feel comfortable at all

  2. Great post 🙂 perfect for summer days 🙂

  3. Very useful points…thankx for sharing ?

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