Don’t Let the Smell Have You Looking Stale!
Okay let’s face it. No matter how hard we try, we can’t escape odors. Any given summer day, we sweat- and as hard as we try, we still don’t end up smelling like were fresh out the shower by the end of it. You know how some people wear shoes with no socks? Once they take those bad boys off, you’d think you were hit with a sack of potatoes the way the stench hits you. Well your hair is no different and finding ways to keep the scent pleasant can be tricky while rocking your install.
Since sweat in the chief culprit behind the release of odorous smells, one of the first things you can do to keep your weave smelling like new, is keep the scalp dry. This isn’t always an easy feat, especially if you are someone who exercises often. A good option is to use a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer to help dry your roots. It allows for air to be applied directly to concentrated areas on the scalp without damaging or over drying the installed hair.
Now the longer you keep your install in the more likely you are to develop a scent. Other than keeping your scalp from sweating excessively, you need to ensure that you keep it clean as well. Most people at some point wash their install and have It restyled to preserve it. If you aren’t quite at a point where you need or want to wash your hair, investing in a dry shampoo can work wonders. It helps to cleanse the scalp and break down dirt and oil build up. Dry shampoos are also less time consuming than a regular wash and can help bridge the gap between regular ones. A good brand to start with is Bed Head’s Rockaholic Dirty Secret.
If all else fails, consider limiting the amount of time you keep in your install. This may be especially important if you are prone to dandruff or other scalp ailments. As with most trickle-down effects, the better you take care of your scalp the better your hair will smell. Now riddle me this-who wouldn’t want that?