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July 10, 2019
Why Does My Hair Smell

Are you experiencing a sour smell coming from your hair even after you have washed it? Unfortunately, many women have to deal with a funny hair odor at some point in their lives. While sometimes it can be brushed off if you find that it’s become a consistent occurrence it’s time to investigate the issue. A bad scalp emanates through the hair and this can quickly become embarrassing. If people around you are noticing it there could be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. 


Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common reasons why people experience smelly hair or scalp.


Washing Your Hair Too Much

Too much of anything is never a good thing. In this case, washing our tresses too frequently can be the culprit behind your smelly hair.  While washing your hair is supposed to eliminate bad odors it can have the opposite effect if you’re doing it too much because it strips away the natural oils in the hair. When this happens, not only does your hair’s overall health decline but your body tends to overcompensate for that by producing more oils. Overactive glands produces a distinct sour odor.


Using The Wrong Products

Choosing the right hair care products isn’t just important for the health of your locks but some of these products contain chemicals that don’t mix well with the natural oils in our hair. Most hair products are formulated to smell amazing. But don’t be fooled. The natural preservatives in the fragrance are chemical compounds that when broken down in the scalp can produce a foul smell for some individuals. If you’re having this problem is best to stick to styling and care products that are made from all natural ingredients. 


Skin Condition

If you’ve been dealing with smelly hair for some time and you’ve used many different methods to fix the problem you may want to see a dermatologist  to determine whether you have a skin condition. The most common skin conditions that affect the scalp include:


-Ringworm

- Eczema

- Seborrheic dermatitis

Yes, skin conditions can cause infections and open sores on the scalp that generate an unpleasant odor. If you see any abnormal lesions or sores on your scalp of you should see a dermatologist as soon as possible. 


To ensure that you’re hair is always in it’s best condition be sure to take your Hair Intensity hair vitamins. Hair pills can help you maintain the health of your tresses. When your tresses are healthy you don’t have to worry about unpleasant hair odors. 

Liz C