Sometimes our work environment or even our social environment exposes our hair to lingering
scents that can be unpleasant. This can also be a problem for people who cannot shampoo their hair everyday, but are exposed to
odorous environments. Fortunately, there are a number of products newly available on the market for deodorizing the hair.
But if you are allergic to fragrances, or just prefer a natural alternative, try baking soda.
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda and one cup of distilled water in a sprayer bottle and shake well. Use this to lightly mist the hair at
the scalp area and allow the hair to dry, or blow dry the hair using a diffuser and cool setting. Baking soda naturally absorbs odors
but requires moisture to be active. Once dry, be sure to brush the hair thoroughly to remove any powdery residue.
Many women complain that they would love to wear their hair up in a simple twist or a bun,
but that their hair is so heavy it falls down halfway through the day. However, there are a couple of simple tricks for adding stability to a simple up-style
The first trick is to start with a ponytail. For a bun, you can simply wind the loose hair
below the gather around the base and secure it with pins. Be sure to cross the pins through the ponytail holder so that all the tools
rely on each other for strength and stability. For a twist, simply pull the ponytail elastic out from the scalp along the length of the
hair to about 1/3rd of the way from the scalp. Then, take the ponytail just above the elastic band and wrap it inward into the twist.
Anchor the twist by using bob pins criss-crossed over one another to form a series of “X” shapes. Be sure to include the ponytail
elastic in the pins as you secure the hair.