Here are other symptoms to watch for. I've double shampooed it with the rather strong smelling Aussie shampoo (chosen specifically for it's strong artificial smell as I figured if that didn't get rid of it nothing would!) 1st person told us he had osmidrosis and to wash his hair with sulfur shampoo, 2nd person asked him how much water he drank. An oily, dirty scalp is easy to fix by sticking to a strict cleansing routine. There are a couple of explanations for the so-called “rotten egg” odor and sulfur smelling water. Additionally, you may end up with hair that smells burned. Natural gas is odorless. I’ve had smelly hair for about two years now – smells dirty and “hairy” even after a regular shampoo, and my hats smell musty and “hairy” too. I made an appointment for Pravana Keratin Fusion Texture Control. A great example would be the smell of rotten eggs, which can be attributed to a volatile sulfur compound called hydrogen sulfide. If you have fungal infection on scalp, mix the juice of one lemon in one cup of plain yogurt. The acidity of lemon juice can help lift the chemical smell from of your hair after a perm. For how many years, sulfur has proven itself safe and effective to use. I had a Keratin treatment (Nanokeratin was the brand) done 8 days ago and while the results are amazing, my hair still smells absolutely awful when it gets wet. Blog Posts: 0 Joined: Apr 5, 2007 Messages: 1,963 Likes Received: 1,345 Trophy Points: … I wouldn’t recommend you to do updos and ponytails as you’ll need additional hair accessories to hold your hairstyle together. Even if I just blow dry it smells burnt. When it dries, it’s not that bad. Hydrogen sulfide gas causes the smell. I think I’m doing the right things by using a heat protectant and I use a comb attachment with my blow dryer but I’m not sure. And if this odor is coming from an AC vent, you could have a leak somewhere near your air ducts. While it is not necessarily dangerous for your water to smell like sulfur, it may signify high levels of pollution or chemicals. “My hair has this gross burnt hair smell after I blow dry, flat iron or curl it. We'll discuss the pros and cons. Home> Hair Questions> Questions about Hair Straightening> Burned Smell Q: I recently bought a ceramic flat iron and probably have used it 4 times. People with smelly hair usually have one of two things: a dirty scalp from either lack of washing or an imbalance of hormones that causes an over-production of oil, or a bacterial skin infection 2. The rotten egg odor is caused by levels of sulfur bacteria and hydrogen sulfide gas. Even if I am not at home, and it rains or I wet my fingers to rub down my stray hairs, the smell comes back. For more, we recommend reading our article where we discuss how to make my hair smell good without washing it. 6. It releases ammonia, which loosens the hair and allows the glycolate to seep through. Use fresh lemons and squeeze about 3 cups of lemon juice, or enough to cover your hair. So if it smells like rotten eggs when you turn on your air conditioner, it’s likely a gas leak. After a night out at a smoky party, or a long run on a hot and humid day, it’s quite normal to find that your hair gets, well... a bit pongy. Soak your hair with lemon juice. As soon as my hair hit the water, that’s all i smelled. Aside from acne treatment, it can also be a wonderful product for treating various skin conditions like eczema. Putting any accessories in your hair can leave dents and lines of demarcation. When the hair gets wet, it smells so so bad!At frist it was not as strong as it is now. A friend sent me J/A/S/O/N dandruff shampoo (sulfur-based) and that seems to do the job! Quite a few of the "bad smells" we come across everyday are due to some sulfur containing compound or the other. The presence of “sulfur bacteria” or hydrogen sulfide in your plumbing system. But gas companies add a harmless chemical that creates a smell akin to sulfur to alert people of a leak. Once bacteria start breaking that down what you get is a godawful stench bad enough to wake the dead. (If your hair is drenched after applying heat protectant, you're using too much!) If your water smells like rotten eggs, first of all, don’t panic. I love my maxi, my hair never smells burnt after I straighten. I’ve tried Nizoral with no luck (though it did help with dandruff). First, the beautician will wash your hair thoroughly to clean it. This is the first time that I'm straightening my hair other than flat ironing. Spray this mixture on your hair after rinsing them with a shampoo. Do you use sulfur products? I even use an air purifier when doing Brazilian blowout in my shop. To avoid this, use the correct styling products and learn how to properly use your curling iron. This is a permanent straightener, though it may or may not completely straighten my 3c locks. It is not frizzy and actually feels softer, but I miss my ringlet curly hair. I use pretty expensive shampoos and conditioners.. Then I put a good smell serum (biosilk, smells AMAZING) in before I straighten and after. This soap can be used as a face and body bar. Keratin is a naturally occurring protein in human hair which makes the hair smooth and straight. After I spray and straighten, my hair feels so soft and smells so good, like I just got out of the salon. If you like it straightened, that's rebonding. … A few days after that, my hair starts to get dry as well. A natural gas leak has a foul stench that smells like rotten eggs. The smell is a metal like smell. The key to prolonging the life of your keratin treatment is to keep your hair down and straight as much as you can. Apply it on your hair and wash after 30 minutes. The volatile sulfur compounds formed as a result is what's responsible for the fetid odor of burning hair. This is a very common problem with keratin treatments. Also, it's best to let your hair dry before straightening. It smells like rotten eggs / VEET hair remover cream / Sulphur and I could just cry. Avoid using your curling iron on wet hair as this will result in fried strands that lack moisture. Leave it for a few minutes and then wash off with plain water. 3. Sorry I was gone for so long my darlings, but i'm back now! Urine that smells like sulfur isn’t always cause for concern, but there are some instances where it can be. But the smell gets onto towels and anything else that comes into contact with my wet hair Is this normal? AND I spray a bit of body spray on my hair, but throughout the day my hair smells like sweat and burnt sh*t. Should I switch shampoos? Do this once in a week. After all, you wouldn’t hold off showering for three days so why would wait that long before washing your hair? When the anagen phase is sped up, so are the other phases, which makes your hair seem to shed faster than it would normally. Most smoothing systems have formaldehyde, and other strong chemicals in order to restructure the hair bonds. Water that smells strongly of sulfur, or like rotten eggs, is likely attributed to the presence of “sulfur bacteria” or hydrogen sulfide. I'm really excited, but I'm really worried at the same time. The sulfur is allowing that follicle to return to the active growth stage. This also means letting any product, like heat protectant, dry. When he gets his hair cut we have to tell them about the smell . Updated: January 20, 2017. About 10-15% of your hair is in the telogen or shedding phase at an given time. Then she applies perm salt (ammonium thioglycolate solution) to it for a short while. It smells like it's had perming solution on it! At first I thought it was the shower but I cleaned it really good, then I thought maybe the water, but I only can smell AFTER I get my hair wet. Sulfur speeds up the length of your hair growth cycle, by extending the anagen phase. Kay .Dee Well-Known Member. PLEASE don't say herbal essenses...I heard they have a waxy coating that dries out your hair. MissMasala5, Apr 10, 2008 #50. Permanent hair straightening is a loose term to describe hair treatments that chemically straighten your hair for a long period of time. I got great results, but after doing it back to back in two days, my hair is noticeably less curly, especially the front sections of my hair. I dont smell it when it is dry. Like the rest of your skin, your scalp has oil glands too and if you don’t wash it often enough, sweat and oil can build up. Here's my final thoughts on this hair from Peerless Hair as well as some exciting news … Using a lemon juice rinse won’t stain your hair, so it is a particularly helpful rinse if you have light or blonde hair. If you'd like your hair curled, it's called a perm. That is why a lot of people uses it for treating acne and other skin ailments. My boyfriend noticed my curls were pretty much gone one day! Hair straightening & perms ; Keratin treatments ; How to Care for Your Hair after a Keratin Treatment; How to Care for Your Hair after a Keratin Treatment. Always use your curling iron on hair that's completely dry. But often girls complain about unruly frizzy hair. chocolate01, Apr 9, 2008 #37. Rating: 5 (1 vote) By Sara . My scalp was EXTREMELY itchy and my hair strands felt rough and hard. 5 years ago. Reasons Hair Smells. How do I make it smell good? Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs? BTW, "perm" smells a little like sulfur. My hair isn’t dry anymore, and I’m noticing less split ends. and given it a darned good condition but it still stinks. Sadly, I don't know any way to fix it (hopefully someone does!). Like from extreme afro to wavy flat, oily hair, In addition to smelling like sulfur or “wet dog”. Do not style your hair up after keratin treatment. If your hair smells burnt even after washing, these such hair perfume oils will prevent your hair from drying out by adding moisture, but not looking too greasy. I ask because others have posted a similar experience sans dirty hair. Use this remedy once or twice a week. Face And Body Bar. Wet hair smells awful after Keratin treatment. It can occur when water comes in contact with organic matter or certain minerals, such as pyrite. In both cases, the steps are very similar. I am really happy that there is something that helps.