Oldie but a Goodie: Don’t Spray Febreze in your Hair

Hello and happy Saturday, friends! Today I’m back in St. Louis (eeeeeeeeh!) and having such a fun time! I’ve seen friends, seen some of my old hangouts and coworkers, and tonight I’m going to a wedding! I’ve known the groom for 18 years (is that right? 18? 19? A really really long time.) and I’m so excited to see him marry his bride! Fun fact- they met on Tinder! 🙂

Jacob and I used to hang out a lot when we were both living in the same college town, and a lot of our hanging out would be at his house around a fire pit. I have so many fond memories of sitting in the crisp air, warming my feet by the fire, and enjoying good company. To celebrate his wedding, I’m throwing it back and re-posting one of my favorite posts from a few years ago that I wrote after one of those fire pit nights. So without further ado, here is a lesson in why you should not spray Febreze in your hair.

Don’t Spray Febreze In Your Hair

Seriously, don’t do it. It might seem like a good idea at the time, but it is not a good idea. Nothing good will come of it. Let me tell you my story.

Last night after having a board game night with some friends at the Potter’s House (best coffee shop in the Springfield area, you have to check it out!) I headed over to my friend Jacob’s house for a little bonfire. Those are always so much fun, but they leave your clothes and your hair smelling like smoke. Not pleasant.

Sad, smelly bonfire hair.

Sad, smelly bonfire hair.

Because my hair is super dry, I try not to wash it every day. That being said, I was less than happy when I got home last night with my hair smelling like a bonfire only 15 hours after washing it earlier that morning. That is when I had a brilliant idea… why not try using Febreze on my hair?!? It works wonders on clothes, so it should generally do the same for hair, right?

After the spraying!

After the spraying!

Wrong. It didn’t work as well as I hoped. And by that, I mean that it did not work at all. Which should be obvious, I know, but it was worth a try, right?!? My hair initially smelled better, but it left it super stiff and crunchy. And then this morning when I spritzed my hair with water to re-scrunch it, the smoke smell came right back.

So, that was little failure of an experiment and you will be happy to know that I am writing with clean, washed, and fresh-smelling hair. I can now officially advise you NOT to try spraying your hair with Febreze, no matter how great the idea seems at the time (although my pillow case now smells amazing!)

You enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll go enjoy myself at this wedding- hopefully there is some yummy cake!!


4 thoughts on “Oldie but a Goodie: Don’t Spray Febreze in your Hair

  1. Sorry about the whole Febreeze fiasco! Have you ever tried doing coconut oil masks on your hair? My friend has really dry hair as well and those really help her hair look and feel better 🙂

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