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    How about trying an ACV rinse? If you have some buildup on your hair, maybe the nicotine residue is kind of stuck to it?

    I remember back when DH and I used to smoke I had to use alcohol to get the nicotine residue from the smoke off the windows.

    I don't know if the same thing can happen to hair, but at least an ACV rinse won't hurt to try!

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    vodka. it's what we used before Febreeze.
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    My ILs smoke and I've always hated how my hair smelled after visiting them. I bought some spray from http://www.hairscents.com/winterline.htm. If I'm not due to wash my hair yet, the spray hides the smoke smell. I use lavender or wintergreen.

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    Sherigayle, I was wondering about the hairscents, what is in them? I took a look at their website, but it doesn't list the ingredients. Thanks

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    Well for the moment I just caved and washed my hair again last night. The smell seems to be gone now. I'm really interested in the hairscents as well. Next time, I will probably give the febreeze a try.

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    There are a few recipies on the board for baking soda shampoos that I have used on cigarette smoke and other strong smells that will get it out of your hair.

    It's basically a cup of hot water and a tablespoon of baking soda. Set it up before your shower, when you're ready just run it over your hair. You'll feel your scalp get clean, it's weird but it works.

    Also try wearing your hair out in the sun for 15 min or so- sunlight is pretty good at neutralizing odors and a lot safer than spraying your hair with febreeze! (will also work on your clothes)

    Just remember to use an acid rinse when you are done to flatten the cuticle down, otherwise your hair won't be as shiny and will be a little more prone to tangling.

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    Thanks for the advice MadPirateBippy, I was a little concerned about the febreeze...

    The baking soda and vinegar is very doable and stuff I have in the room.

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    LOL last time my hair smelled like cig smoke I washed it THREE times and it got rid of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetPea88 View Post
    I was wondering if there is a quick way to get the smell of cigarettes out of hair? I recently moved back into the dorm and I feel like everything I own smells like smoke (my mother and brother smoke at home)! Even now, I just came out of the shower and I can still smell it on my hair. Any advice for removing the smell?
    Washing your hair is likely getting rid of smoke smell..... I think the culprit might be your towels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirin View Post
    Washing your hair is likely getting rid of smoke smell..... I think the culprit might be your towels.

    The towels have definitely made problems worse before. I made sure of cleaning my towels thoroughly this time. It really sucks to get out of a clean shower and dry your face with a smelly towel.

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