13 Ways To Smell & Look Good When You Don't Have Time To Shower
by Ni'Kesia Pannell

Growing up in Florida has caused me to hate the heat more than the average person. Walking outside for even just a minute will have you pouring sweat and hating humidity for the rest of your life. Because of that God-awful heat experience, losing the freshness that your shower gave you is pretty common. With no time to shower in between running around, knowing ways to smell & look good when you don't have time to shower is imperative to keeping yourself as fresh as possible.

Even if you don't reside in the hotter states, wherever there's sun, sweat, or a rigorous workout, there's a smell that I'm sure no one wants to stick to them. Even if you're just hanging out with friends for a full day that turns into a late night, you'll want to freshen up while you're out. With no showers in sight, being knowledgeable of a few quick fixes to help you smell so fresh and so clean is something that every woman should be aware of to keep the funk at bay.

There's no time to freshen up as much as you'd like when you're out in the streets, but these 13 hacks will help get you smelling as good as possible.


Use Dry Shampoo

According to Babble, using dry shampoo will clean you hair and give it a fresh smell. Perfect for those days when you're in a rush and don't have time to jump in the shower.


Wipe Off With A Baby Wipe

Earlier this year, I took a mission trip to the Philippines and because we were residing in a less fortunate area, the access to showers were very slim. When I couldn't make it to shower or even to intensely wash off, I used baby wipes to help keep me fresh and feeling somewhat clean.


Put On Another Layer Of Deodorant

Sweat a little extra today, but didn't have time to shower before your next meeting? Applying a new layer of deodorant to help keep you smelling good is a good option, Babble wrote.


Use Hand Sanitizer Underneath Your Arms

If you forgot to bring your deodorant to you gym session to freshen up after, using hand sanitizer to kill the bacteria and neutralize the smell, Bustle noted.


Spray On A Fragrance Mist

Bath & Bodyworks Peony Fragrance Mist, $11, Amazon

Living in the south, it's easy to get sweaty and sticky while out during the day. When my day out runs long and expands into the night, spraying on a fine fragrance mist like Bath & Body Works Peony keeps me smelling fresh and clean.


Wear Thick Headbands Or Wraps

When you have zero time to wash your hair and have run out of dry shampoo, Babble wrote that throwing on a thick headband or headwrap can keep your dirty, greasy hair in order.


Wear Tinted Moisturizer Or Light Makeup

In an interview with Allure, Laura Mercier said that tinted moisturizer delivers sheer coverage and "evens out your complexion in the most natural-looking way." Having that natural look will definitely come in handy when you need to feel refreshed.


Rub A Hair Wipe Through Your Tresses

StyleCaster informed readers that the Ted Gibson hairsheet ($15) is the ultimate wipe for getting fabulous hair by increasing manageability and calming flyaways.


Spray Febreze On Your Clothes

Febreeze Fabric Refresher, $9, Amazon

Not only does Febreze work to mask the stench on your bedding and sofas, it can also help make your clothes smell fresh in between showers or washes too.


Use A Citrus-Scented Cream

According to Cosmopolitan, using a citrus-scented lotion or cream will give you an immediate smell as fresh as a full shower.


Rub A Scented Dryer Sheet In Your Hair

Bounce Fabric Softener, $9, Amazon

Since I don't wash my hair every day, when I go to venues that are filled with smoke, rubbing a scented dryer sheet through my hair when I get home helps take away the stench. If a quick fix is needed in between showers, doing this can give your hair a fresh laundry smell.


Change Your Underwear

According to StyleCaster, if you're post workout and looking to smell fresh, changing your clothes - especially your underwear - can help with keeping you feeling clean.


Spray A Hair Perfume

Having some hair perfume handy to give your hair an extra boost in smell can help mask your funk, Cosmopolitan noted.