September 21, 2016
For most of us, a quick spritz of perfume on the wrist or neck will suffice. However, some of us have tried spraying a little amount of the same perfume into the hair with hopes of extending its longevity. This method may work, but it has its limits. Your regular eau de parfum won’t be able to bring back the shine or provide some much-needed moisture back into the hair. In fact, its high alcohol content would possibly dry out your locks and cause quite a bit of damage. Meet the product that will address this issue: the hair perfume.
A hair perfume does exactly what it says on the tin, but it does so much more than just infuse your hair with a lovely scent. The new formulas are not only capable of fighting frizz, they protect your hair against harmful UV rays as well. For those who rely on dry shampoo due to irregular shampooing, a hair perfume would be a luxurious (though often pricey) addition to your stash. It covers up any powdered dry shampoo and unpleasant odours that cling to your hair, so it’s good to reach out for one when you’re in a hurry. The scent of a hair perfume may not be as strong as your everyday perfume, but they make your hair smell amazing, look shiny, and feel oh-so soft.
Plus, there’s actually a scientific reason as to why it is so effective. The co-founder of Stockholm haircare brand Sachajuan, Sacha Mitic said that using a fragrance in your hair is better for scent distribution than spritzing it on your body because it has a far bigger surface than the body. And while a scented hair mist shouldn’t be replacing your regular perfume, you should think of it as a security blanket for your hair. An aromatic and chic security blanket…
Christian Dior Miss Dior Hair Mist
If you’re already smitten with the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet perfumes, then this hair mist will make a perfect addition to your collection. Leave a wafting trail of fresh flowers everywhere you go with this one. The damascus rose, Italian mandarin and Indonesian patchouli essence may come off a tad strong at first, but it quickly settles into your hair and lasts for hours on end.
$70 for 30ml, available at Dior counters
Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume
Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume is one for the minimalists. Its scent is perfectly balanced, with crisp green apple top notes that transform into a sweet floral medley of peach and rose before it dries down to an earthy base of patchouli, white musk, and cedarwood. This hair perfume is definitely one to be worn in place of your staple perfume. Its clean scent is not too light and not too heavy, and it even lasts all through the day. The innovative formula contains an infusion of keratin and silk oils, and it even offers UV protection, preventing our strands from frying up the relentless sun. Its technology also neutralises the smell of odours and it doubles as a body spray too! Sounds like a real miracle product.
$98 for 50ml, available on Sephora
Percy & Reed Eau My Goodness Shine and Fragrance Spray
For a more affordable way to get your locks smelling good, try Percy & Reed’s Eau My Goodness. When you hair is looking a little dull and slightly frizzy in the middle of the day, just use this shine and fragrance spray to revive your hair. The delicate, green scent of the perfume is a rather decent floral nod to the ’70s era where flower power was going strong. Use this spray to add some hydration back into your hair to keep it bouncy, shiny, and smelling glorious.
$45 for 100ml, available on Sephora