8 hair perfumes that will make your tresses smell *amazing*
It's the must-have product your fragrance wardrobe is missing
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 22 2019
With necklines creeping up towards your face and sleeves coming right down to your knuckles due to the sharp change in weather, we’ve started reaching for other options to immerse ourselves in our favourite spritz. And the perfect way to do so? With a hair fragrance, of course.
3 things you need to know about hair perfume:
#1 / Is perfume bad for your hair?
We can understand why you might ask ‘can you put perfume in your hair?’, and the answer is yes, but it needs to be a specific hair perfume formula - you shouldn’t use your everyday fragrance. Hair fragrances have a lower alcohol content in their formula so they won’t dry out your locks or damage them.
#2 / How to choose a hair perfume scent
If your signature fragrance comes in a hair perfume formula as well, then layering the two can enhance your scent. But often, that’s not an option. The best way to make sure your hair perfume fragrance complements your fragrance is to stick to the same perfume family. Florals work well with other florals (try a delicate floral with a woody floral for added depth), or wear two scents that have one or two matching notes for a cohesive result.
#3 / How to perfume your hair
It’s just like spritzing your strands with a styling product. Hold your fragrance about 10cm away from the hair and spray a light mist evenly over your head.
Ready to give a hair perfume a go? The selection for hair perfume in Australia is more diverse than you might think. We’ve wrapped up some of the best hair perfume options from your favourite fragrance brands.
Byredo Hair Perfume in La Tulipe
While the Swedish brand is well known for its other scents like Gypsy Water and Blanche, it’s La Tulipe that has stolen our hearts lately - it contains a cocktail of rhubarb, freesia, tulip, and vetiver.
Dior J’Adore Hair Mist
If Dior’s iconic J’Adore scent is your go-to, then you’d be pleased to know about the light and airy hair mist that exists within the same range. Featuring a blend of grounding Damascus rose, pretty jasmine and bright orange blossom, this spritz can pretty up your hair in an instant.
Jo Malone London Star Magnolia Hair Mist
Housed in a pretty bottle, Jo Malone London Star Magnolia Hair Mist brings together a sparkling top note of lemon, a softer heart of star magnolia blossom and a grounding base of sandalwood.
CHANEL No. 5 The Hair Mist
CHANEL No. 5 The Hair Mist - which features powdery and woody notes - is the perfect gift for yourself or a special someone. Bonus points awarded for the beautifully chic packaging.
Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume
If something fun and bright is more your style, then try Sachajuan’s hair perfume that contains a juicy blend of litchi, green apple and peach, along with a floral melange of rose and ylang ylang.
Oribe Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher
Anything from Oribe is a winner in our eyes, and we’ve been hooked on this Hair Refresher that smells fruity and floral, and has ingredients inside to strengthen and smooth hair.
Balmain Silk Perfume
Another two-in-one hair perfume that looks after your locks while also smelling gorgeous, the scent is summery and sexy, while pure argan oil and silk proteins in the formula help transform dry, damaged hair.
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Have you tried a hair fragrance before? What’s your favourite product, and why? Tell us in the comments below.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.