10 of the best hair fragrances you never knew you needed
You’re going to wish you had know about these sooner
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / September 21 2018
A hair perfume is probably something you’ve never really thought you needed. And truth is – until recently – they weren’t exactly at the top of our wish list either. But it turns out they’re actually a pretty sweet deal and we’re kind of kicking ourselves for not using them sooner.
Hair mists are no longer just about making your hair smell good. They have become great little lightweight multitaskers that are perfect for when you can’t be bothered washing your hair (read: all of the time), or when you just need to add a little extra oomph to your hair game (also, 100 per cent of the time). Unlike your usual perfume, they’re designed to be used on hair. They don’t have a high alcohol content, meaning they won’t dry and damage your locks.
They can be used to freshen up smelly, sweaty hair after that gruelling morning HIIT class, moisturise dry thirsty strands, control crazy static hair and add a kick of shine that actually lasts. They’re also a cheaper alternative to your fave fragrances, which often come with a hefty price tag.
And it seems like they’re having a MAJOR moment right now, with pretty much every fragrance brand getting in on the action. With the likes of Dior, Balmain and CHANEL all having hair fragrances on offer, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dreamy scents for our hair. Check out some of our top picks below:
1 / Balmain Silk Perfume
Hair couture is a thing and we want in. If you’re looking for something a little luxurious, Balmain Silk Perfume will whisk you away to the perfect summer’s day, while enriching your hair with a blend of super nourishing ingredients. It works to detangle and repair damaged hair, as well as protect your mane from future environmental damage.
3 / SACHAJUAN Protective Hair Perfume
Smelling like a day at the beach? Yes, please. Coming in a handy small glass bottle, SACHAJUAN’s hair perfume both moisturises and reduces static as it gives your locks with a delightfully ocean-esque scent.
4 / BYREDO Hair Perfume Gypsy Water
Unleashing a vibrant burst of bergamot, lemon, pepper and incense, BYREDO's delicately scented hair perfume leaves your hair nourished, luminous and smelling delightful. Plus, it comes in the cutest travel-sized bottle so you can literally use it any time, anywhere.
5 / Ouai Wave Spray
While we’re pretty much addicted to anything Ouai-associated already, this little guy could just be one of our faves. Containing notes of Italian lemon, amber and white musk (it’s scented with the Ouai No.2 fragrance), Ouai Wave Spray will give you effortlessly chic, beachy hair without the annoying dryness or crunch you get from sea salt sprays.
6/ Dior Miss Dior Hair Mist
A firm cult favourite in the fragrance world, Dior’s Miss Dior Hair Mist offers a sweet, warm, citrusy scent with every spritz. Whether you use it as a midday refresher or in place of your regular fragrance (spritzed on your hair not your body), this is undoubtedly one of the most delicious scents so you bet we’re MAJOR fans.
7/ CHANEL N°5 The Hair Mist
One of the most iconic fragrances in a hair mist? Uh yes, please! Not only does CHANEL N°5 Hair Mist smell absolutely *amazing*, but the gorgeous bottle will look damn fine in your beauty cupboard! Plus, it’s probably a slightly more affordable way to get your N°5 fix.
8 / Percy & Reed Eau My Goodness Shine & Fragrance Spray
Apart from the devastatingly pretty little bottle, this Shine & Fragrance Spray is perfect for everyday wear and offers an ultra-light and delicate fragrance. It locks in hydration for bouncy, healthy-looking hair, giving you great shine with a beautiful airy scent.
9 / Oribe Cote D’Azur Hair Refresher
This whole hair perfume game was actually super easy for Oribe because its haircare line was originally created by one of the oldest French fragrance houses. Formulated without sodium chloride, Oribe's Cote D’Azur Hair Refresher refreshes hair, neutralises odours and cuts static, all while protecting hair against UV damage.
10 / Aveda Mihana Pure-Fume Hair Mist
Inspired by the forests and gardens of Japan, Aveda’s Mihana Pure-Fume Hair Mist infuses the hair with an aroma of jasmine, mandarin and clove. Enriched with a nourishing plant oil blend and kukui seed oils, it also delivers an intense softness and shine.
If you’re looking for more ideas on the fragrance front, check out these clever tips to ensure your perfume lasts all day and night.
What do you think of hair mists? Would you try them? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.