Perfume makes the perfect finishing touch to your beauty routine; it can make you feel more confident, boost your mood, and even trigger fond memories. So, naturally, you may want your signature scent to last for as long as possible – but is spraying perfume in hair the answer? We’re delving into the pros and cons (with some sensational hair mist options included for good measure!)
Can you spray perfume in your hair?
In short, the answer is no – you shouldn’t spray perfume (such as an Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum) directly into your lovely locks. If you do, you could be doing more damage to your hair than good! This is due to the high alcohol content in fragrance, which can dry your hair, irritate your scalp and even lead to breakages or dandruff.
While putting perfume in hair is a no-no, other options will leave your hair beautifully scented without damaging side effects. Check out these ideas:
1. Spray perfume into the air
The first option is to spray your perfume into the air and then walk through it. Using this method, the scent will settle on your hair instead of saturating it when you spray your bottle up close, therefore limiting the impact of the alcohol on your hair. But remember, you don’t need to limit yourself to just scenting your hair, once you have scented your locks you can still spray your pulse points to enjoy the aroma even longer.
2. Brush perfume through your hair
You can also try spraying your perfume directly onto your hairbrush and combing through your hair. We recommend avoiding brushing too close to your roots; instead, concentrating on evenly distributing the scent throughout the length.
3. Use a hair mist
These first two options will leave you with a soft and subtle scent. Still, suppose you prefer a method that not only leaves your locks smelling amazing for longer but comes with added hair-loving benefits (such as hydrating ingredients). In that case, you need to try a hair mist such as the ever-popular Byredo hair mist, Sundazed or the luxurious CHANEL No. 5 hair mist.
A hair mist will not only provide your hair with the fragrance you’re after, but as they are usually formulated with a much lower concentration of alcohol compared to perfume, you don’t have to worry about damaging your hair.
Looking for a hair mist? Check these out:
Givenchy Irresistible Hair Mist
Looking to level up your haircare routine? If so, Givenchy is making it super simple with their Irresistible hair mist. Taking the floral, woody notes synonymous with its perfume counterpart, just a few sprays into your hair will leave an alluring aroma and a soft, shiny finish.
Chanel No. 5 Hair Mist
Nobody does luxury quite like CHANEL, and now your hair can get in on the action with the CHANEL hair mist. The French fashion house has taken one of its most iconic fragrances, including its sensual and feminine notes of rose and jasmine, and created the CHANEL No. 5 hair mist complete in a frosted version of the recognisable bottle. Simply spray a cloud of CHANEL hair mist into your hair to enjoy day-long fragrance and hair that’s shiny and silky in texture.
Narciso Rodriguez Hair Mist for Her
Narciso Rodriguez Hair Mist for Her is the perfect addition to your hair care routine with a light, subtle scent and no oily effects. Featuring the simple and elegant notes of its namesake perfume, including rose, peach and patchouli, you’ll be swishing your hair back and forth all day to enjoy its feminine scent.
Byredo Hair Mist Sundazed
Encapsulating that ‘just back from holiday’ hair vibe, the Byredo hair mist, Sundazed, bottles up all those amazing scents and feelings you get when you jet off to sunnier shores! Upon the first spray, you’re treated to bright notes of mandarin and Californian lemon before drifting off into a sweet aroma underpinned by cotton candy!
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