If you’re guilty of spritzing perfume onto your hair, it’s time to stop. Not only can this ritual damage your locks, as perfume is incredibly drying and often contains frizz-forming ingredients like alcohol, but regular fragrances haven’t been designed to be worn in the hair, so you’ll just end up wasting them in the process.
But here’s some good news: hair mists have been big in the beauty world this year. Creating a ritual that’s guaranteed to make you feel more gorgeous than ever, they’re the way to protect and perfect your locks whilst ensuring you smell your best all day long. Here, discover six different fragrances that were created especially for your tresses and can be incorporated effortlessly into your haircare routine – each enticing in its own way.
'Carnal Flower Hair Mist'
When Frédéric Malle launches hair mists, you know your tresses are in for a treat or two. Well, five to be exact as there are now five fabulous fragrances that cater to your hair needs. A lightweight mist with an airy, delicate texture designed to not weigh locks down, each mist is packed with serious perfume power.
We particularly love the ‘Carnal Flower’ scent, a floral bouquet of tuberose mixed with a touch of white musk. Just a few sprays, and your scent will last all day as they’ve been created to complement the hair’s natural ability to diffuse fragrance. Pure hair perfume perfection.
'Pure-Fume Hair Mists'
There’s a reason why Aveda’s hair mists are named ‘Pure-Fumes’, and that’s because they’re made of 99 percent natural ingredients. “We refer to what we make as ‘Pure-Fume’ because we work with plant-based ingredients – most of them certified organic,” explains Guy Vincent, Aveda’s Head of Pure-Fume Aroma. Not only does this mean they smell divine – and not like fake chemicals – but they’re also good for hair.
Infused with nourishing plant oils (including organic sunflower oil and kukui seed oil), they leave locks feeling as good as they smell. With four fragrances to choose from, each inspired by scents of exotic destinations such as Brazil and the Middle East, there’s one for whatever scent mood you’re in.
'Protective Hair Perfume'
When it comes to a hair perfume that does it all, look no further than this offering from Sachajuan. Not only does it smell sublime – it’s enriched with the brand’s signature fresh scent of green apple, peach, rose, cedarwood, and musk – but it’s also one powerful protector. The cocktail of protecting and repairing ingredients works to protect against the sun and color fading. It also helps maintain moisture levels, minimize static, and boost your hair’s natural shine factor.
Sachajuan ‘Protective Hair Perfume’
'Eau Rose Hair Mist'
Diptyque’s hair mist is just the ticket to feeling oh-so-romantic. Not only is it infused with nourishing and protecting camellia oil (which ensures your locks look and feel luscious all night long), but its smell will also turn heads with just a flick of your hair.
A light and delicate floral fragrance infused with Damask rose and Centifolia, it has a hint of spice and touch of zest that brings the blooms to life beautifully. In a nutshell, it’s the next best thing to dunking your head in a bowl of roses. Yes, please.
'Decadence Hair Fragrance'
This show-stopping bottle from Show Beauty is exactly what its name suggests: pure dreamy decadence. A surefire way to sweet-smelling locks, it’s packed with light notes of coconut milk, rose water, and Madagascan vanilla for hair that smells like a summer holiday. It’s also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals (including shine-enhancing jojoba oil) to restore strength and shine, as well as vitamin E and aloe vera to keep hair happy and healthy.
Show Beauty ‘Decadence Hair Fragrance’
And on the subject of decadent hair heroes, it doesn’t get much better than Balmain’s ‘Hair Perfume’. Housed in a stunning retro-inspired bottle, complete with a chic vaporizer, it has the added beauty bonus of bringing your vanity table to life whilst looking after your locks. Enriched with an argan elixir and silk proteins, it helps nourish, repair, and protect whilst lightly scenting hair with a delicate fragrance of apricot, peach blossom, and white musk. Magic.
Balmain ‘Hair Perfume’