A shampoo provides a refreshing aroma in the shower, but even the most potent one doesn’t linger all day. Similarly, a liberal coating of a scented dry shampoo won’t produce a long-lasting fragrance. It’s tempting to add a squirt of perfume to hair, but the high concentration of alcohol in most formulas can dry out tresses — and no one wants to sacrifice hydrated, healthy hair for scent, no matter how intoxicating. The solution? Hair perfume.
Not to be confused with hairsprays or texturizers, hair perfumes produce a refreshing scent, but contain a lower concentration of alcohol — or sometimes none at all. Additionally, hair mists can actually improve the texture and appearance of hair. Many are formulated with oils that nourish locks, fight frizz, keep color looking fresh and add subtle shine.
Perfume brands are capitalizing on our love of layering fragrance by producing hair mists to complement the usual body lotions and shower gels. There are also numerous options for those looking to switch things up and try something new. Click through for some of the best hair perfumes to try now.