What Are Hair Perfumes?

Whether you are traversing a busy schedule or not having the will to wash your hair, hair perfumes could easily be your best bud. Hair perfumes, from the words itself, are perfumes specifically made for our locks. “Hair fragrance in general lasts longer than regular perfume and they are designed to nourish and moisturize your hair without weighing it down,” said Roman Kusayev, a New York City-based stylist and salon owner. These are often used after an intense workout or after being in odorous places, such as bars filled with people who are smoking and restaurants with hotpots and grills, to mask the unwanted smell, like sweat or cigarettes, that lingers.


Kusayev says that it is best to spray hair perfume onto a brush instead of spraying it directly onto your hair. It is also possible to apply it to your hands and run through your hair to attain the fragrance in every hair strand. There’s also no issue if you’re using hair perfumes on wet hair except if you’re straight out of the shower; this is a no-no. For best results, Kusayev suggests using hair perfumes while air-drying. On the other hand, if you intend to blow-dry or straighten your hair, apply thermal-protection products first before using hair perfumes.

If you wonder if hair perfumes are effective, then allow Sachajuan’s co-founder Sacha Mitic explain and prove this using science. Mitic says, “Using a fragrance in the hair is better for distribution than spraying it on your body. Hair has a far bigger surface than the body. If you compare the total surface of hair that is 20 centimeters long, it is 6 square meters (about 65 feet) compared to the skin that is only 1.5 square meters (about 16 square feet.) There is far more surface to work against odor, but also to distribute the scent to the surroundings. Maybe we should ask the question why are we using fragrance on the skin…”

Hair perfumes could be divided into three types: light, medium, and heavy. Light-scented hair perfumes, such as Fekkai Hair Fragrance Mist in Rose Fraîche, have a light scent. These are best when masking the odor of simple sweat or dry shampoo. Most light-scented hair perfumes have powdery and floral scents, but of course there are still a variety of options you can choose from depending on your preferences. Next, the medium-scented hair perfumes are not too light and not too strong. A good example of this is Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume. Not only is this brand smelling fresh and musky, this is promising UV-protection, moisture, shine and static reducing qualities. Lastly, heavy-scented hair perfumes are known for having bold scents. These do more than just linger; they announce your arrival or presence into the room. Because of its strength, it is best to plan your use of heavy-scented hair perfumes matching it with your regular perfume that will not contradict its scent but rather compliment it. Byredo Mojave Ghost Hair Perfume is one of the heavy-scented hair perfumes in the market.

Do these ideas make you know hair perfumes better? Let us know in the comments section!


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