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How to Find the Best Hair Perfume: How To Properly Use Hair Perfume

Wait, there is a perfume for my hair? What? Since When? I already wear perfume, is that not enough? Okay, I get where you are coming from! But believe it or not, hair perfume is necessary. And today I am going to tell you all about how you can find the best hair perfume for you!

But before we get started, I want to give you a little background on how hair perfume became a thing. Okay, so we all know there is something called dry shampoo. You know that stuff you spray in your hair when it is oily, but you cannot be bothered to wash it that day.

But there is something that dry shampoo lacks. It lacks that fresh hair smell. And yes, you guessed it. That is how hair perfume started! Cool right? Think about the following, someone was sitting or standing one day and thought to themselves, “How can I keep my hair fresh without having to wash it every day?” And poof the hair perfume was created. 

But let me give you more detail on what hair perfume is exactly. Hair perfume is a scented spray, that you can spray on your hair after styling. And will keep your hair fresh for a long time.  But compared to regular perfume, what makes hair perfume so effective?

Ah, there is actually a scientific reason for this. Sacha Mitic, the co-founder of Sachajuan, a Stockholm hair care brand, explained: “Applying perfume to your hair is more beneficial than spraying it on the body. The surface area of ​​your hair is much larger than your body. If you compare the total area of ​​20 cm long hair. It is 6 square meters, while the skin is only 1.5 square meters. More surfaces can fight off-odors and spread the fragrance to the surroundings.”

So the question is, why am I still spraying perfume on my skin when I can be wearing it on my hair and rocking it? Now I know what you are thinking, “so I can take my bottle of Versace and spray it on my hair”? 

Let me give you a scenario. You have had one crazy week, and you have missed your hair wash day. Your hair is not smelling the best, so you see your Versace perfume standing on your dresser, and decide to give your hair a few sprays. Is this a good idea? NOOOO!

Let me tell you why.

Normal perfumes are not going to last long on your hair. They also contain high levels of alcohol and this can dry out your hair. If you want to smell your hair for a longer period, hair perfume is the best and safest option. They also contain nourishing oils and ingredients, that will keep your hair soft, shiny, and protected. And that is not the only benefit of hair perfume, there are many more. And don’t worry I’m going to share them all with you. 

If you are someone who struggles with sensitive skin. And certain perfumes cause allergic reactions to your skin. Or you have a type of skin condition where you cannot wear fragrances. Hair perfume will be perfect for you.

Other benefits include, it is long-lasting, lightweight, and provides natural moisture to your hair.

Okay, before I bore you to death. Let me tell you what to look for when it comes to finding the best hair perfume. And also share a list with you of my top favorites.

Here is a list of ingredients to look out for when choosing the best hair perfume for you:

  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Stearyl alcohol
  • Cetearyl alcohol

All these ingredients mentioned above are derived from plants. Now ingredients you will want to stay away from are the following:

  • Ethyl
  • Isopropyl alcohols
  • Fatty alcohols

Okay, so now that you know what ingredients to look for and what ingredients to avoid. Let me tell you about the best hair perfumes for 2021.

1. Candy Hair Mist by Prada

This is a classic perfume of the Prada brand. The light, warm, spicy, and caramel scent will give your hair an amazing smell. So amazing you will almost want to eat it, okay never mind that sounded disgusting, but you get what I mean. This sweet hair perfume will impress many people. And the longevity of the hair perfume will take you from the office till the following morning. 

Who is it For?

This sweet hair perfume is for the boss babes out there who want to show the world that there is a sweet side behind their strong personalities. 

2. Silk Perfume by Balmain

This hair perfume is not only good at covering up those smelly hair stands. But also as a hair care product. It contains Argan oil and silk protein. Which helps strengthen the hair while smelling good. You can also use this hair perfume as a leave-in conditioner due to its light texture.

Who is this For?

This hair perfume is for those ladies who love beauty products that can serve more than one purpose. And in this case, they can use it as a hair perfume and a hair care product.

3. Black Opium Hair Mist by Yves Saint Laurent

If you are a fan of the Yves Saint Laurent perfume. I don’t need to tell you more about this hair perfume, because you probably already know about it. 

But for those who don’t know about this hair perfume. The scent consists of orange blossom, patchouli, and a blend of coffee, just like the original perfume. The hair perfume also helps with nourishing your hair. If you love Yves Saint Laurent, add this hair perfume to your collection too!

Who is it For?

This hair perfume is for the women out there who love the Yves Saint Laurent brand. And want their hair to smell like orange blossoms and blended coffee. Yum!

4. Donna Hair Mist by Valentino

The bottle of this Valentino hair perfume will make you fall in love with it before you have even smelled it. And when it comes to the smell it smells so good that you will turn heads wherever you go. Have you added this hair perfume to your cart yet?

Who is it For?

This hair perfume is for the independent women out there who want their scent to tell their story. 

5. Miss Dior Hair Mist by Dior

This Hair perfume smells just like the original perfume. The Italian mandarin along with patchouli and rose gives a sweet and elegant smell that everyone loves. What are you waiting for? Get yourself a Dior hair perfume, your hair will thank you!

Who is it for?

If you are someone who loves sweet and flowery scents this Dior Mist will be perfect for you.

6. Gucci Bloom Hair Mist

Gucci is known for its quality and they did not disappoint with their hair perfume. It has notes of jasmine and tuberose that give a lovely flowery scent. If you want to impress that special someone with smelling irresistible! Then this hair perfume is for you. You will definitely take their breath away!

Who is it For?

This hair perfume is for the ladies who love Gucci and want to feel elegant and stylish all day long.

7. Chanel No.5 – The Hair Mist

Chanel No.5 - The Hair Mist

This hair perfume has notes of rose and jasmine. And will leave your hair smelling fresh and florally. It has so many benefits for your hair and is worth trying out!

Who is it For?

If you are looking for something floral but subtle, this hair perfume will be perfect for you.

8. Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Hair Mist

This hair perfume is just as its name says it is bomb! And you will smell like a beautiful flower. The notes of patchouli bergamot, jasmine, orange blossom, and nectarine will last a long time and you are sure to get a lot of compliments. What are you waiting for? Get yourself this bomb hair perfume today!

Who is it For?

If you are looking for a hair scent that will impress that special someone, this is the hair perfume for you! Leave a bomb impression with this hair perfume.

9. Balmain Paris Hair Couture Hair Perfume

By just looking at the bottle of this hair perfume you can already tell that it is going to have notes that are classy and elegant. The scent is light and will last on your hair all day long. And a bonus is, it will look gorgeous on your dresser. Now you need to get this hair perfume!

Who is it For?

It is for the ladies who are looking for a hair perfume that is classy and elegant. And also loves adding beautiful bottles to their dresser.

10. Bal D’Afrique Hair Mist by Byredo

This amazing hair perfume has notes of violet, jasmine, neroli, Moroccan cedarwood, and bergamot. The scent is heavenly and with just one spray you will be addicted. 

Who is it For?

This hair perfume is ideal for those who want a scent that is warm, sweet, and seductive. You are definitely going to turn heads when you walk by.

I have shared the list of 2021’s best hair perfumes with you. But I haven’t shared my opinion on which one I like the most and totally freak out each time I spray the bottle.

The Candy Hair Mist by Prada is my absolute favorite and can you guess why? If your answer was candy then you are right! 

The sweet scent of caramel and candy on my hair makes me float into a dream world where there are all-you-can-eat candies. Okay, I’m going off-topic again. 

But there is one thing I forgot to tell you, that is super important, so listen up. Come closer, closer, okay that is enough! It is how you need to apply the hair perfume.

  1. First, you need to lift your hair at the roots and spray the hair perfume on your head.
  2. Keep repeating the process until you have sprayed all sections of your hair.
  3. Lastly, run your fingers through your hair so that you can distribute the scent. You can also use a hairbrush with soft bristles.
  4. And voila you have amazing smelling hair that will last you the entire day.

If you didn’t know what hair perfume was. Or you didn’t know how to choose the one that will be best for you. I hope you found this article interesting and helpful. And that you will now know what to look for when choosing your hair perfume.


Question: Is Hair Perfume Bad for your Hair?

Answer: No, a perfume that is created for your hair is not bad at all. But spraying your everyday perfume on your hair might not be so bad in the short term. But in the long term, it can cause damage to your hair. So make sure when you are looking for hair perfume, that it is suited for your hair. And that you read the ingredients first.

Question: Do you Put Hair Perfume on Wet Air or Dry Hair?

Answer: Dry hair. Make sure to dry your hair completely. To keep your hair scented for the longest time, you need to make sure that your hair is completely dry. Before you apply hair perfume.
 If your hair is wet, the water will form a barrier to prevent the scent from penetrating your hair. This will cause the scent not to last very long. 

Question: What is the Purpose of Hair Perfume?

Answer: The purpose of hair perfume is to keep your hair smelling fresh, hydrated, and tangle-free without having to wash it every day. 

Question: Can you Use Hair Perfume Every Day?

Answer: Yes, because hair perfume is so lightweight, there is no problem applying a few sprays of the hair perfume every day.


Now if you are having a crazing week, where you feel as if you are not getting everything done. And you miss that important wash date with your hair, the hair perfume can be your solution and save the day.

Hair perfume to the rescue! Instead of using a paintbrush on a canvas to paint your story or a phone or laptop with its keyboard. Use your hair perfume to tell your story through its scent. If you haven’t tried a hair perfume yet, you are missing out! Get yourself one of these hair perfumes mentioned above or even 2 or 3. Who is counting?

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