There is a significant presence on social media surrounding body perfumes, body sprays, and now, hair perfume mist. When faced with these new products, our initial thoughts might be, “Are they really necessary?”
Perhaps something that hasn’t received much attention is the idea of applying fragrance directly to the hair. Traditional everyday perfume has typically sufficed, as it tends to have a strong aroma that extends to our hair without the need for additional products.
A quick spritz of a favourite perfume or aftershave before heading out the door is part of the daily routine for many men and women. Some have even adopted the technique of spraying their favourite scent into the air and walking through it, which can work just as effectively. It’s a handy tip for those who can’t wear fragrances directly on their skin.
While normal hair sprays have their distinct scents, these days, there are various products specifically formulated for adding fragrance to the hair.
Working in the hairdressing trade has put many cans of hair spray in our hands. Regular hair spray does have a pleasant scent while fulfilling its primary purpose—keeping hairstyles in place. However, one drawback of some brands is that they can leave the hair feeling excessively sticky.
We aim to avoid this outcome because no one enjoys hair that lacks its natural flow and movement, especially on a breezy day.
Given the opportunity to explore an additional fragrance for hair, I was intrigued by the question of why we might need it and what benefits it could offer. Perfumes alone create a fragrant aura that often garners compliments from others, and some may inquire about the scent you’re wearing if they find it appealing. So, one might wonder if adding another layer of fragrance on top of your daily perfume would be too overpowering.
An insight into hair perfume
Hair perfume mist is a specialized type of fragrance designed specifically for application to the hair. It is a popular beauty product that can help enhance the overall scent of your hair while providing a refreshing and long-lasting fragrance.
They are typically lighter in texture compared to regular perfumes, allowing for a more subtle application. They often come in spray bottles or atomizers, making it easy to evenly distribute the product throughout your hair.
The misting action helps prevent over-application and ensures a more delicate and controlled release of fragrance.
Hair perfume mists come in a wide variety of scents, ranging from floral and fruity to woody and oriental so you can choose a fragrance that complements your style and preferences.
They are specifically formulated to be gentle on the hair, without weighing it down and often contain conditioning ingredients to help nourish and hydrate the hair.
Additionally, some hair perfume mists may have UV protection properties to shield the hair from sun damage. We know how much damage the sun can do to our skin and hair so this is an important factor that manufacturers have included.
Hair perfume mists are usually applied to dry hair from a distance of 6-8 inches. You can lightly spritz the mist all over your hair or focus on specific areas. Avoid applying the mist directly to the scalp, as it may weigh down the hair or create an oily appearance from the roots.
Mists are designed to have a long-lasting effect. However, the duration of the fragrance can vary depending on factors like the formulation, your hair type, and environmental conditions.
Typically, you can expect the scent to linger for several hours, offering a subtle and continuous aroma. Just like perfume, it can be reapplied during the day for a longer scent.
Some brands offer matching hair perfume mists to their existing line of perfumes, allowing you to layer scents for a stronger overall fragrance. This can be particularly useful if you already use a specific perfume and want your hair to carry the same scent.
Perfume mists have gained popularity due to their ability to refresh hair between washes, mask unpleasant odours, and provide an extra touch of luxury to your overall grooming routine. They offer a unique way to enhance your style and leave a lasting impression with a captivating scent.
Masking other smells
One of the reasons why hair mists may have been created is to place a great product on the market for those who are smokers.
The first place that cigarette nicotine is destined for after it’s travelled to the lungs is straight in front of the smoker and into their hair.
A career in hairdressing has seen many a ‘smoker’ client that has a residue of smoke on their hair, built up over years of smoking.
Not only does it tarnish the hair, especially those who have silver or white hair, but it can turn it into a nasty shade of yellow. Sometimes, if the hair hasn’t been treated for the nicotine residue, it can take a long time to illuminate.
It also leaves an unpleasant smell that doesn’t disappear until the hair is washed thoroughly.
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Allergies to perfume
Another great benefit of using hair perfume mist is for those who can’t wear perfume on their skin.
Life today it seems, is full of allergies. Hay fever, asthma and eczema are just some of the allergies we face and it seems that every other person has an allergy of some kind to contend with.
Some men and women can’t wear scents as the repercussions are blotchy or itchy skin. As frustrating as this is if you do like fragrances but your skin doesn’t, it’s not worth wearing anything on the skin. Having a perfume mist that sprays a light scent on the hair would certainly be a great alternative.
We can still feel like we are wearing a fragrance and can spray throughout the day. The perfect solution to avoiding wearing any scent directly on the skin.
Perfume mist for hair
Why are we not just spraying our hair with our regular bottle of perfume? A few spritzes on the skin and a light mist in the air would work.
Well, apart from being an expensive way of using your perfumes if this were to happen regularly, especially when we are inclined to buy designer fragrances, there are not the same benefits as a mist designed for the hair.
Perfumed hair mists contain vitamins to help strengthen and protect your locks. So a great reason to start using them, alongside the usual products used to keep our hair in tip-top condition.
It makes a great accessory if you’re going out on a date and there’s a whiff of gorgeous-smelling locks as you enter the room. It’s a sure way to impress a new man.
Also, it works as a great added extra if you don’t want to re-spray your perfume. Especially those that already have strong fragrance notes. A re-spray can be too overwhelming.
There’s nothing worse than being overpowered by scent, especially when you are just about to dine.
Top names such as Christian Dior and Neil & Wolf have perfumed hair mist products available to buy online.
Let’s take a look at a few.
Hair perfume mist
It’s not just hair mist that we can purchase in the shops and online. Alongside perfumes, there is also the opportunity to buy body mists. A great alternative when the weather is hot.
Take a look at our related article The best summer fragrances for women.
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