We are all familiar with body fragrance but how many of you know about hair fragrance? Yeps, they do exist! Fragrance/perfume for hair is a relatively new concept that is not as well adopted as body fragrance.
The benefits of hair fragrance
The goal of using hair fragrance is primarily to add freshness to hair. Those of us who use dry shampoo regularly will find that it lacks one aspect: a lingering smell of clean hair. That’s where hair fragrance comes in. It can add this missing touch to our dry shampoo routine.
The other common use of fragrance is to cover up the odors of sweaty hair. Imagine having to head out for dinner after a workout but you don’t have time to shampoo. Hair fragrance can mask odors and give hair a nicer scent.
Overall, you don’t need a compelling reason to use hair fragrance. Many will just spritz their favorite scents on their hair because they enjoy the lasting fragrance throughout the day.
Unlike body fragrance, many of those hair fragrances also claim to have additional benefits such as frizz control, anti-static properties or even shine boost. Just like any other hair products check the ingredient list for any ingredients that you are trying to keep away from.
Bear in mind:
Just like body fragrance, hair fragrance come with different notes and intensity. Some are very light while others are quite bold and lingering. The difference however is that with body fragrance, if the smell is too intense, one can easily shower or change clothes. With hair fragrance, you would end up shampooing your hair to get rid of the fragrance. For some, this is a quick and easy fix, but for those whose shampoo routines are tedious, this might be frustrating. So before you spritz your whole head, it is advisable to spray a tester on your collar and see if the fragrance bothers you throughout the day.
Examples of well rated hair fragrance
- Balmain Paris Hair Couture
- Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume
- Thierry Mugler Angel Perfuming Hair Mist
Some people use air freshners as hair refreshers because they are cheaper. Logically speaking, air freshners are also odor eliminators and will do this job just fine. The safety of putting them on hair is however arguable.