Let’s face it: The incredible scent left behind in your hair after shampooing and conditioning is often long gone by the time you’ve finished blow-drying. That’s where hair perfumes come in. Here, we got the inside scoop from celebrity hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai on why you need one.
“When someone can smell your hair, it is an intimate encounter,” says Fekkai. “You can do a lot with your hair to invite someone to get closer.” But why not just spray a regular perfume in your hair? Fekkai says that regular perfumes are not meant to be used on your hair and can actually dry it out. “Our hair fragrances have conditioners in them so they aren’t drying and are designed to make your hair smell good and look good with noticeable shine. Think of them as the perfect finishing touch. Use them when your hair is dry and styled, and then touch up any time you need to throughout the day.”
Should you use one if you also have on your regular perfume? Fekkai says yes. “It’s like lipstick and blush-very different. These scents are light and single-note, not overpowering, so they will not clash with any fragrance you’re wearing.”
Inside Tip: If you are one to get frequent blowouts, Fekkai says hair perfumes are great for keeping your hair smelling fresh and clean when you’re not washing it as much in between salon appointments.
Hair Perfumes to Try:
Fekkai L’Air de St. Barths Hair Mist Fragrance: A perfect choice for summertime, this refreshing, beachy-scented mist is reminiscent of a sunny vacation in St. Barths. $20, fekkai.com
Oribe Cote D’Azur Hair Refresher: Fans of the brand’s signature scent (a clean fruity-floral blend of watermelon, lychee, edelweiss flower extract, amber and aloe) will love freshening up their hair with this spray. $24, oribe.com
Show Beauty Decadence Hair Fragrance: Luxuriously scented (it’s truly decadent like its name suggests), this spray combines rose water with hints of coconut milk, caramel, vanilla and patchouli. $85, sephora.com
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