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If you’re tired of having to top up your fragrance throughout the day, you need one thing: a hair perfume. It helps you smell sweet all day long and you’ll be flooded with comments like “Oo you smell nice”. And before you question why you need it, let us assure you it’s far more effective and less damaging for your hair than regular perfume. Here are all the deets plus, our fave hair fragrances.

Why You Need A Hair Perfume

Inevitably, a thought that’s probably crossed your mind is “why can’t I just spray perfume in my hair?” Well, regular fragrances typically have a high concentration of alcohol, which can dehydrate and subsequently damage the hair strand. It can also wreak havoc on dyed hair as it can cause the color to fade. As these formulas are also made specifically for the hair, they can also help add shine, hydration, and provide UV protection. It’s also ideal for third-day hair when you’re in need of a refresh. Finally, when it comes to the designer fragrance mists, they’re often a lot cheaper than their Eau du parfum counterparts. Hence why hair perfume is about to become your new BFF.

Oribe Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher, $26

Hair perfume Source: Oribe

This hair perfume is formulated by a luxe haircare brand, so as you’d expect, it has some major hair-saving properties. First and foremost, the patented odor neutralizer absorbs odor so your hair smells fresh every day. It also has the brand’s signature complex of lychee, watermelon and edelweiss flow that helps protect the hair strands from oxidative stress. All the while helping boost keratin production and protecting the strand from becoming brittle. Plus, it’s safe to use on colored locks and it even provides UV protection so your hair color won’t fade as quickly.

SACHAJUAN Protective Perfume, $74

SACHAJUANSource: Sachajuan

This hair perfume is so much more than a sweet scent. The multi-purpose (YAY) product hydrates the hair, reduces static, boosts shine, and provides UV protection while of course, leaving your locks smelling divine. The scent is a delicious mix of green apple, peach, rose, cedar, and white musk – the signature SACHAJUAN scent. It’s also paraben-free, and cruelty-free.

BYREDO Gypsy Water Hair Perfume, $75

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Byredo is one of our favorite niche fragrance brands and we’ve also fallen in love with their hair perfume. Each perfume in the hair fragrance range matches the signature Byredo scent, including our go-to, Gypsy Water. Although we have to admit, you either love or hate this scent: It’s super earthy with base notes of amber, sandalwood, and vanilla and top notes of bergamot, juniper berries, and lemon. It’s our handbag essential.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Parfum Fresh Hair Mist, $64

Hair perfume Source: Chanel

The Chanel fragrances are another staple in the perfume department, and this hair mist equivalent is just as good as the Eau de parfum! With notes of orange, rose, and patchouli, it’s floral yet seductive, and the staying power is real.

Percy & Reed A Walk In The Rain Shine & Fragrance Mist, $30

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This fragrance mist is a desk essential. The clean, crisp floral notes will leave you feeling fresh when you’re on the go. It also adds a touch of shine to your mane, which is always appreciated, and it doesn’t leave any residue in your hair.

Tom Ford Black Orchid Hair Mist, $72

Hair perfume Source: Tom Ford

If you’re addicted to Tom Ford’s Black Orchid fragrance but don’t have the cash to splurge on another bottle, this is a slightly more ‘pocket-friendly’ option. Plus, the scent lasts all day so be ready for the compliments! If you haven’t smelt the iconic scent, it’s the perfect mix of spice, earthiness, and sweetness.

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