Hair perfume: the secret to fragrant and ultra-glossy locks

Hair is a fantastic ‘carrier’ of perfume. In fact, it actually has the ability to hold fragrance for longer than your skin – namely because the strands are more absorbent, resulting in a longer-lasting scent.

The majority of fragrances, however, are alcohol-based, which can dry your locks out beyond belief and let’s face it, nobody wants lank, dry hair – even if it does smell amazing!

This is where hair fragrances come into play. They spritz your tresses with a delightful aroma, while lending the hydration and nourishment they deserve. The result? An ultra-shiny head of hair that fans a glorious aroma with every flick…

‘Mist a blusher brush and sweep over the surface of dry hair for a finish that radiates shine,’ advises hair stylist Paul Percival.

Here are five of our all-time favourites…

Label M Hair Perfume, £19.50 for 50ml
Buy it at:

Infused with nourishing Argan Oil, the first fragrance from hair brand Label M hydrates your locks while adding the light, fresh scent of bergamot, nutmeg, tuberose and cedarwood.


Unite Alanna Hair Perfume, £35 for 50ml
Buy it at: Urban Retreat

Unite’s Alanna Hair Perfume will refresh your tresses within one spritz. The blend of soft floral and citrus accords adds a pretty scent, while shielding your locks from any environmental damage .


Balmain Paris Silk Hair Perfume, £24.50 for 200ml
Buy it at: Beauty Mart
Blending hydrating argan oil alongside a sensuously floral mix of jasmine, rose and gardenia, this conditioning mist is layered with fruity notes of raspberry, peach and apricot at the heart and a base of sandalwood and white musk.


L’Occitane en Provence Arlésienne Hair Mist, £16 for 50ml
Buy it at: L’Occitane (out 3rd November)

Bursting with floral notes, you’ll discover saffron and mandarin orange at the top, followed by a heart and base of rose, lily of the valley, violet, sandalwood and tonka bean.

Percy & Reed Eau My Goodness Shine & Fragrance Spray, £22 for 100ml
Buy it at: Percy & Reed
Evoking the scent of dewy garden flowers, this light and airy fragrant spray distils a fruity floral bouquet of rose, grapefruit and honey onto your locks, leaving them glossy and full of life.

Show Beauty Decadence Hair Fragrance, £55 for 30ml
Buy it at: Selfridges
Packed with vitamin E, aloe vera and jojoba oil to help restore the natural shine and strength to your hair. It heralds a delicate composition of rosewater, coconut milk, caramel, almond butter, patchouli and softening musk. One spritz and you’ll be hooked.


Written by Alice Jones

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