We all want to smell great. When you’re spraying on your favorite perfume, you may want to add a little spritz to your hair. But is it safe? Here’s what you need to know about putting perfume in your hair.
The Damaging Effects of Perfume
If you’ve ever been around a strong scent like a bonfire and haven’t washed your hair right away, you know how strongly your hair can hold onto a smell. This may make you think that your hair is the perfect place to add perfume for long-lasting fragrance. But think again!
Perfume can wreak some serious havoc on your locks. This is because it contains alcohol. Alcohol dries out your hair. If you continually spray perfumes that contain alcohol on your hair, the dryness and damage could actually become long-term.
A quick spritz now and then is unlikely to be a big problem. If you take good care of your hair in general, then a bit of perfume won’t make a noticeable difference. However, if you want to take good care of your hair, avoid using products that aren’t intended to be used on hair!
Perfume Alternatives That are Hair-Safe
Perhaps you still want more scent in your hair than your shampoo and conditioner can provide. If it’s been a few days since you washed your hair, you may also want to make your hair smell fresh again.
When you’re reading through ingredient lists, be on the lookout for any artificial fragrances that could harm your hair. Essential oils are a natural, healthier alternative. The main thing you need to avoid is too much alcohol since that’s what really does damage to your hair. Interestingly enough, not all alcohols are created equal. Fatty alcohols derived from plants like cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, and stearyl alcohol shouldn’t damage your luscious locks.
Hair mists are a great option because they smell great but they don’t have a high concentration of alcohol. Your hair will still effectively trap this scent and you’ll experience long-lasting fragrance. Mists often have the added benefit of protection from harmful UV rays.
You might also look into a scented dry shampoo to refresh the look and smell of your hair. Finally, you could try a scented hair oil or serum. Just be careful not to over-apply these products as they can leave your hair looking extra greasy. Since these products are specially formulated with hair in mind, you can feel good about using them on your hair.
Smell Your Best with Maxaroma
While it may be tempting to spray your perfume everywhere including your hair, you’ll be much better off using a product that’s actually intended for your hair. Spray on a hefty dose of your favorite Maxaroma perfume but choose a different product for your hair such as the Delina hair perfume by Parfums De Marly. This is the best way to smell great without drying out your hair!