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What is Hair Perfume + How Do You Use It?

Yes, hair perfume does exist and it’s so much kinder to your hair than regular perfume! We all love the scent of freshly-washed hair, and who wouldn’t want that scent to last all day? But if you find yourself spritzing your locks with your everyday fragrance, you might want to reconsider.

Spraying regular perfume through your hair on a daily basis can leave it dry, damaged, and more prone to frizz and breakage. That’s because not all fragrances are created equal and hair needs extra TLC. Let’s explore the benefits of hair perfume and how to use it once in more detail!

Gisou hair perfume floral edition

What is Hair Perfume?

Hair perfume is a fragrance mist that’s formulated especially for your hair and scalp, without ingredients that can dry out your hair or promote frizz. Many hair perfumes are also multitaskers, providing lasting scent as well as beneficial ingredients that lock in moisture and nourish the hair.

Hair Perfume vs Regular Perfume: What’s the Difference?

If you’re thinking that hair perfume is just a regular perfume that is simply being marketed as a product for your hair, that’s actually not the case. Hair perfume is different from regular perfume because it has a lighter scent than regular perfume, so it’s hard to overdo it.

Hair perfumes also contain ingredients that hydrate and condition your strands, add shine, and tame frizz. But the differences don’t end there. Fragrance for the skin is formulated with a high percentage of ethyl alcohol, which can be extremely drying to the hair and scalp.

On the other hand, hair perfume contains just a trace amount of alcohol, so it’s much safer for your hair. It’s generally water-based, so it won’t weigh your hair down or leave it feeling crunchy or sticky, either.

Why Use Hair Perfume?

A hair perfume, sometimes called a hair mist, is a specially formulated fragrance that provides a lasting scent and provides the perfect finishing touch after styling. Releasing a delicious, floral scent every time you toss your hair or leaving a delightful scent trail as you go about your day is the primary goal of a hair fragrance. 

But there are other situations where hair perfume can really be your hair’s best friend, too. For starters, hair perfume is perfect for freshening up your hair between wash days without weighing it down or leaving behind a residue like dry shampoo can. It also comes in handy after a workout. If you can’t wash your hair right away, a spritz of hair perfume will ensure that your hair smells great as you go about the rest of your day.

You might also want to pop some hair perfume in your bag when you’re headed to the pool. A spritz of hair perfume after your swim will eliminate any lingering chlorine smell, leaving your hair smelling fresh and feminine.

And finally, from the smell of food being cooked to smoke in the air, hair can often pick up odors when you’re just living your life. Keeping a pocket-sized hair perfume in your bag is a convenient way to rid your hair of unpleasant scents when you’re on the go.

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The Benefits of Hair Perfume

In addition to freshening the hair, hair perfume offers some other benefits that are worth knowing about. First, hair perfumes can be safer for people with allergies because they’re generally made with natural ingredients and lighter scents, rather than heavy synthetic fragrances.

And if you’re someone who prefers a more subtle fragrance - or you’re sensitive to strong perfumes - you’ll be happy to know that hair fragrance offers a much gentler diffusion of scent than traditional perfumes.

Hair perfume is also a wonderful fragrance alternative for summertime when the weather is hot and humid and traditional fragrances can be overpowering. It leaves a subtle trail of scent behind as you walk through a room without coming on too strong.

Which Hair Types Can Hair Perfume?

All hair types will enjoy using hair perfume. Oily and fine hair types will love hair perfume for freshening the hair without weighing it down. Those with dry, damaged hair or coarse hair that’s prone to breakage and split ends will also appreciate the nourishing qualities of hair perfume.

Gisou honey hair perfume

Is Hair Perfume Bad for Your Hair?

The beauty of hair perfume is that it can actually be good for your hair! Hair perfumes often contain nourishing ingredients. It’s usually water-based with only a tiny amount of alcohol, so it won’t dry out or damage the hair like alcohol-based perfumes formulated for the skin.

What’s the Best Hair Perfume?

Our Honey Infused Hair Perfume has been a bestseller since it launched, and it’s definitely a community favorite. It is formulated to refresh the hair with the unique scent of our signature fragrance - a delicate, feminine aroma with scents of apricot, citrus, and spring floral notes from the Mirsalehi Bee Garden.

Gisou’s Hair Perfume is enriched with sustainably-sourced Mirsalehi honey, a natural humectant that locks in moisture and shine. It also nourishes the hair with amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Argan oil is also added to the formula as a natural emollient to help the hair retain moisture and prevent breakage.

How to Apply Hair Perfume

Hair perfume is that subtle, finishing touch that you apply at the end of your styling routine. Simply hold the bottle at arm’s length and mist it evenly throughout the lengths of your hair. You can also flip your head upside down for a little extra lift and scent at the roots of your hair. Run your fingers gently through your hair to distribute the product and you’re out the door!

FAQs About Hair Perfume and How to Use It

How Long Does Hair Perfume Last On Your Hair?

While many hair perfumes only last for 5-6 hours, our hair perfume is formulated to last all day. We recommend layering our hair perfume with our Honey-infused shampoo, leave-in conditioner, and styling products for the longest-lasting fragrance.

Can Hair Perfume Be Used on the Body?

Since most hair perfumes are made of ingredients that are gentle on the scalp, they can be used on the body as well, just like a body mist or traditional perfume. Of course, it’s best to do a patch test before applying any product to the skin, especially if your skin is sensitive.

Do You Use Hair Perfume On Wet or Dry Hair?

Technically you can apply hair perfume to wet hair, but it’s best to wait until your hair is completely dry. Water can act as a barrier and prevent your hair from absorbing the scent. This will result in the scent fading too quickly.

Final Tip

If you’re looking for an irresistibly-scented, healthy hair routine, check out our honey-infused hair treatments. They’re the perfect accompaniment to our hair perfume. Introduce the benefits of honey into your hair routine and get even more of Gisou’s delightful signature scent!

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