There’s nothing quite as alluring as leaving a head-turning fragrance trail behind you. But sometimes, spritzing on a perfume, or even a lightweight eau de toilette, can give you too strong of a scent. Deeply fragrant hair, on the other hand, gives you an all-over aroma that’s sexy but subtle. The trick is making it last. Follow these seven tips for lovely smelling locks that will last all night long!
1. Spray Perfume on Your Hair Brush
If you’re not planning on using a ton of product, styling your hair with a perfume-spritzed hair brush is a great way to infuse it with fragrance. It’s also better than spraying perfume directly onto your hair. Most fragrances contain alcohol, which can damage and dry your strands.
2. Soak Your Strands in Shower Gel
While you’re giving your body a cleansing scrub in the shower, saturate your hair with body wash. Kiehl’s Musk Shower Gel works great for this trick. It has a rich, thick scent that will linger in your locks for hours.
3. Layer Fragrant Hair Products
If you love the smell of a specific hair product, use the entire line to amp up its aroma. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo, Conditioner and Sleek Finish 5-in-1 Serum Spray all have fresh, fruity scents — as well as frizz-fighting properties.
4. Turn on the Heat
Use heat-activated hair products to lock in a long-lasting aroma. A blow drying balm, like Redken Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion, protects your hair from damage while adding scent and shine. Just don't overdo it. Too much heat too often is never a good thing.
5. Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is great for refreshing your hair without water, as well as removing dirt and oil. And the scented varieties will make your hair smell scrumptious. L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Texture Series Energizing Dry Shampoo has a clean, fresh scent we love.
6. Sleep With a Leave-In Conditioner
Slather your locks with a leave-in conditioner and let it work overnight. Pick one that’s rich, nourishing and formulated for daily use, like Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil-In-Cream. Apply it to your towel-dried hair, then wrap it in a sleeping cap and head to bed. When you wake up the next morning, you’ll have incredibly fragrant hair that will stay scented all day long!
7. Try Keratin-Building Hair Care
Shampoos, conditioners and masks that build keratin (a natural protein in skin, hair, and nails) are especially fragrant. And because these products’ properties continue to work after they’re applied, the scent stays put. Try the Matrix Biolage KeratinDose line, which will lock in fragrance while it strengthens your strands.
How do you make your hair smell amazing? Tell us in the comments!