7 Ways to Make Your Hair Smell Amazing for Hours

August 26, 2020
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
7 Ways to Make Your Hair Smell Amazing for Hours

There’s nothing quite as alluring as leaving a head-turning fragrance trail behind you. But while we love all the floral scents, lavender-infused perfumes and gender-neutral fragrances, spritzing a perfume, cologne or even a lightweight eau de toilette can sometimes give you too strong a scent. Deeply fragrant hair, on the other hand, gives you an all-over aroma that’s sexy yet subtle. The key is making it last. So whether you have hair odor from time spent sweating outside or you simply want to smell good all day, follow these seven tips for long-lasting, sweet-smelling strands.

Sleep With a Leave-In Conditioner

Rake a leave-in conditioner through your hair, and let it work overnight. Pick one that’s rich, nourishing and deeply hydrating, like the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Star Strength Leave-In Cream. It’ll leave your hair looking radiant and feeling healthier. 

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 have you smelling good all day. 


Layer Fragrant Hair Products

If you love the smell of a specific hair product, use the entire line to amp up its aroma. Enter: the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Line, which is complete with a sweet-smelling Shampoo for Long, Damaged Hair, Conditioner for Long, Damaged Hair and a No Haircut Cream Leave In Conditioner. You can also add a hair mask to the mix for an added boost. We like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Savior Mask

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 because most fragrances contain alcohol, which can damage and dry out your strands. We suggest misting the Giorgio Armani My Way onto your hairbrush and combing through your hair for a refreshing, floral scent. 

Try Keratin-Building Hair Care

Shampoos, conditioners and masks that help build keratin (a natural protein in the 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 fresh-smelling fragrance while it strengthens your hair. You’ll definitely want to check out the Matrix Biolage KeratinDose Shampoo for Overprocessed Hair — it’s one of the best smelling shampoos in our opinion. 

Turn on the Heat

Use a heat-activated hair product for long-lasting fragrance. A blow-drying balm like the R+Co Park Ave Blow Out Balm will protect your hair from damage while adding a sultry moss and lemon scent.

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. The Playa Pure Dry Shampoo is a must-try for this because it helps absorb oil and restore volume while making your strands smell like the beach. We also like the Garnier Invisible Dry Shampoo in Coco Colada, which smells like vacation in a bottle.

Photo: Jasmine Burnside

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