How to Make Your Hair Smell Amazing All Day

October 18, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
person with long flowing hair looking to the side
There are few things more glamorous than having a signature scent, which is why we believe our hair should smell just as good as the perfumes we spritz on our skin. Whether you want to mask odor from time spent sweating or you simply want to smell your best, follow these five tips for long-lasting, sweet-smelling hair.

Sleep With a Leave-In Conditioner On

Comb a leave-in conditioner through your hair and let it work its magic overnight. The Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Divine Strength Leave In Milk softens hair and fortifies it against heat damage with nourishing castor oil. It has a subtle ginger scent that’s perfect for the colder months.
Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Divine Strength Leave In Milk

Layer on Fragrant Hair Products

If you love the smell of a specific hair product, use the entire line to amp up its aroma. We're partial to the fruity-floral L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Line, which is complete with a 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 Hair Mask for Long Damaged Hair.

Spray Perfume on Your Hairbrush

If you’re not planning on using a ton of products, styling your hair with a perfume-spritzed hairbrush 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 By Rosie Jane Dulce Eau de Parfum onto your hairbrush and combing through your hair for a sultry, long-lasting vanilla scent.

Protect Against Heat

Use a lightweight treatment before heat styling to add shine and protect against damage. The Redken All Soft Moisture Restore Leave-In Treatment has that fresh-out-of-the-salon scent you long for months after your last trim.

Use Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is great for refreshing second-day hair (or third, or fourth…) as well as removing dirt and oil. The Garnier Fructis Invisible Dry Shampoo in Coco Colada not only instantly volumizes, it also smells like vacation in a bottle.
Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Associate Creative Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Director, Creative Production: Alex Friedlander, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Associate Content Director: Sarah Ferguson, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Dominick Barcelona, Digital Tech: Erik Dalzen, Photo Assistant: Matt Licari, Model: Sanzeda

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