Let’s get to the point: Are hair perfumes really necessary? No. They are a fun and often cheaper alternative to regular perfume. Absolutely. You can definitely get a kick out of a hair fragrance and expand your collection.
You might be wondering how hair perfume compares to regular perfume. They aren’t all the same, but there are some things you should look for when reading and deciphering complex scent descriptions. Mia Santiago, a hairstylist based in New York City and Columbus, writes that hair perfumes and mists often contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acids and other natural components that cover odors, have UV protection and give hair the perfect texture and shine. Hair-loving ingredients can be used to reduce frizz and dryness. They also make hair smell amazing.
Santiago gives hair perfumes a huge A-plus because they are more likely to contain alcohol than standard perfumes. Regular perfumes can be drying and cause hair breakage, she says.
You don’t have to be a newbie in the beauty industry just because you are adding new products to your collection. Many of the most recognizable fragrance brands, such as Diptyque and Maison Francis Kurkdjian, offer scented hair versions for many of their iconic scents. Although the hair version of a perfume is usually more subtle and fades faster than regular perfumes, it’s still a great deal.
Continue scrolling to view our top picks for hair perfumes. We bet that you will have a new favorite scent.
Kayali Deja Vu White Flowers Hair Mist
Kayali bottles may not have Huda Kattan’s name on them, but the quality and vision behind this luxury perfume line are just as hers. Kayali has a lot of standard perfumes. But, don’t forget the Deja Vu White Flower Hair mist when you need to replenish your vanity. This warm floral mist fragrance softens hair with camellia oil and aloe vera.
Being Frenshe: Hair, Body and Skin Linen Mist
Ashley Tisdale’s brand, Being Frenshe, smells amazing. Five scents were created for wellness, each with different goals, such as energizing, soothing, and blissing you out. Cashmere Vanilla is a mature version of the sweet, classic scent and encourages you take a moment to relax.
Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
Sol de Janeiro is most well-known for its Brazilian Bum Bum Cream that won the Readers’ Choice Award. It smooths skin and restores elasticity. The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’62 Hair & Body Fragrance mist shares the Bum Bum Cream’s notes of vanilla, salted caramel, and pistachio so the sweetness is intense — but despite being rich, it’s layerable and not too intense.
Gisou Honey Infused Perfume for Hair
It’s not surprising that Gisou has added a honey-infused hair scent to its product line. However, it is easy to be predictable when your products are luxurious, nourishing, and smell great. Damn. Good. Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Perfume is made with honey from the Mirsaleh Bee Garden in Holland. It hydrates hair, adds sweetness to any perfume, and helps reduce frizz.
Oribe Cote D’Azur Hair Refresher
Oribe’s Cote D’Azur hair refresher is like a combination of a dry shampoo and a perfume. It’s a shining, golden baby. The spray reduces static and neutralizes odors, so second-day hair smells (and looks) exactly the same as the first. The brand’s signature scents of jasmine, sandalwood and bergamot are just the cherry on top.
Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Hair Mist
Acqua di Parma’s Rosa Nobile Hair Mist will appeal to lovers of rose fragrances. The Best of Beauty winner infuses a soft floral scent to hair. A conditioning agent in this formula makes hair feel silky smooth. It doesn’t smell too much like a garden, as the cedarwood and musk notes rise to the surface once the perfume dries.
Byredo Hair Perfume
It’s hard to find a better way to smell like Byredo’s Mohave Ghost perfume eau de parfum. It smells just like Byredo’s Mohave Ghost Hair Perfume for less than $100. This fragrance is inspired by the flowers that thrive in the Mohave Desert. The woody, musk base makes the floral notes pop. For an immersive experience, pair this fragrance with the regular perfume.
Fable & Mane HoliRoots Hydrating Hair Oil Spray with Hibiscus
The oil-mist combination is packed with nourishing gooseberry, squalane, and fruity, floral fragrance for light, yet effective hydration.
Dyptique Ilio Hair Mist
MatthieuCosse’s illustration on the Diptyque Ilio Hair Mist bottle is stunning. But we all know that the French perfume house doesn’t slack when it comes down to fragrances. This floral scent is light and airy with notes of prickly pears and iris that will transport you to the Mediterranean coast.
Aussie Lustr Shine Enhancing Hair Perfume
The Aussie Lustr Shine Enhancing hair Perfume is the perfect choice for glossy hair. This spray deposits a subtle, universally-flattering shimmer and coats the hair with its manuka honey-infused formula for glass-like, shiny hair.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Baccarat Rouge Rouge 540, another TikTok favorite, is also available as a hair fragrance. The matching Scented Hair mist is just as elegant and decadent as the original. This mist is still full of cedar, saffron and amber notes, but in a subtler form. It moves with your hair and doesn’t seem too over-the-top.
Juliette Has A Gun Not A Hair & Body Mist
You read that correctly: The TikTok-famous, hard to pin-down perfume Juliette Has a Gun is also available in body and hair mist forms. The scent of this formula is similar to its musky sibling, eau de parfum. However, it’s not alcohol-free and has a subtler scent. For an olfactory experience that is all yours, the warm woody notes found in the bottle combine with your natural scent to create a unique fragrance.
Pacifica Body and Hair Mist
There are too many options. But that is not the case for Pacifica’s Body and Hair Mists. These mists are alcohol-free and vegan, and come in over 20 unique scents. Sage Me has a beautiful herby, smoky scent and is less than $15.