There’s one product you should never put in your hair. Find out what it is and why you should keep it away from your tresses below.
The smell of fresh, clean hair is intoxicating. Catching a whiff of your favourite fruity shampoo infused into your strands can make you feel like you’ve escaped to the tropics. And while it might be tempting to spritz your hair with a hint of your favourite fragrance every once in a while, it turns out that spraying perfume through your tresses won’t help you get the healthy, lustrous locks of your dreams.
Although a subtle spritz of a light and uplifting scent on your locks sounds like a quick way to freshen up your hair, it turns out that perfume is the one product you should never put in your hair.
There is a reason for this madness and it’s a simple one: perfume contains alcohol. Alcohol is very drying for hair, leaving it brittle to the touch and much more likely to suffer from breakage. So if you want to avoid hair that feels like hay, don’t spritz your hair next time you’re applying perfume.
For something just as sweet and much better for your hair, try a hair mist. They’re still perfumed but the alcohol content is much lower. So you can spray away! Bonus: because hair is so good at holding onto smell, your mist will last for ages so there’s no need to keep topping it up throughout the day.
Take a look at some of our favourite hair mists, below.