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Regular Perfume Vs Hair Mist

Did you know that spritzing your hair with your favourite perfume could be causing damage to your beautiful hair strands? We all want our hair to smell divine but did you know that specially formulated hair mists can protect and condition your hair?

Isn't all perfume the same thing?

The hair perfume is designed to condition your hair and is formulated with a lower alcohol content than your regular fragrance that doesn’t cause damage to your hair by drying it out. The hair mists conditioning properties are absorbed into the hair which allows the scent to last longer.

How does the hair mist protect my hair?

Hair mists, or otherwise known as hair perfume, contain nourishing ingredients that are formulated to provide hydration and shine to your hair while protecting it from the harmful UV rays. When you run your fingers through your hair the perfume also aids as a detangler and can help reduce static.

How do I select a scent that doesn’t clash with my favourite perfume?

Unfortunately not all of our favourite fragrance brands have developed a hair mist. But if you’re lucky and your signature scent has, adding a few spritzes of the hair perfume to your perfectly styled hair can enhance that sweet essence longer. If you’re fragrance isn’t available its best to select a hair mist that has similar undertones that complement each other.

What’s the best method to use the hair mist for my hair?

Hair mist works best on clean hair, but if your wanting to use as a freshen up for your two day blow dry, try adding in some dry shampoo at the roots first.

If your wanting to protect your hair from the sun and add shine to your hairstyle, shake the bottle well to infuse the conditioning properties together and spray about 10cm away from your hair, misting over your head.

If your wanting a stronger scent, a more even application throughout your hair. You can sections of your hair, from underneath working up through your hair and lightly mist each section. Remember to still hold the bottle at least 10cm away from your head to provide a light application. Brush through or run your fingers through to loosen up the texture. This application will provide more hydration and shine, not to mention a scent that will last.

Here’s a few we have found that you can purchase from iconic fashion houses or hair brands that understand how to nourish your hair to its best condition.


First up is the Swedish brand Byerdo, The reason we have put them at the top of the list is they have a large variety of scents to choose from. Their bottles are 75ml so they are handy to travel with or pop in your handbag for a freshen up with.

Byredo Hair Perfume available at Mecca - Bridal Hair Blog

Slow Dance Hair Perfume - Notes include; Geranium, Labdanum, Violet, Patchouli and Vanilla.

Gypsy Water Hair Perfume - Notes include; Incense, Orris, Pine Needle, Amber, Sandalwood and Vanilla.

Mojave Ghost Hair Perfume - Notes include - Magnolia, Sandalwood, Violet, Cedarwood, Chantilly Musk & Crisp Amber

Rose of No Mans Land Hair Perfume - Notes include; Raspberry Blossom, Turkish Rose Absolute, Papyrus, White Amber

Bal D'Afrique Hair Perfume - Notes include; Cyclamen, Jasmine Petals, Violet, Black Amber, Moroccan Cedarwood, Musk and Vetiver.

Sundazed Hair Perfume (LIMITED EDITION) - Notes include; Neroli, Jasmine Sambac, Musk and Cotton Candy

Eleventh Hour Hair Perfume (LIMITED EDITION) - Notes include; Rum, Carrot Seeds, Wild Fig, Tonka Bean and Cashmere Woods

Hair Perfume La Tulipe - Notes include; Tulip, Blonde Woods and Vetiver


Herbivore designed an exclusive collection of hair perfume mists for Urban Outfitters. There are 3 scents to select from that are infused with essential oils;

Jasmine - floral based of Jasmine.  Rose - A Rose blend.  Apricot - Soft and fruity combination of apricot and peach.


If your signature scent is J’Adore or Miss Dior by Dior than its your lucky day they have made them both available the same scent as a hair mist. Leaves the hair soft and fresh. The active ingredients nurture & protect hair while providing a sophisticated fragrance.


The SACHAJUAN haircare range is designed to strengthen and protect the hair’s natural characteristics. The Protective Hair Perfume freshens the hair with the signature fine fragrance. It protects the hair from the UV rays of the sun while moisturising the strands. It provides a beautiful shine while protecting the colour of the hair for a fresh feel. The hair mist reduces static in the hair and has a unique anti-odour technology.


The luxurious hair care line Balmain Paris Hair Couture's Silk Perfume is a lightweight formula contains silk proteins infused with pure organic Argan oil to repair and protect from external damage. It conditions the hair leaving a brilliant shine while conditioning and repairing the hair.


The classic floral fragrance of Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose and Rangoon Creeper from the original scent of Gucci Bloom, this hair perfume is perfect for everyday luscious smelling hair.


OUAI Haircare by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin has designed two beautiful scents.

Melrose Place is a velvety rich rose fragrance insprired by one of the coolest areas in LA.

It's infused with Peony, Rose, Freesia, Jasmine, Bergamot, Amber, Sandalwood, White Musk, and Cedarwood.

North Bondi is a nuanced blend of rich florals and sheer white musk, inspired by the meeting of the city and the sea at Sydney’s Bondi Beach. It has notes of bergamot, italian lemon, rose de mai, violet and white musk.


Gisou Honey Infused Hair Perfume is from the super talented Negin Mirsalehi. The Gisou hair care range is formulated from bees from her families Mirsalehi bee garden. The delicate hair perfume is enriched with honey which contains a blend of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants to hydrate and and balance the condition of hair. If you have seen Negin's luscious shiny locks you will be getting onto this fabulous hair system.


CHANEL No.5 is probably the most iconic fragrance to date. The Hair Mist is a refreshing fragrant mist that nourishes the hair as it is absorbed into the strands to provide moisture and shine.


Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Hair Mist hydrates the hair with argan oil for moisture and shine.


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb fragrance is extremely popular, not to mention the packaging is Devine!The Hair Mist leaves hair soft with an delicate scent but in a big way. It features an explosion of flowers including freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose and patchouli.


Oribe Hair Care was the first to use a fine fragrance in its hair products. The brand collaborated with a legendary 19th-century perfume house to blend its signature fragrance, Côte d’Azur. The scent features white butterfly jasmine, amber, tuberose and sandalwood.


The Côte d’Azur Refresher is a fine mist to strengthen and smooth hair. It helps to protect hair against UV rays and reduces static.

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