Hair Mists Are The New Way To Wear Your Fragrance

Scented hair mists are lightweight multitaskers that do more than just smell nice. The high alcohol content in your perfume can dry out your hair strands, while the oiliness of them can make your freshly washed locks greasy. So we've rounded up our hero hair mists, featuring products that protect colour, minimise static, detangle and hydrate damaged tresses. They're also a cheaper alternative to your favourite fragrances, which often come with a hefty price tag.
So where do they fit into your haircare routine? Percy & Reed cofounder Adam Reed explains: "Hair perfume should be the last thing that you apply to your hair. After styling simply shake the can, spray into the air before walking through for the perfect shine and finish. Wait a few seconds before touching your hair."
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Read on for our edit of the best hair mists that will envelop your tresses with musk, citrus and floral scents.
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Sachajuan finishing mist doesn't just smell divine. This lightweight hair perfume protects against colour fading, minimises static and promotes shine for gorgeously glossy locks.

Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume, £40, available at Cult Beauty
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The addictive scent of Gypsy Water in a handy hair mist is going straight in our basket. Spritz onto styled hair for a luxurious finish.

Byredo Gypsy Water Hair Perfume, £42, available at Space NK
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Percy & Reed designed its Eau My Goodness Shine and Fragrance Spray with two ideas in mind, says Reed: ultra light distribution on the hair to give you great shine with a beautiful scent. What more do you need?

Percy & Reed Eau My Goodness Shine And Fragrance Spray, £22, available at Feel Unique
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Enriched with nourishing camellia oil, Diptyque's Eau Rose hair mist is a delicate blend of blackcurrant, cedar and honey, leaving a scented veil of fragrance on your tresses.

Diptyque Eau Rose Hair Mist, £36, available at Selfridges
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A classic among hair mists. Chanel recommends spraying it onto your brush to envelop hair with the iconic fragrance.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Hair Mist, £34, available at John Lewis
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Treat your tresses with Balmain's blend of silk proteins and argan oil. Working to repair dry, damaged and weak hair, use as a finishing spray or a leave-in conditioner to help detangle locks.

Balmain Hair Silk Perfume, £24.25, available at Look Fantastic
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Fans of musk, look no further. Slip Narciso Rodriguez's For Her hair mist into your handbag for fragrance touch-ups throughout the day.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Hair Mist, £27, available at Harrods
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One of the original hair mists, Alien's blend of sambac jasmine, cashmere wood and white ember makes for a rich, long-lasting fragrance.

Thierry Mugler Alien Hair Mist, £22, available at Boots
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Indulge in Tom Ford's Black Orchid fragrance. Containing UVA and UVB filters, it protects from the damaging effects of the sun and leaves hair with a luminous sheen.

Tom Ford Black Orchid Hair Mist, £50, available at Feel Unique
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Refresh your hair between washes without reaching for dry shampoo with Oribe's 'Côte d'Azur Hair Refresher. Enriched with aloe and amber extracts, it minimises static and hydrates locks to ensure they look freshly washed at all times. It won't affect your keratin treatments or newly dyed tresses.

Oribe Côte D'azur Hair Refresher, £22, available at Net-A-Porter
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Not strictly a hair mist, but British perfumer Lyn Harris takes credit for the subtle, fresh but floral scent in Sam McKnight's Cool Girl texturising spray. Spritz liberally through the hair and roots for the signature ‘done’ yet ever so slightly dishevelled look for which McKnight is famous.

Hair By Sam McKnight Cool Girl, £25, available at Feel Unique

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