How to Get Great Smelling Hair After Your Wash

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How to Get Great Smelling Hair After Your Wash

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Wanting great smelling hair is more than just a desire to be girly. I mean yes the idea of walking pass someone and leaving a lasting floral scent is appealing, but there are other more practical reasons. There maybe times after a workout where you may not have the time (or the energy) to wash your hair and would also not want to be a walking mist of funk. While shampoos and conditioners are definitely a great start, the scent is not long lasting, and you often find that you’ll need a little extra help to maintain the floral goodness. That’s where these products come in. Here are 3 ways to get your hair smelling great long after your wash.

Use an Oil

 

How to Get Great Smelling Hair After Your Wash
The Chi Keratin Silk Infusion and the Marc Anthony Nourishing Oil of Morocco

 

Oils are an amazing option to scent the hair because in addition to achieving great smelling hair, you’ll also achieve hair that is overall healthier. Oils don’t have to be greasy, and the best of them will leave your hair moisturized and frizz free. Some great products to try include the Chi Keratin Silk Infusion and the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco (just got this one from Ipsy). If you prefer a more natural alternative try Lavender Oil. In addition to moisturizing, it also helps prevent hair loss. Oils are best applied to the scalp where the benefits will be best maximized.


Use a Fragrance Mist



How to Get Great Smelling Hair After Your Wash
The Be Delectable Hair and Body Mist

 

Hair fragrance mists are an amazing alternative to perfumes. While perfumes definitely get the job done of leaving the hair smelling amazing, the high alcohol content can also leave your hair dry and brittle. By far the best hair fragrance mist I have tried, is the Be Delectable Hair and Body Mist. It is free of parabens, sulfates and other harmful ingredients. The glycerin and aloe extract leaves the hair soft and moisturized. Best of all the fragrance lasts all day. You can spray it on the scalp and at the roots, and brush it throughout the hair to evenly distribute the fragrance.

Use a Dry Shampoo



How to Get Great Smelling Hair After Your Wash
The Dove Hair Therapy Volume Dry Shampoo

 

Dry shampoo is perfect for breathing life into hair that is dull due to product build up. It is especially beneficial for those with oily hair due to the alcohol content. The Dove Hair Therapy Volume Dry Shampoo is excellent for reviving hair that has gone limp, and gives you a few extra days between your wash. Other dry shampoos that receive great reviews are the Batiste Dry Shampoo and the Eva Nyc Freshen Up Dry Shampoo, both of which are under $10.

What do you use to get great smelling hair? Tell us in the comments below.