Here’s why you should never apply perfume to your hair – Elle

Published on March 24, 2023 at 5:41 p.m.

Here's why you should never apply perfume to your hair

Here’s why you should never apply perfume to your hair – © Imaxtree

Perfume your hair, a gesture to avoid for a very simple reason.

On the wrists, in the neck… there are strategic areas to make the fragrance last as long as possible. Many of us also apply it to our hair, with two sprays on the lengths, hoping to perfume the rooms we cross. However, the perfume is made to be put on the skin and not on the hair. Thus, a hairdresser from the Leonor Greyl Institute in Paris, explains to us that this is a gesture to be banned. In question ? The high concentration of alcohol that perfumes possess. Traditionally, a perfume is composed of 80% alcohol. What are the risks for our hair? Alcohol will simply damage the hair fiber in the long term by drying it out. This can also affect the porosity of the hair, the expert tells us. It can retain more water and take longer to dry, for example. Better to zap this bad habit. But don’t panic, there are other solutions to perfume your hair with peace of mind.

Tips for perfuming your hair without damaging it

First, you can apply your perfume to the hair if it’s an alcohol-free perfume. There are more and more of them in the major perfume houses, not to mention those for babies.
Also, some hair care brands have particularly strong scents that last all day. Thus, opt for hair care products to be applied to dry hair (hair oils and creams, thermal protective spray, etc.) whose smell is quite strong and lasts all day.
Finally, some people invest in a hair perfume specially formulated with a lower dose of alcohol than in a classic perfume – even without alcohol. Some are also created expressly to match your perfume. To test !

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