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How to Make Hair Smell Great Without a Hair Fragrance Mist

Hair Fragrance is the newest trend taking the internet by storm. From hair mist to luxury perfumed oils intended to be applied directly to the scalp, there’s a new wave of products dedicated to keeping you and your locks smelling gorgeous all day. But here’s the great newswhen you choose GG, you don’t need to rush out and buy extra products to make your hair smell better. With the exception of our fragrance-free Sensitive range, all of our haircare products feature lingering scents that leave your hair smelling divine day after day.  

Ingredients from our products that produce our hair fragrance and signature formulas

If you’re a GG devotee, you likely already love the signature fragrance of our bestselling products: a classic Orange Blossom scent that’s the source of frequent compliments. But if you’re yet to try our products and wondering how to make your hair smell good, discover how to achieve fresh hair with a luxurious scent – no separate hair fragrance required. 

We’ve broken down the pros and cons of perfumed hair products, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to add a dedicated fragranced hair mist to your routine. 

WHAT IS HAIR FRAGRANCE?

Hair fragrance does what it says on the tin: it’s a perfumed product you apply as a mist, spray or serum that will give you fresh hair throughout the day. Some products that fall under this category are:

  • Hair perfume 
  • Scented hair serums and oils 
  • Hair mists 
  • Scented dry shampoo 

DO I NEED HAIR FRAGRANCE TO MAKE MY HAIR SMELL BETTER? 

 No, you don’t! Some people find they prefer their hair to smell a little more natural. We’ve all hit the point in our wash cycle where things aren’t as fresh as they could be, but as long as you’re keeping your hair clean there’s no reason to worry. Wash when you want to and remember there’s no pressure to purchase extra, potentially expensive, products. When you choose GG, gorgeous smelling hair is a given thanks to the signature scent of our clinically-proven formulas.  

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HAIR SMELL GOOD WITHOUT PERFUMES OR HAIR MISTS 

If you’re interested in beautiful smelling, fresh hair that lasts but want to avoid potentially expensive hair mists or perfumes, simply reach for Grow Gorgeous products. Most of our products feature our signature scent: a long-lasting fragrance with citrus top notes of orange blossom and a hint of green fruit and vanilla, leading to intense woody, amber, and sandalwood notes, layered with delicate florals, warm spice, and musk. What’s even better is that this orange blossom scent will last between washes. 

Our Volume Root Stimulating Primer is a fresh alternative to our signature scent, with rosemary, peppermint, spearmint, floral citrus, and green herbal notes. Just incorporating this root-boosting treatment into your routine will leave you smelling fresher than ever between washes.  

CAN HAIR FRAGRANCE DO ANY DAMAGE? 

In the short-term, no. But perfume that contains alcohol can dry hair out over time and could result in long-term damage, so if you want to use hair fragrance to make your hair smell a certain way, make sure it’s free of harmful chemicals first! While it’s highly doubtful that you’ll feel the need to add additional scent to your hair after washing with your fave GG products, if you really want to layer up then we recommend only using alcohol-free hair mist that is specifically formulated for use on your crowning glory.   

Some ingredients to avoid when you’re shopping are:  

  • Cetyl Alcohol 
  • Stearyl Alcohol 
  • Cetearyl Alcohol 

Have you tried our new Scalp Tonic yet? Featuring our signature fragrance, it’s a great way to instantly energise and stimulate your roots on-the-go, with the added benefit of refreshing the smell of your hair between washes. 

PROS OF USING HAIR FRAGRANCE

 

Skin vs. hair:

Adding fragrance to your hair could be an alternative with more longevity than using perfume or body mist, as the scent will linger more effectively in hair than on the skin 

Reduced styling:

You can cut back on how many times you need to wash, dry, and style your hair per week

Flexiblity:

There are products with many different levels of fragrance, so you’ll be able to choose not only the fragrance you prefer but how gentle, or not, you’d like the scent to be

Easy to achieve:

By using scented hair products you can achieve your dream hair fragrance with no extra cost, or added steps to your routine

 

CONS OF USING HAIR FRAGRANCE

 

Harmful chemicals:

Some perfumed products contain chemicals that are harmful to hair

Product build-up:

Adding too much product to hair may mean that you end up washing your hair more to remove build-up

Oily vs. dry:

Everyone’s crowning glory is different – some products may not be suited to your hair or scalp type

Sensitive skin:

Perfumed products can irritate sensitive skin, so make sure you patch test products to avoid any adverse reactions

I CAN’T USE PERFUMED PRODUCTS. IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO GET FRESH HAIR?

Skin on the sensitive side? Or prefer to let your chosen body perfume do the talking? We recommend giving our Sensitive Range a try if your skin is prone to dryness, flakes, or irritation. Delicate yet indulgent, our fragrance-free and dermatologically tested Sensitive range relieves feelings of dryness and discomfort while adding glossy shine to strands. Perfect for those who want fresh hair without the fragrance.  

AS LOVED BY YOU 

Woman with blonde hair

So… is dedicated hair fragrance necessary? We certainly don’t think so. It can be an extra step in your routine that elevates your day from boring to bougie, or skipping it could be a no-brainer. Here at GG, we’ve invested time and effort into ensuring your hair smells absolutely gorgeous minus the fuss, while also catering to those who prefer to keep it simple with fragrance-free formulas. So even if your haircare routine is as basic as simply using shampoo and conditioner, with our fragranced formulas you can be sure your hair will smell incredible day after day. Compliments, guaranteed! 

 

“I love the smell of this shampoo and it feels gorgeous when washing your hair.”
Customer review of Intense Thickening Shampoo  

“Smells divine!”
Customer review of Curl Defining Shampoo 

 

“I love the gorgeous smell!”
Customer review of Volume Root Stimulating Primer 

“The smell lasts all day and I get loads of compliments on it.”
Customer review of Curl Defining Cleansing Conditioner 

Haven’t fallen for our signature orange blossom scent yet? Try our products today and find out what the hype is about! If you’re a fragrance-free fanatic, don’t forget that our Sensitive range was literally made for you. Not sure where to start? Take our hair quiz today to find your hair heroes.  



Lydia Grant

Lydia Grant

Writer and expert