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    Default scent for hair?

    Is there such a thing as a "hair perfume"?

    Besides essential oils, I'm thinking.

    I'm a cologne junky, although I have to be very careful as many scents (a few EO's included) can make me sneeze.

    I like EO's but I tend to buy them single, and don't mix to create different scents. Not sure how much time I want to spend on that at the moment, although I used to play with them more. If I DID stick with EO's, what's the best way to apply...a few drops on the hand and rubbed on, or should it be in a carrier? Or can it be added to water and sprayed? Come to think of it, I did make an jojoba oil & water spray that had some EO's added but the scent didn't last long, either in the bottle, or after being sprayed. Someone suggested that the airborne oil could be a problem and one time I did accidentally inhale some which was not a good experience.

    In my pre-LHC days I would (very rarely) spray some cologne into the air and walk through it to get some scent on my hair. I realize the alcohol is an issue so I don't do that any more, and I can't find ANY sort of body spray that does not have alcohol in it.

    Any ideas?

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    Intothemist,

    I am currently developing my perfumery hobby, and that includes scenting my hair misters. I have had some success with blending key EO to make lovely fragrances, but every once in a while, I get an unexpected result. Recently, I had to stop using my conditioner blended with cinnamon because it bleached my hair quite a bit lighter.
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    hey good question ... i was thinking of it ... i love the fructis smell - i am sure addition of natural fragrances to hair oil should work...
    Also in the olden days they used to smoke hair with fragrances not sure if anyone still does that ...

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    Okay I'm admit I'm a romance novel reader and I love historicals the more detail the better. Usually the heroine has long flowing beautiful hair. The last one I read our heorine was kidnapped and sent to a harem - gasp! Anyway her maid brushed her hair with scented oil - so I was wondering the same thing about scenting hair. Maybe mist the brush or a few drops of eo on the bbb? They also dried the hair with pure silk fabric to add shine - that one has been rattlin' around the back of my brain for a while (would have to be natural uncolored silk - not sure how the dye would stay in the fabric wet... any way rambling....)
    It's probably bad for the hair, but I've been known to put a few drops of my perfume in my palms and then smooth through my hair.

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    This is what I do, I mix my perfume with fractionated coconut oil (liquid form, unscented) about a 1:2 ratio. Then I use the coconut oil as a leave in and it smells great. I know the alcohol offsets the coconut oil, but maybe they just even each other out. Anyway, it works for me.

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    Heidi W. taught me to put a drop or two of grapefruit EO on the coconut oil for my hair and it smells delightful at the time but I can never catch the scent afterwards. I have found a perfume hair mist that does linger from Isle of Eden (mostly a bath junkie site). I haven't noticed the hair softening properties but then my hair is pretty soft already. IOE also does scented shampoos and conditioners that give me a slight scent afterward.

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    It may not be the best for my hair but I sometimes dab in some straight EO, usually rose or a citrus scent. I don't know if this is bad or not.
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    Atlantaz3- I am so ashamed to admit this, but I think I have read that book......

    I'm a guilty of spraying perfume in the air and walking through it to get it on my hair, I have stopped (for the most part) this practice. I don't have any EO (I know!!!!!) so for now I just look for yummy smelling leave-in conditioners.

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    Some manufacturers of high-end perfume concoct special versions for hair. I used to own one from Gucci Envy (my favourite perfume), and I think Chanel Chance has one too. These are without alcohol.

    Lately I've been using the body sprays from this etsy seller:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id...ion_id=5068014

    The ingredients listed are: Water, Witch Hazel, Aloe Leaf Juice, Black Willow Bark, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Methyl/Propylparaben,(Polysorbate 20), fragrance or essential oil.

    So no alcohol, I do think witch hazel might be a bit drying. Most of the other stuff is in my mister bottle too.
    She does have awesome scents, though - I own a couple, and her Amazing Grace-type is just heavenly.
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    Goth Rosary makes conditioner in the same scents as their perfume. Using a little as a leave-in (or in my mister) gives my hair a nice, light scent.


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