Hi again everyone! Yes I’m being industrious… 2 posts in 1 evening! I’m wanting to balance out the Adelaide Fringe content with some beauty goodness, so here goes!
Soundtrack for this post: Dandy Warhols… Currently playing “Every day should be a holiday.”
Something I hadn’t gotten around to trying until this year was hair perfume. It’s a popular concept in Asia but really doesn’t have an equivalent in Western brands. It’s not a hair spray, or a hair treatment as such, or even dry shampoo. Instead, it’s simply fragrance designed for the hair. The alcohol content is usually specially balanced so it is less damaging on the hair than if you were to apply a squirt of standard perfume or body spray.
As I’ve got a pretty busy routine, I thought this would be perfect for those days in-between-washes in which I don’t need dry shampoo but just want to give my hair a bit of a freshen up when it’s tucked into a ponytail or hair clip.
So, without further ado, behold Mandom‘s Baby Veil Hair Fragrance in “Fruity Savon”!
(I must say that the name is a little interesting as in French, savon = soap, but this is not a dry shampoo.)
Mandom are a long established Japanese company who specialise in cosmetic products. They were established in 1927 (!) and you can find their official English site over here. I haven’t tried any of their products before so this was certainly a new experience for me all over!
I have been using this product approximately once a week since my shopping haul and there are things I love about it, but things that unfortunately I’m not so pleased about.
- Lovely fruity fragrance.
- Fragrance lasts all day and is “just right” on the hair – not overpowering but you can notice it.
- Perfect size for your handbag (80gm; from cap to bottom it’s approximately 15cm tall).
- The fragrance goes everywhere when you spray it. Do not use in an enclosed room such as a small bathroom as you will choke on the fragrance, it is THAT strong in the air! (I don’t spray much, either!)
- I have found it a little irritating on my scalp sometimes, despite following the directions and spraying approx. 10-15cm from my hair (like hairspray). So I only use it when necessary rather than to beautify my hair on a daily basis.
This particular hair perfume cost me approximately $12 AUD at local store Kawaii Fashion (see the above linked shopping haul post for more! ) and unfortunately I won’t be repurchasing. This is due to 1) cost and 2) the irritation. (I should say though that I have psoriasis on my scalp (luckily under pretty good control!) so my scalp may be more sensitive than those who are lucky to not have similar issues!)
Beautiful Rating 6/10: quality 3/5 (loses points for irritation and gassing issue! ), value 3/5 if buying in Australian stores.
Do you have any hair perfume recommendations?