Best smelling hair products: Hair care for every personality type

Are you more of an INFJ or ESFP? If you aren’t sure, you might want to brush up on your Myers-Briggs personality type. The Myers-Briggs is a popular personality test designed to identify a person’s strengths, preferences, and general personality type. The self-report questionnaire is one of the most widely used psychological tests in the world, composed of 16 different types. The test can help you determine if you are more introverted (I) or extroverted (E), sensing (S) or intuition (N), thinking (T) or feeling (F), and judging (J) or perceiving (P). Even though every type approaches the world differently, they all have unique value. 

The test is a great way to better understand yourself and help you make choices. We also think it’s the key to discovering the perfectly scented hair oil, shampoo, mask, or texturizing spray of your dreams. With so many options to choose from both online and in beauty supply stores like Sephora, it can be overwhelming to pick the right products for your hair. But knowing your unique personality type can provide inspiration for your unique hair type. 

We’ve rounded up some of the best smelling hair products that leave hair looking and smelling its best. Based on your personality type, you’ll be able to find the perfect scent, just for you. 

ISTJ: The Inspector

BUY IT HERE: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon Dry Shampoo

Hardworking and reliable, you need a refined and elegant scent to match. While a whiskey-scented dry shampoo might sound strange, one spritz of this product will infuse your mane with a heavenly aroma of vanilla, oak, and spices. And the formula isn’t bad either. The dry shampoo will soak up excess oil on your scalp and leave hair with a cool, gritty texture.

ESTP: The PersuaderBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

As the life of the party you love a bit of fun and dare we say it… drama. Just like Madonna, another famous ESTP, you make your presence known when you enter a room. You’ll want to make room for this sea-buckthorn-berry infused spray on your shelf because it will soon become your signature scent. It smells like a delicious blend of berries and vanilla and it sprays on clear with no white residue to keep hair looking fresh. Fun fact: it has three times the amount of Vitamin A as a carrot. 

ISTP: The Crafter Best smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Christophe Robin Hair Oil with Lavender

Lavender is the perfect smell for easygoing ISTPs. This peaceful scent is said to reduce stress and anxiety, and even reduce mild forms of pain. Composed of 97.5% natural oils, this hair oil yields a subtle lavender scent while deeply nourishing hair. You can use it as an intense repair treatment by applying a small amount to dry hair and leaving in overnight, or use it as a protectant by applying it before sun exposure. 

ESFP: The PerformerBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Oyin Hair Dew Hair Quenching Lotion

ESFPs love interacting with and empowering others, and their optimistic nature is truly infectious. This charismatic type includes many artists and musicians, including Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj. This heavenly hair lotion is the smells like freshly baked vanilla spice cake and leaves hair feeling soft and fluffy. The delicious, edible scent is a true original. 

ISFJ: The ProtectorBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Taliah Waajid Green Apple & Aloe Leave-In Conditioner

This fresh green apple scent speaks to the soul of this peacemaking personality type. Modest, determined, and warm-hearted, ISFJs are attracted to natural and comforting scents. This leave-in conditioner will leave your strands smelling like Granny Smith apple juice and it seals in moisture exceptionally well. 

ENTP: The DebaterBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Aesop Volumizing Shampoo

ENTP love a good debate and rarely back down from a challenge. Your innovative thinking makes you a great conversationalist always on the hunt for knowledge. You thrive when surrounded by down-to-earth, woodsy scents, like the one found in this volumizing shampoo from Aesop. When you need a little boost, this product will make hair feel super soft, thick, and tangle-free.

ISFP: The Artist Best smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

The smell of rosehip in this deep conditioning mask attracts the loyal, warm, and talented ISFP personality type. This type prefers to create their own value system based on how they feel, and famous ISFPs include Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Use this miracle-worker of a mask to make your hair shine and prevent breakage. 

ESTJ: The DirectorBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Kérastase Scrub Apaisant Soothing Scalp Scrub

You’re a natural-born leader who knows how to make decisions quickly and get the job done. Many famous politicians and influential people count among the ESTJ type, including Michelle Obama. You’ll pair perfectly with this scalp scrub, since it goes to work quickly to exfoliate and remove dead skin from the scalp. The sweet orange essential oil smells like a breath of fresh air.

INFJ: The AdvocateBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Moroccanoil Treatment

With both Oprah and Taylor Swift included among this personality type, INJFs are recognized for being insightful, highly creative, and having a strong emotional understanding of the world around them. When it comes to scent you appreciate a little bit of everything but have a few go-to smells that you love. The musky, sandalwood notes in the Moroccanoil Treatment are music to your senses. Not to mention that this strand smoother will make locks super soft.

ENFJ: The GiverBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

Equal part high-achieving leader and affectionate people person, you should go for the best of both worlds with a scent that’s both sweet and spicy. This styling agent can be used on dry hair to tame frizz or as a pre-treatment before washing. The soft, clean scent is beautifully floral. 

INFP: The MediatorBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Davines Love Shampoo

Known for making the people around you feel comfortable, you’re a big-picture thinker who relies on intuition when making decisions. Your warm presence is like being wrapped in a hug, so you need a cozy, comforting scent to match. This fantastic smelling laundry-scented cleanser does the trick, plus it leaves hair smooth and shiny. 

ENTJ: The CommanderBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

ENTJs have a reputation for being logical, efficient, and super organized. You take charge naturally and therefore need a scent that can keep up. This beloved texturizing spray has an insanely addictive scent that’s strong like the sea and airy as a breeze. Use it for a messy, beachy hairstyle or add support to your braids and styles created with hair extensions

INTJ: The ArchitectBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Virtue Recovery Conditioner

As a perfectionist who marches to the beat of your own drum, the fresh citrus notes in this conditioner are just as distinctive as you are. The brand describes it as “a rich, nurturing blend of fresh woods and clean citrus formulated with coconut and yuzu woods extract.” We’re obsessed. 

ESFJ: The CaregiverBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo with Coconut Essences

As someone who truly enjoys helping others, you are a healing presence and a dependable force in the lives of others. The beachy coconut scent in this shampoo is sweet and fresh, just like you. Showering with this is probably the closest you can get to a tropical beach vacation, no flight required. 

INTP: The ThinkerBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Olivine Love + Salt Mist

INTPs are independent problem solvers who tend to think outside of the box. The subtle ocean scent in this salt mist will appeal to your love for personal freedom and make you feel like you just spent a day walking along the beach. Spray on dry hair, throw into a topknot overnight, and wake up to sultry beach waves. 

ENFP: The ChampionBest smelling hair products

BUY IT HERE: Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey 

Confident and highly creative, you’re a go-getter who knows when to get busy. You have great people skills and a fun, youthful energy that is best complemented by a citrus scent. This multi-tasking pomade not only moisturizes hair and scalp, but also smooths edges and controls frizz. The gorgeous, citrus fragrance is the cherry on top. 

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