How to make hair naturally smell good?

The other day, I received a hair mask from Lush as a gift. It smelled AMAZING, like jasmine and ylang-ylang. I haven't washed my hair in three days but every time I move or mist it, I get a little whiff of heaven. I never use products with any lingering smell, not even on my body. I used to though and I forgot how much I loved it. I'd love to go back to using good smelling things but I want to keep using the products I already use (argan oil, sauve conditioner which Never makes me hair smell) and not buy new things just because of smell.
I own a ton of essential oils, including jasmine and ylang-ylang that I mentioned above.
My question is, how can I make my hair smell nice using essential oils and is it damaging to hair to use them?

The ones I'm most curious about are
-orange
-lemon
-jasmine
-ylang ylang
-vanilla

The internet really only talks about lavender, peppermint and tea tree for hair ):
Conditioner -Sauve Naturals Coconut/Mane and Tail
Oil- argan or jojoba, can't find a good one
Leave in Carols Daughter Hair Milk or left in rinse out
Stylers LA Sports or Fruit of the earth aloe vera gel
Wash- some hippie dippy shampoo bar once every 2 weeks and as I am co wash every few days


High Porosity
Fine
3a-3b



Even with its wet, it's dry, dry, DRY!
I generally add essential oils to my homemade hair products. I tend to use basil in my gelatin gel, as it seems to preserve the product well. Another poster on here mentioned cinnamon oil smells delicious and also preserves well. I don't see why oils should be damaging to hair. The only thing is if you are super low porosity your hair may not like even essential oils (when I w as super lo po my hair hated them). But I see you're high porosity so that shouldn't be an issue. Be careful with orange and lemon in the summer; the acidic oils can make your scalp more vulnerable to getting sunburn. If you want just the scent, why not get a little spray bottle, mix in some water and a few drops of your favorite scent? I found yang yang to be pretty strong, and prefer only a drop of it if I'm using it.

2B/2C/f/i
Baby fine brown hair, fluctuating porosity (currently low)
No poo: AVG mixed with glycerin, KMF volumizing conditioner
Leave in: SS PT
Stylers: AO Mandarin magic, SS CEJ, SS protein, homemade gelatin hair gel, SCE crazy curly FSG (sans PVP), AO Natural Missst super hold hairspray (used as gel)
Treatments: amla, fenugreek, irish moss, aloe vera powder, rosemary and chamomile tea rinse (with marshmallow root and irish moss water), henna, hydrogen peroxide, catnip tea
IA Girl's PT
Put a few drops in your products and mix well! Some have antimicrobial properties which shouldn't affect product much. Or, if you feel so inclined, just add a drop to a handful of conditioner before putting it into your hair. You can also make sprays out of water and essential oil to mist after you wash and condition. Just be sure to shake well before use as oil and water don't mix. There is something you can add to it to make it mix, but I can't remember what it is.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
I decided to do what you recommended and just whip up a little spray bottle with some oils and water. I love it so far, but its hard to tell if its strong enough or last long enough for others to smell. Guess I'll have to wait and see! Heres hoping!

Random, but until that Lush hair mask, I disliked jasmine. Thats the oil I chose (with a little sweet orange too) and I love it now. So odd.
Conditioner -Sauve Naturals Coconut/Mane and Tail
Oil- argan or jojoba, can't find a good one
Leave in Carols Daughter Hair Milk or left in rinse out
Stylers LA Sports or Fruit of the earth aloe vera gel
Wash- some hippie dippy shampoo bar once every 2 weeks and as I am co wash every few days


High Porosity
Fine
3a-3b



Even with its wet, it's dry, dry, DRY!
I love Jasmine too! It's one of my favorites

Essential oils can evaporate quickly, which is the only downside about them. I used them in my homemade soap and the scent does not stay very long Some are better than others. Patchouli and anise seed last forever, but those are either ones you love or hate, and most people hate.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
i love using essenial oils as well i mix n use them in everything i make, hair body n skin. I find that after you use the same one for a while there is a bit of lingering smell in the hair or skin. I tend to use alot of rose, lavender and rosemary, but i have a massive collection, and use them as a perfum as well. Im always a bit careful at first, cause i dont like it too stronge, n its easier putting more in then less.

my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

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