The first time I went to Sweden, I didn’t actually mean to go to Sweden. I was in Denmark with my friends, and when we found out the round trip from Copenhagen to Malmö was $20-30, we decided to go check out another country.
Also, I’d like to point out that if you Google Malmö, the picture image that comes up on the right shows Nyhavn, which is decidedly not in Sweden.
So anyway, Sweden. This was back when I didn’t have a single clue about traveling, and we spent all day walking around with giant backpacks. (I know now that if you have luggage on a day trip, you leave it in a godamn locker at the train station, like come on Sarah you watched The Bourne Identity, you should know this.)
To be honest, I don’t remember exactly what I smelled like on that leg of the trip, but probably a little bit like the steak and onion rings we had at lunch and the Thai food we devoured at dinner, plus the vestiges of Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia I had doused my scarf and coat in. But if I go to Sweden again, I want to smell like nothing but the Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume, which is the kind of memorably pretty scent that cool people leave in their wake. Sachajuan, for those unfamiliar with the brand, is a stylist founded, stylist favorite. The hair perfume will run you $72, and does things like counteract UV damage and reduce static, but mostly I’m just very into how it makes me smell (I have been wearing this every single day, paired with another perfume that is more than four times the cost of this one…I will divulge that one only if you guys want to hear about it). It also gets rid of whatever odors might be lingering in your hair—so upon exiting a steakhouse you will smell citrusy and softly floral, instead of citrusy, softly floral, smoky, and vaguely greasy.
If you really want to go all out, I’m also a fan of their $48 hair oil, which gives the most ridiculously perfect beachy texture…but it’s like a hair oil with a silicone-slip feel, so I have no idea how that works. Some beauty writer I am.
Last thing: while playing with these products, I researched how to protect your hair from the elements this summer, so here are other expensive but effective things for you to check out this season.
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