As a general rule, oils stay pretty close to the body. I take a drop or two and mix it with Redken's Glass, a product I use to add shine, and put it in my hair before blowing it dry. When my hair moves, the scent wafts about. It lasts until I shampoo again. I don't know how well this would work for someone with shorter hair. I may enlist my son's help to experiment with it.