French Women Can't Live Without These Hair Products
There's something completely enticing about les femmes françaises. They're the antitheses to the Kardashian/Jenners (think fewer drawn-on lips and more fresh-out-of-bed beauty). In fact, the French approach to beauté is more of an afterthought—an "I literally just woke up like this" stance. French women have made minimal-effort beauty chic, which is something we can totally get behind and fully appreciate (especially on mornings when dry shampoo is our last hope).
Speaking of dry shampoo, we can't get over the understated, no-frills, perfectly mussed coifs of the French. This means very infrequent hair washing and a complete lack of styling tools. Exhibit A: Christophe Robin told us that French women "accept their natural texture, and they try to bring the best out of it," so straighteners, curling irons, and blowouts are pretty much taboo. We're all about jumping on the healthy, untouched, messy hair bandwagon, so to that, we say vive la France! To perfect your own French-girl hair, try some of the country's beloved hair products below.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask With Lemon ($62)
While no-poo shampoos are gaining a lot of traction as of late, Christophe Robin's been selling a much-loved formula for over 20 years. His lemon-scented, lather-free mask is a French staple, Robin explains. "It takes a little effort, but it keeps the hair colour intact, nourishing the hair and scalp."
Leonor Greyl Crème Moelle de Bambou ($67)
Leonor Greyl tells us that French actress and singer Isabelle Adjani swears by this shampoo. "I wash my hair every two days with the shampoo Crème Moelle de Bamboo from Leonor Greyl. Then, once a week, I nourish my hair with their amazing Masque Quintessence ($189)." Curious as to why the latter is so pricey? We've got the answer.
Leonor Greyl Serum de Soie ($60)
Also, model and actress Aymeline Valade loves the brand's serum, saying that it "protects and hydrates [her] hair." Just two pumps help de-frizz and revitalise damaged strands (but if, like most French women, you're digging the frizz appreciation movement, you can skip this step).
Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse ($43)
Louise Follain told us in an exclusive interview that she's a big fan of dousing the ends of her hair in this protective oil come summertime. You can also use it on your face and body for a three-in-one nourishing treatment. Not to mention it's 97.8% natural, so there's that.
Want more French-girl haircare tips? Check out how to French-ify your routine.