Us Americans have either the city sleek look or preppy, artificial curl demeanor pinned; those Brits have the messy appearance nailed; and then, those French lads, have the artfully placed, effortless stylée.
So, despite the fact that my brother often mutters that my hair looks frizzy, I don't give a damn, because it's French (and it's not like he knows the meaning of frizz, anyway).
Beginning under the tap, I wash my hair with the Phyto Cream Shampoo*. Agreed, the brand coheres with the theme, but that's not all. The balancing and herbal remedy cures those flaky scalps without a too moisturizing nor too drying finish. When it's over, you'll have shiny locks that reflect like the sun and a hint of tasteful volume.
Since I can't manage to find my conditioner love, I apply my moisture menders outside the running water: oils. Whether it be a dose of coconut, argan, or, if I'm feeling über luxe, the Caudalie Divine Oil, little is needed, yet those roots won't be weighed down, but your ends will be looking nourished and healthy--nevertheless, we both know the last time you got your hair cut.
Then, brossez les cheveux and tie in a hair tie and go to bed; but not any ordinary crease-ridding hair tie--only the Twistbands. Why? Forgot any sleep inducing cowlicks or general mish mosh. When that alarm sounds, your roots will be kept well groomed and your ends will maintain a hint of volume and texture.
But, don't reach for the brush--enhance your 'just rolled out of bed' texture (that's what it's supposed to look like, anyway). If your locks are too messy, though, comb through with fingers.
Style as you wish: all down and a'flow, a princess crown tie-back, or chignon. If you're hoping for a bit more styling help, choose some texturizing and volume spray. For pure volume, spritz the Bumble and bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish* on roots, ends, or everywhere. But, if you're into the more French riviera, à la plage look, then I (hands down) recommend the Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray. Wave inducing? Oui. Shine enhancing? Oui--we don't want unhealthy locks, do we? Yet, it also imparts a hint of volume, as well.
So, I've just discussed my two favorite topics: beauty and anything French. How many more days until I can move to