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Friday, January 17, 2014

The French Girl Hair Routine

The bold lippie doesn't suit my visage, so (at my disdain), the Parisian red lip and makeup-free face is a no go. At that, I'll just have to indulge in countless cappuccinos, croissants, and macarons--but I'm forgetting something, non? French girl hair.
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 dreamland Paris--away from the 'frizzy' hair comments?

21 comments :

  1. Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray was sent from the heavens.

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  2. Mademoiselle natureJanuary 17, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    hehhe I am french and writing a beauty blog, check it out :-)


    www.mademoisellenature.blogspot.com

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  3. I've only tried a phyto conditioner before and it made my hair really greasy and heavy, but maybe i'll give them another go and try out this shampoo it sounds lovely xx


    yespleasebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Hey there, I just wanted to say that "brossez les cheveaux" means "brush the horses" so I guess you meant "brossez les cheveux". It is a very cute mistake.

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  5. Hair oils are definitely an essential, they improve the look of your hair no end! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  6. Thanks so much for the lovely recommendations!

    http://littlelizziep.blogspot.com

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  7. Love love love the Bumble and bumble spray :)

    Tiny Alis.

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  8. These are all such lovely products! The Caudalie Divine Oil sounds great and I love that it's a multi-use product too!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  9. I always struggle with my hair, I don't like it at all :( I feel like I need those B&B and Oribe products in my life, as well as a good amount of volume! Plus that Phyto shampoo sounds lovely.

    x Giada | The Beauty Recensionist

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  10. My hair is so flat and boring most of the time, I need to try more products to give me lift and volume!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

    xx

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  11. I'm desperate to try the Oribe Wave spray - this post may have been that final nudge that I was needing! x

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  12. lovely post! I love your hair routine.. you've inspired me to try out a more french messy do :)

    Love the blog. I've just stumbled on you and started following!

    Hannah xx

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  13. Thanks for the tip--sometimes writing in both English and French gets a little confusing. But, merci, merci, merci! xo

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  14. It's amazing everywhere--except I haven't tried it on my face. But I have no doubts it would be bad there, either. xo

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  15. They're all great. xo

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  16. N'awww--thanks! I'm glad you like it. (: xo

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  17. Ahh I really want to try that Bumble & Bumble spray. Might just have to bite the bullet and purchase it. After spending a week in Paris last month, I too am obsessed with all things French x

    lamourjosie.com

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  18. I love Phyto! Their clarifying shampoo is amazing!

    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Oooo; I will definitely have to try that! Thanks for the recommendation. (: xo

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  20. Paris!?!? For the last month?!?! You have no fathom of the amount of envy I'm experiencing right now. xo

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  21. Ooh I'm definitely going to try the Phyto shampoo, I'm having major scalp issues at the moment, bit tmi but I'm just keeping it real haha :) http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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