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Written by Vira Anekboonyapirom
After recently visiting the #1 French hair salon from Paris, I needed to bring more beautiful French products into my everyday life at home.
Some may argue the French are beauty pioneers that carry a certain jour ne sais quoi, while others may see them as normcore. Whatever side you fall on, you can’t argue that the French and their beauty routines feel tried and trusted while eluding a particular mysteriousness.
One thing I cannot look past is the way the French manage simple beauty; that perfectly undone, done look.
French beauty is all about simplicity and dual-purposes. Take for example hair perfume that doubles as a detangler and a hair masque that works either as an express treatment or an intense overnight treatment.
Less is more they say, which is a concept a lot of us struggle with, but with a little shopping around for quality products, you’ll have a little slice of French heaven on your beauty shelves.
So, without future adieu, below are a selection of my favourite French products and brands so you too can say bonjour to French girl chic.
Restructuring Nourishing Balm
This highly lipid-replenishing pre-shampoo balm intensely cares for your damaged and dehydrated locks. The Nourishing Balm consists of a nourishing complex of natural oils that work on three levels to treat, regenerate and enhance your hair fibres.
The balm can be used in two ways:
- 30MIN EXPRESS TREATMENT
As a 30min express treatment before you wash your hair, leaving you with nourished, softer, silkier, frizz tamed hair.
- 8HOUR OVERNIGHT TREATMENT
Apply the balm before bed and rinse out before washing your hair normally the following morning. The texture of your hair will immediately and visibly be transformed for nourished and repaired locks.
Detox Dry Shampoo With Aquatic Mint
One of the best products to have come about since sliced bread is your humble dry shampoo. Klorane’s new Detox Dry Shampoo instantly refreshes and clarifies your hair and scalp while delivering an immediate cooling sensation with an invisible finish for all hair types.
Featuring 100% natural, organic aquatic mint extract and natural absorbent micro-powders, their clarifying dry shampoo detoxifies and protects your hair and scalp from pollutants and environmental residue leaving a minty-fresh scent on the hair that is volumised, softer and shinier.
Use this to:
- Extend the life of your blow-dry
- Add texture and volume
- Protect your hair from environmental pollutants
Reflection Bain Chromatique Shampoo
If you have coloured hair, then this is for you. Kérastase Reflection Bain Chromatique Riche is for those with thicker hair. It’s also a protecting shampoo for very sensitised colour-treated or highlighted hair. Use this and your colour will remain vibrant, whilst helping to keep your hair healthy.
Use this to:
- Extend the life of your highlights/colour
- Preserve your beautiful locks with a shine that can last up to 40 days
- Nourish your hair
- Give yourself a smooth & supple texture
Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
Scalp health is all the rage at the moment. If your scalp is sensitive or oily, then it’s time to give your scalp the perfect scrub-down with Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Purifying Scrub. This bestselling, multi-award-winning scalp revitaliser helps to restore balance and detoxify the scalp area by scouring away dead skin cells, hard water build-up, excess oil, and flakes.
Use this to:
- Deep clean your scalp by removing all unwanted debris from the scalp area
- Stimulate blood flow, helping to nourish and rebalance the scalp
- Minimise overproduction of oil, itchiness, and irritation by using it regularly
If you’re to invest in one major hair product this year, then this is it. The Balmain Silk Perfume infuses your locks with its summery scent straight off the Balmain runway. The perfume is enriched with Argan Oil and Silk Proteins leaving your hair beautifully scented, soft, shiny and nourished.
Use this to:
- Fragrance your hair with a fresh, summery scent
- Add shine and radiance
- Leave your hair with a silky, lightweight finish
- Help detangle and repair
- Great for all hair types
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