For as long as I can remember, I’ve been lusting over French girls' hair. Somehow their locks always look perfectly messy, uber cool, wavy, beautifully understated, yet so darn stylish, wouldn't you agree?
So after tons of fails, I finally stumbled upon Alex's post where she asked all her French readers to help her out and share their secret tricks. They all delivered and funnily enough, they all follow the same rules - which is brilliant! So, if you fancy to Frenchify your hair, here are the 5 golden rules that are actually super simple (and very surprising) but they will transform your locks in no time:
1. Wash your hair maximum 3 times a week (less would be even better) with a plain supermarket shampoo. No other products are really necessary but you can use a bit of hair oil if you really need to. Make sure not to use conditioner as it will make your hair flat and straight.
2. When you wash your hair, always do it in the evening and go to sleep with your hair still wet. Some girls leave their hair down while sleeping (I do), others put it up in a top knot. You should try both and see which works for you.
3. If you prefer washing your hair in the morning, never blow dry it but always air-dry it. Wind on the streets or draft in the subway will only do them good.
4. If your hair is very straight, brush it as infrequently as possible without letting it all go to knots but try avoiding daily brushing and if you really need to, only do it wet.
5. Rule to remember: the less tempering and touching, the healthier your hair will look on the long run. Basically, going through your day without thinking too much of your hair is the best tip to achieve French girls' hair:)
I’ve been doing all those things for the past few weeks and my hair looks pretty much like Caroline’s above. Bingo! I even got a few compliments, so I must be doing something right! Somehow simplifying my hair routine made all the difference and my hair looks so healthy!
What do you think? Would you try any of the tips above? xo
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(Tips via Garance Doré's amazing French readers. Photos by Garance Doré and via Lianna)