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Top 10 French Hair Care Products

Take A Cue From The French And Start Using One Of These Hair Care Products

Take A Cue From The French And Start Using One Of These Hair Care Products

When it comes to our daily beauty routines, going for a natural and effortless look tends to be a goal for many of us. And if there’s anyone out there who’s nailed the effortless look, it’s the French. French women and men alike know how to avoid the heating tools and salon visits in order to maintain fresh and natural locks, so it only makes sense that some pretty stellar hair care products have come out of the European country and made their way over here. In the following list, you’ll find our Top 10 picks for the best French hair care products—from oils to dry shampoos and even texture sprays—so you can do as the French do and achieve a perfectly messy ‘do. Opening image: @NuxeINT

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April 11, 2018

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The Rankings


Klorane Conditioner with Chamomile

Our Score

USERS SAID: "If you're a blonde stranded on a desert island, pack this Klorane conditioner. It's got my dirty blonde locks sparkling in the sun and silky soft. I can often get away skipping the shampoo and going straight to my conditioner. Great value!"

BEST FOR: The chamomile extract in this works to naturally brighten blonde locks. 


L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hair Spray

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I have been using this hairspray for about a month, primarily on weekends when I go downtown. Through all of the dancing and socializing, my hairstyles still stand! It also works great on my casual hair down days to keep the flyaways stuck, but my hair still feels natural.”

BEST FOR: Being strong enough to withstand humid temps, but lightweight enough to brush through at the end of the day


Iles Formula Haute Performance Finishing Serum

Our Score

HELPFUL TIP: Apply this serum to wet or dry hair, whichever you prefer.

BEST FOR: Protecting against the elements, like harsh UV rays and heating tools, as well as keeping your hair nourished and your color intact


Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I'll admit that I chose to order this product because I read in some magazine that the Duchess Kate uses it (whatever, don't judge). But I am happy to say that I really have gotten amazing results. My hair (highlighted) is softer, noticeably less frizz and shinier. Really happy with the product."

LOVED FOR: This lightweight conditioner leaves hair feeling soft and looking shiny and, best of all, doesn’t feel greasy 


Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those with sensitive or oily scalps can benefit from the detoxifying properties.

USERS SAID: “Really nice smell and amazingly deep cleaned scalp. A little goes a long way. You also should prewash your hair using your normal shampoo before deep clean it with this one, it will foam better.”


PHYTO Phytodéfrisant Botanical Straightening Balm

Our Score

BEST FOR: Blowout fanatics—this product is heat-activated so it works best when you fight the frizz with the help of a hairdryer.

USERS SAID: "I've tried hundreds of anti-frizz products to help tame my unruly naturally curly hair. This works! For me, this product is one of the most important in my drawer!"


Leonor Greyl Paris Éclat Naturel Styling Cream

Our Score

HELPFUL TIP: A little goes a long way—a pea-sized amount should do the trick!

BEST FOR: Works to repair damaged hair that is a result of excessive heat or hair treatments. 


Rene Furterer Vegetal Texture Spray

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Better than hairspray! It gives my thinning hair more body and lift. A small amount works great so the product lasts for a long time on the shelf.”

LOVED FOR: With plant extract and Vitamin B as key ingredients, your hair will feel healthier after just a few spritzes. 


Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

Our Score

BEST FOR: You can use this multi-purpose dry oil pretty much anywhere, which is exactly the point. Six essential oils combine to nourish, repair and soften your face, body and hair. Easily absorbed, it’ll leave whatever surface you put it on soft and moisturized but never greasy. 

USERS SAID: "I use this all year round as a body oil. Quick and easy to apply, soaks into my skin instantly and leave my skin so soft and smelling gorgeous."


Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

Our Score

BEST FOR: This beloved award-winning dry shampoo is hypoallergenic and vegan, which means it can work its magic on all hair types

LOVED FOR: The fast-acting, gentle formula 

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