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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Klorane Conditioner with Chamomile
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
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
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
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
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
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!"
Rene Furterer Vegetal Texture Spray
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
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."