The secret of French girl hair has been longly coveted by the beauty obsessed residents of non-francophone nations. Americans in particular…. There isn’t a US Vogue or Allure that hasn’t pried at the secret routine or cut behind that famous just-rolled-out-of-bed-or-had-a-fuck messy kept look.
The ironic part is that the french think they have terrible hair and they’d be the first to tell you they have no idea how to properly care for it compared to Americans. For the most part, the French are naive to their adulations and media attention. Mystique is in the eye of the beholder, and for the French, their hair is less enigma than normality.
You want to know the secret? Cigarettes, calcium, and spending a lot less money on hair products.
The water is filled with hard minerals called “Calcaire.” It makes your hair stiff. All those cigarettes and diesel fuelled pollutants enclosing Paris in a bowl of invisible pollution? It gives your hair thatsexy piecey look that salon priced oils and serums so earnestly promise you. And conditioner isn’t a beauty mandate by any means and you’d be hard pressed to find it anywhere but the very bottom shelf of a supermarket.
So you want to look more french? A first step would be to lay off the conditioner… and the makeup for that matter.