5 Haircare Brands French Women Swear By

5 Haircare Brands French Women Swear By

Easy texture, low-maintenance colour and cuts that have a certain je ne sais quoi, it’s undeniable that French women have the edge when it comes to cool girl hair. What's their secret? From French pharmacy heroes to under-the-radar offerings, we’ve rounded up the hair care brands they couldn’t be without…


Christophe Robin

Christophe Robin is the definition of a hair guru. At the forefront of the hair industry since 1999, working with top models and A-listers alike, his coveted range was designed to deeply restore coloured hair back to its former glory. Specially developed for sensitive and highlighted hair, his award-winning lineup uses only natural ingredients such as wheat germ oil, lavender, lemon, camomile and bluebell for your healthiest head to date. Hero products include the Cleansing Purifying Scrub, a sea salt-based scrub that works wonders to remove product build-up and rebalance sensitive scalps, and the Shade Variation Care Baby Blond, a god-send for bottle blondes prone to brassy tones.

Where to get it: Buy in Space NK stores nationwide as well as online at LookFantastic.com and HQHair.com



Founded in the 1960s, Klorane has been channeling its botanical expertise into industry-renowned hair products ever since. Their innovative approach to utilising the power of plants means they’ve cracked the code for formulating products to solve all manner of hair woes – it’s no wonder they’re the number one haircare brand in European pharmacies. If you’re a dry shampoo fan, Klorane’s Dry Shampoo is a must-try – made with softening oat milk extracts, it’ll revive second-day hair, amp up volume and extend the life of your blow-dry without a trace of residue. The Quinine Shampoo is also a bestseller, helping to restore lifeless locks. The best bit? With shampoos and conditioners priced around £10 and styling products at roughly £12, this French pharmacy stalwart won’t break the bank.

Where to get it: Find it in Boots stories nationwide as well as on Boots.com, Amazon.co.uk and LookFantastic.com


Leonor Greyl

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Leonor Greyl, making this heritage brand one to check out. The brand was one of the first ever haircare brands to create products from plants and natural ingredients, long before the ‘bio’ trend became a hit, and its cult formulas are free from silicones, coal tar, parabens and sodium laureth (a foaming agent), all drawing on the expertise fostered at its institute in Paris. Upgrade your shampoo and conditioner with its luxe offerings or treat dry and damaged hair to the pre-shampoo L’Huile de Leonor Greyl treatment, a blend of natural oils that makes light work of detangling, repairing and softening tresses from root to tip.

Where to get it: Space NK stores nationwide as well as Net-a-Porter.com and CultBeauty.co.uk



Boasting the highest concentration of pure plant extracts on today’s beauty shelves with 95% natural formulas, Phyto’s impressive line-up champions healthy hair from the root. The entire collection is free from parabens and silicones, as well as being colour-safe, so there’s something for everyone - whether you’re on the hunt for an anti-ageing solution to tackle a lack of shine and density, or have overdone it on the colour front and need to bring life back to brittle, damage-prone strands. Those experiencing hair loss as well as weak, brittle and split nails should make a bee-line for the Phytophanere supplement, one of the best formulas of its ilk we’ve come across.

Where to get it:  Find your nearest stockist at Phyto-Haircare.co.uk


René Furterer

Working as a stylist in 1950s Paris, René Furterer observed an epidemic of dry, damaged hair and soon realised nourishing both the scalp and strands was crucial to maintaining a healthy head of hair. He founded his namesake line shortly afterwards, and the brand remains one of France’s luxe bestsellers. The entire lineup is based around natural essential oils, combining plant-based nutrients with the latest pharmaceutical ingredients to create formulas that build strong, shiny hair. The Radiance Enhancing Shampoo is a beauty industry hero, while the Complex 5 Scalp Treatment is packed with orange and lavender essential oils to boost circulation, energise the scalp and remove impurities to supercharge your haircare routine.

Where to get it: Visit LookFantastic.com

Inspiration credits: Instagram.com/ChristopheRobinParis, Instagram.com/Phyto_uk, Instagram.com/KloraneUk
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