Here are the ten best French haircare products to help you achieve healthier and stronger hair. If there’s anyone who nails the effortless look, it’s definitely the French ;). For us, hair tends to be natural and a little bit undone and messy —think of the “I literally just woke up like this” approach. Our hairstyles are chic and simple, giving the appearance that we haven’t put in a lot of effort. Our haircare routine is also pretty simple, only involving a few haircare products such as shampoo, conditioner, and a mask/serum/oil. However, we make sure to use only concentrated high-performance formulas dedicated to the health of our scalp and hair fiber.
So, to help you curate the perfect hair care routine, in today’s article, I’ve compiled a list of the very best French haircare products on the market right now. No matter your hair type, whether it’s fine, curly, oily, or dry, I’m sure you’ll find one (or more) products that can help enhance your hair’s natural texture and type. Read on to discover these must-have French hair products and perhaps add one of them (or two) to your beauty routine.
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1. Best Shampoo for Oily Hair: Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub
Christophe Robin’s Cleaning Purifying Scrub is a detoxifying shampoo enriched with sea salt —a natural exfoliant— eliminating impurities and promoting blood circulation. I do love this product and use it once a week instead of my regular shampoo. It’s the ideal detox treatment to remove product buildup and rebalance sensitive or oily scalps. It’s suitable for anyone with scalp concerns like dandruff or excess oil or those in need of a detox treatment.
2. Best Shampoo for Dry, Frizzy Hair: Leonor Greyl Paris Crème Moelle de Bambou
The Leonor Greyl Crème Moelle de Bambou is a nourishing nonlathering shampoo that cleanses, regenerates, and conditions the hair. I absolutely love this shampoo! Each time I use it, my hair is soft, silky, and shiny without having to use any serum or conditioner afterward. This crème seems to give slightly more volume to my hair, and the smell is divine. It’s the perfect shampoo you can use daily without the risk of drying out the hair.
3. Best Shampoo for All Hair Types: Klorane Ultra-Gentle Shampoo
With its ultra-gentle formula, Klorane’s Ultra-Gentle Shampoo with Oat Milk effectively softens and hydrates the hair while keeping it lightweight, shiny, and healthy-looking. Its dermatologist-tested formula is suitable for all hair types and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive scalps. One of the best French hair products that is worthy of a spot on your vanity!
4. Best Conditioner for Dehydrated, Dull Hair: Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Mask
The Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera is one of my favorite conditioners! Its lightweight formula melts effortlessly into hair, delivering a boost of hydration for a more radiant, frizz-free, and manageable look. The mask also contains Flaxseed Oil to nourish and rejuvenate dry hair, leaving it looking healthy and luminous.
5. Best Hair Mask for Very Dry Hair: Klorane Repairing 3-in-1 Mask
Klorane Repairing 3-in-1 Mask with Organic Cupuacu Butter is a multi-use hair mask that deeply nourishes, restores, and tames hair without weighing it down. It’s the ideal treatment for those with very dry, damaged, or wavy, curly, and natural hair. It can be used as a traditional in-shower treatment, an overnight mask as a leave-in cream to mend the driest hair. I really love this hair mask, and its smell is absolutely fabulous!
6. Best Hair Mask for Damaged Hair: Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask
Christophe Robin’s Regenerating Mask is an intensive hair mask enriched with rare prickly pear seed oil, plant ceramides, and inula flower extract to repair, nourish and provide radiance to hair. This regenerative care treatment is recommended for all hair types, especially those with damaged hair. It’s one of the best hair masks that I’ve tried!
7. Best Hair Serum: Sisley Revitalizing Fortifying Serum
The Sisley Revitalizing Fortifying Serum is an ultra-light, non-greasy serum that contains highly concentrated plant-based extracts, proteins, vitamins, and minerals to keep the hair anchored, making it more resistant and protecting its natural color. It also soothes feelings of discomfort on the scalp and provides the hair with volume and tone. It’s the perfect treatment for the scalp that contributes to making hair stronger and denser.
8. Best Hair Oil: L’Huile de Leonor Greyl
L’Huile de Leonor Greyl is a protective, beautifying hair treatment with a luxurious blend of natural oils —organic jojoba, coconut, sunflower seed, and sesame seed oils— that detangles, protects, and restores damaged strands and ends. You can use it as a pre-shampoo treatment, leaving it in for half an hour before shampooing as usual. Or you can use it as protection from the drying and damaging effects of sun, saltwater, and chlorine.
9. Best Hair Mist: Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Leave-in Mist
Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Leave-in Mist protects color, nourishes the hair, and provides body and volume without drying out the hair. Indeed, this alcohol-free formula is composed of 96% rose water. This product is designed to help thin, fine, or flat hair look thicker, fuller, and volumized. I highly recommend this product if you want a more natural feel to hair but still want volume. It works like a salt spray but without the drying effect, the rose’s smell is absolutely fabulous.
10. Best Hair Supplement: Aime Hair & Scalp Boost
Aime is the first French beauty brand to create a synergistic blend between nutrition, supplementation, and cosmetic skincare. I love this brand! And if you’re looking for the perfect supplement to strengthen your scalp and stimulate hair growth, I highly recommend the Aime Hair & Scalp Boost. This unique formula contains a blend of probiotics, biotin, folic acid, and rice proteins and is ideal for those with fine hair, postpartum hair loss, or an irritated or oily scalp. All AIME products and formulas are manufactured in France from Normandy to Brittany to Provence.
Leonce is the founder and editor of Leonce Chenal, a lifestyle platform launched in 2018. Originally from France, Leonce offers a fresh perspective that comes from her experience at top tech companies in Paris and London. Having spent several years in Paris and now residing in Amsterdam, she combines her professional expertise with a personal passion for French and Parisian styles. Leonce is committed to guiding her readers through the intricacies of Parisian chic, empowering them to embrace the elegance and sophistication of French style.