It's really just a stereotype that all French women have that envy-inducing tousled hairstyle that always looks perfectly undone... even after a week sans shampoo! That said, it is a beautiful stereotype and a style that is coveted by women the world over. So, just how do you go about getting French girl hair?
Mostly, it depends on your natural hair texture as this decides how much styling you have to do. Some people have naturally wavy or straight-ish hair that won't need much encouragement. Others have more texture that requires some extra attention. The best thing to do is experiment with some different styling techniques to find out which ones will work best on your locks. Below are three different ways to get you started, all of which can be chopped and changed to adapt to your hair.
Starting with dry hair, spray Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray evenly throughout then blow-dry in loosely twisted sections. When you're done, run a wide-tooth comb through it to break up the waves you just created. Scrunch the ends with a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum to finish.
If you have a lot of natural texture, you'll need to straighten it out a little. To do this, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream then blow-dry your hair straight using a paddle brush. Embrace any stubborn kinks as these will only add to the coiffé-décoiffé vibe this style is known for. With a large curling iron, make a few more random waves through your hair then brush it all through. Finally, scrunch some Deconstructing Gum into the lengths of your hair to get a loosely tousled, piecey finish.
Last but not least, the technique that works its magic while you sleep. Mist damp hair with Tousle Waves Spray then pin it up into a really loose bun/chignon at the nape of your neck before you go to bed. In the morning, remove the pins and shake your hair out. Run a wide-tooth comb through your mane and apply plenty of hairspray to finish.
Et voilà, you're good to go!