Here's How To Ace The French Chic Hair Trend | Clozette

When speaking of sophistication and class, the French will surely come to mind. It’s no secret that French women have a distinct style that exudes elegance in a very natural way — think style icon Caroline Maigret and actress Audrey Tautou. Which is why the French Chic hair trend is one of the most talked-about ones lately.

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The French Chic hair trend is basically hair that’s styled into a bob or sometimes just before the ends touch the collar bones with wispy or side-swept bangs. The distinctly French aspect of it? It’s artfully tousled and messy. Simply put, it’s a “woke up like this” ‘do in a very gorgeous way.

It’s great for those who have diamond-, square-, and heart-shaped faces. For those with diamond-shaped faces, turn to Vanessa Hudgens for inspiration. If you have a square shape, Mandy Moore is the one to use as a peg. Heart-shaped? Taylor LaShae’s pics should be on your mood board.

To ace this style, one must remember that it must be au naturel (natural). Here’s how to do it.

Skip washing

Here’s the secret: wash your hair just a few times in a week to lock in moisture and give it volume. Keep in mind that this trend’s key characteristic is effortless beauty that’s artfully alluring. This also means you have to say goodbye to your blow dryer and invest in a good hair towel. If you can’t stand not washing your hair, dry shampoo will come in handy.

Use frizz-fighting, texturising products

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Go for products that will banish frizz and keep your hair shiny and healthy such as these shampoos. The recently launched Shiseido Stage Works is recommendable for light styling, too, so you can use it for those “effortless” waves. 

Say no to heavy styling

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The French Chic hair trend can roughly be translated to “low key” or “no styling needed.” If you wish to enhance the look, lightly use a curler to create more waves but make sure to brush the curls so they don’t look stiff. As much as possible, avoid hair sprays.

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Done with your hair? Now it’s time to shop for French Drugstore beauty must-haves.



We’d all love to have flawless-looking skin, that’s why we can be a bit meticulous about our skincare. Usually, what comes first in our elaborate multi-step routines is face washing. Prior to applying all sorts of moisturisers, oils, and essences on our faces, it has become automatic for us to wash our faces before anything else. Normally, people wash their faces twice a day: in the morning and at night. But what if this habit does more harm than good? 

In a video with Vogue, Hollywood actress Bella Thorne revealed that face washing only once a day helped stop her acne. “I don't wash my face in the morning because there’s something called over-washing your face. And when I had really bad acne, that was one of the things I stopped, and it actually helped my skin,” she explained. It seems quite a ridiculous idea at first. After all, this most basic skincare practice helps refresh and clean our face before we start our day. So would Bella’s advice really work? 

Is over-washing really a thing?

Woman washing her face

Contrary to popular belief, having a squeaky clean feeling is a sign that there’s something wrong with your routine. If you feel this way after cleansing, it means you’ve over-washed and stripped your skin of its natural oils. This leaves it without a barrier for external pollutants that we may encounter during the day. Not only that but washing your face too much can also leave your skin dry and reddish in the long run. 

Recovering from over-washing

If you’re experiencing a tight and dry feeling, maybe it’s time to switch up your routine. Aside from the cleanser you’re using, the frequency of your face washing also contributes greatly to this problem. To put a stop to this, try not to use any product on your skin for a few days and leave it to rest and recover on its own. If you really can’t help it, use cleansing oils for a change because they don’t disrupt the production of your natural oils. 

Cleansing once a day

Woman about to do her face washing-- the first step to a skincare routine

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The optimum time to do your face washing is at night, to clean off all the makeup and pollutants stuck to your pores after a long day. But, you might be wondering, if excessive dirt and oil cause our breakdowns, wouldn’t it make better sense to cleanse them off as much as possible? Well, according to The New York Times, while we sleep at night, our body works on repairing the damage and producing the protective oil barriers our skin needs. Cleansing in the morning would just strip all those nourishment away, leaving you vulnerable to more pimple-causing irritants.

Proper face washing

Wide array of skincare products laid out

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Still, skincare isn’t a one-type-fits-all kind of thing. It still depends on your skin and what feels best for you. Face washing is just the first step to your skincare, and other habits such as your diet contribute a lot to how your skin appears. The only way to know which works best for you is by experimenting. What can really help is finding a good cleanser — one that effectively removes all the bad stuff while being gentle enough to leave the natural oils your skin needs. And if you found one and your skin type can withstand face washing twice a day, then go ahead and feel free to do your thing!

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Looking for a cleanser that’s gentle for your skin? Check out these Mika Ninagawa X FANCL Cleansers.



From your coffee to your favourite meals, there are go-to recipes that just get it right. The same goes for our skincare routines; there are just combinations that work. Now you can say the same for your tresses. The perfect recipe for good hair days is finally here! Say hello to Hair Recipe, a new range of superfood-inspired haircare products that will feed your hair with nothing but goodness. 

Hair Recipe full range

Housed in bright, classy bottles, they surely are a feast on the eyes. Much like the aroma of a gastronomic treat, the products have delightful scents that ignite the senses. And the best part of all? They’re packed with nature-inspired ingredients that nourish the hair — just like how food nourishes the body. There’s a perfect recipe depending on your hair’s needs, too.

A recipe for moisture

Hair Recipe Honey & Apricot line

It’s time to bid dry hair goodbye. Made with Original TripleBlend formula that regulates the absorption of moisture in the hair, the Hair Recipe Honey & Apricot line invigorates the scalp and hair while cleanses gently. The sunny-coloured shampoo, conditioner, and treatment mask also contain conditioning actives that moisturise the hair from within and leave it looking shiny. Indulge in relaxation, too, when you get a whiff of its honey & apricot scent.

A recipe for volume

Hair Recipe Kiwi & Fig range

Limp and lifeless hair? The Hair Recipe Kiwi & Fig range is the answer. It has a Unique Volume recipe made with Kiwi and Fig that strengthens the scalp and hair while gently cleansing them. Formulated with NutriLift technology, the line gives each strand a coating of a nourishing and strengthening thin film like silk that gives the hair more volume. But it’s not just the hair that the shampoo and conditioner from this line gives a boost, your mood will be uplifted too by its refreshing kiwi & fig scent.

A recipe for damage repair

Hair Recipe Apple & Ginger line

Revive damaged hair with the Hair Recipe Apple & Ginger line. Made with an original Damage Repair formula, the shampoo and conditioner from the range make sure that moisture is absorbed right by the hair. They also contain conditioning actives that repair the hair and smoothen its texture. You’ll also love using this crimson-hued line because it has a calming but invigorating mix of apple & ginger scents.

Treat your hair to the perfect Hair Recipe here.