Klorane, a French pharmacy brand, and the first pharmaceutical brand in France for hair, is a more recent discovery of mine and better still, is all natural
If you’re a bit of a beauty aficionado, then you’ll be well versed on the French pharmaceutical brands that have been secretly stashed in many a makeup and hairstylist’s kit for years. Whilst once considered under the radar, we now widely associate these very brands with the insouciant chic beauty and style of the French. From Bioderma, Avene and La Roche-Posay, to Embryolisse and those iconic blue eye drops, the plethora of amazing skincare brands made in France are vast. There’s only one hair brand that immediately comes to mind though…
Having worked in beauty for a considerable time, whether as a journalist, a makeup artist or now a blogger, I have been lucky enough to meet a great many experts and divulged their ultimate product heroes. Whilst for many makeup artists, a particular brush or sponge is their trade secret for flawless skin, for so many hairstylists I’ve met, it’s been dry shampoo.
Dry Shampoo is a one stop shop for styling…
From absorbing oil, to boosting volume and keeping a style in place for longer, they’re not just a hairstylist’s failsafe fix, but mine too. In fact, it’s the only hair product that I carry in my handbag with me for all sorts of emergencies…
Already familiar with Klorane, it’s their Mango Shampoo and Conditioner in particular that has long taken up in residence in my bathroom cabinet. Scented like summer, it’s super hydrating without weighing down hair like so many moisturising products do. Having also been an extension wearer for a good few years, their products are totally safe for use with these too. Follow the shampoo and conditioner up with the Mango Butter Leave-In Cream too – all sorts of spectacular for dry ends that need a bit of love. I also use this as a bit of an overnight treatment on wet hair if it needs a more intensive treatment (post holiday or heavy heat styling).
It was on a shoot a few months ago however, that I was introduced to Klorane’s Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. It was this introduction that has hot-footed their dry shampoo to the forefront of my beauty arsenal and has had me singing it’s praises ever since. Whilst it’s without the powdery, dowdy scent of so many alternatives (it has a lovely light floral fragrance), it’s ability to turn greasy day-old hair into a mane of textured, volume-injected marvellousness that hooked me (see photos).
HOW TO USE:
- Style your hair as you wish. Either curl, straighten or blow-dry before using the product.
- Pick up sections of hair in layers and spray throughout, focusing on the roots and working all the way round the hairline for volume.
- Massage the product into the roots to absorb any oil.
- Spray a smaller amount throughout the ends of the hair for texture and to keep a style in place for longer.
This post was created in collaboration with Klorane. All photos by www.josephgalvinphotography.com