How to Get French Girl Hair: Simple Tips, Tricks and Inspo to Steal

French girl hair secrets ahead!

Many of us love an effortless style, who wouldn’t?! As we begin to think about a new haircut as the season transitions into fall, we can’t help but take inspo from French girl hair. This laid-back look has a certain je ne sais quoi, which makes so many women want to try out their own variation of the look. However, do we really know what makes French girl hair, well, French girl hair? Probably not.

Achieving French girl hair is easier than you think. Implementing the French woman’s way of hairstyling has gained so much popularity because it won’t cost you much or too little. In fact, they have a routine so simple that you won’t be needing some of your beloved heat styling tools or some of your favorite hair products. If you’re looking to try your hand at this style, read on to learn how you can get the look and find inspo.

Looking to achieve the effortless French girl style? Follow these tips below!

1. Keep it simple.

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Effortless, undone waves are perfect for achieving French girl hair.

If it’s one thing the French don’t do, it’s overdoing it. When it comes to styling your hair this means keeping the accessories to a minimum. Decorative hair accessories are just not their thing. So you probably won’t find them indulging in hair trends like bobby pin hair, or even the floral hair trend. If you must wear a hair accessory though, it’s definitely okay to use a hair tie. That, my friend, is an essential

2. Air-dry, air-dry, air-dry.

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For the full French girl look, make sure to always air dry your hair.

We’ve touched on the benefits of air-drying your hair, now you have all the more reason to implement this hair drying method into your hairstyling routine. The French rarely use blowdryers to dry their hair. So put the blowdryer down and allow your hair to dry on its own even if this means leaving enough time in your schedule to allow your hair to dry before heading outside — French girls do not go outside with wet hair!

3. Embrace your texture.

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The lived-in texture is the French way.

For the typically French girl, the more texture the better. The French prefer hair that looks like it’s been slept on and is slightly dirty (but still clean and appropriate for stepping out into public). Give your flat iron rest for a few days (we promise, it won’t kill you) and embrace the true undone look and feel of your hair. Opt for styles like messy waves, voluminous curlsundone buns and if you have curly hair, opt for embracing the frizz.

4. Volume is key.

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Embrace your natural volume with the look.

If you think just wearing your hair bone straight with a clean-cut set of bangs will give you the French girl hair you’ve been dreaming of, you’re doing it wrong. Swap out sleek and bone straight styles with voluminous hair instead. Sure, you can keep the fringe! To get the look, wash hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner system, like Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner, (which is best for fine hair types), then air-dry for texture.

5. Dry shampoo is your BFF!

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Dry shampoo is essential when going for the French girl hair look.

French girls do not wash their hair every day, and you shouldn’t either. But if you truly are after getting French girl hair, skip the poo and opt for a dry shampoo instead. The key is to have an oil-free hairstyle at all times. When it comes to French hair, matte and refresh hair is key such as what you get from Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo.

Ready to commit to a French girl hairstyle and cut? Check out these ideas for some inspo!

1. Wavy Bob

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You can’t go wrong with a bob when achieving French girl hair.

A wavy bob is the ultimate go-to when achieving the French girl hair look. This style is classic. You can easily wash and go with the look. It involves minimal styling, which is always the goal for French girl hair.

2. Embrace the Frizz

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Embrace your frizzy hair.

French girl hair is all about showing off your natural, undone style. Embrace the frizz! There’s no need to cover it up.

3. Try out a Bob and Baby Bangs

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French girl hair is all about the bob and baby bangs combo. Photo Credit: @maneaddicts

Micro bangs and bob combo is the ultimate French girl hairstyle. This look is chic and truly is effortless. Adding micro bangs to your style is a great way to sport fringe without covering up too much of your face or forehead.

4. Second and Third Day Strands are a Must

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Don’t worry about achieving perfect waves or curls.

One thing we love about this effortless hair trend is the emphasis on second and third-day hair. With this look, you don’t need to worry about washing your hair every single day. Having a slightly messy look just adds bonus points to the style. Plus, you don’t have to take the time to wash your hair every day.

5. Messy Natural Air-Dried Texture

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Let your hair air dry to embrace the natural texture. Photo credit: @edosalonandgallery

When achieving French girl hair, there’s no need to worry about having perfectly styled waves. in fact, the messier the texture the better. Let your hair air-dry and show off the natural texture of your strands. And if there’s frizz, so what? French girl hair is all about feeling confident without having to worry about a pristine style.

Whether you just try air-drying your hair from now on or fully embrace the bob and baby bangs haircut, there are many tips and tricks we can learn from French girl hair.

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