Friday, August 8, 2008

French Women Have Perfect Hair

I am having hair issues...I'll just admit it. Please excuse me if I talk about hair and hair-related anxieties a bit over the next week. I am going through this weird phase right now: I really want my hair to be its "natural" color. But, I've been coloring my hair for so long that I'm not even sure what that natural color is. My stylist and I tried to make our best guess (light brown-ish?), but I'm just not sure I like it...I keep thinking it looked better when it was dyed dark brown. But, I AM SO SICK of coloring my hair. I need a break from all the messy, smelly dye right now; I will start turning gray and have no choice but to color my hair soon enough...
This brings me to a nagging question: I just want to know why French women (actresses & singers, to be more specific) have perfect I-don't-color-it-or-style-it-but-it-still-looks-awesome hair??? Just take a gander at the perfection of Francoise Hardy, Jane Birkin [Update: I know now that Jane is British...I just associated her with french music and the French films she starred in -- the French sort of adopted her I suppose. But, yes, she was born in England. I am blissfully imperfect from time to time...oops.] , and Lou Doillon. They all look like they have their natural sunkissed-haircolor -- just the right shade between brown and dark blonde. Mon dieu! Why can't I be French?






7 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-they all look so great, I agree! I don't colour my hair, I'm just getting grey and putting up with it!

Lisa said...

hey beautiful lady.

good luck with your hair.

I totally understand. I used to streak my hair blonde but have not put colour in it for at least 6 years and it could not have been a better break for my hair! It was a PAIN growing out but just be patient. if its what you want to do.

BUT I am now thinking of putting some streaks in, underneath. ??? still debating.

have a fabulous weekend.

love.

bonjouritsjinah said...

i felt convinced that my hair looked better when i was in france. maybe it's the weather? ha

PatBadger said...

Isn't Jane Dirkin English?

likeness said...

Jane is English and has a wonderful hair stylist! he he

Lola said...

It is all the CHLORINE, medicines, birth control and fluoride in the American public water supply. Fresh water without any shampoo will give you BEAUTIFUL HAIR! I know this because I bought a home filtration system. I would not drink it and suggest you do the same. That is the trick! ;)

Folly said...

I had my hair cut the day after reading your post - I found you when I was looking for info on colour French women use in their hair. They just don't get the European look here in Australia! They keep bleaching my ends. Anyway, I'm now shorter, more chic-er and darker. Next I'm going to practice pouting.