Now that you’ve pretty much seen me in 3D in all the videos, you can’t say that I don’t have problems.

… with my hair, that is.

No, but you get it. I want to take you everywhere with me, so I make little videos and you see me the entire time. I manage to put together some outfits that are more or less camera-ready… But goodness, what the heck is going on with that bun?!

You think I didn’t notice?

That bun has a life of its own.

Just picture me sitting there editing, minor hair-depression, trying to reason with myself. Let my hair down? I only tried it one day and lemmie tell you, it was definitely a site to see. In most of the footage, it’s all over the place, you can hardly see the people I am talking to. And between you and me, I like it but I’m not the biggest fan of hair that curly for me.

The whole thing of seeing yourself on film is a weird experience. You see yourself the same way everyone else sees you. Not in front of the mirror, with your cheeks sucked in and that special look you give yourself. You have to let go of a things a little – a few wrinkles, a few mannerisms, some other stuff (I’ll save some for just me…). And come to appreciate other things (Now I know I’m smiling or laughing at least 90% of the time) and also, you can appreciate when you know something must be done.


Let’s recap. I’ve already tried:

- Keratin straightening – Not for me. (even though I must admit I rethought about it this fashion week.)
- Chopping my hair off. Bah, it’s not the most ideal. There, you can’t see it, but I’m in the middle of growing it back out.
- Flat irons (Too straight! Burnt hair!) and curling irons (burn your fingers for sure + 0 result) (yes, I have a collection of hair tools to put John Nollet to shame).

And that’s it, actually. And now that I think about it, the only thing I haven’t tried, and I haven’t just because I’ve never figured it out on my own, is to blow dry the stuff. Yeah, that simple. The basic. The thing tons of girls do every day. Blow dry.

I don’t know why I’m so incapable. The brush ends up on one side, the hair dryer melting my cheek on the other, my hair blows up instead of taking on a natural texture, and it ends up as straight as can be up front and super frizzy in back, which doesn’t make for the best look. And I dream of simply having nice soft and supple hair, like in the illustration.

So here are my questions for you: Are you as bad as me or have you figured out how to blow out your hair? How long does it take you? What are the best products to get? Do you have any advice for me?


PS : The illustration was originally done for the cover of a Fashion special for Marie Claire Spain. Gracias, Marie Claire!

Translation : Tim Sullivan

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  • dawn March, 13 2012, 9:08 / Reply

    I love this drawing.. fabulous post !! Love Garance!!


  • Pose Mag March, 13 2012, 9:09 / Reply

    Superbe illustration. Pour le Marie Claire espagnol en plus, la classe !
    Et pas de soucis avec tes cheveux, tu es superbe Garance. On aime cette fraicheur et cette sympathie qui se dégagent de toi !

  • Aurélie & Angelo March, 13 2012, 9:10 / Reply

    Your hair’s always perfect Garance! You always look good however you wear it :-)

  • Good Morning London March, 13 2012, 9:10 / Reply

    Moi je suis méga nulle en brushing mais anyways, je kiffe tes cheveux au naturel : ne change rien, tel est mon conseil :)

  • Lea March, 13 2012, 9:10 / Reply

    Comme toi, incapable de faire un brushing (et on a a peu pres les memes cheveux) Mais j’ai decouvert il y a un an un truc de babyliss, une brosse rotative fixee sur un seche cheveux, ca marche tout seul et le brushing est parfait, comme si tu sortais de chez le coiffeur!

  • Delph March, 13 2012, 9:10

    C’est également le meilleur truc que je connaisse à ce jour quand on n’est pas soi- même coiffeuse.
    Mais si le résultat est bluffant, il reste un cran en dessous du brushing de chez le coiffeur.
    Donc là, j’en suis à envisager de payer ma coiffeuse pour un cours particulier d’autobrushing.

  • ora March, 13 2012, 9:11 / Reply

    Mais Garance, il faut que tu essayes un brushing a la mexicaine!!! cheveux souples et raides, sans brosses…il te faut juste un gros rouleau et des petites pinces plates.
    C’est ta solution!

  • Inès March, 13 2012, 9:11 / Reply

    Oui mais… Et si ce chignon, finalement, c’était toi ?

    Je trouve que ça te rend terriblement chic, que ça fait ressortir le port de tête, et lorsque l’on met du rouge à lèvre, le regard est attiré vers la bouche, mais aussi vers les yeux. Or, comme tu ris tout le temps, c’est le bon plan, non ?

  • alenka March, 13 2012, 9:12 / Reply

    God I have exactly the same problems, when I try blow-drying my hair I suddenly get two left hands :)

  • Line March, 13 2012, 9:12 / Reply

    Hola Garance!

    Ok je n’ai pas les cheveux bouclés, mais si je ne fait pas mon brushing je ressemble à un chat mouillé (cheveux sans volume et fin);..bref mes armes sont : une brosse à cheveux ronde spéciale brushing achetée dans un salon de coiffure à 19 euros, je m’en sers depuis…4 ans puis un sèche cheveux basique.
    Une fois tes cheveux humide, tu procèdes par étape, en séparant tes cheveux par “étage”, le bas, le milieu et le haut puis tu brush mèche par mèche.
    En fait c’est en observant les coiffeurs me faire le brushing que j’ai compris leur technique. Bon ok ce n’est pas si précis mais le rendu est bien. J’y passe environ 10 minutes.

  • Céline Mademoiselle March, 13 2012, 9:14 / Reply

    TOP-ISSIME l’illustration !!!

    xoxo from a “chasseuse de style” in Brussels

    Céline Mademoiselle

  • Biba March, 13 2012, 9:14 / Reply

    Personnellement j’adore votre magnifique crinière frisée , bien davantage que votre petit chignon serré sur le dessus de la tête. Vous devriez essayer un jour une petite coupe chat très courte à la Audrey Hepburn. Ça vous irait à merveille.


  • Shelly March, 13 2012, 9:14 / Reply

    i have quite unruly hair myself. however, with some practice i manage a pretty good blow out. my saving grace…Oribe Royal Blowout. it is literally a magic potion & it smells like the essence of heaven. good luck!


  • Lauren@Styleseer March, 13 2012, 9:15 / Reply

    Isn’t it funny that we always want the hair we don’t have. In the end, it doesn’t pay to fight it – too much work and frustration. I can totally see you with your hair down and softly curly – like dried with a diffuser. You’d look great.

  • Charlie March, 13 2012, 9:15 / Reply

    Ben.. y’a bien les brosses rondes qui tournent et brushent en même temps. J’ai jamais testé mais sur le papier ça a l’air facile et efficace…
    Et puis si tout s’avère inefficace tu peux toujours (les couper courts) ouvrir ta boutique de matériel de coiffure seconde main.

  • Claire March, 13 2012, 9:16 / Reply

    Les bigoudis !

    C’est dans les vieux pots qu’on fait les meilleures soupes … je ne rigole pas !

  • Julie March, 13 2012, 9:19 / Reply

    honnêtement j’adore ce chignon !
    et pour moi c’est quand même une des tes “marques de fabrique” ….

  • Serdane March, 13 2012, 9:20 / Reply

    arrête de stresser pour rien ! tes cheveux sont bien comme ils sont et pis c’est tout !!

  • Silvia March, 13 2012, 9:21 / Reply

    this is the story of my life! Haven’t been able to strike my own hairstyle and still struggling with it but considering we’re together on this battle made me feel better! you sure to dismiss keratin straightening? it’s a good compromise even if you have to manage with your hairdo anyway! a personal hairdresser maybe? ;))

    ps: we love your bun by the way!


  • Sabina March, 13 2012, 9:22 / Reply

    I´ve curly fuzzy hair aswell and i kept it in u bun for years just like you Garance, and when i would let it down it looked terrible not flattering, hair should be the best decor and accessoires for our faces like a gorgeous frame. But on the insisting of my sister I started leting it down more often and i swear it is true after 2 months of torture something happen my hair started fiting better to the cut it had and it started framing around my face, I wasn`t doing anything difrently just pushed me not to bun it anymore and it seems like it started breathing

  • Tracy Lord March, 13 2012, 9:22 / Reply

    OK Garance, il faut absolument que tu essayes Curl Keeper, de Curly Hair Solutions. J’ai moi aussi les cheveux frisés naturellement, même que si je les brosse ca tourne à l’afro, tu vois le genre…Et le brushing on oublie, je suis trop nulle, vu que ca prend minimum 30 mn chez le coiffeur, j’ai ni le temps ni l’énergie pour essayer chez moi.
    Bon, ce produit me fait des bouclettes superbes et une petite tête (si si c’est possible) – le lendemain c’est encore plus beau, genre crans hollywoodiens et le surlendemain c’est encore gérable sans shampooing – une copine frisée a tout de suite vu la différence et m’a supplié de me donner le nom du produit. Malheureusement je l’ai reçu dans ma LuxeBox, ici au Canada, donc aucune idée où le trouver, mais avec un petit coup de Google ca doit le faire. Le top du top: pas de silicone ! Magique. (Parce que c’est vrai que le chignon, entre nous, c’est pas ce qui te met le plus en valeur).

  • Zoe March, 13 2012, 9:23 / Reply

    Garance! I have naturally curly hair and have succumbed to the blow out! I decided to grow out my hair in a bid to have long loose curls – that look so effortless – but it just took me too long to do everyday (30mins) and so yesterday I cut it all off! Curly hair takes so much effort… I think the bun suits you – nothing wrong with having a trademark ;)

    Love the blog and videos! xx

  • Teresa March, 13 2012, 9:23 / Reply

    Love your videos! Love your hair. Incredible? No, I really mean it! Keep going :). xoxo from Portugal!

  • Russe March, 13 2012, 9:23 / Reply

    J’ai une technique bizarre de brushing, qui vient plus du fait que je n’ai pas la force de lever les bras aussi longtemps que d’une théorie de professionnelle du cheveux.

    Je pose mon sèche-cheveux, je renverse la tête (sûr le côté ou en avant) et je me brosse les cheveux juste le sèche-cheveux en question (ce qui ressemble à un rite bizarre où c’est moi qui bouge de haut en bas devant la bête, et non le sèche-cheveux, mais peu importe).

    En tout cas, ca a toujours marché du tonner. Peut-être est-ce dû au fait que j’ai les cheveux longs et assez lisses de nature, soit l’inverse de toi, ce qui ne t’avance pas du tout.

    J’aurai essayé :)

  • natalia March, 13 2012, 9:24 / Reply

    I’m the exact same way… my hair has a mind of it’s own and the blow out is something way to hard for me!

  • Ks March, 13 2012, 9:24 / Reply

    ma solution brosse plate, sérum, tête en arrière et un bon quart d’heure de brossage
    je ne tire pas sur les cheveux ac le sèche cheveux collé dessus, ça les brule trop
    l’intérêt tous les cheveux susceptibles de tomber tombent a ce moment la et pas dans le reste de mon appart.
    le résultat : des cheveux ac du volume le premier jour et bien raide, le 2e jour le volume retombe un peu.

  • Mariana I March, 13 2012, 9:24 / Reply

    I am the QUEEN of blowdrying, Garance, let me tell you that!
    After years and years, I’ve finally mastered the art, and my hair is just as weird-acting as yours.

    a good hairdryer – mine is PARLUX, said to be the best one out there
    a good round brush – mine is made of ceramic
    lots of hair clips to separate the hair

    Moroccan Oil
    Kerastase Ciment Termique
    The whooole OLEO RELAX range by Kerastase

    So, it takes time and practive, but you’ll end up becoming a master after a while. What I find most important is to not start blowdrying when it’s too wet. Your hair will fall too much and it will take HOURS. Let it dry naturally for a while and then, when it’s between dry and wet, go for it – for me it takes 30 minutes or less.
    A bit of patience, little sections at a time, roll it around your brush and go up and down, up and down…. If you do different movements with your hand and brush, you will get curls, waves, anything you want.
    The products are very important. The entire Moroccan Oil range for me is amazing, as is Kerastase’s Oleo Relax, which you should try. Helps a lot with the frizz and volume, I love it.
    Hope I was of good help.



    PS: Good luck! And seriously, go for Oleo Relax and Moroccan Oil.

  • Cyrille March, 13 2012, 9:25 / Reply

    Même si j’adore les boucles, je comprends que ce ne soit pas facile à gérer au quotidien. Le lissage brésilien est une très bonne solution pour beaucoup de filles. Peut etre faudrait il essayer un autre coiffeur car c’est une technique délicate qu’il faut vraiment maitriser.
    Au fait, j’adore ton blog. bises!

  • Laura March, 13 2012, 9:25 / Reply

    Moi je trouve tes cheveux lâchés absolument superbes… rien à redire. Ca te va super bien, très classe et beau reflet de personnalité…

  • Guro March, 13 2012, 9:26 / Reply

    I have frizzy hair as well (though not as extreme as yours), but I never managed the blowdry. I always end up even more frizzy, and I also feel like it’s not good for the hair, makes it very dry. I just put in a bunch of anti-frizz serum or styling creme for curls and leave it to air dry. Or put it up in a bun. Okay, it’s 90 % bun…. Hair is tricky, I feel like I’ve had a bad hair day for years….

  • Lisa March, 13 2012, 9:26 / Reply

    We both must go to the School of Blow Drying for Curly Hair! My stylist gets it perrrrfect every time. Even my mom says “Why can’t you get it that straight with your blow dryer?” …Thanks, Mom.

  • Mariana I March, 13 2012, 9:26 / Reply

    HAHA Sorry, just realized I called your hair weird-acting!
    Let me make it clear that I DO NOT THINK SO, but was coming from your relationship with your hair, as I feel the same way about mine, even when everyone else says I have lovely curls.
    Sorry, really, didn’t mean to be rude <3

  • Laura March, 13 2012, 9:28 / Reply

    Juste pour rajouter, je trouve aussi que tes cheveux lachés sont beaucoup mieux que ton chignon, dont je ne suis pas fan mais qui te donne un certain caractère que peut être tu aimes.

  • Mariana I March, 13 2012, 9:28 / Reply

    Oh, and one more thing, sorry:
    You don’t need to blowdry your entire hair. I sometimes do just the upper parts, and the mix of the straight and curls make it really nice, a bit Carrie Bradshaw circa 4th and 6th season.

  • Cheryl March, 13 2012, 9:28 / Reply

    I have crazy curls and have been trying to nurture a relationship with them for the whole of my adult life. Some days they’re lovely soft, shiny and good and other days they’re frizzy, kinky and oh so bad. In order to retain some degree of control I learnt how to blowdry my own hair. It isn’t always perfect but with a well powered hair-dryer, a large round brush and some good quality straightening balm then I do ok. Alternatively, try a blow-dry lesson at one of the salons or just get them to do it for you every couple of days. When I make my millions that’s what I’m going to do. Love your writing and illustrations by the way. Beautiful.

  • Delphine March, 13 2012, 9:29 / Reply

    Alors, Garance. Je vais te changer la vie de fille aux cheveux bouclés, parce que comme toi j’ai passé des années avec un chignon de Grand-mère collé à la tête. Et puis un jour, je suis allée à Devachan Salon at New York (ils ont plusieurs salons à Manhattan- google it!). Ils sont spécialistes de cheveux bouclés, et non seulement ils coupent les cheveux à sec (ce qui est tellement logique pour les cheveux bouclés! Pourquoi n’y avais-je pas pensé avant?!), mais leurs shampoing (Devacurl) m’a sauvé la chevelure! Sans sulfates, biologiques etc ce sont des shampoing hyper doux qui mousse à peine laissant les cheveux souples et volumineux. I sound like a commercial, mais je ne peux pas m’en empêcher! Vas-y. tout. de. suite. (ask for Jade au salon, elle est trop marrante et une genie).
    xxx Delphine

  • Clemence March, 13 2012, 9:29 / Reply

    Moi je fais rien je suis nulle!!!!
    Mais je me suis achete des laqués de coiffante chez buble buble et je trouve ça pas mal !!!!!


  • christine March, 13 2012, 9:30 / Reply

    I can’t do it!!! It seems so simple at the hairdresser, but when I’m trying it at home it seems I’m a few pairs of hands too short. But my hair is naturally on the straight side, so I only use the hair straightener on the surface and everything is ok. However, I would love to be able to blow dry the hair myself…it looks so chic!

  • Susan March, 13 2012, 9:31 / Reply

    I agree with Lea. Babyliss Big Hair is the answer!

  • Elsa March, 13 2012, 9:31 / Reply

    Si tu veux j’ai des tutos de super chignons ICI :

    ça prend VRAIMENT 5 minutes, et le résultat est chouette, cheveux lisses ou bouclés. Fini les bad hair day!! ;)

  • Marcela March, 13 2012, 9:32 / Reply

    I am all for a great blow dry. But it takes me forever to do it. Literally I have to program my whole day around it.

  • mamzelle carnetO March, 13 2012, 9:33 / Reply

    moi ? j’utilise ta technique du lait mixa pour dompter mes cheveux quand ils sont trop crêpus frisottés (bouclé j’aime, frisé, non).
    mais je ne suis pas MEGA satisfaite du résultat. j’ai l’impression que ça les abime.

    je préférais MILLE DEUX CENT FOIS mon serum tony and guy. Je les maudis d’avoir arrêté ce produit. je suis en deuil depuis ce jour-là (et depuis la fin des yaourts roises essensis, mais aucun rapport avec les cheveux :D)

  • Emily Diane March, 13 2012, 9:33 / Reply

    Hi Garance,
    I have had the same struggle with my hair my whole life, so I know how you feel. The most important thing for me are the products (shampoo, conditioner, styling, etc.) I use Kerastase, it is a bit pricey as I am sure you are aware but I have tried everything and that is the only stuff that really works in this crazy NY weather. Also, there is a stylist who works at Arrojo in Soho her name is Flores and she does something called the Mane Tamer, it is similar to the Keratin treatment but way less severe, most equivalent would be like getting your hair professionally blown out everyday. You still have volume and curl too but the curls are loose. You could always try that for spring, otherwise I straighten my hair but I only wash it once a week – gross i know – so it doesnt get too damaged and stays healthy and shiny. Hope that helps.

  • anne March, 13 2012, 9:35 / Reply

    Hi Garance! Your hair looks fine, it’s a practical do for every day, and for special occasions you can get it styled. My hair is impossible at shorter lengths, the only thing I found that works is to let my hair grow out to below shoulder length, then it weighs itself down and stops being frizzy. Any hair paste, anti-frizz what have you will do the job once the hair is dried, and don’t wash your hair more than 2-3 times per week (the more you wash, the frizzier and oilier it’ll get). Good luck!

  • Samira March, 13 2012, 9:36 / Reply

    love the post!! great illustration!!

  • Natalie March, 13 2012, 9:38 / Reply

    Moroccan hair oil is amazing… I had the same problem as you when blow drying my hair. Usually it would take me no more than 10mins to blow dry but with morrocan hair oil it dries quicker too. It will get rid of frizz & make your hair look glossy, shiny & healthy.

  • Natalie March, 13 2012, 9:39 / Reply

    P.s I love the the way you where your hair in a bun… You’ve inspired me to try it. It looks very elegant & chic…

  • Alda Mori March, 13 2012, 9:40 / Reply

    Oh, que vois-je? La dépressance capillaire qui re-pointe le bout de son bulbe!
    Comme je te l’ai dit dans un précédent message, moi je suis NI-NI (ni-raide, ni frisée) ou MI-MI (mi-raide; mi-frisée). Question de perspective. Toujours est-il que face à cette dialectique hégelienne je suis toujours esclave de mes cheveux qui en plus se dessèchent à mesure que les envahisseurs blancs colonisent mon scalp brun.
    J’ai tenté le brushing. Mouais. Entre la brosse qui reste coincée dans les cheveux et te fait des noeuds pas possibles (comme un malabar collé), les frisottis qui te narguent sur les tempes, et les joues surchauffées par l’engin de malheur: BOF!

    J’ai essayé de tout boucler. Là, brûlures aux doigts et aux cheveux. Donc NON!

    J’ai essayé les gros bigoudis: ça marche que à la télé.

    La coupe. Même pas en rêve tellement j’ai ensuite une tête de champignon (ou de hamster, encore cette perspective).

    Alors aujourd’hui ce qui me va: une hydratation intense avec un bain d’huile d’olive une fois par semaine (ça cocotte sévère mais c’est efficace et économique). Un shampooing tous les deux jours pour pas dessécher encore plus. Une huile nourrissante Kérastase (pas l’habitude de faire de la pub mais ce truc est top). Ensuite séchage naturel pendant la nuit (donc routine shampooing du soir). Et le matin, lisseur. Le résultat: cheveux longs (très longs car j’arrive pas à couper) à peu près normaux (en tout cas qui ont l’air domptés).


    Alda Mori

    PS: super illustration :-)

  • kim March, 13 2012, 9:43 / Reply

    Comme toi j’ai les cheveux très frisées et m’a libération a été les cheveux courts!! Et arrête de faire la trouillarde et de te les coupé semi-court! La coupe courte c’est tout! il faut de l’extrême avec nos cheveux frisées sinon il seront toujours à moitié moche!


  • lulufashioncoach March, 13 2012, 9:43 / Reply

    Hello Garance!

    I totally know what you’re talking about! Here is one of my post where I explain what products I use for my blow out:

    It usually takes me around 20-25minutes.

    It’s actually easy, you just have to practice and get use to it ;)


  • Girl with camera March, 13 2012, 9:44 / Reply

    Pfff… tes cheveux au naturel sont TB et les boucles c’est beau.
    “On se voit comme les autres nous voient.” Je ne crois pas non. On se voit toujours avec plus de défauts que les autres.
    Vive les boucles et non au sèche-cheveux! Bon courage en tous cas ;-)

  • Catherine March, 13 2012, 9:45 / Reply

    I like your bun.
    You’re in NY: go see Danel and Maria Bastone, the great tango teachers. Maria always has her hair in a low bun. (Maybe it’s the Argentine/tango influence from Eva Peron?) So, so classy. A style that doesn’t go out of style from one year to the next, nor from one decade to the next. She is a real inspiration to me in terms of style and lifestyle, and a lovely person. Audrey Hepburn often wore a bun. (So did Katharine.)
    A bun is better than a ponytail, or a big clip, which is what I resort to when I want my hair out of my face.
    Anyway, good luck finding a way to do your hair and here’s to not feeling bad about your bun when you decide to wear one.
    PS: I have perfectly straight hair and dream of CURLS!!!!

  • Luce March, 13 2012, 9:45 / Reply

    Oh my goodness Garance. I LOVE that illustration!!
    Ok so I have INCREDIBLY frizzy hair and I live in South Texas. You know, in capital city of humidity….so it’s always a joy when I travel and my hair becomes more manageable. While at home though Ive found that the Fructise Garnier line (local CVS) does miracles for my hair!

    1- Garnier leave-in conditioner right out of the shower before I brush it out.
    2- air dry for a good 10 mins
    3- part hair in half and with a flat brush pull from bottom towards front and blow dry
    4- obviously as you begin to blow dry, it will begin to frizz so this is where you must a bit of Garnier smooth and shine.
    5- continue to blow dry bit this time with a boar hair round brush (1.5 inch)
    6- rotate brush from back to front making sure you point downwards with blow drier (this blows hairs in one direction and avoids flieaways.
    7- When you see your hair taking shape, continue to blow dry a minute more.
    8- a good trick is to blow dry your hair near a fan and letting your hair cool off with the fan air (it keeps hair smooth longer through the day!)

    It takes me about 20 minutes and that’s because I have very long hair so I imagine a good 15 min should suffice with your length. It may seem tedious at first, but I have figured that if I do it a couple of times a week it really becomes easier. I have a theory that your hair CAN be TRAINED!! Now there’s a concept! ;)

    Let me know how it goes!!

  • Naya March, 13 2012, 9:45 / Reply

    Salut garance , je suis d’accord avec toi il y un problème avec les cheveux!!!je pense que tu devrais les laisser repousser et repositionner ton chignon, un peu moins tire plus souple et hop tu seras le plus belle pour aller shopper!!!!

  • Ulla March, 13 2012, 9:46 / Reply

    Overabundance of hair, Garance, all those lucky fine-haired girls out there who keep admiring the likes of us have got no idea how mixed a blessing it is…

    For myself, I finally listened to the advice of a beauty expert and my hair stylist. Must be the first time I actually listened to anyone when it comes to beauty, but anyway: They have finally convinced me that with the type of hair I have, i.e. insanely unruly, thick but basically very healthy, the best way to go is to leave it alone as much as you can. Which means in practice: I no longer brush it if I can help it. I especially don’t brush as long as it’s wet.

    What I do is: I comb it out after washing with a very broad comb. I put a tiny bit of serum in the ends to keep them intact. I then dry them using a diffuser and that sounds kind of non-sensical, I know, because it is supposed to give you bigger hair, but I find that it acutally doesn’t do that with my hair. On the contrary: the kind of more even diffusion of warm (not hot!) air on my scalp seems to calm down my whole head. I won’t touch my hair again with any thing but my fingertips until it’s completely dry and only after is has cooled down, I’m going to comb it through again.

    Believe me or not, but it made my hair so much more manageable. I can actually put it up in an ordered way now and noone is more amazed at that than I am. Take care!

  • Christelle March, 13 2012, 9:47 / Reply

    Non non non!
    Je ne suis pas d’accords avec cette histoire de brushing!
    Je suis en train de me taper (pour la troisième fois) la série Sex & the City, et bon dieu que c’est beau une grosse tête frisée!!!!!! Il faut arrêter de refouler les frisettes! Vive le naturel!
    Moi je vote pour les cheveux de lionne!
    Signé la fille au cheveux les plus lisses et les plus plats de la ville…. et qui rêve d’avoir la crinière de Carrie Bradshaw (ou de Garance Doré de ce cas ci) :)
    Allez Garance, you can do it !!!

  • Sari March, 13 2012, 9:47 / Reply

    I have the same kind of hair as you, and I really think blowing it out is a total horror show. A blow out is always fun, but for every day ???? Blech. Look to DVF for inspiration! I know you said you don’t love curly, but maybe check out Devachan in Soho if you’re willing to give it one last shot. They helped get me back on track. Also, longer hair helps a lot when you’re curly.

  • chantal March, 13 2012, 9:48 / Reply

    j’adore tes cheveux détachés! c’est tellement beau. sinon as-tu pensé aux rouleaux chauffants? j’imagine que tu pourrais te faire tes boucles plus grosses, plus souples. quoique je le redis j’adore tes cheveux détachés.

  • Célestine March, 13 2012, 9:49 / Reply

    Je trouve ta chevelure bouclée et lâchée magnifique! Tu devrais détacher tes cheveux plus souvent moi je dis.
    Et si ça peut te rassurer, moi aussi je suis incapable de me faire un brushing! Quelle plaie!

  • N March, 13 2012, 9:50 / Reply

    you ask so here goes.. work with what you’ve have amazing beautiful crazy curly hair.. stop trying to control it!! let it be-let it be already!!!! mix it up, go afro crazy.. you can groom yourself down to the most minute detail with amazing clothes, shoes, nails, make up..add on top of this-wild crazy hair and it just screams style fashion individuality edginess. perfect example- corinne bailey ray.. please garance stop with the bun every day and let your curls go free!!! :))

  • Anna March, 13 2012, 9:50 / Reply

    I think it’s all about practice… but I’m not really good with the hairdryer so I just gave up and accepted my crazy hair!!! why don’t you just do the same?

  • Josefina March, 13 2012, 9:51 / Reply

    Dear Garance,
    I have really curly hair as well, and trust me, our worst enemy is to blowdry our hair! Let it dry naturally and apply some anti-frizz serum on the ends! Thats my only secret ;)
    Love your blog!! xx

  • Dami March, 13 2012, 9:51 / Reply

    I love your hair.. My Mum has the same and she uses horse-shampoo. No kidding. It makes her curls super soft.. So maybe that is worth a try? At least in Spain you can find it in well organised supermarkets (for human beings, haha)..

    You are great and I don’t even think you need to change a single thing about you!

  • The slow pace March, 13 2012, 9:52 / Reply

    The keratin straightening has been the most amazing thing I have done for hair. I looooooooooove it. In fact, my hair is growing and I want to do it again, but I have to wait a couple of months, according to my hairdresser. What I love the most is that I don’t have to fight with the big round brush: I always lose.
    Anyway, I think you looked spectacular when you did it, but I understand that your bun is kind of your “Oh, look, that is Garance!” statement look.
    Just one thing: please, don’t ever go blond.

  • ugne March, 13 2012, 9:55 / Reply

    I have a lot of the same problems with my hair and I think you just kinda have to come to terms with it and let it go (lazy person talking) and try to be confident with it :) . Easy to say- not so easy to do – I sometimes see girls (on your blog too) who just embrace their curly hair and look amazing – I’d like to be like that one day . I think you just should let it be like it is (some product is always welcome of course) . For me, blow drying kinda makes it worse = more frizzy = more dry etc…. However, if you do figure out a way of how to make blow drying work – share it with us!

  • caroline March, 13 2012, 9:55 / Reply

    Hi Garance! Can I blow dry? NON! But I can use this and do so every day, it is amazing. Quick and easy – x

  • Tetra March, 13 2012, 9:56 / Reply

    The best thing ever found for my curly and long hair is smth like Braun Ass1000 Steam and Style
    It’s really easy to use – you just comb your hair curling it a bit at the ends.
    I mean you have a dryer and a comb in one peace – just let your hair dry to 70% and then start the process. You will not have curls-curls but you will have the waves ))

  • marisa March, 13 2012, 9:57 / Reply

    Dear Garance,
    gotta tell you, your hair is beautiful, it really is. But that is what everyone tells me, and I’ve got some real ishues with my “super pretty” curly hair, just like you. At first I hated it, I dreamt about the day I would do some straightening treatment and be a happy with a wonderfull hair woman, but then you talked about how you felt when you had your hair straigh and I started to think that maybe it wasn’t for me too, that maybe I would feel weird.
    Not many months later, my friend took me to the best hair dresser of town – that’s the biggest secret – and I just let him cut my hair. I told him I had to be able to make a bun, it was my only isntruction. After that, I started to really enjoy my curls.
    That’s what you need, a hair dresser that can cut curly hair. And not all of them can.
    As for the hair products, I use leav-in to comb it, hair pomade and oil for the hair tips. You just gotta be carefull not to have the wet look on your hair. Oh and let it dry naturally :-)
    I don’t really have the awsome hair of the girl in your illustration, but that’s because she doesn’t have curly hair, her hair is straigh and she used some curly tool to make the waves.


    p.s.: I’m sorry for my english.

  • Danielle March, 13 2012, 9:58 / Reply

    Great questions. I have no answers, although I think you look gorgeous with your hair tied up! It’s your signature, non? Don’t fight it!

    I suspect our hair has similar texture. I try to embrace the waves/curls, but of course it’s problematic (have to wet it every morning to refresh the curl after sleeping on it). My hair looks best stick-straight but like you, i’m not capable of doing a blowout properly (and can’t afford regular salon ones).

  • Megan March, 13 2012, 9:59 / Reply

    I have the same hair, same issues, and no access to upscale salons, etc. What works for me: a good anti-frizz serum on the hair when still very wet, brush through, let almost dry but while still damp, section the hair and twist the sections tightly by holding the lower part of the section and twirling with my finger (like how some girls would twirl their hair as a nervous habit, you know?). Let it dry in the twirled sections, then loosen it gently with your fingers. So, you now have your curls but they are smoother and more controlled.

    Another good alternative is to learn some different braids and updos. I can also be guilty of falling back on the ponytail elastic, and as such I have to agree it just ends up looking like one didn’t know what to do with one’s hair. Good luck!

  • laurence from toulouse March, 13 2012, 10:00 / Reply

    LA SOLUTION MIRACLE : BE’LISS, de Babyliss !!!

    J’ai les cheveux au moins autant frisés que toi, voire même un peu plus crêpus (Mmmmm !! un régal) et encore plus épais !!

    Autant je les laisse lâchés et frisés l’été, autant le reste du temps j’ai toujours l’impression que ça fait négligé (sur moi, pas sur les autres car je continue à trouver que cela donne beaucoup d’allure de les garder au naturel … mais pas toujours sur moi !).

    Je n’avais jamais été capable de me faire un brushing seule (trop compliqué, mal aux bras de tenir la brosse rond en la tournant d’une main et le séchoir de l’autre …) … jusqu’à ce que je tombe sur LA SOLUTION MIRACLE : BE’LISS, de Babyliss !!!
    C’est une brosse rotative séchante … en gros une grosse brosse, qui fait sèche cheveux et qui tourne dans un sens ou dans l’autre quand tu appuie sur un bouton.

    Le brush devient un jeu d’enfant ! 20 min pour un chouette brush sur mes cheveux (à peu près même longueur que toi) sans se faire de crampes aux bras … et ça tient plusieurs jours (ça reboucle un peu, mais plutôt joliment, sans crêper, de jolies boucles lourdes).

    Juste avant le brush j’applique un super produit KERASTASE (le Ciment Thermique) pour protéger les cheveux des agressions du séchoir.

    et franchement c’est nickel !
    je ne peux donc que te conseiller ce BELISS (lien sur amazon par ex :

  • Judith March, 13 2012, 10:01 / Reply

    That’s so funny, because I loved your hair down in the videos! And my hair would be just like that — that is if I grew it out a bit more. In fact, I wanted a still shot of your hair down in the video to show my stylist, so I could ask him, “Can we grow it out to be like that? “

  • Loulou March, 13 2012, 10:01 / Reply

    Like Line et Mariana, I am queen of the blowout, i.e. reine du brushing! As they said, you will need:
    - A powerful blowdrier (I use Babyliss iPro 2000, but in US drugstores I have trouble finding anything remotely as powerful, I don’t know why)
    - A good round brush. Those made of boar bristles are better for your hair, those made of ceramic and metal, with little holes that go through the rod, are faster for your blowdry.
    - You can use two brush sizes if you want: a larger one for the main hair mass, and a smaller one for the strands that frame the face. But it’s not indispensable.
    - I personally don’t use any products or serums, but there are tons so you can have your pick.

    I let my hair air-dry first, because if you blow-dry it while it’s soaking wet it takes a lot more time and effort. Once it’s mostly dry, I blow-dry it straight section by section, starting with the bottom. I separate out a few bottom strands, near the nape of the neck, and tie the rest up in a bun with a hairclip. I blowdry the bottom strands – it’s not that hard, you run the round brush from the roots to the ends, with the blowdrier held straight against your hair. Brush in one hand, blowdrier in the other. Then I tie an elastic loosely around the straightened hair, in a ponytail.
    Then I put down the blowdrier, let down the next section of hair, put the rest back up with the clip. Pick up the drier again, blowdry the strands, and put them into the ponytail. And so on and so forth, going from the bottom to the middle of your head, to finally the strands that frame the face.

    The smaller the brush you use, the more “souple” your hair will be. A small-barrel brush allows you to curl the ends a little bit, while a larger brush will leave your hair mostly straight at the ends.

    If need be, I finish off with a straightening iron, to correct the bits that didn’t come out right. Using the iron sparingly is better for your hair.

    I have lots of very thick hair, and it’s long, so this takes me about 30 minutes. I do it every 3 days.

    Lastly, I have to say practice makes perfect! Nobody is born knowing how to do this, it took me forever at first, but gradually became easier and faster!


  • dani March, 13 2012, 10:01 / Reply

    Garance my hair is exactlly the same as yours and i totally understand you. I cannot blow dry my hair also by my self. BUT i found my solution : wash it and use silk groom from Kiehl’s then dry it normal and in the end put a few big curlers in ure hair…the bigest size you can find and leave theme for about an hour and blow dry it a bit more. I use the normal ones not the hitted ones. In the end the result is that ure gonna have soft hair more calm and it won’t be as freaky straight from the straightner. PS: the magic lasts only one day..the nest day is back to old you but i noticed u love to wash ure hair everyday anyway.

  • Sarà March, 13 2012, 10:01 / Reply

    What about dreadlocks, Garance?

  • Jellenp March, 13 2012, 10:03 / Reply

    I think blow drying inevitably makes most curly heads worse. Granted, I have five thumbs with these things, but I think your hair texture is like mine – thick, curliest than wavy but not those perfect corkscrew curls.

    I don’t know if there is “an” answer for us – or at least one low-maintenance enough for me to accept (too busy to spend an hour on my hair every morning!). I’ll admit I usually gave into the tyranny of the bun (tho I played with how I did it) and often washed my hair the night before (bedhead is good for curly women, I think). I just had my first Keratin treatment – I need to read why yours didn’t work for you – but admit I miss some of the shape/volume of my curliness.

    I know it’s hackneyed – but you seem to be a woman of such talent, such wit, such style – while I’m somewhat heartened that you share some hair despair I also feel like “What? She is Gorgeous! Manageable hair is a dime a dozen, what you have can’t be found in any beauty salon!

    Find a fellow curled stylist who has a few tips. Mix and match. And – what can I say – sometimes life is so hectic a woman needs her bun!

  • Yeba March, 13 2012, 10:03 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance,

    Et bien on a le même problème!! J’avais une photo de moi bien brushé sur mon profil. je l’ai enlevé depuis peu car ce n’est pas mon vrai moi. un gros mensonge qu’il me fallait arrêter de laisser courir.Au quotidien, j’ai un chignon permanent, avec des cheveux qui débordent de partout! Et oui, join the club!!

    Mais j’ai la solution pour les grandes occasions répétitives (comme tes Fashion Weeks ;-)): une brosse chauffante qui fait brushing à la fois, mais pas tournate. Tu enroules tes cheveux récalcitrants (plus d’un se souviennent de cette première fois!) et hop, tu laisses le tout se détendre, tu tournes la tête du truc, les brosses rentrent à l’intérieur et les cheuveux sont libérés de leur étau, magnifiques, sans tiraillements, ni sacrifiés…un bonheur!


  • roelien March, 13 2012, 10:05 / Reply

    when i watched the conversation about BIG hair in your latest video, i thought: two beautiful women, and such hair hassle. and why?
    why not cut it really short? pixy cut? you would look stunning, it would suit your face, and it’s so easy to manage (most of the time).
    + when your hair was straight, didn’t you also wear it in a bun? it seems you just don’t want it around all the time. (i do relate to the bun thing – when i had long hair it was always in a low ponytail.)
    long hair is such a beauty cliché, it’s not easy to just chop it off. but it’s a liberating thing to do – and it always grows back.

  • Marilyn March, 13 2012, 10:06 / Reply

    Premièrement, j’aime beaucoup ton illustration!
    Et deuxièmement, pour les cheveux je galère autant que toi je pense. J’ai aussi un cheveux hypra bouclé et je me déteste comme ça. Mais donc j’ai trouvé le truc qui me convient. Je les lisse avec un lisseur à une température pas trop élevée pour pas qu’ils soient raides tel des piquets. Je sais ça les fous en l’air, mais il faut souffrir pour être belle… Ou plutôt mes cheveux ;) J’avoue les premières minutes mes cheveux sont vraiment raides mais comme j’ai un cheveux qui reboucle très vite ils deviennent ondulé en faite. Et sur mes pointes j’applique l’huile Elixir Ultime de Kérastase. Et une fois par mois je me fais un bain d’huile de palme de Leonor Greyl (en plus ça sent bon!)
    Pour le brushing laisse tombé, c’est trop complqué! Une fois mes cheveux se prennent dans le sèche cheveux, une autre fois je me brûle le visage ou bien je le laisse tombé sur mes pieds… J’admire les filles qui savent se faire un beau brushing, c’est dingue!


  • jublet March, 13 2012, 10:07 / Reply

    je n’arrive pas à te mettre le lien mais j’ai découvert ce “tuto” sur you tube.Cela semble tout simple mais il m’a fait gagné un temps fou.c’est sur la chaine you tube de Lisa Martino:”comment je fait mon brushing”…et j’en profite pour te remercier pour tout ce que tu nous fait partager dans ton blog!

  • Sandrine March, 13 2012, 10:07 / Reply

    C’est bien que tu en parles toi même car je n’aurais jamais osé te le dire: je ne trouve pas que ta coupe au carré frisée t’avantage, au contraire.
    J’ai exactement la même nature de cheveux que toi, voire pire ( appelons un chat, un chat) et j’ai passé presque 10 ans à les attacher.J’ai même des amies qui m’ont avouée ne jamais m’avoir vu les cheveux lâchés.
    J’ai tout essayé, brushing, lissage, chignon etc….Jusqu’à ce que je rencontre une coiffeuse qui a changé ma vie ( elle a elle même une épaisse tignasse bouclée) en m’expliquant que la meilleure façon de m’en sortir était “la” coupe.J’ai depuis les cheveux mi-longs avec un dégradé pile poil au bon endroit, je dirais des oreilles jusqu’à la pointe et je discipline mes cheveux en leur mettant une crème alourdissante quand ils sont mouillés.Puis je fais un mini brushing sur les petites mèches qui encadrent le visage ( Car c’est ça qui n’est pas très joli, c’est d’avoir les bords frisés)Et franchement, ils se positionnent super bien
    Et depuis, j’assume mes cheveux bouclés car il n’y a qu’une coupe qui m’a sauvée.
    J’espère que je t’ai un peu aidée.
    En tous cas, j’aime énormément ton blog car je me retrouve un peu en toi, physiquement je veux dire.

  • emi March, 13 2012, 10:07 / Reply

    I have no ideas for your hair. I think they look just perfect! However, I’d like to comment on your addicting videos…and on Tim Sullivan’s excellent translations. I’ve been reading you since I was introduced to your blog on Scott’s Sartorialist link – or, for quite a while., and have loved each posting. So I was thrilled when you started to post your videos…and positively surprised to find out that you sounded just like the English version of your blog! Kudos to Tim Sullivan! Thank you for sharing you exciting life with us.

  • danielle March, 13 2012, 10:07 / Reply

    i am physically incapable of blowing out my hair. sad :[

  • emma March, 13 2012, 10:08 / Reply

    you know what… we all spend so much time fighting what we have naturally & everyone says the best thing is to go with it.. blah blah

    but…… i think you’re hair is lovely ( i liked it better a little longer but that is cause i am stuck in my own grow out, get it cut it’ll look thicker, eek i hate it.. grow it out cycle of my own… 15 years it’s lasted!! i do not learn!)

    anyway.. i think part of your beauty comes from the fact that you are a combination of personality & looks, which truly comes across on video, as it does in your writing & drawings… & your curls & struggle with them are real too! without taking our validation from others..people look prettiest through the eyes of others as they are seen without the intensity of our own inner dialogue of criticism. You suit yourself & you’re bun is cute. you have a tonne more life than a lot we see in the fashion world & just seeing the way Scott looks at you when you are unaware should re-affirm that your hair looks just as good as the illustration.

    all that aside, i had the keratin treatment.. good. Loooove Moroccan oil & Kérastase products. they work.. still i now just have to figure out beach hair.

    totally get the mirror face thing too! i don’t see that i do it but i do & people always say why are you doing that funny face? & i never know what thy are talking about!! it still surprises me that i have one!!

  • jublet March, 13 2012, 10:08 / Reply

    je n’arrive pas à te mettre le lien mais j’ai découvert ce “tuto” sur you tube.Cela semble tout simple mais il m’a fait gagner un temps fou.c’est sur la chaine you tube de Rachel Martino:”comment je fait mon brushing”…et j’en profite pour te remercier pour tout ce que tu nous fais partager dans ton blog!

  • Amanda March, 13 2012, 10:09 / Reply


    i have curly hair too! i wash my hair at night, let it air dry for a little while, add some aveda damage remedy leave in conditioner and morroccan oil to the ends and just blow dry the roots of my hair and bangs. then i just go to sleep and it dries overnight. then in the morning i just use my flat iron for touch ups!

  • jsc March, 13 2012, 10:09 / Reply

    Okay, first of all beautiful illustration.

    I really like your hair down and wanted to see more of it! If you’re struggling with the curls and want to give them a whirl, you must go to Deva. They are the best and will help you. It’s actually very easy once you know what your hair likes.

    I can blow dry my hair in 20 minutes if I must, but prefer not to. A good hair salon will teach you how. Many years ago Kevyn Aucoin, introduced me to Ricky at Snip & Sip on Waverly Place–he taught me. (Sorry for name dropping, it was all such a sweet and different time.)

  • Naomi Honor March, 13 2012, 10:11 / Reply

    Hi Garance! I love your posts, photos, sense of humor, and actually everything you do!

    As for your hair, I too have very similar hair and while I love curly/wavy hair on others, I prefer mine straighter or at least wavy after it’s been blown straight. I can’t manage a brush and dryer so I HIGHLY recommend a dryer with a brush attachment(just make sure the brush is firm, some dryers have flimsy brush attachments). I have used it for years and you get fabulous results. And with your shorter hair, it should take all of 15 mins. I have also noticed that the longer my hair is, the less “wildness” it possesses.


  • Lisa March, 13 2012, 10:12 / Reply

    On a jamais les cheveux qu’on voudrait… Moi je trouve ça magnifique les cheveux bouclés et je te trouve vraiment jolie avec ta nouvelle coupe ! Les cheveux courts, c’est plus frais, plus dynamique et ça met en valeur… surtout le regard.

  • kittylee March, 13 2012, 10:12 / Reply

    salut garance,

    Alors moi je dis non au brushing !!! sauf peut être 2 fois par an et fait par le coiffeur car je suis comme toi pas très doué avec une brosse dans une main et sèche cheveux dans l’autre. En clair je ne suis pas coiffeuse. Et ce n’est pas pour te contredire mais moi je kiffe tes beaux cheveux bouclés. D’origine algéro-marocaine je n’ai grandi qu’avec des filles qui se raidissait les cheveux ( je ne parle même pas des mèches blondes !) et je crois que du coup ( ça c’est mon coté rebelle limite punk ;) je refuse d’avoir les cheveux raides comme des baguettes. J’aime les belles boucles, vive les boucles. La seule chose c’est qu’il faut plus que les autres hydrater nos cheveux, leur faire des masques ….. Regardes les beaux cheveux des femmes marocaines : bain d’huiles d’olives avec des herbes, henné et rasoul. Merci pour toutes ces vidéos et surtout celle avec l’amour de ma vie Melle Marant ( tiens encore un qui laisse ces cheveux vivre leur vie !)
    Allez Garance répète après moi : JE SUIS FIERE DE MES BELLES BOUCLES non mais !

  • nan March, 13 2012, 10:16 / Reply

    Such a beautiful drawing! really beautiful..
    on hair advice though… whatever you do, look into something natural that won’t harm you..remember,scalps are pourous and will let in whatever you put on your hair.. As for hair preferences, I like when you have yours up and love when it is loose too..maybe because mine is straight an short but I really like the curly and with a mind of its own..

  • catherine March, 13 2012, 10:16 / Reply

    j’ai opté pour le turban velours fait sur mesure .Cela vieillit mais pas les cheveux dans la figure!

  • Heather March, 13 2012, 10:17 / Reply

    Garance, go to Devachan (! The Deva Curl people are the experts on curly hair, and their products are fantastic. The stylists who train there are great, but since you are in NYC you can actually go to the original source, the Mecca for curly girls! They can definitely help you achieve a better relationship with your curls. =)

    I can relate to frustrations with blow drying (the sore arms, the sweatiness right after I took a shower, finding a frizzy spot I missed in the back, starting my day cranky because of the aforementioned things). But a couple years ago I decided to embrace and work with my wavy hair as a part of who I am and what makes me unique, instead of trying to force it to be something it’s not. And I haven’t looked back. =)

  • Frédérique March, 13 2012, 10:17 / Reply

    C’est trop bizarre.. Moi je rêve d’avoir les cheveux frisé pour spécifiquement ne plus me faire de brushing! On est vraiment jamais contente. Moi j’ai les cheveux raide-souple… assez épais mais sans volume… C’est trop moche! Alors je les attache en chignon aussi quand ils sont longs. Pare que ça m’énerve de perdre du temps à faire des brushing tous les matins!

  • Dawn March, 13 2012, 10:17 / Reply

    Garance, you live in NYC–there’s absolutely no need to blow out your hair yourself. Go to Drybar! Go to Blow! You’ll get to the point where it lasts 3-4 days so you’ll only have to go twice a week. They offer monthly subscriptions! This is the easiest beauty dilemma I’ve ever solved.

  • Material Fixations March, 13 2012, 10:17 / Reply

    Il n’y a vraiment pas d’autre mots, je suis nul à chier quand il s’agit de brushing. Je sais pas si j’ai les cheveux trop épais, ou je ne suis simplement pas douée, mais ça ne donne jamais rien. J’ai entendu plein de bonne chose sur le traitement à la kératine, surtout fais par des professionnels (parce que acheté en boite à 50 dollars a la pharmacie ça marche pas non plus) il parait que ça peut faciliter énormément la vie surtout avec tes cheveux super bouclés! Moi pour limiter les dégâts je les tresse la nuit avant de me coucher quand ils sont encre mouillé: ça fais des miracles!
    Material Fixations

  • Ambyr March, 13 2012, 10:18 / Reply

    I use a diffuser when I leave my hair curly. I don’t brush it. That’s like death to my curls looking semi-consistent with each other. I use a little mouse to help my curls hold their structure and then I turn the diffuser on low and slowly bunch up my curls from ends to roots in the diffuser. No turning, rotating, swirling the diffuser around, it only makes my curls more insane. Otherwise, I brush, blow dry normal and use a straightener and call it a day.


  • Miriam March, 13 2012, 10:18 / Reply

    ACK! Blowdrying! I’ve never managed a straight blow dry with my wild, curly hair. But, good news, diffusers are your new best friend (along with a variety of products). It will soften the air coming from the blowdryer and, as long as your don’t touch your hair too much during the process, make your curls much more defined. Kevin Murphy, a product line from Australia, makes wonderful stuff that also smells divine. They use all natural scents. I often want to use them as body scents, not just hair products as strange and/or as embarrassing as that confession may be. Best of luck!!!

  • Iris March, 13 2012, 10:19 / Reply

    I think u r gorgeous, despite how big you think your hair is!

  • agatha March, 13 2012, 10:22 / Reply

    …je suis nulle!!!!!!!….;-)

  • Monica March, 13 2012, 10:24 / Reply

    Bonjour, j’ai essaye tout comme toi et enfin je vote pour GHD, la plaque, ma coiffeuse m’a appris comment faire et c’est très vite enfin. D’abord je les sèche très bien avec le sèche-cheveux et une crémé coiffant comme Biopoint Curl et après je passe la plaque et j’ai une tète tout bouclé, mieux que le coiffeur. Il fait –t-il prendre la main ! Ca marche.

  • helen March, 13 2012, 10:24 / Reply

    Love the illustration:) (the earrings in it are so pretty!)

    I have quite curly-frizzy-ish hair (but not THATT badddd). To tame it I section it and twist it by hand and then let it air dry, then the curls become ok. (usually.)
    Yeah tried blow drying too didn’t really work…
    well good luck w/ your hair!
    haha felt so dumb seriously typing that.

  • Danielle March, 13 2012, 10:25 / Reply

    Hi Garance!
    CURLY! CURLY! CURLY! In one or two clips in the videos you had some beautiful boucles going on! Forget about le brushing ou meme le bun. Your curls are fresh, full of life, personality, and just plain beeeeautiful! What more can you ask for??!

  • Angela March, 13 2012, 10:25 / Reply

    Garance bonjour,

    c’est la première fois que je post un commentaire alors que je vous suis TOUS les jours (je suis parisienne, fan de vos vidéos et de vos photos!)

    Et aujourd’hui petite envie d’intervenir par rapport à vos cheveux! Vous êtes CANON, certes vous n’êtes pas une mannequin (mais c’est un compliment hein!) mais OUF!

    Et pour en revenir à vos cheveux: j’ai les mêmes… ils me gâchent aussi la vie mais bon j’ai appris à les aimer mes cheveux (ET j’ai fais le lissage brésilien, mon astuce: je ne le laisse pas aussi longtemps que ce que me conseille les coiffeurs, résulta: mes cheveux sont domptables et plutôt cools pendant 5 mois)

    Et puis bon mais franchement un brushing???? Style mamie-fait-sa-couleur-tous-les-week-end ou pire encore style je-me-lisse-les-cheveux-parce-que-je-déteste-les miens-bouclés- mais-comme-c’est-moi-qui-l’ai-fait-c’est-pas-top… Non merci

    Et puis comme dit ma grand-mère “chassez les frisotis ils reviennent au galop”

  • Lilas March, 13 2012, 10:28 / Reply

    Chère Garance, je te lis tous les jours. Mais c’est la première fois que j’ose poster un com’: HAIR MATERS. Comme toi, je suis une désespérée capilaire. J’ai heureusement été littéralement sauvée par un instrument découvert à la faveur d’une notule dans le Elle français, qui montrait la sublime Freja sur le défilé Chloé. La rédactrice disait en substance: pour obtenir ce brushing, optez pour la brosse soufflante rotative Babyliss. OK: je l’achète, l’espoir un peu morne, mais l’espoir fait vivre. Et là, moi qui n’avait javais été foutue de faire un brushing de ma vie (crampe au bras au bout de 5 min + torticolis + résultat archipourri) et ben là, non mais sans blague, le cheveu lisse mais souple, comme sur les rédactrices américaines dont on se dit qu’elles doivent emporter un coiffeur dans leurs malles aux défilés. Donc moi qui ne croyais en aucun fer à boucler, bigoudi et autre truc du genre, Babyliss m’a sauvé de plus d’une dépression capillaire. Et le plus dingue, c’est que c’est fait en 5 minutes chrono, je le jure, même moi qui ne suis pas du tout habile de mes doigts (je dois préciser à ce stade que je n’ai bien sûr aucun lien commercial avec babyliss :-) Ils devraient avoir le prix nobel de la paix capillaire. Essaie et donne-moi des nouvelles! Baci

  • lisa March, 13 2012, 10:28 / Reply

    I have hair just like yours and I blow dry it every day.
    You have to do it… you’ll love the result.
    Get yourself the largest round brush you can find.. not an expensive horsehair one.. a sturdy plastic bristle on. (the horsehair ones don’t actually penetrate my hair)
    start off by hand drying half the moisture out..
    then do it in sections and yes, you’ll figure out how to do the back.
    it doesn’t have to be perfect. the bottom layer doesn’t even have to be perfectly dry.
    it’s just the top layer that will look great. Not straight but not frizzy.. wavy and beautiful.
    oh.. and by the way.. use a heavy gel.. you’ll want to retain the texture.. it’s the only thing that works.. you don’t want limp straight hair.
    i use AG styling gel.. and i use it liberally everywhere but around my part.
    it’s a great combo.

  • Aga March, 13 2012, 10:30 / Reply

    I was told that the key to blow dry is REPETITION and patience.
    As Mariana I said above : “little sections at a time, roll it around your brush and go up and down, up and down….”

  • Loulune March, 13 2012, 10:31 / Reply

    L’éternel problème :) Moi, j’aime tes chevuex bouclés qui prennent beaucoup de place, mais bon, ça ne changera rien pour toi, je sais.

    Sinon, pour se sentir belle, il faut trouver un coiffeur obligeant :) Je l’ai trouvé il y a deux semaines. Il m’a dit que mes cheveux étaient très doux, qu’ils n’avaient pas besoin de soins spéciaux, qu’ils étaient très bien entretenus, il m’a demandé si ma couleur était naturel, quand j’ai dis oui, il a dit: ah, oui, c’est pour ça, et puis il m’a encore demandé si je faisais des soins à la maison parce qu’ils sont vraiment très bien, mes cheveux. Il a fait une coupe (presque) de mes rêves, il m’a chouchouté pendant une heure et à la fin il m’a demandé 30 eur.

    C’était un rêve ou quoi? :))

  • Camille March, 13 2012, 10:31 / Reply

    Bon. Personnellement j’adore tes cheveux frisés et ta coupe. Question brushing, on va dire que je ne suis pas nulle,nulle mais pas loin donc je les laisse séchés naturellement et ils ondulent mais comme j’ai beaucoup mais alors BEAUCOUP de cheveux (trèès épais, d’ailleurs je suis triste de voir que l’on nous consacre si peu de place dans les rubriques “cheveux” dans les magazines…mais passons.) je les attache aussi. L’indétronable chignon ou la queue de cheval, la tresse (mais les ayant coupé ça ne marche plus en ce moment)…et je trouve ça sympa. Bon après comme toi j’en ai eu marre. Mais au final c’est ce qu’il me va le mieux (parce que lachés c’est bien mais pas trop ça non plus) une fois que j’ai eu compris ça…le chignon est devenu mon ami pour tous les jours et quand j’ai la flemme je les laisse laché…mais c’est rare.
    Alors oui j’adore ton chignon et je trouve que ça te va super bien et on peut voir ton joli visage!!! Et puis (rien a voir avec les cheveux/chignon/brushing mais ton rire est g-é-n-i-a-l !! Et ton sourire avec ton chignon ressort :) ) Bref. Pas de conseil réel sur le brushing mais plutôt un Ôde au chignon.
    Au fait as tu trouvé ta veste (parka) militaire que tu voulais cinturer ?

  • Rachelle March, 13 2012, 10:34 / Reply

    Alas, I am exactly the same as how you describe yourself – massively incapable of using a hair dryer! I wish I knew how to do it too!

  • dhelya March, 13 2012, 10:34 / Reply

    et pourquoi pas un balayage pour sublimer tes boucles ?! ;-)

  • yza March, 13 2012, 10:34 / Reply

    Hélàs je suis comme toi pas possible pour moi de faire un brushing – ni même de me sécher les cheveux – Utiliser un sèche cheveux, des plaques ou des rouleaux c’est de la science fiction pour moi . Ils frisent et ont leur propre vie – le seul truc qui marche , après m’être ruinée, ce sont les produits Kerastase – gamme oleo – Je me lave les cheveux – puis les coiffe avec un peigne aux dents larges – après shampoing et rincage. ET C’est tout, je ne me les coiffe plus du tout ils sèchent comme ca naturellement. Une fois presque secs je leur mets un peu d’huile sur les pointes – Au final j’ai des cheveux souples, ondulés. Ah une dernière chose que j’ai remarqué après des années d’errance capillaire, la coupe compte énormément, s’ils sont mal coupés tu n’arrivera à rien.

  • Voza March, 13 2012, 10:34 / Reply

    Quelle illustration magnifique ! Une fois je lisais une interview de Scott où il disait qu’il ne lisait pas d’autres blogs, seulement le tien. Il a raison, tu es une vraie artiste… Au sujet de tes cheveux, en plus de talent, tu es très belle, donc à mon avis ce que tu dois faire c’est d’arrêter de te regarder au miroir pendant un bon moment pour que ta beauté soit aussi incontestable pour toi que pour le reste du monde. Je suis persuadée que tu auras bientôt un super contrat comme égérie d’une grande marque, qui sait L’oréal pour un anti-frizz. J’adore le conseil du brushing à la mexicaine… Ça m’inspire beaucoup !

  • bc March, 13 2012, 10:35 / Reply

    You need a hair dryer with a round brush attachment, the air blows through the round brush so you do not need 4 hands. You can get them fairly inexpensively so it’s worth a try!
    It is the only way I can straighten without the problems you have listed.
    Also, for curly, I am dying to try this dryer:

  • kitchen afternoon March, 13 2012, 10:37 / Reply

    a well cut chin length bob with random layers is the answer- a good cut takes care of itself.
    Weekly deep conditionings at salon are far better than keratin – smmooth as silk and straight as baguettes until it all breaks!

  • Ksenia March, 13 2012, 10:39 / Reply

    I got straight hair, slightly wavy and i blow-dry it every 2/3 days. so basically i have what you have there on the picture. I’D KILL FOR CURLES! i think they always look “DONE” and they have shape and volume and no blow-drying seems like heaven! so there…it is true that we always want what we can’t have)) All me whould do is chillax and love what Mother-Nature gave us!

  • NaomiRippy March, 13 2012, 10:39 / Reply

    I tried the babyliss dryer once and think it’s much easier to just blow dry with a big round bristle brush.

    Let your hair air dry for as long as you can (like while you eat breakfast or check your email or something) then use Kerastase Elixir Ultime and maybe some mousse for volume.

    Wrap the hair around the brush and pull hard with one hand while the other slowly moves the dryer down the strand.

    When you only have five minutes: Just blow dry the front and sides with the big round brush. Rough dry the rest then twist up in a chignon. It’s a cheat way to look (a least a little) polished.

    I really recommend Kerastase Elixir Ultime to everyone with curly/frizzy wavy hair – it is the best product I have ever tried – I don’t think MoroccanOil is that great personally.

  • Kimberly March, 13 2012, 10:39 / Reply

    Don’t fight mother nature. Use a diffuse and some calming creme, twirl the hair around your face to help keep it in its place. I pay for your hair!

  • doris March, 13 2012, 10:44 / Reply

    Cette fraicheur et ce naturel, ça change de l’exigence absolue imposée durant les fashion week et ça fait du bien! J’ai les cheveux frisés, je suis nulle en brushing, le raide ne me va pas… Mais après deux enfants mes frisettes sont plus souples… C’est une solution qui prend souvent plus de temps qu’un brush!!!

  • Alice March, 13 2012, 10:44 / Reply

    love the illustration! One of my favorite so far :)

  • Soiz March, 13 2012, 10:45 / Reply

    Vas faire un tour sur le site de Fred:
    Il trouve toujours une solution aux problèmes capillaires!
    Tu n’as plus qu’à le contacter. Il va te faire aimer tes cheveux, tu verras!!!
    Et sinon, merci pour me faire sourire à chacun de tes posts.

  • Bridget March, 13 2012, 10:46 / Reply

    My hair is very similar to yours and I can never blow dry it well. The answer is to blow dry it (badly is fine) and then put it in big hot rollers. It somehow smooths out the frizz in the back and puts motion into the overly straight parts. In the end you just need to mess it up a bit to make it look like you never did a thing to it.

  • Lucia March, 13 2012, 10:50 / Reply

    Why can’t you keep it open? Hanging loose and curly? I think one should accept what kind of hair you got and do the best of it. A good cut every 5th week, good schampoos a good dry schampoo, and a really good hairdryer, and some finishing stuff. If you don’t like your hair, cut it a bit? A chin lenght curly bob? Or just let it have a life on its own. A lot of ppl would love to have your hair :D

  • Miss Nahn March, 13 2012, 10:54 / Reply

    Garance, chère Garance, après m’être battu très longtemps avec ma tignasse bouclée (je super-boucle, je super-lisse, j’attache, je… pfff, j’essaie n’importe quoi), je suis arrivée à une conclusion simple:
    - Je suis une paresseuse du cheveu qui n’a pas de temps à passer avec un sèche-cheveu ou des fers à quoi que ce soit, il faut qu’ils sèchent tous seuls en ne me cassant pas les pieds
    - La seule chose dont j’aie besoin c’est d’un super coiffeur qui sait sentir la matière et coupe au millimètre et de super produits qui lavent et soignent en même temps.

    La prochaine fois que tu passes à Paris prends RDV chez Andrea (, il a fait de la magie sur mes cheveux et sur ceux de Balibulle. Plus il me coiffe plus la coupe est MA coupe et moins je passe de temps à me coiffer. Il SAIT gérer la coupe et les volumes. Et il est aussi sympa que drôle.

  • alexandra March, 13 2012, 10:55 / Reply

    je te rassure il y a pire que toi moi par exemple qui ai la chance d’avoir des cheveux bien lisse au naturel et malgré ce don du ciel je suis incapable d’avoir une tête qui ressemble à quelque chose ou de faire une coiffure potable et plus j’essaie de trouver la coiffure idéal pire c ‘est.Résultat je ressemble à un coquer mouillé . super tes illustrations tu as de l’or dans les mains …

  • fannyb March, 13 2012, 11:00 / Reply

    Il est impeccable, ton chignon, pas de souci à se faire! Pareil pour les rires, tout le temps, partout, on adore, je suis sûre que tout le monde adore!!

    Bon, mais question brushing, sur cheveux bouclés, très bouclés… Faut un soin qui tue. Pas un après shampoing, ou alors, si, AUSSI, mais surtout, avant tout, un soin. J’utilise, sur les sages conseils de mon coiffeur, les produits DAVINES: le Love conditionner, avec un nom pareil, c’est bien. Y’en a sans doute d’autres, moi c’est celui que j’utilise, j’aime bien son odeur, sa texture, le résultat. L’idée phare, c’est que tu passes 3 plombes sous la douche, pour te laver le corps, les cheveux, démêler avec un après shampoing, et faire poser le soin. Après, tu te débrouilles; je ne fais pas de brushing, car ça sèche et donc ça pose une bombe dans les cheveux bouclés; mais avec un gros diffuseur et de l’air pas trop chaud, et encore 3 plombes dans la salle de bain, c’est sans doute envisageable!

  • Julie Prichard March, 13 2012, 11:02 / Reply

    I am so sad to read this. I have the same hair as you and I am straightening it (blow dry + a little iron) every day…I thought to myself, FINALLY someone who is fashionable is wearing natural hair. I am growing out my hair to let it curl naturally again. I think your hair looks great.

  • Cultureshockart March, 13 2012, 11:05 / Reply

    Healthy hair should be the goal, but every once in a while you’ve got to break free from the bun. I love Argan Oil or Moroccan oil and diffuse. Btw, I loved Corine Bailey Ray’s hair. Nice to see when people embrace who they are.

  • Lilly March, 13 2012, 11:05 / Reply

    I have no patience to blow dry my entire head and it never looks as good as a stylist.
    I cheat and do sections and try to blend the rest in. So wavy near the top/long bangs, more wavy near the middle and curls at the end. It sounds weird but it works. But, the most important thing you must do is don’t watch yourself on videos too much!! (lol) Changing it up is necessary for me as well. If you don’t need to shampoo daily, go have someone blow dry it for you – not all expensive salons offer a blow out. There should be someone in NY who can do it regularly when you want to be a straight haired gal. I have thin curly hair and it usually lasts 3 days.

  • *** K E N Z A *** March, 13 2012, 11:05 / Reply


    Donc si t’as le temps de me lire je te raconte ma vie. Mon amie (soraya, qui te lit/regarde/observe/espionne comme moi) m’a fait remarquer que nous avions plus ou moins les memes cheveux, et que là en plus on a la meme coupe !

    moi mon coiffeur fetiche c’est David Chez Maniatis Rue de Sevres, il est genialissime et te donne de vrais bons conseils pratiques pour tous les jours.
    Alors pour que tes cheveux t’aiment utilise la ligne KERASTASE la plus adaptée a tes besoin, mais je pense qu’il te faut la ligne Nutritive bain satin(, et surtout L’ELIXIR ULTIME ( !!!! UNE MERVEILLE POUR LE COIFFAGE !!!!

    Mais je ne vis plus a paris et continuer le rituel maniatis devient compliqué, donc j’ai teste l’été dernier PAS le LISSAGE, Mais le SPA a la Keratine, meme procedé mais plus souple, donc laisse les boucles vivre. et ça m’a donné des cheveux nourris, souples, avec des boucles sympa et facilement maitrisables avec un gentil brushing.
    Le brushing ça me prend 15 minutes, il faut un vrai sechoir avec 2 vitesses et 2 temperatures là … mais le manier s’apprend, pas plus compliqué qu’un appareil photo hein. et les brosses, prend celles en ceramique (qui ressemblent a ça
    ou ce que je fais, c’est que je me pose des rouleaux assez gros apres mon bain, et me laisse la soiree a avec pour qu’il sechent bien souples et crantés. bon bien sur faut pas avoir de mecs dans les pattes …

    bon je t’ai tout donné de mes secrets :) ! et le brushing avec l’elixir c’est hyper facile :) !!

    aller on veut voir ça sur les prochaines video !



  • Katarina March, 13 2012, 11:09 / Reply

    I have very similar hair, just much much longer. I have… pretty much given up. I tried relaxing, Japanese straightening, Brazilian blowout, keratin…… my hair can’t take it anymore. And I do not have enough arm strengh to blow dry my hair for an hour every other day or so. Which, unfortunately seems to be the only option, according to my mother, who has the same hair, but closer to your length. She has been blow-drying it almost every day since she can remember, and it seems to be the only way to keep it tamed.
    For now, my hair is also remaining firmly sequestered in a bun until an occasion really calls for a blowout. I wish you more luck than I’ve found.

  • Carlota March, 13 2012, 11:10 / Reply

    Woman! Your smile and your good mood and your healthy approach to yourself and your own little dramas just don’t allow me to see that big problem with your hair that you feel!
    For me you look always great, but then i am not a fan of very weel put together women….so and if you look at Emanuelle Alt, with practically no makeup, hair style looks inexistent (though I’m sure she has) and for me she’s the super cool woman.
    I think you are fresh air in this fashion blogs, for everything, the pics, the videos, the “I’m so tired that I put my head to rest like the donkeys do”, for drinking margueritas, for not being obsessed with weight and calories and idiotic things, and…for your hair!
    big kiss

  • Sarah March, 13 2012, 11:12 / Reply

    It could be worth considering this Babyliss blowdry brush:
    I have had mine for a couple of months and think it makes a good job of adding sophisticated volume to my thin straight hair and a colleague has found it did a good job on her long curly hair.

  • Aline March, 13 2012, 11:12 / Reply

    Salut Boucle(d’or) Je dirais comme claire . Les bigoudis (chauffant)
    Et puis même si c’est pas sexy à la pose tu auras un côté mad men

    ps: évidement tes cheveux sont très bien ,mais comme tu cherches le
    Très très bien essaye cette technique un peu Mamie
    À prestu

  • maryse March, 13 2012, 11:12 / Reply

    Je suis comme toi ! je suis incapable de faire un brushing .. j’ai à peu près la même nature de cheveux que toi ( je crois ^^ ), ils sont très frisés limite crépus parfois, et impossible de les lisser autrement qu’avec le fer à lisser. Mais le fer à lisser, j’ai abandonnée ! déjà, ça me prenais une heure / une heure 30 pour un bon résultat, je me brûlais les doigts et je transpirais bien à cause de la chaleur et de l’effort fournit ! j’en aie eue marre quoi ! j’ai voulue couper mes cheveux très courts pour ne plus avoir de problèmes, être tranquille, ce que j’ai fais, mais j’attend qu’ils repoussent maintenant, bien sagement. J’essaye d’utiliser des produits le plus naturel possible, je n’utilise plus du tout de fer à lisser, je les laisse vivre leur vie, et je les attache par contre, car pour le moment je me trouve moche les cheveux détachés.. pas asser long..

    bon courage ! c’est dur les cheveux frisés .

  • h March, 13 2012, 11:14 / Reply

    Ok sister, here we go – this really is the secret to consistently great hair – use it wisely! Xoxo

    Oribe shampoo &conditioner (for shine & brilliance, or , colour)

    Bumble & Bumble straight blow dry – this stuff is amazing – use sparingly in damp hair (I also use this if I want to air dry my hair and let my curls show – seems to work well, even though it’s not designed for it – just don’t use too much)

    Round brush, with boar bristles (The one by green one by Glamour is amazing for thick hair, the black one better if your hair is fine – likely available at professional supply shops)

    X5 superlite turbo hairdryer – it’s lots of $ but absoutely fantastic – the first hair dryer to give me hair-salon quality blowouts

    Oribe Royal Blowout styling spray – this s*#t is gold – spray it on damp hair.

    After blowing out hair in sections, use Oribe Impermeable spray on hair, and fingercomb (it’s great at preventing frizzing)

  • Louise March, 13 2012, 11:15 / Reply

    Pour les cheveux bouclés comme les tiens, je pense que pour le brushing c’est même pas la peine de persévérer.. J’ai moi-même les cheveux bouclés et bruns, et j’ai laissé tomber depuis longtemps. Avec notre nature de cheveux pas évidente, ça rend les cheveux gonflés et électriques plus qu’autre chose.
    J’ai aussi déjà essayé le lissage permanent, verdict : ça n’était pas pour moi non plus, et je me re-lissais ou re-bouclais les cheveux par-dessus tellement le résultat n’était pas top et pas à mon goût. Comment je m’en suis sortie pour accepter et aimer mes cheveux aujourd’hui, au point de ne même plus supporter ma tête sans mes boucles ?
    Je me suis laissée pousser les cheveux. Bon attention, j’ai pas non plus la longueur de Shakira, mais détachés ils m’arrivent à peu près juste au dessus de ma poitrine, mais pour moi qui avait toujours eu les cheveux un peu au dessus des épaules ça a tout changé. Mes cheveux font un peu moins frisettes car plus ils sont longs, plus les boucles tombent. Maintenant j’aime avoir ma crinière bouclée sur la tête, c’est mon petit truc rock à moi, ma signature, mon identité, ce qui fait que je suis moi, bref je m’emballe, mais mes cheveux je ne veux plus les changer, ils font partis de moi et je les aime.
    Pour être déjà passée par ses étapes de galère-cheveux, je peux te dire que ce n’est que lorsque tu les accepteras au naturel que tu seras vraiment épanouie et heureuse des cheveux. Alors je te le dis : tes cheveux sont beaux, peut-être que continuer a les laisser pousser est la chose à faire :) ? Et je pense que tu devrais encore plus les assumer en les laissant encore plus boucler, sans les aplatir avec un chignon, c’est la que tu rayonneras encore plus que tu ne rayonnes déjà avec ton beau sourire!
    C’est la première fois que je te laisse un commentaire, je me suis dit que peut-etre il pourrait servir à quelque chose aujourd’hui :)

  • Chistina March, 13 2012, 11:15 / Reply

    I had really, really short cropped hair and it was just sooo easy to manage. Now that I’ve grown it out – it’s shoulder-length and well not that easily tamed. I also used to have a fringe that is now too long to be called that and has to be clipped away. But in general my hair has responded really well to being blown dry. It’s really straight and I don’t have to use my flat iron. It also takes just about 5 to 10 minutes. But my flatmate had really curly hair and she didn’t know what to do with it. Blow drying for her would have ended up in a frizz. She was never really one for products, but I’d get some mousse to put into your hair while it’s still wet. That way it might curl itself in a more ‘contained’ way instead of puffing up. Whenever I did her hair I tried to keep it as curly as possible and put it up in a very ‘greek’ hairstyle by braiding and twisting it into a semi-bun of sorts..

  • Julia March, 13 2012, 11:16 / Reply

    I dry mine loosely until it’s slightly damp, then separate into small section and put them into large velcro curlers. Then dry dry dry the curlers and leave them for 20 minutes to ensure the hair has had time to cool. During this time it’s breakfast, feeding the kids, getting ready for the day. I’ve trained my hair so I only wash it once a week so I only go through this ritual once a week. If I need a spruce up I use dry shampoo. As I pull the curlers out one at a time I dry them again to ensure no frizzies. I had hair with body/curl but not crazy girls and not poker straight a la flat iron.

  • Aida March, 13 2012, 11:19 / Reply

    I don’t know if this helps, but when I had shorter hair I’d use a thinner blowdrying comb, if you use one of those big ones it will only make your hair puffier, and, obviously, that’s the *last thing we all want.

    I also used Pantene’s hair products that helped with the blowdrying (can’t remember the name, but look them up, they were the cheapest and the most effective), I thought they were best because my hair would feel soft after I was done, not like if I had been swimming for an hour un bleach instead of water. And finally, what I do is blow my hair for a while until all the big drops of hair are gone, once they are gone I put some Moroccan Oil on it and then do all of this:

    With shorter hair its easier tho. One last tip? Be patient, Rome wasn’t built in one day.

  • Jessica March, 13 2012, 11:23 / Reply

    J’adore l’illustration ! Très jolie !

  • Inés March, 13 2012, 11:25 / Reply

    Don´t, Garance! you are beautiful just the way you are!!
    I love your hair curly and voluminous! (mine is thin and stright, even a bun fells down!) …
    Just enjoy it!
    Big hugs!

  • mimi taylor March, 13 2012, 11:26 / Reply

    I have curly hair. I keep it straight by wrapping it wet around my head keep it in place with hair clips til my hair dries.

  • Laura March, 13 2012, 11:27 / Reply

    Garance, don’t lose the curls! Stay strong! Try the DevaCurl products – they’re the only ones that make my hair consistently fabulous.

    Also, Devachan salon in NYC cuts only curly hair. I’d recommend going there to be sure you’re getting the best cut, especially if you want to keep it short-ish. Nothing worse than having a triangle cut!

  • Sarah March, 13 2012, 11:28 / Reply

    Garance (hahahah ça commence de manière absurde),

    Depuis que j’ai vu tes videos, j’ai envie de te dire : mais c’est quoi ce délire avec le chignon, les cheveux lâchés ça te va 100 FOIS mieux ! Qui t’a donné l’idée que le chignon te va mieux que les cheveux bouclés ? Le problème, c’est pas de savoir comment tu vas lisser tes cheveux, le problème c’est de savoir comment on va se débarrasser de ton chignon !!! En plus, je suis sûre que même si tu avais les cheveux lisses, tu passerais ton temps à les attacher.. Tu es magnifique avec les cheveux lâchés et quand on te voit avec ton chignon, on se dit surtout que you are having a bad hair day.
    Et merci d’avoir écrit ce post pour que je puisse enfin te parler de ton chignon.

    Une lectrice qui veut ton bien :)

  • Camille March, 13 2012, 11:28 / Reply

    Garance, nous avons EXACTEMENT les mêmes cheveux! Donc Les mêmes soucis!!
    Moi personnellement je les lisse avec des plaques. Je trouve qu’en effet c’est trop raide au début, et puis au fur à mesure des heures, ça devient plus naturel. Mais c’est vrai que ça abîme un peu :(
    Dès que t’as trouvé THE solution, dis le moi :)

    Et Merci pour cette fabuleuuuse Fashion Week !

  • Barbara March, 13 2012, 11:29 / Reply

    Mon premier, c’est la coupe, surtout la longeur (tu n’as pas coupé assez court, Garance). Mon deuxième c’est comment tu les laisse sécher (j’ai dit laisse, non fait, donc, à moins d’être brushingeuse professionnelle, pas de séchoir pour nous les frisées, et encore moins avec une brosse !) et mon tout c’est le coiffeur (qui te dira jusqu’où couper et comment les sécher): pour moi c’est Gianluigi chez Aldo Coppola, Via Terraggio 23 à Milan – et j’habite à Barcelone, pour te dire si ça vaut le coup – et le prix.

  • agneslamexicaine March, 13 2012, 11:29 / Reply

    Assume! c’est chouette les cheveux frisés, ça évoque la liberté, le naturel! regarde comme cette fille est belle sur ta précédente vidéo! assume!!

  • Steph March, 13 2012, 11:30 / Reply

    absolutely fabulous post! beautiful illustration, everything!
    You are so wonderfully talented Garance!

    Ginger and Lace

  • Coline March, 13 2012, 11:31 / Reply

    Personnellement je me brush les cheveux presque tout les matin (oui parce que je les lave tout les matins…) mais j’ai les cheveux lisse déjà à la base, c’est juste pour les reformer rapidement, ça me prend 2min et On Prend Le Coup De Mains !!! Faut pas en avoir peur juste prend l’habitude :)

    L’illu est super top, j’aime beaucoup !!

  • sarah babille March, 13 2012, 11:31 / Reply

    Bon… moi qui vous (t’ai ?) vue de très près (aux Tuileries où nous avons parlé un moment… suisse, tout ça ; cheveux encore plus frisés avec un chignon tout vilain après la pluie !!)) et en vidéo, je trouve que ça te donne un air de danseuse. Haut placé ou bas, plus classique.. ALors pourquoi ne pas se couper les cheveux, non non non… ce ne sera jamais pareil…

    Le problème avec les cheveux frisés est que quelque chose (un produit, une technique) marche un jour et pas l’autre, qu’ils ont leur prore existence que nous ne pouvons maîtriser. Ce que j’ai appris est …
    qu’il n’y a que nous qui ne les aimons pas, qui les trouvons encombrants… les autres parlent d’eux (et des fois je me demande franchement pourquoi !).

    Perso j’aime bien quand tu les portes plus longs et que tu les noues… Comme tu es quoi. Sauf que tu pourais les lâcher plus souvent. Il n’y a que toi qu’ils ennuient. J’te promets…
    Le souci aussi avec eux, est qu’à part les nouer il y a peu de variations possible.

    Pour le brushing, ben je passe mon tour. Pour une soirée (et encore faut prier pour que le temps ne soit pas humide !!).

    AS-tu testé le coiffeur dont Yasmin Sewll parlait sur ton blog ? ca m’intéresserait ;)))

  • Adeline March, 13 2012, 11:36 / Reply

    Pour commencer tu es très jolie avec ton chignon, c’est vrai c’est un peu TOI ce chignon!!!
    Mais si tu en as assez, ce que je peux comprendre. Je te conseille la Brosse auto-rotative de Babyliss (, parce que moi si je laisse mes cheveux sans brushing je fini par avoir des dreads… L’été passe encore… mais comme je ne les lave pas tous les jours, ce n’est pas tip-top.
    Et bien cette brosse est très pratique ET reposante, parce que rester les bras en l’air avec une brosse et un sèche cheveux c’est IMPOSSIBLE, en tout cas pour moi.

    Bref je fais un bain d’huile avant chaque lavage (activilong pour cheveux afro, même si je ne le suis pas…). Un masque en guise d’après-shampoing, bien plus efficace et sur cheveux essorés, le Heat-Protective Silk-Straightening Cream de Kiehl’s qui les protège et leur donne un effet soyeux. Et ensuite la brosse rotative en procédant comme au salon, les cheveux du dessous d’abord et ainsi de suite. Tout un rituel mais qui fonctionne et comme je ne me lave les cheveux que tous les 5 jours, ça passe…

    Vu tout les conseils que tu as reçu, j’espère que tu vas trouver ton bonheur.

  • Laura March, 13 2012, 11:37 / Reply

    Hello Garance,

    Lovely illustration!

    I have hair very similar to yours and like you, never managed to learn how to blow dry it. I’ve tried every product I’ve been able to get my hands on and recently I found the best yet!! I can let my hair down the whole day without it frizzing or getting huge! Can you believe it?!!

    The products are made in New York, the name of the system is Diva Curl. They have, shampoo, conditioner, gel, etc. I was so happy with the results, I got them all!

    I know you’re trying to grow your hair out but getting the Diva cut might make your life easier during the process. I was skeptical at first because they cut your hair when it’s dry but it worked so well that I got brave and went back and cut it above my shoulders (for the first time since elementary school!!).

    My hair has never been this easy to manage, I’m still in shock!

    Bon courage!

  • Axelle March, 13 2012, 11:37 / Reply

    Ma Garance , oui je ne sais pas pourquoi “ma”, c’est peut etre ta façon d’écrire, le fait que tu mets toujours dans la confidence, qu’on entre dans ton intimité, le fait que tu cherches toujours à décontracter une tenue, qui font que je me sens proche de toi.
    Pour ce problème capillaire, je ne sais trop que dire, car moi j’ai le cheveu raide comme la justice à mon grand déséspoir, si ce n’est que ma cousine qui a la tête frisé à un sèche cheveux avec une brosse qui tourne toute seule, et ça fait des merveilles !
    Sinon je te recommande la thérorie du LACHEZ PRISE, théorie qui fait un bien fou et qui selon moi doit être utilisée sans aucune modération, on se sent tellement plus légère après.
    Mais j’aimerais quand même, une fois la petite théorie utopiste dépassée, te voir avec les cheveux lachés, au naturel, avec juste une lotion pour parfaire ta chevelure (un truc anti frisottis quoi ) ….
    PS1 ton illustration est superbe
    PS2 pour faire un parallèle avec les problèmes de peau, ta dermato a raison, moi je te conseil la crème Zen de Lancome, elle est formidable pour hydrater la peau.
    PS3, j’adore ton blog que je découvre depuis peu…
    PS4 à très vite !!!!

  • Alice March, 13 2012, 11:39 / Reply

    my favourite illustration so far!!!

    Check out my fashion illustrations and art:

  • tristessa March, 13 2012, 11:40 / Reply

    Oh, but Garance, you are lovely and perfect and down to earth, never mind that your wild mane has a mind of it’s own! The important thing is smiling and laughing 90% of the time, that’s the greatest source of your beauty, not your hair! I too have hair that sometimes makes me want to cry, but it makes me me instead of some girl with boring straight hair, there are manymany of those! Smiling and laughing, Garance!!

  • SONICEAGAL March, 13 2012, 11:42 / Reply

    First of all, Garance I have to tell you your hair is not as bad as you think it is. I know I know, when women look at the mirror or any reflection of themselves, we always target the part that we are least confident with. BUT to be honest, your hair is just not that bad. To me, it is one type of hair, but definitely not the bad type.
    I am not saying this just because I love your blog and your lovely personality (well, maybe they are part of the reason) so much. Your smile and laugh really distract us from the problem you concern with.
    Ok, back to the topic. I have hair issue too. My hair is in the middle of growing out and the length reaches my shoulders now. The problem is there is no shape in my hair! I don’t want to cut even one inch of my hair because I have been trying to grow it long for such a long time. Last year before traveling to London, I went for a haircut and it was completely a failure. So my bad haircut sticks to every photo of mine with the beautiful London scene as a contrast. I am going to Paris in April, what should I do with my hair :(

  • Ashton Housley March, 13 2012, 11:45 / Reply

    Your wild hair is so cute! I might just be crazy, but I love big hair. It’s amazing. My curls don’t frizz at all, but I want them to a little so I can have more volume like you!

  • Virginie March, 13 2012, 11:45 / Reply

    Je suis nulle pour faire des brushing mais les plaques m ont sauvé la vie. ( ou les cheveux) Mais bon avant je fais un lissage brésilien et du coup avec le lisseur j en ai pour dix minutes à peine pour les raidir. En plus il faut un lisseur ou tu peux faire des mouvements avec tes cheveux pour leur donner un air pas trop baguette. Moi j ai un sweet lisse qui date un peu mais le jour ou il lâche j investi dans un ghd. Voilà

  • brianne March, 13 2012, 11:48 / Reply

    Perhaps you should own the curls. I’ve seen that Carols Daughter has a lot of products to tame the wild beast that is frizzy curly hair.

  • Bianca March, 13 2012, 11:49 / Reply

    See… I watch your videos and think how naturally chic your are in your perfectly imperfect bun. Making being utterly fabulous look so simple, yet so hard for we average ladies to achieve.

    As for blow drying, bleh. I do it. But I dread it. I just blow dry with a paddle brush and then use a chi straightener after to make waves in my hair, but it does take time….

    When I’m in a hurry, I go to sleep with wet hair, let it dry where it will, and just run the chi over the top layer and around my face. I make little messy waves with it and move on… The secret is some kind of frizz-killing serum. I use chi silk infusion, but I’m sure there are all sorts of great oily products.

  • B. March, 13 2012, 11:49 / Reply

    Dans les videos, j’ai remarqué que votre regard est le plus sincere regard que j’ai jamais vu. C’est ça qu’on voit quand on vous regarde, pas vos cheuveux alors ils sont tres jolis aussi. Je n’ai pas de conseil mais je crois qu’aucun produit peut changer les choses. Il vaut mieux d’utiliser les produits naturels comme vous faites deja. Tou va changer quand vos cheuveux se debaressent du traitement Keratine je pense. Mais ne prenez pas la tete avec tout ça.

  • Odessa March, 13 2012, 11:51 / Reply

    Cute drawing! My hair is super curly, I just let it be or have the bun. And when I’m fed up with it I blow dry my hair, but I can’t keep up with the high maintenance of this. If you have a solution, please share! xoxo

  • Lindsey Renee March, 13 2012, 11:51 / Reply

    I have curly hair too and have your same problems! Almost anytime I try to straighten my hair it is kind of a disaster. Even when I accomplish it I find it impossible for my hair to have the right texture. My sister always says, “You’re hair just looks like curly hair that’s trying to be straight.”

    Instead I embrace my curls. Wild and big as our hair may be, it’s always such a statement. I feel like it’s a good reflection of who we are. Let’s be honest, we even pull off buns better than straight haired girls.

  • Diane March, 13 2012, 11:52 / Reply


    J’ai les cheveux roux frisottés. Autant te dire que la moindre goutte de pluie et je ressemble à une sauvageonne échappée d’un bois…

    Bref, j’ai essayé le brushing, mais ce n’est jamais parfait.

    Je vais donc chez le coiffeur une fois par semaine qui me fait un brushing de pro qui tient.

    Bon courage !

  • CHABOUK March, 13 2012, 11:52 / Reply

    Hello Garance,
    Moi aussi j’ai des cheveux à problèmes durant l’ été c’est limite “sympa” mais en hiver brushing obligatoire.
    Voici mon conseil pour un brushing simple et rapide…
    Apres avoir lavé tes cheveux ( et bien utiliser l’après-shamp’) laisse tes cheveux séchés à l’air libre (pendant ce temps tu peux faire autres choses (lire, téléphoner à tes parents ou regarder la TV par exemple…))
    Une fois les cheveux secs, utilise une brosse plate et ton séche cheveux ( niveau tiède étant donné que ton cheveu sera déjà sec…) pour lisser ta crinière pas besoin de t’appliquer juste bien sécher la racine pour cela tu peux répartir tes cheveux en 3 ( nuque, milieu et devant)
    Une fois le tout raidi , utiliser le fer à styler GHD (google it now) pour les rendre souple et pour donner une forme c’est hyper facile … pour info le GHD protège le cheveux et il y a des crèmes qui servent à protèger encore plus les cheveux contre les effets du séchoir.
    Voilà j’espère avoir pu t’aider

  • Jane March, 13 2012, 11:53 / Reply

    Je suis dac avec Biba !
    Garance, tu as les traits fins, un joli minois, tu es gaie, expressive et gracieuse, mais … MAIS … tu n’es pas faite pour t’emmerder avec des outils électriques dans la salle de bain, des bigoudis ou des séances de torture chez le coiffeur !
    Puisque tu me demandes … LACHE ton chignon rikiki, fais quelque chose de plus souple . Ou LACHE toute ta crinière autour de ton visage. Ou COUPE court : petite tête à la Audrey Tautou !
    Les petites pinces strassées pour retenir les boucles folles, je trouve ça très joli aussi …
    BREF, arrête avec ton chignon haut et trop serré ! MAIS …. garde TOUT le reste !

  • Cédric March, 13 2012, 11:56 / Reply

    Les bigoudis m’apparaissent, en effet, comme la meilleur solution!

  • Boumette March, 13 2012, 11:57 / Reply

    Bon alors premièrement, j’aime tellement tes cheveux, ils sont beaux et unique et différents, il sagit de les accepter et d’en faire sa gloire comme la belle Corinne Bailey Rae. Tant qu’au brushing, moi je dois mettre un peu de sérum anti-frizz, et puis c’est la tête à l’envers pendant 10 minutes. Je ne le fais pas souvent, car je manque de tomber dans les pommes en attendant que mes cheveux soient lisses.

  • Antoinette March, 13 2012, 12:01 / Reply

    I say your beautiful as you are,bun,down,curly, straight.

  • Elsie March, 13 2012, 12:01 / Reply

    Your hair is lovely. You have such a beautiful face and elegant jaw line that your hair swooped up in a bun looks perfect.

    That said, I have curly/wavy hair. I have been able to manage it with a powerful blow dryer (no flat iron UNLESS there is a desperate need a la skanky tendrils in back of head) and product with varying degrees of success, depending on the weather.

    I live in DC. I have oily hair that I really need to wash every day. The water in the city is HARD, loaded with minerals and deposits. The humidity here is awful. Some days I can get my hair silky straight, other days it’s more thick and wavy, but it can look fun and nice despite the steam in the air. Here’s how I do it:

    First, grow your hair out. As you know, the shorter it is, the curlier it gets. The weight of a longer length pulls down the curl and gives you more to work with.

    Second, when you get your hair cut, get long layers. Go to somebody who understands curly hair. I had to grow my hair out for 3 years after my stylist cut layers framing my face from the top of my head down. When it rained, my long layers would stay straight, and I would have a halo of unicorn curls atop my head. Nightmare.

    Third, use good shampoo and conditioner, as I’m sure you do. A good conditioner is key. Once or twice a week I use a hair mask: Kiehl’s (olive oil—so good!) or Bumble and Bumble Deeep hair mask.

    Fourth, after I get out of the shower, I towel dry my hair and use leave-in conditioner (B&B) and a little Kiehl’s creme with silk groom on the ends (too much can give you that oily look). I brush and part my hair and spray F. Fekkai Coiff Defense UV/Thermal Protectant on the ends and atop my head. Let air dry for 10 minutes or so—don’t want it to begin curling too much while air drying.

    Fifth, the blow dry. Get a heavy duty blow dryer (I have Babyliss Model something or another that’s x-treme). I blow dry with my right hand and have my brush in my left. As a result, I have never been able to master a rolling brush. I instead use an Aveda wood paddle brush that you can find online (won’t melt when the dryer is placed up against it). I hold the head (instead of the handle) of the brush in my hand to best control it.

    I first rough dry my hair, loosely pulling up layers to get under the different sections. I then sit down, flip my head over, and blow dry the rest with the paddle brush. I get in at the roots, keeping the dryer tight to the hair pulled taut, and then blast the cold air button halfway down the section toward the roots to avoid damage.

    After my hair is pretty much all dry, I flip it up and take a minute or two with the blow dryer on hot to tend to any kinks that may present themselves and then go through the rest of my hair with the dryer on cool to seal in some shine.

    I finish with some Aveda humectant. Just a bit, rub in hands, and smooth over hair. Voila!

    Good luck! Let us know whether you gave the dryer a shot, and if so, what worked best for you.

    Kind regards, Garance!

  • Eleni March, 13 2012, 12:01 / Reply

    Garance your bun is so unique! It is so garance dore that you should not worry so much about it! We love that bun ! You have such a beautiful face and smile that your bun helps people see it… Anyways I remember a post you did some time ago and everybody would comment about how beautiful your hair looked! You should try more often that hairstyle! For me personally flat irons work but my hair are not as curly as yours! Au revoir! Xxx

  • Carrie H March, 13 2012, 12:02 / Reply

    hi Garance! absolutely love your blog, your videos, and …… your wild, gorgeous, incredible hair!! It’s so beautiful when you let it down! short or long. There is nothing so sexy – don’t fight it, go with it, it’s as beautiful and unique and distinctive as you are!!! I would give my left arm for such funky hair!!,

  • sandrine from Toulouse March, 13 2012, 12:03 / Reply

    Alors moi si je puis me permettre un petit avis contrairement à d’autres je trouve que ce qui vous va le mieux ce sont les cheveux tirés en chignon.

    C’est très sympa et ça met en valeur votre visage. Pour moi il n’y a pas photo. Et j’ajouterais que ce chignon c’est votre signature de look, votre patte en quelque sorte.

    Après la mèche rebelle dans l’oeil de Carine Roitfeld, il y a la chignon loose de Garance. La preuve même Isabel Marant l’a adopté.

    Quant à moi je l’ai expérimenté mais j’ai le cheveux si fin que ça donne une petite crotte sur le haut de la tête franchement pas terrible.

    Enfin je dis ça je dis rien.

  • Y. March, 13 2012, 12:03 / Reply

    le brushing c’est la pire corvée, et ça bousille les cheveux en plus
    ton carré bouclé naturel est très bien je trouve, résiste au chignon et voilà tout ;)

  • Lindsey R. March, 13 2012, 12:04 / Reply

    Honestly thought you looked better with your hair down. I also have brown, curly, out-of-control hair, but when you have ringlets like that, they look the most gorgeous when you let them do what they want. You’re lucky, your hair has fantastic body and shape. Away with the bun, just let it bounce!

  • joanna March, 13 2012, 12:05 / Reply

    pour tes cheveux, essaye une brosse soufflante, c’est trop facile les brushing avec ça, et hyper rapide (je met 15min max, quand je le fais très bien et j’ai les cheveux longs) :)
    sinon btw j’adore ton blog, tes illustrations, tes vidéos, et t’es belle même avec les cheveux bouclés :)

  • athle March, 13 2012, 12:06 / Reply

    When I got my curly hair cut at Orlando Pita, Joe told me Orlando washes (not shampoo!) his hair upside down, then karate chops it to get the water out, scrunches it a little bit to get more water out, then flips it back over and lets it air dry.

  • Sarah March, 13 2012, 12:06 / Reply

    Dear Garance. I have very thick, curly and dry hair. Most of he time it’s not even possible to brush it. It was always a mess… untill I discovered this blowdryer and brush in one tool, from Babyliss:
    LOVE IT! it really works for me. I don’t get it really straight, but in 15 minutes it’s kind of smooth. Other things that worked for me: don’t use a brush, just a comb, and after shampooing your hair, rinse it out whith cold water (Brrr) en before drying it use argan oil.

  • Zazie March, 13 2012, 12:07 / Reply

    * Le chignon, ça fait ressortir tes lineaments trè fins, la beauté de tes yeux, ton sourire… bref, c’est une bonne uniforme au quotidien. Tu pourrais ne pas l’attacher “à la va vite”, mais avec un peu plus d’attention aux volumes – pour etre chic en plus d’etre belle! T’es cheveux ont l’air meurtri dans ton chignon!

    * Ta coupe est belle… mais elle ne te flatte pas, meme si on voit que tu as des très beaux cheveux et que tu es belle, en tous cas.

    *Solution contre deprime capillaire: une vrai coupe!!! Ton chignon, il montre que mettre ton visage en evidence cela te va très bien, et te rajeunit. Donc une coupe courte, serrée sura la tete… comme ça tu aura des cheveux ET un visage. Sois brave!

  • Missi March, 13 2012, 12:07 / Reply

    I stopped trying a long time ago to make my hair do anything other than stay natural. Straightening, blow drying, curling–they all just took too much time and damaged my curls far too much. Now, all I do is spray my frizzy curls with water so that they get even messy and just rock that beachy-fun look. It’s so much easier, and though it’s not soft and luxurious, it works for my style.

    Much love and best of luck with your hair, darling! Kisses!

  • Cécile March, 13 2012, 12:08 / Reply

    ouh la le brushing, c’est aussi un peu guerre et paix avec moi….je dois avouer que la pro du brushing dans la famille c’est ma mère, ça a toujours l’air bien chez elle…
    mes cheveux ont des boucles naturelles, du coup devant ça boucle plus qu’à l’arrière, donc ils sont toujours dans un état hybride…faut dire qu’ils sont au tops quand je suis dans le midi à la plage et qu’ils reçoivent que de huile solaire et séchage à l’air…
    sinon quand c’est l’hiver, c’est généralement brushing, pour ne pas attraper la crève, une grosse brosse de chez ” tigi”, un séchoir genre modèle “braun” pour le voyage – je m’en sors pas avec les gros trucs, c’est un peu comme toi – et puis la crème “myrrhea” de Futérer et zou c’est partie assez rapidement, une dizaine de minutes…quand c’est un bon jour ça marche impec…quand c’est un moins bon jour, genre rhume ou autre, c’est peine perdue de tout façon :)…et dès qu’il fait doux et chaud, hop c’est séchage a l’air avec la crème “karité” de Futérer…
    mais ne change pas tes cheveux, j’adore ton chignon et le côté naturel et normal!

  • Betty March, 13 2012, 12:08 / Reply

    I have the same problem with my frizzy hair and have never been able to tame it so I just make my best effort and go. I never learned how to blow dry so could probably use some lessons or a couple of extra hands.

    Your hair is beautiful in a bun or left down. It is part of your personality, alive and warm. I love all your videos. You are like the best friend everyone would like to have and hang out with. I say forget the blow drying and frustration that will come with it.

  • diana March, 13 2012, 12:08 / Reply

    my hair is naturally somewhat straight…i say somewhat because it’s not actually straight, tends to but not really:)…so i have to give it a shape every single time…

    as products, i use L’Oreal Professional – those seem to work for me , sometimes i use natural masks to give it a smooth and healthy feeling..,

    i blow dry it at the roots and then i use rotating hair brush…i am trying to stay away from flat irons…

    but what i would really love is to be able to wear it naturally…my entire life i loved a curly hair more than a straight one so…natural masks, olive oil, and when you dry it out, i would suggest to curl it with your fingers..always seems to work (at least thats what i saw my cousin doing:) )

  • Manue March, 13 2012, 12:10 / Reply

    Il y a un outil assez magique, qui se situe entre le fer à friser et le sèche-cheveux.

    Il s’agit d’une brosse ronde comme celle utilisée pour les brushings, mais chauffante. Comme ça, pas besoin d’avoir la brosse dans l’une, le sèche cheveux dans l’autre et d’essayer de garder cet équilibre précaire.

    Genre comme ça :

    Moi elle m’a sauvée la vie du temps ou j’avais la coupe au bol type Keren Ann.

    Je ne crois pas qu’il y ait une seule fille au monde contente avec ses cheveux…

  • sandrine from Toulouse March, 13 2012, 12:13 / Reply

    @ joanna
    Vous parlez de brosse soufflante Joanna dans votre commentaire, mon coiffeur m’a dit que ce serait le plus efficace pour moi mais je ne sais quoi choisir. Help !!
    Merci !

  • Valérie March, 13 2012, 12:16 / Reply

    Alors j’ai un peu le même type de cheveux et j’ai trouvé LE truc….
    Deva curl
    C’est une américaine qui nous éduque par son livre sur les boucles et des produits du même nom qui fonctionnent ultra super merveilleusement bien!
    Va voir sur son site…
    À bientôt

  • Lucy March, 13 2012, 12:16 / Reply

    Hola Garance,

    Bon, je me sens mieux et un peu rassurée… je sais pas si tu lis tous les messages, mais il y a quelque jours je t’ai écris que ce nuit là j’ai revé avec toi et là on parlait de tes cheveux!!!

    J’ai les cheveux bouclés aussi et une fois par semaine je fais un brushing, le WE par example. Sinon, ici au Mexique, on a un produit de Pantene fait particulièrement pour cheveux boucles. Il faut l’appliquer quand ils sont humides et voilà, super naturels et bien défini, pas de frizz et d’effect casque.

    Gros bisous.

  • sandra March, 13 2012, 12:18 / Reply

    Illustration… superbe!
    But let´s talk about the hair because for girls, this is serious, this is a very important topic… I recommend Moroccan Oil, leaves your hair soft, silky and since your curly, this oil leaves the curls without frizz. Use it after showering your hair and let it dry in the air… good luck and show your hair, let the bun rest a while :)

  • Stephanie D. March, 13 2012, 12:21 / Reply

    Garance, have you considered different style options? Could be quicker than blowing out your hair and also keep your hair out of your way while working! :)

    I think bobby pins could be your new best friends!! I like to use them to get different sculptural effects, twisting and pinning to create texture. One of my favorite hairstyles that has worked on my short and long (albeit straight) hair with equal success is to part my hair twisting back the front pieces along the side and then twisting small sections in the back – creating pin curls like from the 40′s…leaving it a little imperfect. I love it because I can do it while my hair is wet and it takes me about 5 minutes – and people always compliment it!

    Something like a low, side ponytail could be cute on you too!

    Bon courage!

  • Kimberly March, 13 2012, 12:21 / Reply

    Dearest Garance,

    I’m absolutely positive at the age of 51,that I am many years your senior. Having said that,I have a bit of wisdom.

    Your hair wants to do what it wants. Period. If you had super straight hair youd wish for more body/curl. Its madness,but true of the entire female population. Allow it to be. Harsh chemicals,blow drying,flat ironing,etc. etc. makes for not so pretty hair.

    Ive always found true beauty in imperfection. So your hair is unruly and crazy,always wanting to do its own thing? Embrace it,and let it be free.



  • andrea March, 13 2012, 12:23 / Reply

    Hi Garance,

    Try Morrocon oil or Huile pour Cheveux aux Huiles D’Amazonia. All the products from Kerastase and do the Keratin treatment. Dry your hair with out blow it or so little beat and then use the flat iron with Kerastase straightener silicon oil.
    The hair have to look very,very health before straight it.


    Kindest regards,


  • lil March, 13 2012, 12:23 / Reply

    En effet, votre chignon ne vous va pas vraiment, ça vous donne en plus, malgré toute votre gaieté, un air très coincé, car il est très serré et perché sur votre tête, on ne voit que lui! Alors que vous êtes tellement belle cheveux lâchés!!!! C’est dommage que vous n’en soyez pas convaincue. Ça vous donne un air Andie McDowell dans Quatre mariages et un enterrement. On veut tjs ce que l’on n’a pas. Les raides veulent des cheveux frisés et inversement!
    Pr le brushing, au début je n’y arrivais pas du tout non plus, ça vient tout seul avec la pratique, on prend le coup de main en tenant bien fermement sa brosse; pas besoin de le faire ts les jours, ça tient d’un shampoing à l’autre, sauf en cas de pluie évidemment. Un babyliss, grosse brosse + une petite pour les mèches de devant et ne pas trop approcher le sèche-cheveu sinon ça dessèche vraiment.
    J’ai testé les brosses qui soit-disant font le brushing ttes seules, si vous avez les cheveux vraiment frisés et épais, ça ne sera pas top (du moins dans mon cas ça marche pas). On m’avait prédit que ce serait miraculeux, mais il s’est accumulé avec le reste dans le tiroir…
    Les plaques, ça fait trop raide, pas joli, comme des baguettes et ça enlève le volume. Je les utilise juste en finish, à la fin du brushing.

  • Alexandra March, 13 2012, 12:27 / Reply

    Garance, I love your new cut – seeing it down in your videos gives me serious hair envy! I also have dark and curly hair, but my curls lack the elegance of yours.

  • Célia March, 13 2012, 12:28 / Reply

    Quand je veux avoir mes cheveux bouclés plus lisses et plus disciplinés, je laisse sécher enroulés autour de ma tête. Je te laisse avec une meilleure explication mais jettes-y un oeuil, ça vaut le coup!

  • Carla March, 13 2012, 12:28 / Reply

    OMG! So with you about the hair. I do the bun just about everyday except I wear it low(thinking to myself then it qualifies as elegant chignon? with all those stray hairs hanging out?) BECAUSE who has the time to blow it dry? When I do try it, the sides are ok, the back has a life of it’s own and the top is flat. So there you have it, a bun.

  • Margaux March, 13 2012, 12:31 / Reply

    Niveau brushing, je suis carrément à l’ouest… Pour te dire…
    Donc quand je dois m’en faire un, c’est-à-dire deux fois par mois et bien je vais chez mon petit coiffeur en bas de chez moi !

    Parfait, ça me coûte 20€ avec le soin ! Je prends et j’assume !

    Belle journée,

  • Tania March, 13 2012, 12:34 / Reply

    Ben moi depuis que j’ai fait des lissages brésiliens (2 au total) mes cheveux ont changé du tout au tout. Je n’en ai pas fait depuis 1 an maintenant, je les coupe régulièrement et ils sont parfaits. Séchage naturel = ondulé, séchage sèche-cheveux = lisse. Je semi sèche à la va-vite et c’est parfait! Bon je partais pas sur la même base bouclée que toi mais avant si je laissais ma crinière voguer au vent je ressemblais (pas trop) vaguement à un mouton.
    Fais-en peut-être un autre et après le 1er mois ambiance baguette “une vache m’a léché la tête” ils seront peut-être mieux. C’est le suspense! Faut expérimenter.
    Comme la blogueuse Marion Rocks qui n’en a fait qu’un et qui a échangé ses boucles infernales en jolies ondulations !
    Ma coiffeuse le fait pour 100€ quelle que soit la longueur.
    J’habite en Belgique.
    Viens donc, je t’emmènerai manger des frites et des gaufres! (j’aime les clichés)

  • Madame E. March, 13 2012, 12:36 / Reply

    Moi non plus je ne sais pas me faire un brushing… Il y a peut-être un gène du sèche-cheveux, qui détermine qui est capable de le manier… et les autres.

    Pour ma part, j’ai donc abandonnée l’idée et trouvé une parade pour dompter mes cheveux (très frisés à la base, voyez plutôt :

    1) le défrisage chimique (bouh ça fait peur) mais pas trop agressif style Xtenso de Loréal chez le coiffeur, (après deux tests, je suis définitivement pas convaincue par le lissage brésilien)

    2) un peu de plaques par grosses mèches, après le shampoing, le soir sur cheveux séchés, dodo et le matin: surprise, des cheveux à peu près souples! Quelques retouches et hop!

    Bon courage! et merci pour tes vidéos Garance! french powaa ouéé

  • c1ara March, 13 2012, 12:37 / Reply

    SUPER ILLUSTRATION!!!!! … to die for! ;)

  • Melissa March, 13 2012, 12:39 / Reply

    You looked so good in all the videos! And I am not just saying this, you’re gorgeous! I can’t ever blow dry my hair right, I was not born with that skill set! xm

  • Neda March, 13 2012, 12:41 / Reply

    Garance, you are so beautiful…you look great no matter what. :) With that said, I have the EXACT same problem. Curly hair, slightly frizz-prone and shoulder length. I won’t do any straightening treatments because I’m afraid that my hair will fall off. Don’t do flat irons either because it breaks my hair. Blow drying has been the answer for me and I’m not good at it either but I’ve learned you have to practice, practice, practice. I went to my favorite stylist that knows how to blow out curly hair (not all of them do!) and asked for a tutorial and tried it myself about 20 times. It takes time and effort but eventually you get better. I like Kerastase products in combination with some Moroccan oil or argan oil treatment for shine. All the best!

  • Lilas March, 13 2012, 12:46 / Reply

    Je suis fan de ta coupe courte et de tes cheveux lâchés, volume certes, mais contrôlé car très bien structuré, ça encadre bien ton visage, c’est très féminin. Bref, dommage que tu les laisses pousser à nouveaux.. et puis des belles boucles, c’est juste tellement joli! Je suis fascinée par les cheveux d’une copine (corse elle aussi) qui sont je pense comme les tiens, bruns et très frisés. Elle a commencé à en prendre soin cette année: longs comme ta nouvelle coupe, elle les fait couper tous les deux mois, plus masques et huiles kérastase (elle se ruine), résultat de belles boucles bien dessinée, des cheveux doux et brillants: le rêve quoi! Donc ne touche à rien, et garde la solution de repli chignon pour le côté pratique + signature + facile :)

  • léontine March, 13 2012, 12:47 / Reply

    chère Garance,
    c’est drôle parce qu’en regardant ces vidéos, je vous ai toujours trouvée très bien coiffée, que ce soit avec les cheveux bouclés ou tirés en chignon. Les boucles ont peut-être tendance à arrondir le visage, mais vous pouvez tout à fait vous le permettre car vous avez un petit minois (souriant). Vous êtes jolie comme un coeur et portez très très bien ces deux coiffures, je vous assure.
    J’ai des cheveux longs et ondulés et c’est vrai que j’aime bien aussi les voir brushés de temps en temps et pour cela je n’ai rien trouvé de mieux que d’aller chez la coiffeuse toutes les semaines… Mais c’est une solution assez onéreuse. Sinon, les gros bigoudis chauffants sont aussi une assez bonne option, mais il faut les prendre les plus gros possibles pour éviter l’effet bouclette. A laisser poser sur cheveux secs jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient froids. J’en avais acheté après avoir lu que Vanessa Seward les utilisait pour dompter ses boucles.

  • Camille March, 13 2012, 12:53 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance,
    bon, à ce point-ci, je suis pas sûre que tu vas lire ce commentaire (185 autres t’ont déjà conseillée) MAIS mais mais… j’ai une tante aux cheveux moutons qui a survécu aux 60s sans fer à repasser ou fer plat, et elle a les cheveux lisses sur toutes les photos. Je voulais juste partager son secret avec toi: lorsque tes cheveux sont humides, mais pas complètement secs, enroule-les autour de ta tête mèche par mèche, attachant le tout avec des pinces. Laisse une section à l’avant de la tête (comme si tu avais une frange), et enroule-la autour du bigoudi le plus gros que tu puisses trouver. Sèche le tout, et selon ma tante, ça devrait rester en place jusqu’à ce que tu te laves les cheveux à nouveau.
    Aussi, des instructions plus détaillées:

    xo, et bonne chance!

  • Ivanka March, 13 2012, 12:53 / Reply

    I have allways envied girls with curly hair!!! :) My hair is straight and nothing helps to curl them just a little at all! I can curl them as much as I want to, in any way there is possible but nothing will happen. For example, if I have curly hair in the morning, they somehow straighten themselves, and around lunch they are already straight. It doesn’t matter, what I use to curl them. So have fun with your curly hair. :)

    PS: Recently I found out that I like to wear my ponytail (or bun) as high as you wear your bun :)

    PPS: You look supercool. Every woman has her own style and charm :)

  • Verena March, 13 2012, 12:58 / Reply

    Dear Garance,

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and let me tell you: the things you might think are imperfections are the ones that make you who you are and that’s what I love so much about your blog: it’s just real. I don’t know a single woman in the world who’d say her hair is just awesome. No, it’s always too thin, too red, too whatever… Keep the nerdy bun and the curly hair, it’s so you – and fun to read as well :-)

    All the best from Germany!

  • peperoni (la stambouliote) March, 13 2012, 12:59 / Reply

    1ère solution qui demande du courage: il parait que si l’on ne porte ses cheveux qu’attachés , même en chignon, queue de cheval de 1 mètre mais attaché non stop…c’est qu’il vaut mieux les couper . Pourquoi pas essayer une coupe super courte? si tu es habituée à te voir sans cheveux qui depasse tu devrais gérer la coupe ultra courte?
    2ème option qu’elle est ptetre mieux : un lissage plus soft histoire que ça raidisse pas mais que ça soit juste onduler?

  • Salomé Gorcy March, 13 2012, 1:02 / Reply

    Il n’existe pas vraiment de solution supertopissimepouravoirlesplusbeaucheveuxdumonde MAIS il a Fred.
    Fred, c’est LE coiffeur de la bouclette moche qui une fois qu’il a touché tes cheveux t’en reviens pas tellement ils sont beau.
    D’ailleurs pour nous le prouver (et nous nargué, nous femmes en détresse capillaire) il tiens un blog :
    Que tu connais peut être déjà d’ailleurs ou que tes copines connaisse.
    Et il te fais des tutos très simple où tu comprend tout en un clin d’oeil.
    Et chance, y en a plusieurs avec des wonderwoman aux cheveux curly !!

    Donc voilà au lieu de vouloir à tout pris changer de cheveux, je te propose de les domptés :)
    Good luck!!

  • Sunny Side March, 13 2012, 1:02 / Reply

    Je t’ai vu en vrai pour la première fois et j’étais vraiment étonnée par ton chignon. Un vrai chignon de grandmère comme si aucun cheveu n’avait le droit de fiche le camp ni de mettre la pagaille. Comme un lion en cage pour donner une image lisse. je me suis dit que tu avais une double personnalité. Entre Mowgli et Melle Chatterton. Pardon pour l’analyse sauvage.

  • Lauren March, 13 2012, 1:09 / Reply

    Garance: I have a couple suggestions, coming from a family of frizz (somehow, I lucked out with perfect curls, though – don’t hate me!).
    1. Have a pro do a blow-out when you need to look your best, and then keep it for a few days (or, like someone said above, have them teach you so you can do it) and don’t wash your hair. For oil – Instead of your dry shampoo, throw in baby powder (talc), and run that through with your fingers. I do it all the time in the winter.
    2. Try Paul Mitchell’s super skinny serum right after you wash your hair – it will get rid of frizz, but you will still have your curls.

  • Laura March, 13 2012, 1:11 / Reply

    Garance, je pense que tu te vois mal (on le fait toutes), tes cheveux lâchés et bouclés j’ai trouvé ça magnifique, ça te donne du caractère et c’est peu commun. Tu devrais en être fière et te forcer un peu… :)

  • linda March, 13 2012, 1:13 / Reply

    Not hairdresser approved, but works for me (also have curly hair)…

    Wash your hair at night. Flip your head upside down, so that your hair is dangling toward the floor. Blow it dry from underneath.

    Tomorrow your hair should be at least manageable.

  • Kathy March, 13 2012, 1:14 / Reply

    One day, in the midst of blow drying my hair (which is absolutely essential, because otherwise I have the opposite of you — baby fine, straight hair which will just lie down & wilt if I don’t blow a little bounce into it) … anyway, in the midst of blowdrying my hair I started thinking … let’s say it takes 10 minutes a day to dry your hair (and that’s if you have it down to a super -fficient routine by the time you get the dryer out and brush and spritz your hair etc etc).

    10 minutes a day, 365 days a year. Do the math and it comes out to 2.5 DAYS every year just on drying your hair!!!!

    I don’t even want to think about the additional time spent at the stylist, shopping for the perfect shampoo and styling products, pinning it up, taking it down, pinning it up again.

    This is quite depressing to me — think of all the things you could do with that time — shop, have a get-away weekend, even get your taxes done (boring but essential, and I never feel like I have the time for my taxes — now I know why — I spent that two days blowdrying my hair), etc.

    Anyway, I have no choice — this is years ago and I am still blowdrying my hair every day. But what are you going to do? It’s your #1 accessory.

  • linda March, 13 2012, 1:15 / Reply

    Another technique–hot rollers. Put a lot of hair on each roller for a soft effect.

    BTW I think you always look & sound charming, whatever you do.

  • Maelys March, 13 2012, 1:15 / Reply

    Tu peux utilisez le Turban, beaucoup de femme l’utilise dans les pays du Maghreb, il suffit, après de t’avoir laver les cheveux d’enrouler un foulard autour de tes cheveux en arrière comme une queue de cheval, bien serré et de l’enlever le lendemain, tu verras se sera aussi lisse qu’un brushing.

  • Ludmila March, 13 2012, 1:15 / Reply

    Dear Garance,
    I have curly hair too (not as curly as yours, but curly). My advice is to get a good hair cut, THE hair cut. It’s hard to find the person to do that, but it’s worth the search. I have had my hair blown dry (when it was longer, now it’s short) and it was the most awfull thing I could have done. I was only lacking the glasses and the guitar to look excactly like John Lennon in Imagine. Apart from that, I don’t like having to get up earlier and having such long preparations to leave my house. No, I’m lazy and I like to look more natural, more me. I think your bun is very you: practical, funny, fresh and chic without trying too hard but if you don’t like it don’t blow dry it, cut it.

  • gigi March, 13 2012, 1:29 / Reply

    Ohlala!! Garance… I avidly read you and only felt the compulsion to comment now.. on this oh so hair raising topic. Like you I have “difficult” hair. It is curly /frizzy/not a great natural colour. It does the wierdest things when I travel. Unlike your hair mine is very fine and very curly naturally.. not nice curley (like yours) mine curls at the root and then frizzy at the ends.
    Here’s my tips. 1) GOOD CHAMPOO/CONDITIONER: I use Kerstase – the green bottle. Its literally the best. The serum is good too. From time to time John Freida Frizz ease champoo is good too. 2) NO OTHER PRODUCTS: I leave it at that for products. No balms/masks/sprays etc. they just weigh down my hair and make it dull. 3) WASH EVERYDAY. : yes a pain, but it works. Believe me I’m a busy mum, up early to do the school run. Running a small (new) business,& looking after my family and husband. But if I have clean hair it makes my day better. 4) BLOW DRY immediately after washing. I buy my hairdryers at the salon supply stores.. they only have the really good & powerful ones. Take your time and get used to handling the dryer and in no time you’ll get it.
    When I travel I always bring my own champoo and hair dryer. I don’t rely on the crummy hotel ones.

    Lastly I just wanted to say how much I admire you. You truly are a beautiful person… I really like the way that you portray the fashion world … sometimes it can seem so inaccessible and snooty to those of us on the outside. You make it feel .. real and very fun. You are very real and fun. I love the way you smile all the time… and you also have your own style. You never try to be a victim of your environment :) As women we all have hangups about our bodies and our style… so I can really relate to you feeling so critical about yourself on screen. I think you really shine in your videos… and as you say about Stella McCartny.. I think we could be BFF’s :)


  • amelia March, 13 2012, 1:32 / Reply

    tes illustrations sont magnifiques trop beau

  • Janelle March, 13 2012, 1:34 / Reply

    I’m glad you’re writing posts again!!! Your videos were fun, but the witty posts you write and illustrate keep me coming back.

  • Marion March, 13 2012, 1:42 / Reply

    Je compatis, j’ai les cheveux presque pareil que toi mais plus long, je ne sais plus quoi en faire et en fin de journée je les attache en chignon parce qu’ils forment un espèce de truc tout plat derrière.
    J’adore tes photos et tes illustrations !

  • no&me March, 13 2012, 1:43 / Reply

    Mais arrête ! t’es folle !!! Tes cheveux lâchés et courts sont carrément sublimes ! Et c’est toi qui en deviens encore plus belle !!! C’est beau, sensuel, ça te donne une allure unique et vraiment t’es canon avec tout ce volume, et tu sais pourquoi ? parce que c’est naturel, c’est ta nature de cheveux et c’est donc fait pour toi, tout simplement …
    Ton chignon on a l’habitude de te voir avec, alors perso, il ne me choque pas du tout, mais je dois avouer que j’ai eu un crush de veuch l’autre jour quand tu nous as dévoilés ta nouvelle coupe … c’est sublime. Alors oublie le chignon, les lissages, les brushing, et laisse vivre tes cheveux, volumineux, au naturel, tels qu’ils sont.
    Superbe illus today !

  • Luma Bashmi March, 13 2012, 1:44 / Reply

    You probably know this already but the high bun (plus Keratine, plus regular blow drying, plus short hair cut, plus amino acid treatment – trust me I tried them ALL) actually causes more damage to curly hair! (What a shock..)

    I learnt it the hard way. By ‘bunting’ it almost everyday (i.e. when I’m too lazy/don’t have time/never feel like it) since it’s the easiest and most effortless thing to do.

    Whenever I put my hair down now it looks like a cat just ran through it, followed by me getting electrocuted, then went to the same hairdresser as Marge Simpson.

    So in summary, what looks good actually is bad for us. Will we stop? Maybe. If I shave my head!

    On a positive note, coconut oil or moroccan oil does wonders in softening the hair and roots. Try it twice a week for a couple of hours then wash out twice with shampoo and deep conditioner. L’oreal intense frizz is the best.

    Good luck. PS I think we need to start the Curly/Frizz Hair Secret Society. Secret treatments only to those who have suffered our pain!

  • Anama March, 13 2012, 1:44 / Reply

    Cou cou!
    J’ai les cheveux bouclés aussi – ils ressemblent beaucoup aux tiens a ce que je vois. (D’ailleurs, c’est ta coupe qui m’a poussé a me couper les cheuveux – Merci!)
    Je n’ai jamais réussi le brushing sans y passer 2 heures! Moi je dis les secher a l’air naturellement, puis les lisser au fer. Je trouve que de cette facon, les cheveux gardent une texture naturelle.

    from a big fan!


  • Natalie March, 13 2012, 1:46 / Reply

    Garance! I know how you feel about blow drying, I can’t do it to myself at all. Instead, what I have figured out is to let my hair air dray and then put it in 1″ hot rollers. It takes much less time and was easy to learn how to do! It’s curly the first day, but on the second day it relaxes and is mostly straight, but smooth. You might want to try it!

  • Miami March, 13 2012, 1:48 / Reply


    I wish we were friends because if we knew each other for real, what I am about to say might not seem so harsh. This discussion of a woman’s crowning glory is quite intimate.

    Garance, I urge you to grow your hair. Grow it out, girl. Go big! Get a fro.

    Just consider your recent interviews with two women with outstanding long, thick, curly hair – Corinne Bailey Rae and Franca Sozzani. Can you see your self with long, thick, curly hair?

    Have you consider the suggestion that CBR offered you in the video when you asked her about her hair? I believe she recommended a “Twist Out”. You might try this. It works for me, however, I know, I know, I know, it takes time, my arms sometimes get tired. I have to plan when I do it – and that means spending less time doing other things I like to do, like commenting on your lovely website.

    And yes. I was taken aback that your beautiful luscious hair was pulled so tightly into a rather ordinary looking bun on that adorable video, yesterday. Why not try a loose, sexy braid at the crown of your head, or something equally regal? However, your smile, your killer outfit, and your fabulous personality made up for the rather conservative, tight bun.

    Garance, you do loose really, really well. Should you not let your hair be as free as your personality?

    Perhaps you ask the same question that I ask myself every morning when I look in the mirror: Why, oh, why can’t my hair live up to the strength of my personality? Alas, this incongruity disturbs me. C’est la vie.

    Right now, I too, am at war with my curls.

    Yet, I refuse to give in to the harsh styles that will, in the end, destroy the fine hairs at my temples which can happen slowly over time from pulling the hair into a bun. Also, harsh blow drying while the hair is soaking wet can cause hair to thin out over time, and Garance, that is not what we want.

    I have friends who are two decades older than me who have thick, gorgeous, long locs that they never, ever, ever, blow dry. They simply towel and air dry their hair and braid it into plaits, or into a single braid. When they shake out their braided hair, it looks gorgeous – like CBR and FS’.

    Of course, these women about whom I speak, live in a community that encourages women to be natural. And they do each others’ hair, from time to time, too. Their lifestyle is quite different from our urban lifestyle.

    Yes, it takes patience to grow out your hair.

    But if you do this, perhaps your curls will be encouraged to open, naturally.

    Loveeee you!

  • christelle March, 13 2012, 1:48 / Reply

    Le chignon, c’est joli….mais pas tous les jours, et bien réalisé. Mais pourquoi ne pas se faire un brushing chez un coiffeur, touteS les semaines. C’est rapide, pas très cher et on est tranquille pendant à peu près 5 jours. Lorsque les racines commencent à graisser, shampoing sec (plus facile sur cheveux lisses que sur cheveux frisés) ou CHIGNON.

  • Garance Nicole March, 13 2012, 1:48 / Reply

    Chère homonyme,

    Tu as vécu à NY et tu campe chez sephora, tu es donc dans le secret. Bumble and Bumble is your hair best friend ! Depuis mon emménagement au Canada, je ne m’en passe plus. J’ai le basic qui nourrit les cheveux et qui les rends tout doux (même les miens qui sont secs et que je brush tous les jours).
    Mais pour nous les bouclées, ils ont créé la nouvelle gamme Straight. Un soin, un shampoing+conditioner (beaucoup trop cher à mon goût), et un “styling gel”. J’ai le gel. C’est du tonnerre : mes cheveux sont fluides et brillants au séchage et en plus pas besoin de beaucoup de produit pour un véritable effet “cascade de cheveux de déesse”. Va ma chère, chez sephora pour cet élixir capillaire qui coûte une moitié de bras (pas tout un bras, mais bien une moitié).

    Bise !

    Garance Nicole.

  • Carole March, 13 2012, 1:51 / Reply

    Wow, les cheveux ça déchaine les passions. J’adore tes cheveux frisés, moi je les ai raidasse… Bref, l’illustration est superbe aussi !
    Et c’est génial de rire tout le temps.

  • Tania March, 13 2012, 1:52 / Reply

    Plus les cheveux sont long et lourd, moins ils frisent. C’est la loi de la gravité!
    Les cheveux dégradé, à éviter selon moi aussi.
    Voilà mon truc!

  • BaraDraw March, 13 2012, 1:53 / Reply

    Superbe dessin! Jolies couleurs aussi…

  • AnneLaure March, 13 2012, 1:55 / Reply

    Je ne veux pas faire de publicité mais.. entre nous, j’ai un Babyliss Brosse Chauffante pour les brushing et c’est très bien ;)

  • Sarah @ Designsgood March, 13 2012, 2:00 / Reply

    I’m just as bad as you and seriously considering the keratin treatment. I hace cowlicks all over, which make nice waves in some places … but make me look like I have antennae in the front … which was REALLY lovely when I decided to get bangs!

  • Gigi March, 13 2012, 2:01 / Reply

    Euh … il est 19h ici en France et déjà 230 comments sur le blog. Je crois que je vais m’abstenir de répondre à tes questions, les précédents comments y répondent déjà, trés trés certainement.

    Alors je vais juste te dire que ton illustration est vraiment superbe, la grande classe.


  • Rebecca March, 13 2012, 2:02 / Reply

    Si jamais tu arrives à la lecture de ce… genre 250ème commentaire, voici mon conseil: Apprends à accepter tes boucles! Ça m’a pris beaucoup de temps mais désormais je les adore :) Mon produit magique? un masque kérastase “oleo curl intense”. Je m’en sers comme d’un démêlant. Hop, je me sèche les cheveux, la tête en bas pour me donner le max de volume possible et me voilà toute en boucle pour la journée. Et ils sont encore plus beau à J+1. Bon, pour voir le résultat, faudrait aller jusqu’à mon blog! ;)

  • Kate March, 13 2012, 2:03 / Reply

    It needs a real proper name.. like a bunnit.. then it feels like a real life style

  • bouclette March, 13 2012, 2:04 / Reply

    Prends RDV chez cut by Fred et aime tes cheveux!!!!!!

  • Baiba March, 13 2012, 2:06 / Reply

    Originally, my hair is very curly and most of the time can get very frizzy, which can really drive you crazy. Couple of years ago I kept straightening my hair (just blowdrying and at the same time styling with the round brush). As my hair is long and thick, it would take less than hour to do it and if I wouldn’t get into rain, it would stay nice and straight (with ends being a bit wavy), until the next time I would wash my hair, most of the time around 4 days.
    I have started to use Neal’s Yard products for hair and have to admit that so far they have been the best for my hair. Especially the Rosemary & Cedarwood hair treatment and Nurturing Rose shampoo and conditioner. I’m not a fan of using loads of products on my hair as I prefer to keep it as natural as possible. So now for some time I have been just allowing my hair to dry naturally and with these new products that I have started to use, my hair is still a bit frizzy, but I have come to like it in a way, as there isn’t anything much you can do, if you want to have your hair more natural. However, it is soft, the curls are really nice and easily manageable. Also, if I try to plat it for the night, the curls next morning are as nice as on the day when I washed my hair.
    Hope this gives some ideas..

  • Saman Sizdahkhani March, 13 2012, 2:15 / Reply

    Hi Garance! I am a huge fan of yours, I adore you, and love the new videos because I used to go to fashion week in paris with my mother (who owns a store in Washington DC and carries Anne and Rick and I LOVE going with her to Paris, but now I am in medical school and had to let go of that luxury). I actually met Scott there once, and gave him one of my sister’s beautiful pearl bracelets (see website, she is a jewelry designer in LA) for you! So I have the curliest head of hair, and can’t upload a picture here but I have a few secret weapons I will enlighten you about…
    1) the longer the better… because the hair weighs down and it won’t be an afro -situation. Although, let me tell you, you such an incredible, beautiful human being, that you carry your hair all the same.
    2) Paul Mitchell Super Charged Moisturizer is the most INCREDIBLE product. It keeps hair soft and supple, with just enough texture to keep it all stuck together. I brush my hair in the SHOWER only, and then half-wash out the conditioner, and then towel dry then add the paul mitchel + a bit of paul mitchell styling mouse (the red – soft style version) while my hair is still wet and let it air dry. Ideally, you let it dry while you sleep so in the morning you have no frizz and PERFECT curls. Also, making sure I get in all the layers, so I divide my hair three times to apply generous amounts but also rub it in a lot and make sure to get the ends which tend to be the most dry.
    3) when I do blow dry my hair, I go to someone who knows what they are doing – I am persian, and only middle eastern/morrocan etc, understand what this means and how to blow dry. They must use a round brush, and must make it perfect the first time around because that is how it will stay. I know a salon in NYC is called AKS (I believe) and they have some great stylists. I also make sure the shampoo has been done VERY well so that my hair can literally last beautifully for a week! I wish I could help you and hope that my advice has been helpful.
    I love your blog and think you are perfect in every smile, wrinkle, and outfit!!!! xo Saman

  • Colette March, 13 2012, 2:16 / Reply



    Crois moi, j’ai le même problème de cheveux bouclé et là c’est comme une brosse ronde à brushing qui fait sèche cheveux en même temps. J’en ai une rotative, tu appuie sur le bouton et ça t’enroule la mèche ! C’est comme si tu sortais de chez le coiffeur ! Et c’est simple !

  • Nancy March, 13 2012, 2:16 / Reply

    Garance, I have to tell you that you inspired me to stop straightening my own hair. I love your new shorter cut and I say ‘go with it!’ Your hair is like a halo around your sweet, smiling face. I know that the urge to create a sleek ‘do’ is strong, but you really look great with the curls. In any case, thank you for inspiring me to put down the dryer and straight iron. My hair (and free time) is so appreciative!

  • Cohiba March, 13 2012, 2:16 / Reply

    Garance, arrête la prise de chou : ils sont parfaits, tes cheveux ! Leur texture te va à ravir et leur coupe aussi. Ne change RIEN !!!
    C’est dingue, moi qui ai des cheveux longs et ondulés, j’ai toujours rêvé de les avoir :
    _ soit comme les tiens, imaginant que les frisures méditerranéennes préservaient à jamais de toute contrariété et de toute contrainte au moment du coiffage,
    _ soit ultra lisses à la Jane Birkin, mais les cheveux lisses ne vont pas avec la morphologie italienne de mon visage. Eh oui, je me suis rendu compte que certaines textures de cheveux conviennent à certains visages et pas à d’autres.

    Bref, nous sommes toutes les mêmes : folles.

    Moi, en ce moment, j’ai traversé un petite période de stress et le résultat est immédiatement visible sur mes cheveux (bien que mon entourage s’épuise à me faire entendre le contraire) : mes cheveux frisottent et ondulent là où je voudrais qu’ils soient lisses, et ils sont lisses et sans maintien là où je voudrais qu’ils ondulent. Voilà qui forcément ajoute à mon stress et, cercle vicieux, rend mes cheveux encore plus indomptables.

    En fait, je me marre vraiment en te lisant, car j’ai l’impression de me voir. J’ai une texture de cheveux qui ressemble à peu près à ce que tu imagines sur ton illustration (magnifique, comme toutes tes illustrations), et je peux t’assurer que malgré tout me coiffer vire parfois au psycho-drame.

    C’est le même casse-tête pour tout le monde, quelle que soit la texture, la couleur ou la coupe de cheveux.

    En fait, suis mon conseil : reste toi-même et ne cherche jamais à rendre tes cheveux différents de ce qu’ils sont. Tes jolis cheveux bruns et frisés font partie de ta personnalité. Tu devrais cultiver cela. C’est ce qui te rendra reconnaissable et différente des autres. Ne cherche pas à ressembler à la fille que tu idéalises dans ton illustration. Ce n’est pas toi. Si tu entretiens ce qui fait ton caractère et ta différence, ce sont les autres qui voudront te ressembler.
    Donc, laisse tomber les instruments à lisser, à onduler et que sais-je d’autre.

    Pour finir : la longueur que tu as actuellement te va vraiment très bien.

  • Elo March, 13 2012, 2:18 / Reply

    à l’époque où je me lissais les cheveux (ils sont aussi frisés et volumineux que les tiens), je le faisais avec un sèche-cheveux à embout lissant, comme celui-là:—beaute-femme/P-C887701-babyliss_seche_cheveux-lisseur-beliss-de-babyliss.htm
    ça facilite vraiment le lissage maison, et ça évite l’effet lisse devant, frisé derrière. J’avais des plaques en céramiques aussi que je passais rapidement après le brush, et le matin si besoin de retouche. Je me lave les cheveux tous les 5j environ, et avec cette technique, ça tenait ! j’avais trouvé ce seche-cheveux chez cvs quand je vivais à new york, tu peux donc tenter ;)

  • efi March, 13 2012, 2:19 / Reply

    Garance dear,i ve been following you for a long time and looooved your videos.About your hair: i dont like it short,they are curly and they frame a girlie smile which i loooove about you and so you look tooo girlie.I prefer to see you more feminime which is with long hair,twice as long as they are now,they will have weight and body and quess what- you are lucky because you can do whatever you want with curly hair- i have exactly the same.You can have professional blow drys and with your lifestyle i think the best thing is to use rollers-big ones-in semi dry hair after you ve applied kerastase elixir ultimate or kiels silk groom let them dry and then when you take the rollers of spray a hairspray to avoid frizzines for the next days -especially in New York. My best is pantene shine

  • sophie March, 13 2012, 2:19 / Reply

    Hey! Well to get to the point I feel the same about hair…for too long I rejected blowing it out or applying any products to it, i just figured it takes too much time, and no hair trick you pull (a braid, pony tale, whathave you) will endure a whole day of running from place to place, at work and all without having to retouch it endlessly. But the point is not how much time it gets out of your life to be happy with your hairstyle, the point its that I started to be bored with my hair.

    Therefor Garance, perhaps the real question I´d ask you is, what would you like to have done to your hair that´ll make it fun for you. People above have spoken about hair matching up your personality: thats exactly my point. Thats atleast what i needed. So some ideas for you, that helped me are: (they all have to do with change!)

    a. You need a change, get a haircut: Go to a great salon and ask around, or you might have an idea of a haircut that suits for face, and that can be low maintenance. (for instance: I chopped my hair quite a bit for a change, and that helped with the feeling that if loose my hair was unruly.)

    b. Colour! Colour!: Have you concidered a change in that sense? I never thought it important, but when I went for a lighter brown colour (my natural is dark brown) I felt younger and it lit up my face like magic, no kidding. I think a colour change would be nice for you!!

    c. I think unless you´re an Olsen, going out with wet hair is a no-no: Blow it out a little, I blow it for 10 mins, without drying it completely, that way my hair can still take a natural shape and not look over done, but more importantly: I dont want to ruin my hair with excesive heating every morning. I think that the curly iron is a great option too to give some shape to it. There are tons of youtube videos with cool hairstyle ideas.

    A & B are the main things to think about, in my opinion! the other stuff are a plus. I hope to see your thoughts later on the blog. You need to love your hair again, I think that its like your smile, its such a bog part of who we are.

    Much Luv, Sophie.
    Costa Rica

  • Audrey March, 13 2012, 2:19 / Reply

    Bon alors, je trouve que tes cheveux bouclés vont vraiment bien avec ton caractère, mais – même si j’ai pas ta touffe – je comprends combien parfois on a envie de se les arracher… Si ça peut t’aider, j’ai trois armes pour mon brushing : une maxi brosse ronde (magasin spécial cheveux), un sèche cheveux professionnel avec condensateur (oui le truc qui pèse 1kg et que tu ne peux pas mettre dans ta valise), et un serum thermoprotecteur qui aide aussi à la mise en forme (j’ai un John Frieda et c’est mon meilleur ami). Et franchement, on finit par s’habituer au jeu de mains, le tout en 10 minutes ;)
    Maintenant, le lisse à la fin on en a parfois marre, et si tu veux garder ton petit côté “born to be wild”, sache qu’il n’y a pas que le chignon qui sauve la vie ! Y’a des tas de coiffures faisables rapidement, est devenu l’une de mes sources d’inspiration quotidiennes !
    Voilà, désolée pour les élucubrations capillaires, mais l’illustration faisait trop envie :)

  • esikazemese March, 13 2012, 2:20 / Reply

    Im freaking lazy to do anything with my hair, its just plain straight itself (like freakin straight), so no matter how i curl and spray it, its straight again in less than an hour. So i learnt to live with it, i just dry it, as fast as i can before my arm gets tired (its really long) and thats it! I think your hair is nice Garance, just stop worrying about it! :) And I really love the fact that you smile 90% of the time!!!! :)

  • JC March, 13 2012, 2:21 / Reply

    How do women learn to be happy and confident with themselves as they are? That is the question!

    I thought your hair looked lovely worn down in the TECHNOLOGY video. Don’t blow it out. Embrace the curl like Corrinne does. Maybe try a NO-BUN 30-day challenge. Because maybe it’s more about changing the way you see yourself as opposed to changing your hair.

    But your best feature, and anyone’s best feature, is your laugh, your smile and your warmth.

  • graes March, 13 2012, 2:22 / Reply

    I had just discovered/learned to finally blow-dry my hair using a huge ceramic roller brush..and it manages my not-curly-not-straight hair. it comes out best so far and is more natural looking that using the flat iron. It takes me about 15-20 minutes though – and that’s the downside so most days, yup – it’s in a bun like yours.

    ps. Garance, please don’t stop those vignettes and videos – it’s my favourite! I always look forward to checking out your new ones. And please don’t change – we love you as you are!!!

  • Manfri March, 13 2012, 2:22 / Reply

    I think that your hairs are perfect and I love they!!! ;D But the photo is really beatifle, sorry for my english, but I’m a italian girl…..

  • gabriela March, 13 2012, 2:23 / Reply

    Do the Keritin treatment again. It will make your life so much easier, not to mention your hair fabulous!!!

  • esikazemese March, 13 2012, 2:24 / Reply

    Oh i love Miami’s comment! And its true, i also love my hair the most when it just dries itself! Of course that needs good weather, and i also like her -braid and let it dry idea, and I agree, grow your hair!!! :) It is really nice :)

  • Lady & Olga March, 13 2012, 2:25 / Reply

    So what ! un peu de spontanéité dans ce monde ;)

  • Caroline Mt. March, 13 2012, 2:28 / Reply

    bon la réponse va être biaisée vu que j’ai les cheveux ultra-raides et fins, j’ai eu un parcours capillaire houleux mais complètement différent : mais disons que le secret pour des cheveux fins et raides c’est shampoing sans sulfate, coiffage la tête en bas doucement et le shampoing sec (bon là il faut gérer le côté terne, je suis en train d ‘essayer deux trois trucs). surtout pas de produits autres, pas de laque, pas de brushing, ça les tue. ça m’arrange tiens!

  • Miha March, 13 2012, 2:31 / Reply

    Hi Garance!

    I found this video REALLY helpful to learn how to blow dry your own hair! I have long, thick, wavy hair, and I have to say I can make my hair look pretty amazing when I blow-dry it! This video really helped!

  • efi March, 13 2012, 2:33 / Reply

    And also if you blow dry your supposingly long hair do it professionaly-they always look better and the whole look is soooo classy -matches better with your outfits.The girlie look does not-i am sorry.When you wear a bun it is like you state:i have no hair-forget my hair.Why??? Your hair is one of your best assets.Please grow them long and let us see a more feminime you.Trust me when you grow up you will have to have your hair short because long hair usually does not look good around an old face.Anyway thank you for your great videos-i was coming home to them-thank you!!

  • Charlotte March, 13 2012, 2:33 / Reply

    Je me retrouve tellement dans tes problèmes de cheveux … les miens en rajoutent une couche car ils sont bouclés ET fins! Je me sens moins seule lol.
    J’ai décidé de “faire avec”, il y a bien une période de répit pendant les 2-3mois suivant une bonne coupe de rafraîchissement (important de trouver THE coiffeur de cheveux bouclés qui ne baisse pas les bras devant le boulot!) mais ils finissent assez vite en chignon … c’est le signe que je dois y retourner!

    Ps : I loveee your blog!

  • Eloïse March, 13 2012, 2:34 / Reply

    Conseil de mon coiffeur: ne jamais au grand jamais utilisé de fer/sèche cheveux tous les jours. Se laver les cheveux le soir et laisser sécher en dormant. Au réveil ils ont simplement besoin d’un coup de peigne.
    Ne pas se laver les cheveux tous les jours. C’est dur au début mais au final ça paye, l’eau et les produits agressent les cheveux et les dessèchent.
    Et un conseil de Maman (se sont toujours les meilleurs à l’arrivée): quand mes cheveux sont trop secs et décident de vivre une vie sauvage, j’applique un peu d’huile prodigieuse Nuxe avant mon shampoing, ça les hydrate, ils sont doux, ils brillent de milles feux et sont bien disciplinés… un miracle pour les cheveux bouclés comme les miens.

  • Cécile March, 13 2012, 2:46 / Reply

    Moi j’ai littéralement adoré ta coupe avec les cheveux courts et bouclés, je trouve que ça te va à merveille !

  • Elisa Boelle March, 13 2012, 2:47 / Reply

    Je ne vais pas beaucoup t’avancer… car “j’adore” ton chignon et que rien que pour ça j’ai hâte de pouvoir me faire le même… mais je dois être très très patiente… car mes cheveux doivent encore bien pousser.
    J’ai moi aussi les cheveux bouclés et par respect pour ce bel atout incomparable que t’envie surement un tas de filles… je te supplie de ne pas passer par la case brushing car d’une c’est anti toi (à mon avis) et en plus à long terme ça bousille les cheveux.
    Tu es fraiche, touchante, craquante, spontanée, talentueuse et gaie ! Que demander de plus ?!
    Mais bon, je te concède que moi aussi j’ai du mal a me voir en camera… mais y a t’il vraiment qqun qui s’aime en vidéo ?!

  • Oriane March, 13 2012, 2:50 / Reply

    Je dois dire qu’en matière de cheveux je connais aussi toutes ces galères. Pas facile quand on a les cheveux frisés, épais et nombreux, pourtant je crois que j’ai appris à les aimer au fil du temps et même si de temps en temps je ne les supporte plus, que je me mets à rêver d’une crinière comme celle que tu as dessiné, j’aime prendre un moment et essayer de nouvelles choses même si dans 99% des cas le résultat n’est pas du tout le même que ce que j’avais en tête. Disons que les cheveux bouclés poussent à la créativité. En même temps j’avoue porter aussi un chignon la plupart du temps à cause d’une méga flemme ou simplement parce que je n’ai plus envie de lutter.
    Par contre je trouve tes cheveux superbes et pas du tout “trop” bouclés au contraire et d’ailleurs j’aimais beaucoup lorsqu’ils n’étaient pas attachés dans tes vidéos. Mais je sais aussi qu’on m’a dit la même chose des milliers de fois et que moi aussi je les aime lâcher quand il n’y a pas de pluie ou d’humidité, pas de vent enfin bref les 30 premières secondes où ils sont détachés et qu’ils n’ont pas encore gonflé.
    En tout cas bon courage dans tes recherches capillaires moi je cours toujours après la solution miracle ! (Un coiffeur de star peut-être ?)

  • david March, 13 2012, 2:58 / Reply

    Belle Garance,
    je dois dire que tu est plus belle et charmante dans la relaité des tes vidéos…tu as ça qu´on dit trés souvent…un je ne sais quoi…qui me fait penser à les actrices de tous mes films préferés des années 50´et 60´. “honestly” quand je te vois parler je pense à Deborah Kerr mais une “french version”, est-ce que tu te souviens de “bonjour tristesse”? tu et le mélange parfait entre elle (Deborah) et Jean Seberg…
    Bon je dois arrêter avec mes compliments…
    optimisme avant tout!

  • Caticat March, 13 2012, 3:01 / Reply

    allez, un post de plus, mais c’est tjrs utile ! déjà, j’aime bien les cheveux longs bouclés, c’est ultra sexy.
    Je crois que pour toi, il faudrait en effet que tu les laisse pousser LONG, bien long genre milieu du dos et sans dégradé pour éviter trop de volume en équerre ^^, ensuite des bons soins anti-frizzotis-bord de mer: les hydrater à fond!! Ma belle soeur métisse pose des masques sans les rincer histoire de les hydrater un max ! le cheveux bois tout dans la journée….une GROSSE brosse ronde en poils de sanglier (les meilleurs) et un sèche-cheveux de coiffeur puissant.
    Ah oui, toutes les chinoiseries genre plaques chauffantes et cie, ça les assèche, ça les casse et sur du long terme c’est pire que tout !
    Et cheveux longs et bouclés sans frisottis ça va accentuer ton côté Andy McDowell: surtout avec ton beau sourire naturel, rien à rajouter !
    Tiens nous au courant !

  • Stefanie March, 13 2012, 3:07 / Reply

    I’m super curly too. I love the Davines products from Italy – there is a very liquid-y styling Protein Sculpting Lotion and then a bit of Defining Cream. Then blow dry it in sections (saving the part that frames your face for last) with the biggest natural bristle round brush you can get pulling the hair under towards you. Add a little Elnett so the humidity doesn’t curl it again and voila…shiny, bouncy wavy, smooth and not poky and flat like from a straightening iron.

  • Ekaterina March, 13 2012, 3:08 / Reply

    Garance, thank you very much for your blog, it is amazing!
    Speaking about hair, I guess no girl is happy with her hair, but I can tell you, your curly hair is beautiful and suit your image perfectly.
    I am not happy about my hair either, I tried many things, keratin treatment as well, but it’s not for me.
    The only thing that I like is this Braun Hair Styler

    It works really well for me, as I’m not capable of doing blow dry.

  • Robyn March, 13 2012, 3:08 / Reply

    Hi Granace, I must say, I feel your pain!! My hair is super curly and I’m also lazy and hate doing my hair. Recently though, I found the perfect solution. It does involve both a hair dryer and flat iron, but you don’t have to be fussy. And since curly hair is dry I don’t wash it every day and it looks great for days with only minimal touch ups needed. To start I put MoroccanOil in when it’s wet then go at it with my dryer and brush. No special technique, just brush and blow till it’s dry. You’re left with a frizzy mess which is when the flat iron comes in. In smallish sections, I make sure to get the roots as flat as possible (always a tell-tale sign of curly hair hiding behind a flat iron) then about halfway down I start to curl it (there are some great youtube vids on how to do this nicely). I don’t really worry about which direction I curl or how big the sections are, I find that the less fussy I am the more relaxed and natural it looks. I work pretty quickly around my head and before I know it I have relaxed, sexy, beachy curls! I admit after writing this it sound like a lot of steps but after YEARS of fighting with my hair this is surprisingly low maintenance (for curly hair anyway). Good luck!!

  • Natalie Azzopardi March, 13 2012, 3:08 / Reply

    Hi Garance, I recommend the Japanese straightening. It’s a permanent straightening that lasts 6 months until regrowth. I tried Keratin/Brazilian but it didn’t work. And there are rumours that the amount of formaldehyde is high and can cause cancer. Be careful with the Japanese straightening as it can break or dry the hair if the treatment is left on the hair for too long.

  • Haley March, 13 2012, 3:10 / Reply

    Garance, THIS is the story of my life. Seriously, why is hair such a trouble?

    That said, I finally, finally came to the same conclusion as you – blowdrying is the way forward, and I’ve actually mastered it.

    I don’t know if my tips will be helpful, but here goes:
    (1) Be patient
    (2) Start by drying the parts around your face. (I like to use a paddle brush and to pull my hair back against the contours of my head while drying it. Using your head really helps – it keeps the hair from flying about and gives it a nice smooth, volumes shape.)
    (3) Pull the top part to one side (Let’s say the right side.)
    (4) Dry the left side using a barrel brush (You’ll get used to this)
    (5) Pull the very top/front forward and dry with the barrel brush
    (6) Pull that to the left and dry the right side.
    (7) Flip your head upside down and dry all the back and underneath bit with the paddle brush

    Hmm… I’m not sure I’m articulating this process well, but I seriously think we have the same hair, so I do hope this helps!!


  • Mathilde March, 13 2012, 3:11 / Reply

    C’est vrai que ce chichi n’est pas terrible, je m’étais fait la réflexion en voyant les vidéos. Mais il faut se faire une raison Garance, tu as de belles jambes fines, des dents bien alignées, on ne peut pas tout avoir ! coté cheveux tu devrais peut etre essayer de les attacher en les tirant moins, genre chignon loose plus romantique ?!? xx

  • DOMINIQUE March, 13 2012, 3:14 / Reply

    Oubliez les cheveux, gardez votre sourire !

  • Lisa Price March, 13 2012, 3:18 / Reply

    Absolutely obsessed with this post! Love your blog, now following religiously. Keep up the amazing posts. Xo.

  • lou March, 13 2012, 3:19 / Reply

    garance, stop à la torture…. tes cheveux sont superbe, j’ai quasi les même que toi sauf que beaucoup plus long et même si j’ai mis longtemps à les aimer maintenant quand on me dit tu as des cheveux magnifique je ne réponds plus “oh non je les déteste, trop compliqué de discipliner mes boucles” ….
    il faut absolument que tu les laisse pousser tu vas voir que le poids la gravité va faire son travail…. si ce n’est pas le cas alors désolé méa culpa je ne saurais pas quoi te dire de mieux….
    Tes cheveux sont superbe.

  • Anonymous March, 13 2012, 3:19 / Reply

    I love your hair the way it is.

  • Claire March, 13 2012, 3:21 / Reply

    I am 45 and only just learning to cope with my hair – which is super thick with a kink – not a curl – a kink – it has to be long – it needs the weight – no hairdresser will ever tell you this – because long equals a lot of work for me and less often, but your hair will have a length it is best at and if you want to weigh it down a bit then weight is a good thing – i cant blow dry – tooo much effort and i get tangled up – in summer – i comb through (once) and sun dry – this works – winter not so much – dry and stick in some big rollers – it wont hold but it will tame cos rough drying makes it go huge – the way you comb when wet is important too – if you want some head height comb back from the 1st inch on the crown – then part that 1st inch – good luck xx and remember you are a package a pretty damn fab one too x

  • Aude March, 13 2012, 3:26 / Reply

    Tes cheveux sont superbes lorsqu’ils sont détachés, fous et courts!!! Tu as les traits du visage fins la coupe courte est ce qu’il te faut, la longueur va affiner de trop ton visage, donc je ne te conseille pas de les faire pousser , on ne va plus voir ton merveilleux sourire. De plus une coupe courte dévoile le coup, c’est très sensuelle!!! Et le cheveu fou complète le tout parce qu’il n’y a rien de plus sexy que le naturel! Mais, stop aux chignons, trop rigide, trop tiré, pas marrant. Bon ok c’est sympa, mais de temps en temps…

    Allé, il faut juste être cool avec ses cheveux ;)

  • Zituna March, 13 2012, 3:28 / Reply

    Belle prose! Bon, t’es prête ?!

    Voilà mon conseil: on est né comme on est né point barre. Si tu peux pas changer le sens du vent, change le sens de ta voile. (ce n’est pas de moi mais de Kofi Annan, sauf que lui, il parlait pas des cheveux… Anyway :)

    alors tu as plusieurs solutions:

    1) coup de folie: le visagiste a qui tu offres ton “poil”, et qui taille dans le gras (non sans un malin plaisir) pour laisser place à une coupe nette et graphique, TTBC (toutoutesbouclescomprises). Un peu garçonne mais Suuuuper sexy !
    Pouquoi: ca illumine le visage, aucun risque que ca n’aille pas tu portes souvent les cheveux en chignon, c’est ça qu’c'est bon!

    2) rien (car les nanas crac-boum-cool, ça passe pas plus de 15 min dans la SDB pour se faire un brushing avec 12 brosses de diamètres différents, et des pinces et des bidules, ké Ouai ?)

    C’est comme devoir sauter sur un pied en répétant son livret du 7 ou manger des cacaouettes avec des baguettes. Si c’était rigolo, ça se saurait, non?

  • clairecro March, 13 2012, 3:30 / Reply

    Suis je la seule à adhérer au lissage brésilien (Kératine)? Ca marche du tonnerre de dieu, et t’as la paix pendant 5mois!
    Ca les rend pas raides comme des baguettes mais les assouplit seulement, ca donne un effet naturel très réussi je trouve. Après faut débourser les 250e, et ca, c’est une autre histoire!

  • Mary March, 13 2012, 3:34 / Reply

    I had the same problem as you! A few years ago, I let it grow longer, and I found the weight helped the curls dry into waves which are much nicer – no blow drying required. Put Kiehls Silk Groom in while its wet, and Morroccan Oil when its dry. the only thing – don’t sleep on it wet et Voila!

  • Alison March, 13 2012, 3:34 / Reply

    Two words: MOROCCAN OIL
    I have massive wavy/curly/frizzy hair that I’ve spent sooooooo much time straightening (thank you loser from an ad agency telling me that I look like a hippie so I tried to look ‘more professional with dead straight hair!) I started using Moroccan Oil and I can actually wear my hair natural! In fact I made an appointment for some colour yesterday and the receptionist at the salon told me she loved my hair …. OMG!!! I was shocked.
    Good luck. Wavy/curly/frizzy hair is a hard one …

  • CayceP March, 13 2012, 3:37 / Reply

    Are you kidding?! Your hair is perfect the way it is (both lengths). Don’t touch a thing! Also I’m convinced curls are the next big thing. Straight hair has been dominant for too many years and soon things will cycle as they always do…

  • Piapiate March, 13 2012, 3:41 / Reply

    Wooowww ! J’ai pas lu tous les coms mais le sujet passionne.

    Alors puisque vous abordez avec courage et lucidité le problème du chignon, je peux me permettre de vous dire que ce n’est pas LE chignon en tant que tel qui ne va pas mais en fait, le votre est un peu trop haut, trop serré et surtout trop petit, riquiqui : bref une crotounette pas chouette.
    Alors que vous avez vraiment une jolie “tête à chignon”, que c’est une coiffure gracile qui fait un profile de reine et une nuque sexy et émouvante.

    Il suffirait juste d’augmenter son volume et avec vos cheveux SUBLIMES, ce ne devrait pas être un problème !

    Moi qui ai porté cette coiffure pendant des années avec une calamité de pauvres cheveux fins, je vous garantie qu’on peut tricher avec un élastique pour queue de cheval, un peu de crêpage, et un chouchou de la couleur des cheveux et hop ! : un chignon décoiffé/foutraque qui tient toute la journée.

    C’est bien la peine de fréquenter la fashionerie internationale, y compris capillaire, s’il n’y a pas un coiffeur pour vous montrer ça !

    Pour le brush, mais bon sang ! laisser tomber ! Quand on a une merveille de cheveux bouclés comme les vôtres, on les laisse vivre leur vie. Des soins appropriés mais pas de séchoir. JAMAIS.

    Vous êtes ravissante, gaie et lumineuse.
    A part le volume du chignon ;-), ne changez rien…

    Avec toute mon affection,


  • Kitty Tymchatyn March, 13 2012, 4:00 / Reply

    Dear Garance,

    I have never commented here before, but I have to tell you I adore your curly hair! It looks amazing just as it is. As a hair stylist who works with alot of curly hair, leaving a bit of conditioner in your hair after you shampoo goes a long way for taming frizz. And as another commenter mentioned, Devacurl is fantastic!



  • Ilaria March, 13 2012, 4:00 / Reply

    Hi Garance! I want to tell you that what make you so gorgeous is that you are smiling 90% of the time! I have to admit that i prefer you without the bun, sometimes it is a bit scruffy,and your curly hair are very beautiful! I did keratine straighten too, to have more disciplinated and less messy hair. I heard that you can do the same treatement not with flat iron, but with thongs, so that you have softer curls…

  • Rim March, 13 2012, 4:04 / Reply

    Le problème par excellence qui mériterait un sujet pour le prochain bac philo: que faire des cheveux bouclés tendance Mafalda par temps humide et qui ont peur de la moindre Mason Pearson?
    Ma solution est simple, il faut rencontrer l’architecte capillaire joliment prénommé Sergio qui n’a pas peur de toi quand tu rentres dans son salon et qui dompte tout cela magnifiquement!!!!! Il fait des miracles….

    Merci de nous faire partager ta fashion week et ton so cute english accent!!!!!!!!!

  • d March, 13 2012, 4:05 / Reply

    comment no. 264:
    nyc is teasing me with spring aka reminding me of how crazy my curls will get to be in humidity of the city. i have been contemplating whether or not to do the keratin again. today at 11:15am i decided yes. my stylist found room for me tonight..

    i keep hearing my mother tell me i am destroying my “beautiful” hair (she has straight hair…) but i am a rebel and need a change–which is also why i have decided to go from natural blonde to unnatural blonde this evening. wish me luck.

  • Denisse March, 13 2012, 4:07 / Reply

    I love how easily we can all relate to this post! I have lots (and I mean LOTS) of hair, and though it’s not as curly as my mom’s, it still acts on its own accord. Like you I thought cutting my hair was the easiest solution since long curly/wavy hair is so difficult to manage. But then I found out that I could no longer braid my hair without it all falling out and the back would look like crap after I woke up.

    I’d recommend just using some Argan oil (from Whole Foods, for ex) and putting on your hair ever other day or so. And I agree with Sabina, putting it up in a bun all the time is probably more damaging than good, and I’ve read that pulling it back too much breaks the hair.

    So, really, just let it down! The less you worry about it, the happier you’ll be.

  • A.S March, 13 2012, 4:08 / Reply

    Je vais lire tous les commentaires vu que je suis aussi en perpétuelle quête de solutions pour cheveux frisés qui changent de texture à peu près tous les jours et que je ne comprends absolument pas…
    Plus important, je voulais te dire que j’adore ton chignon!! En fait j’étais carrément jalouse en regardant les vidéos (j’avoue tout), parce que je fais pareil que toi, j’ai un chignon 6 jours par semaine, mais je sais pas, mon chignon…il est pas bien. Donc BRAVO POUR TON CHIGNON! Dis toi que t’as rendue jalouse une autre accro du chignon ;)
    Et sinon je ne peux absolument pas répondre à tes conseils étant donné que je ne suis pas du tout douée pour les brushing! (en fait ça doit être une espèce de malédiction jetée sur toutes les filles aux cheveux frisés…)

    Merci pour ces articles capillaires très instructifs (ton article sur les soins sans rinçage = ma nouvelle bible)!

  • annie March, 13 2012, 4:10 / Reply

    Garance, you just have to make peace with your curly hair. It’ll look great — just wear it super curly and forget about it. Have you read the book, “Curly Girl”? It might help you. Also, the woman who wrote it lives in New York….I’ve always wanted her personal advice for my curly hair but since I live in Missouri that isn’t a possibility.

    Love your website, by the way, and all of the new videos, too!

  • claire March, 13 2012, 4:12 / Reply

    En fait, ce qui faisait la beauté de ce blog tout comme celui de Fonelle et de café mode, c’est que tu te mettais très peu en avant et que seule tes idées sur la mode et les autres prenaient le devant de la scène, le tout agrémenté de jolies illustrations.
    Mais là…………….. et ben c’est comme dans 90% des blogs modes, tout est centré sur toi, tes mimiques, tes impressions, tes tenues, ton accent français (dont je ne comprend toujours pas pourquoi il y aurait à s’excuser), bref du déjà vu de déjà vu partout ailleurs sur la planète.
    Le nombril de la blogeuse, le chignon de la blogeuse, la tenue de la blogeuse et on s’en lasse très très très vite……..

  • Lisa March, 13 2012, 4:12 / Reply

    I had wavy, unruly hair for most of my life, but after having children it went completely bonkers! After washing it was a frizzy mess that sometimes settled down into something approaching okay after sleeping on it, or even a day or two later. It was driving me mad, and so I hit the internet and discovered that a major hair salon in London did a blow drying masterclass for about £40 (may be a little more now). Well, I took it, and it literally changed my life. I spent an hour and a half one-on-one with a stylist and she showed me how to do it properly.. and after a little while of practising by myself at home, I’m now an expert blowdryer and have hair I love for the first time ever! I can blowdry my hair into straight and glossy locks in about half an hour. Can’t recommend it enough! So if you’re in London and have some time to spare, I really recommend heading to Charles Worthington!

  • alice ritter March, 13 2012, 4:14 / Reply

    Garance, we love you more because you are not perfect!!
    I love your ongoing battle with your hair!
    It’s those imperfections that make your fabulous self!
    Do not change a thing.
    Diane Von Furstenberg, I’m sure, told you about the Vogue cover she did in the 70s with her natural hair and how liberating it was.
    Your problem is not your hair, is that you had to stare at yourself editing those films for hours…being over critical.
    You are charming, elegant, joyful, clever… so what your bum is sometimes disheveled!!!!! It doesn’t change a thing! Au contraire!!!!! Thank god you don’t have a perfect brushing!!

  • Julia March, 13 2012, 4:14 / Reply

    Ton post est super garance. Moi je ne vais pas te donner de conseils mais compatire : je ne sais absolument pas faire un brushing il n’y a rien faire j’y arrive pas :) c’est ma copine coiffeuse qui me le fait !
    Courage tu peux y arriver c’est sûre ! :)

    Cette illu est sublime

  • Rim March, 13 2012, 4:17 / Reply

    J’ai peut-être une solution pour toi, qui a très bien marchée pour ma soeur; l’inconvénient, ça demande du temps de lissage!
    La kératine, tu connais? Un soin naturel pour les cheveux, puisque la kératine est déjà présente naturellement dans nos cheveux. En fait, plus les filles ont les cheveux lisses, plus elles ont de la kératine.
    Enfin bref.
    Après ce soin fait chez le coiffeur et qui demande un temps fou, ça marche plutôt bien. Le produit agit avec la chaleur -> donc, ils sont plus simples à lisser et ça va vite!
    L’autre inconvénient c’est peut-être l’odeur qui peut parraître un peu forte au début. Ma soeur n’aime pas du tout, mais perso ça ne me gêne pas. Renseigne toi! ça vaut peut-être le coup pour toi!

    PS: je t’avoue franchement que je n’aime pas bcp ton chignon (dsl de t’enfoncer! :p mais je tiens à être honnête! ^^). Tu as raison: il est urgent de faire qq chose!!

  • Valentine March, 13 2012, 4:19 / Reply

    I don’t really see what is the problem with your hair…

    You know what they say… If it aint broke… Don’t fix it!!!

    No seriously. I think your hair are great like that, original, unique and they fit your personality…

    I don’t see why everybody wants to look like a Jaques Dessange commercial…???

    Especially you… Don’t be scared to look the part ;-)

  • Eve March, 13 2012, 4:19 / Reply

    J’ai exactement le même pb de cheveux que toi ça me rend dingue…

  • Jean-Marie March, 13 2012, 4:21 / Reply

    Maybe everyone should start embracing the natural state of their hair. I wonder how many people spend a lot of time making their hair the opposite of what it is? The “grass is always greener” effect. Maybe curly hair will become the must-have!

  • E March, 13 2012, 4:25 / Reply

    I love your bun! It’s you!

  • mio March, 13 2012, 4:28 / Reply

    I wanted a straight hair as long as i can remember, after years of pulling it back and blow drying it or simply crying about my bad fortune i can say one thing… it’s not about the hair, it’s about you’re mental state. At some point you just have to LET IT GO! it’s just hair and as long as it’s not falling out you can always style it and make it look good, even if it’s not straight.
    That is my personal conclusion on this matter.
    : )

  • Josepha March, 13 2012, 4:30 / Reply

    Sèche tes cheveux avec la tête en bas ,tout simple et bluffant!
    Bon courage.

  • Coquette (Elisabeth) March, 13 2012, 4:32 / Reply

    Hi Garance, it’s your friend Elisabeth in Paris! Your hair is gorgeous. But I feel your pain and I had to pop in and tell you that I love the Curly Girl system. I recommend the whole book but here is a quick wiki summary:

    You might try a dry cut from the Devachan salon in NY. I’m looking for someone who does this in Paris.

    I really like kinky curly knot today as a base to wet hair (before gel) and think the most important thing is always to not touch your hair or go in the wind while it’s drying. And no silicones!

    A few other great products:
    suave naturals coconut conditioner
    organix moroccan argan oil shampoo
    biosilk rock hard gelee

  • Mona Sultan March, 13 2012, 4:38 / Reply

    I love how honest you are Garance!
    My hair has been a quest ever since I was in my teens, and I am still learning to accept the fact that it is NOT straight. I’ve tried a couple of things:
    - Blow drying everyday, which led to stressing out constantly in most weather conditions (humid, rain, too hot…) because god forbid it will start to frizz and I will have a very suspicious do.
    - Brazilian blowout was nice for probably a month until my roots started showing and I had to deal with the strange wave/straight do (not to mention the burned ends).
    - Chopping it off, literally, and boy oh boy was it a big mistake! curly hair needs length apparently.. I’m still growing it!
    I’ve learned to love my hair most days, and when I don’t I just pull it up in a bun.
    But anyway, to answer your question about the blow drying:
    Try to use Kiehl’s Superbly Smoothing Argan Shampoo & the Conditioner (great for frizzy hair) and then, the way I used to blow dry it was by firstly using a big round brush (seriously BIG) and a powerful blow dryer with a concentrator. Then, part the top horizontally strand by strand and blow dry each one forward (that was my trick), then the sides vertically and also forward. The last bit at the back needs a little maneuvering but you’ll get the hang of it eventually. I find this technique to be the least “harmful” when it comes to burns and melting to the cheeks :) and also looks very natural.
    Good luck!

  • CultureShockArt March, 13 2012, 4:39 / Reply

    …one more tip (as if over 200 comments weren’t enough). In NYC check out DevaChan! They cut curly hair of all types and they cut according to your curl pattern (very precise, methodical cuts that enhance what you already have). I’ve seen some amazing styles come out of that place. I just wish they were in L.A.

  • Meg March, 13 2012, 4:40 / Reply

    Herbal essences split ends cream (red bottle). I put it on my hair when wet then tie it in a loose bun. Smooths my hair but gives volume, prevents my poodle perm every time! Unless it’s drizzley outside which as I’m in England is not unheard of!

  • hope March, 13 2012, 4:41 / Reply

    First I think your hair is great and I love that you didn’t obsess over it during the process of making the series, you went with what worked for you. Applause.

    As a girl with curly hair I recognized “the bun” and on any given day, week, month, it is a staple in my life as well. Seeing the confidence with which you wear yours, helped to validate mine so thank you. Throughout the series your style and confidence intertwine for a result that is “effortlessly chic”.. isn’t that what we all want?

    If you have never tried a wet set on Extra Large rollers I do recommend it? It smoothes out the hair and relaxes the curl without losing it completely – you may need to use a flat Iron to smooth the roots but you may like the result. The wet set has helped my relationship with my curly/kinky hair.

    The style is also forgiving and you can go a couple of days without washing and your curls are still in good shape…as I have found that washing curly hair too frequently can be very drying even with a great leave in …but I know it’s hard to NOT wash when your curls need a daily refreshing. The wet set has helped me to over come that problem…

    The bad news the process of setting and drying is an 1 1/2 hour commitment or a two hour commitment at your local dominican salon ( for under $20!!) ..The good news is I get that time back twice-fold the next couple of mornings.. Good luck!

  • Nata March, 13 2012, 4:44 / Reply

    it’s your look, it’s your style, it’s your unique signature – why change it, it’s YOU

  • Valérie March, 13 2012, 4:44 / Reply

    Cher Garance, essayez, brushing ou pas brushing, cheveux secs ou mouillés, une toute petite dose au creux des paumes des mains d’huile sèche pour cheveux, type “Everyday oil elixir” de chez Schwarzkopf, c’est mi-ra-cu-leux :) Au plaisir de vous voir “détendue du cheveux”.

  • mymy March, 13 2012, 4:49 / Reply

    my advice is a little unusual! my hair used to be fairly curly until i fell pregnant! its not all straight now but close enough and manageable. my hairdresser ( lovely david mallett) told me it happens often…something with the hormones! just keep in mind, you won’t be able to take the baby back, even if your hair is still curly!

  • Simone March, 13 2012, 4:51 / Reply

    if i had curly hair, i’d go for an afro.
    live in extremes!

  • Monsieur J March, 13 2012, 4:55 / Reply

    J’ai un truc qui marche pas à tous les coups, mais si il fonctionne il va changer tes cheveux pour tout le reste de ta vie.
    Fais un bébé…

  • addie March, 13 2012, 4:56 / Reply

    agree, pas top ces cheveux boucles en ce moment. Il les faudrait soit plus courts, petit carre qui tombe bien ou bien long en-dessous des epaules. Pas de brushing, tu va faire business woman!

  • Sara G. March, 13 2012, 4:58 / Reply

    Garance, I love your blog and this post is close to my heart! I spent years blow drying my curly hair because it was so frizzy and dull and out of control and I loved how it looked sleek and shiny when it was straight. The thing is, I hated blow drying it. Give me what is natural and low maintenance. These things are a hopeless cause with me: rollers, going to bed with wet hair, curling irons, multiple sticky products, or having to wear a hat outside when it is raining. I had all but given up on liking my hair when I discovered Deva products which some others have mentioned in the comments. There are probably other good products for curly hair but these are the ones I found and they are miraculous on my hair. Now my curly hair is just as shiny, sleek and frizz free as straight hair (but with waves and ringlets) and I LOVE it! It is not sticky to the touch or gooey with product but natural. The trick with the Deva products, for me, is HOW you use them. This is what works well:
    1) shampoo with No Poo (I like the Deva Care line best but Deva Curl is good too), rinse
    2) condition with One Condition, rinse
    3) put a dime size amount of One Condition in your palm and smooth it onto your hair, leave in/don’t rinse
    4) towel dry hair carefully/not aggressively (Deva says to use a tee shirt which is way too complicated- who wants a tee shirt hanging in their bathroom? but they sell microfiber towels you can use in the early stages, when your hair isn’t totally healthy yet).
    5) spray 10 squirts of Set it Free(like a hair cream) in your palm and smooth on your hair
    6) put two pumps of Arc Angel( hair gel) in your palm (about 2-3 quarter size amounts) and smooth on hair. Part hair, scrunch, now don’t touch it- let it dry a few minutes
    7) if you have time, let your hair air dry so that it’s crunchy b/c of the gel, then diffuse it while lightly scrunching the hair so the crunchiness goes away. If you don’t have time to air dry: Diffuse on low (or high if you are in a hurry, but only the under side of your hair- always diffuse the top, frizzy layer on low) and don’t scrunch/touch your hair until it is mostly dry (it should still be crunchy). Once it is dry, diffuse a minute or two on low and scrunch/smooth out your hair gently so it’s no longer crunchy.
    I noticed a difference right away but after about 4-6 months of this routine my hair got super healthy and shiny. P.S.- you can buy sample sizes of the 4 products- this is what I would do if I just wanted to try it out without the investment.

    Best wishes!

  • Chloé March, 13 2012, 5:03 / Reply

    Il te faut d’urgence voir le magicien du veuch’: Fred de CutbyFred


  • elise March, 13 2012, 5:12 / Reply

    non, t’as pas tout essayé. Y a le henné neutre, qui ne colore pas, qui gaine le cheveu, et qui discipline les boucles. Eh oui! le tout sur aromazone ou centifolia, t’en as pour 7 euros à tout casser, tu prépares ta pate avec deux trois cuillères d’huile d’olive et un yaourt, et le tour est joué.1 heure de pose, tu rinces, et tu vas voir la différence, c’est moi qui te le dis! Y a mille sites de filles à cheveux bouclés qui en parlent sur le net.
    Par contre, pas de coloration chimique après!

  • Ingrid March, 13 2012, 5:19 / Reply

    Chère Garance,
    Toi tu as vu ton chignon, moi j’ai vu ce qu’il mettait en valeur: ton sourire permanent, tes rires éclatant, ta peau incroyable la lumière en plus(non mais c’est qui ta dermato sur Paris?) et tes yeux rieurs…alors…Bon moi je me casse la tête pour donner du volume à mes cheveux et j’aime beaucoup ton carré bouclé. Pour moi le vrai mystère depuis que j’ai découvert ton blog, c’est comment avoir autant de style que toi et tes copines que tu photographies? Comment acquiert on ce “je ne sais quoi” de charme, d’élégance, de fluidité?

  • Mumu March, 13 2012, 5:20 / Reply

    Garance s’il te plait, garde ton chignon, tu peux pas savoir comme ca te va et surtout tu es la seule, c’est ton fashion statement, ta marque de fabrique, c’est parfait. Cheveux laches… non on dirait que c’est pas toi!
    Et l’illustration trop beeelle, ca m’a manque!

  • Hallie March, 13 2012, 5:25 / Reply

    I have never had the coordination to hold a brush and a blowdryer at the same time. But my mom finally found the answer and got me an Infiniti Pro Conair, it’s a brush and a blowdryer all in one so you only have to use one hand.

  • Louise March, 13 2012, 5:28 / Reply

    I use John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Curl-Perfecting spray and then I blow dry my hear with my head down, et voila, I get perfect curls.
    When I’m wearing a bun my hair always suffers from it, so maybe you should try to leave it a week down and see what happens?

  • Gaby Lang March, 13 2012, 5:29 / Reply

    J’ai tellement de problèmes avec mes cheveux! Ils sont gonflées mais pas bouclées, mais ce n’est pas la fin du monde, y’a pire! Au moins les cheveux, ça se change!

    Gaby Lang

  • Lola March, 13 2012, 5:32 / Reply

    J’ai les mêmes cheveux que toi et il n’y a qu’une solution au problème : LES PORTER LONGS MAIS TREEES LONGS ! C’est très joli, ça encadre le visage et tu pourras toujours te faire ton chignon si tu en as marre !

  • Alice March, 13 2012, 5:35 / Reply


    Grrrr why do we care so much about our hair?
    I loved your video’s. So much charm and personality- that’s what shone through!

    I know how you feel about your hair mine is similar- curly/frizzy!
    I rock the bun often too- its just practical.
    Whats more I think it suits you- it goes perfectly with your smile!

  • Martine March, 13 2012, 5:35 / Reply

    I say grow it out! Grow it long, way past your shoulders. Long slightly messy curly hair is the best. Only blow out the front / top with just your hands. It takes 10 minutes. Tops! Get one of the expensive Chi dryers. Its worth it

  • pauline March, 13 2012, 5:50 / Reply

    Tu devrais demander a fred, du blog Cut by Fred!! Un pro, avec de supers conseils.

  • Jill March, 13 2012, 5:53 / Reply

    Let’s swap. After 5 different products and 30 minutes of blowing it dry, I had a bit of texture and fullness for all of maybe an hour. Then back to nothing.

    Personally, I loved the shots in one of the videos when your hair was down and blowing all over the place. Very cute and sexy.

  • Emilia March, 13 2012, 5:56 / Reply

    Garance, as you live in NY, go to Devachan Salon and try the low/no poo routine. It’ll change your hair. really. I have curly hair and always liked it. But the Deva products changed it -they were really damaged and I could not have a single good hair day.

    The ideas behind the Deva “philosophy” are : off with shampoos with a lot of sulfate (they increase frizz) and cutting off silicone finalizers (they make your hair heavy, ant the more you use them, the more you need sulfate to clean up the mess), and use gel (yep! but the way we do, your hair does NOT look like a “gelly” one, believe me) to finalize your hair. And hidrate it a lot.

    I’m not getting a single penny to do this free propaganda. It really helps.

    Anyway, whether you try Deva products or not, try to stop using shampoos with a lot of sulfate (TIGI also has one line for curly sulfate free, Catwalk Curlesque) and cut the amount of silicone to tame it. Instead, buy Super Sculpt gel, aply it when you hair is really wet, right after shower, and then DON’T BLOW it, just use a towel to press your curls. Wait till it dries. You’ll see what I’m talking about.

  • maya March, 13 2012, 6:01 / Reply

    Garance, le seul moyen de se faire un brushing sans devenir dingue et se faire mal en même temps est d’avoir un sèche-cheveux avec une brosse intégrée.
    Et tu l’utilises la tête en bas pour lisser d’abord tes cheveux, puis tu redresses quand tes cheveux sont secs et lissés et tu travailles la forme. J’ai les mêmes cheveux que toi et pour moi il n’y a rien d’autre qui marche – absolument rien. J’ai environ 15 sèche-cheveux avec brosse intégrée et les meilleurs sont assez puissants + leur brosse est en plastique SOUPLE (pas de brosses en poils qui tournes, pas de doigts effrayants qui te perforent le crâne…). C’est rapide à utiliser et le résultat est toujours bien. Je le fais depuis 15 ans.

  • Florence March, 13 2012, 6:01 / Reply

    Unless you want to use it super short, that kind of short hair that can’t give you troubles, causo is so dawn short, I say to let it grow.

    Sometimes when my hair is almost dry (not to dry!) I pin it in a low bun (almost touching the back of the neck) so it can dry like that. When I thake the pin out the hair is wavy and with not too much volume!
    Hope it works for you! I actually like you hair very much! It has personality!

    I’m a very big fan of your work as an illustrator and wish someday I’ll be able to work with that too!

  • Pamela RG March, 13 2012, 6:03 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance, I would like to recommend to you the Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom. It works for my thick hair that can go frizzy! I don’t have natural curls like yours but my hair could be heavy at the bottom due to its thickness. But this product, I love so much for my hair! I hope this will work for you. By the way, I loved all of our videos! They were so much fun to watch!

  • Rasheeda Ali March, 13 2012, 6:06 / Reply

    i love that i can hear your voice in my head garance! and i agree with scott, you seem just as charming in “real” life!


  • Camille March, 13 2012, 6:09 / Reply

    Alors… J’ai les cheveux épais et ondulés, plutôt très longs (disons… Bien dans le milieu du dos). Le brushing, je n’y arrive JA-MAIS ! Ca me fait trop mal aux bras, la brosse se coince toujours dans mes cheveux, bref ça me fatigueee… Alors soit je les laisse onduler gentiment, soit je les lisses aux plaques une fois secs. Mais ça ne les abime pas tant que ça finalement :) je les lave tous les 3 jours en gros, donc pas de plaques tous les jours et je les bombarde de soins, d’huiles et compagnie… Bref mes cheveux très secs à la base sont tout doux et je me fais même complimenter sur ma coiffeuse (alors que jusqu’il y a peu chez le coiffeur j’avais droit au “vous faites des soins? Oui ? Ah…”) !
    Bref jamais de sèche-cheveux (même en période de grand froid), une tonne de soins, soit des ondulations soit je les lisse (et là soit je les lisse carrément, soit je lisse grossièrement pour garder pas mal de mouvement) !
    xxx BISOUS

  • IB March, 13 2012, 6:12 / Reply

    Je n’ai pas lu les commentaires donc peut-être que cela a déjà été dit, mais je pense que tu devrais faire comme Géraldine de Café Mode!
    Elle a écrit un post sur ça il n’y a pas longtemps…comme quoi elle aurait détésté ses cheveux durant toute sa vie, lissage brésilien et je ne sais trop quoi.
    Puis un jour elle a tout bonnement accepté ses cheveux…fais pareil Gawance :-)

    Et pour ma part, j’ai les cheveux hyper lisses et quand je vois tes chignons je suis trop jalouse parce-que toi, tu as du volume. Alors que quand on a les cheveux très lisses, c’est certes très joli quand ils sont détachés…mais alors le chignon de fashionista on ne pourra jamais l’avoir. Ca a tendance a faire plus “danseuse classique de la mafia russe” alors que tout ce qu’on veut c’est un beau chignon volumineux YEAH

    Tu vois, wa can all bitch about something :-) just accept your beautiful hair


  • Kate March, 13 2012, 6:25 / Reply

    I have similar hair problems….lots of curl, lots of frizz, lots of volume…but fine, easily damaged hair. :( Actually, throughout all your videos, Garance, I thought, “I FEEL FOR YOU, GARANCE.” That bun is me 6 out of 7 days of the week. It must have been agony to try to do anything with your hair during those early start times. And you know, I still think a bun is very chic, but for me it gets boring. I did the brazilian keratin treatment – which leaves some curls, nice!!- but it’s still hard to handle, especially if you are low hair maintenance.

    My gf is black and she told me that I don’t have white girl hair (I am white), I have ethnic hair. That means – even with a treatment – I can’t wash it very often, I have to brush at least once (sometimes twice) a day (absolutely no excuses!!), and I can’t move it around too much – as in, I have to brush it or blow dry it the way it will set. She also gave me a brush (black bristles for ethnic hair) that I use to slick my hair back sometimes so the bun is more sleek looking.

    Have you tried the salon in NYC for curly hair? I’ve heard good things.

    Whenever I get depressed about my hair (often!), I think about the (superficial) things I’m blessed with: good features, nice skin, good teeth. You’ve got those in abundance, Garance!

  • Evelyn March, 13 2012, 6:35 / Reply

    My equivalent to your bun: curly hair braid! Meh? I am way too busy (lazy) to do anything else with it.

  • Joëlle March, 13 2012, 6:46 / Reply

    I have curly hair and hated it all my life until I figured out it might just fit me… I figured it out seeing myself on video.. I looked way worse with perfect straightened hair (well, almost perfect… it’s never ever straight straight). So you might want to join your curly hair. I would highly recommend Aveda shampoo and curl enhancer. Frizz free curls (oh and never EVER comb your hair while dry, actually – don’t comb it at all, just run your fingers through it while showering – trust me)

  • Juliana March, 13 2012, 6:51 / Reply

    Do you think you have problems? I have twice… of hair, so it is almost impossible to me to blow dry it myself, but I had try it a couple of times with the result of A WILD LION. Yes fun but not practical at all if you work in a serious office. So, my advice??? Let it grow a little more and moisturize it once at week (L’Occitante products work for me).
    Sometimes it’s really hard look as you want with that hair, but others it’s just so sexy and striking. We have that choise, other girls doesn’t and I belive it’s soooo boring when you look the same than the rest of the people…

  • Emma March, 13 2012, 6:57 / Reply

    Moroccan oil. The only thing that works for me!!!

  • Honor March, 13 2012, 6:58 / Reply

    I never use a brush when blow drying my hair. Only my fingers. It gives the hair more natural movement and shape, which from what you say here, is what you are looking for, only a better version of natural :)

  • GrenadineTomate March, 13 2012, 6:58 / Reply

    Je suis également archi nulle en brushing, j’arrive jamais à avoir un côté pareil que l’autre, j’ai abandonné il y a de ça plusieurs années. J’ai accepté la nature sauvage de mes cheveux donc je les laisse onduler en volume et en liberté! Et je dois dire que plus il y a de volume plus j’adore, je suis dailleurs jalouse des sublimes crinières arborées par certaines filles métisses!
    Donc je suis plutôt d’accord avec le commentaire de IB et j’aurai tendance à te dire de laisser faire tes cheveux, ils sont très bien comme ça!

    Mais si tu veux vraiment dompter tout ça, j’ai une amie qui a testé un soin chez un coiffeur afro, ça ne rend pas les cheveux raide comme des baguettes mais ça “casse” les boucles donc elle qui avait des anglaises volumineuse s’est retrouvée avec des jolies ondulations et une chevelure plus “maitrisée” on va dire!

  • emily March, 13 2012, 7:07 / Reply

    ugh i too feel like no matter what i do, i never like my hair!! so frustrating!

  • Katherine March, 13 2012, 7:07 / Reply

    I have almost your exact same hair, so I am right there with you. When you got keratin straightening, though, your hair was extremely straight, right? I get keratin treatments done, but they leave my hair nicely wavy instead! It’s incredible, I tell the guy who does it to put the emphasis on decreasing volume and frizz and less on making it straight, and he is able to do it easily. My hair is still wavy and has a healthy amount of volume without being crazy and I feel like myself, but everything is so much more manageable!
    I have no time for the blow-drying business either.
    Also, I haven’t done this yet, but for when an emergency strikes I am planning on trying Dry Bar in NYC.

    Good luck!

  • Karina March, 13 2012, 7:11 / Reply

    I understand your problems, trust me. I have impossible hair on another level, like with another issue. But what you need is a good basic hairstyle that suits you, and then a couple of good products to keep it in place. If you have the right basics then you would be able to add product and just let the hair dry naturally. I suggest Moroccan Oil or Orofluido elixir. You add them to towel dried hair, and they make your hair soft, manageable, and bring out your natural curls in a good way ;) I understand how frustrating it can be when you are unhappy with your hair or want someone else’s, BUT I truly believe that you have great hair, and you should try to focus on bringing out the best in your natural hair, and not to make it into something it’s not. I personally think a medium length naturally curly hairstyle will suit you. The brand Oribe has some really good products. Best wishes !

  • lc March, 13 2012, 7:16 / Reply

    Garance tu ne PEUX PAS arrêter Pardon my french!!!
    allezzzzz, continue !
    s’il te plait :)
    s’il te plait :/
    s’il te plait :(
    s’il te plait :’((((

  • Unisa March, 13 2012, 7:20 / Reply

    You need it longer, so that you have more options in what to do with them (we need layers but hate the excessive volume that comes with them when the hair is around our shoulders). First get a hair cut that will look good in a bun; I know sounds nuts, but tell your hairdresser that you want layers cut so that bits of your hair come out of your bun in a flattering way, something resembling a long layered side swept fringe with longer bits that you can use to keep the shorter ones in check. Then you need to use colour to change the “denseness” of it when it’s down. SJP used this to good effect in Sex in the city, Alexandra G. also does the same. You don’t have to have it blonde like theirs, just lighter in places especially the lenghths. Something like a variant of ombré hair; find a good colourist!

    From one curly haired girl to another,

  • Sin March, 13 2012, 7:23 / Reply

    I have EXACTLY the same problem. I have curly hair – a little shorter than yours is currently. For the past couple of years I have worn it natural in a 1920′s style however, curly hair being the way it is you never know how the curls will look from one day to the next!!!

    I’m totally stuck between wanting to be the low-maintenance girl that ‘loves and works’ what she has and the high-maintenance girl that turns into a pumpkin when it rains … or is humid …. or really windy!

  • Alicia March, 13 2012, 7:29 / Reply

    Le lissage brésilien ou japonais te conviendrait très bien !

  • Marie March, 13 2012, 7:33 / Reply

    As much as we all want hair texture that we were not born with I truly believe we look best when we embrace what we have.
    First, you need the right hair cut. I suggest trying someone who really understands very curly hair like Devachan here in NYC.
    Second, you already know about good haircare products for reducing frizz and keeping your hair well conditioned.
    Third, I highly recommend washing your hair at night before bed and letting it dry while you sleep. A miracle texture occurs!

  • Saula March, 13 2012, 7:51 / Reply

    Your hair is beautiful but if you want it frizz free I can show you an easy technique that will get it soft and silky in 10 minutes without the classic blowdrying!

  • Amaia March, 13 2012, 7:56 / Reply

    I can relate to your problem, i have the same kind of hair, only longer. Every time I go to the hairdressers I swear to myself: from this day on I will style my hair like they did at the salon, it seems easy and it looks soooo nice! But then I’m completely lazy, I never use a hair dryer and I only comb my hair when I wash it. I end up wearing a chignon like yours and I’m tired of it too!!
    Actually there is one way I do like to style my hair, by messing it all up! It looks a little wild but it’s actually quite nice!


  • dona March, 13 2012, 8:07 / Reply

    Love your hair! It is awesome. After 49.5 years of fighting my curly, mercurial hair it is best to grow it long and let it be.

  • Aureols March, 13 2012, 8:08 / Reply

    As much as I adore your curls, I can also totally understand what you are carving for.
    It´s always the same “you don´t like what you get”… ;o)
    The easiest way for a beginner I guess would be hot rollers, maybe you do have some in your hot tools stock.
    Towel dry your hair then add an orange size amount of styling mousse, brush thoroughly, so that the mousse is distributed well.
    Blow dry with a paddle brush, nothing fancy, just that the hair is dry for the next step.
    Then start splitting your hair in big sections, min 5-10 cm, starting at the neck, working upwards.
    Take the neck section an grab a piece of hair in the width of your roller (btw. use the biggest rollers available).
    Spritz it with a dust of Paul Mitchell´s Heat Seal (this is key) then roll up your roller and secure in place.
    Do so with the rest of your hair, working your way from neck, to crow, to forehead and temples.
    Let the rollers set until they become cold.
    Then remove the curlers and use a really really wide styling comb, to comb through the hair.
    You will get the most amazing loose, soft and bouncy curls ever, and they will last at least 3 day´s, so well worth the effort.
    I know it may sound like a hassle, but once you get the twist, you will have the rollers set up in less then 15 min.
    Maybe you could give this a go at your salon of choice.
    But really key is the Paul Mitchell “Heat Seal” as this miracle product, protects your hair from damage, and equal important seals in the heat into the desired style.

    Good Luck!!!

  • Sabina March, 13 2012, 8:09 / Reply

    totaly agree with Sabina…top of the comments
    Garance…don’t be upset but i think your hair is tired..of being bunned…let it go free and maybe add a bit of highlight to refresh…a serum to fight frizz
    and LOVE day these wont be so fluttering.
    sabina # 2

  • Nat March, 13 2012, 8:10 / Reply

    If I blow dry my hair I end up looking like Haagrid from Harry Potter…frizzy and huge!! But if I blow dry before bed, although not sleek in the morning it is kind of straight with lots of volume, then its easier to straighten with irons or looks good in a pony tail, sort of a big pony with oomph but not frizzy or curly……the rest of the time….I just stick it in a bun!

  • Benjamin McGregor March, 13 2012, 8:18 / Reply

    Blowdrying is so hard with curly hair. I used to lay the blowdryer on the counter and try to position my body around it so I could use both hands to manage the shape/curls/cheek fires.
    ALL THIS VANISHED WHEN I BOUGHT MY WIND MACHINE. My wind machine is so chic. It is stainless steel and more beautiful than any possible air conditioner, and my favorite part is that it dries my hair better than any blow dryer. The cold air makes your hair so much softer than any blowdryer. It somehow only takes 1-2 minutes to do my entire head, since I pretty much just rotate in front of the giant windy machine, while stroking and arranging my hair. When I’m done, it is bone dry and totally cute. I don’t know why, but I never ever felt that my hair was properly dry from a blowdryer.

  • MaJor March, 13 2012, 8:20 / Reply

    I love your hair Garance, I love the messy bun look. If you want to a natural look you can try morocan oil. Its very easy you put it in your hair and scrunch it, leaving it looking more put together. Or you can use it in conjunction with blow drying. I have very curly frizzy hair too and it works well for me. hope that helps.

  • Shiva Arooji March, 13 2012, 8:24 / Reply

    I love your hair, Garance!!! I have similar hair and have found myself addicted to The Dry Bar! They have opened several in NY. $35, they wash your hair, a little head massage too :), and will style it any way you’d like. They also show cute movies and serve wine during your service! It’s my happy place!

  • Shiva Arooji March, 13 2012, 8:27 / Reply

    I love your hair, Garance! You always look beautiful. I also have unruly hair and haven’t found a way to successfully blow dry it myself but have found a new addiction: The Dry Bar! I highly recommend it! You get a blow out, a little head massage, and wine while you can watch a movie!


  • trina March, 13 2012, 8:30 / Reply

    Ha!!! If you only saw my ‘bun’ and hair flying all over the place right now. Today’s especially crazy- today its raining..

    This post of yours so made me laugh, because I (and most girls) can totally relate! I, too, have a plethera of tools, and I sometimes get into routines, but often give my hair a break/feel lazy, and let my hair go out of control. But I wish my hair was naturally gifted and would just hang in a way that I’d appreciate, with little effort. I really like the natural look, and do my best to acheive it, but if some people only knew how much it takes to look ‘natural’..

    But honestly, Garance, I love your hair and your whole style. I love how you don’t look too contrived. The natural curls and whisps are spectaculor and add to your persona which is so intriguing and ever-so captivating! And one thing that inspires me about you is that you laugh so much and seem not to take yourself too seriously. I just love that.

    Now I must go iron my bangs and re-tie my messy hair up before I leave the house…

  • Dianne March, 13 2012, 8:32 / Reply

    Your hair is beautiful! And the bun is very stylish!! I think everyone will agree! You look great, just as yourself.

  • Marg March, 13 2012, 8:39 / Reply

    I just gave up last weekend. After years of long wavy/curly/schizophrenic hair that I could not blow dry to save my life because I could not grow a third arm to deal with the back of my head, I had it chopped to a below-the-chin bob and now I just use mousse and a diffuser to get my curls going. Which is probably not what you’re looking for, but I haven’t looked so “put together” for years. Though, a bun is out of the question ;)

  • andrea March, 13 2012, 8:40 / Reply

    I have wavy hair now (it’s gotten wavy with age and pregnancy) where I used to have straight. And it’s thick and plentiful. The only way I can deal with it is to have my stylist take out some bulk with the razor (cut into it horizontally) and it lets it get wavy and piece-y when I air dry it. That technique has saved my life and saved time fussing with it. And I think it always look good. Let your hair do it’s natural thing. You will feel your best. All it needs is the right cut. (I am in NY if you need a recommendation- but from reading your blog, I can see you are well connected!) One thing I use that helps the process it Kiehl’s curl enhancing spray which was DISCONTiNUED. That will be a problem when I run out!

  • Alyne March, 13 2012, 8:42 / Reply

    Dear Garance,
    I really like your curly hair! Have you ever tried to dry it using a hair diffuser? It makes the curls look better and gives the hair a beautiful volume.
    But if you definitely want smooth hair I think you should go L’Oréal’s X-Tenso. It`s fantastic! (
    And please never, ever do the brazilian blow out, it’s harmful for your health and for your hair, beacause its active ingredient is formaldehyde, although manufacturers claim it to be keratin or other “innocent” substances. Keratin is a protein and it doesn’t have the capability of straightening the hair.
    The only safe hair straightening active ingredients are the old but good ammonium thioglycolate (X-Tenso’s active ingredient) and guanidine hydroxide (wich I think is too strong for your hair type).
    Hope it was helpful!
    Love you and your work!
    Xoxo from Brazil!

  • Betül (Ballad of Seasons) March, 13 2012, 8:43 / Reply

    Definitely agree with Elo! BELISS of BABYLISS is amazing


    It’s been almost 3 years since I’ve started using it, and I’m not exaggerating: I’m using it almost everyday !!! even during summer! Now, I became my own expert, I finish brushing my hair in around 15 minutes in the mornings :) The important thing is to start brushing when the hair is still humid, but NOT wet! so about half an hour after taking a shower (I do it in the mornings after taking shower, good start to a day:)). It’s NECESSARY to put some cream on the hair before, so that it takes a nicer shape and doesn’t burn the hair! For the cream, I tried several things, anything goes with it, I think you’ll use one of your usual hair creams (I use an hair cream that doesn’t want to be washed from the hair and gives it a nice treat).

    I hated my curly hair till I bought this machine, but this is magic and I love my hair now, because after brushing, since my hair normally curly, it becomes straight with a nice volume (as a result of my curls) that a straight hair cannot have because of its nature ;) Actually I’m surprised that you never tried this kind of hair straightener/drier machines Garance!! :p You should definitely try this one! Plus, recently I’ve started to use masks and special oils to strengthen my hair, not to have unhealthy tips after drying all the time. I suggest these treats too.

    love your curls!

  • Kate March, 13 2012, 8:51 / Reply

    My brother and I have course, thick curly hair. He has had great success with coconut oil (he got the idea from miranda kerr’s website) I’ve had some success with Bumble&Bumble hair products but my hair has been so dry since I’ve been breast feeding so I’m going to try coconut oil. Please don’t blow-dry Garance! Stay true to the curl! I think if you cut it shorter it would be easier to manage.

  • Marie* March, 13 2012, 9:02 / Reply

    garance, i understand that we all have our “things” that we wish we could change about ourselves, but i absolutely LOVE your curly bun! :)
    take care,

  • Lesley March, 13 2012, 9:08 / Reply

    I have hair just like you have – after getting it cut yesterday by a hairdresser who didn’t listen to me and now I have a bad cut to grow out…

    I think the best idea is to win the lottery and then have a GOOD hairdresser on staff (you’ll need the lottery winnings to pay for the hairdresser’s great skills? and for the early morning hair treatments each day) :-)

  • LuB March, 13 2012, 9:11 / Reply

    I’ve struggled too and have tried all of the options you mention. My best recommendation: kerastase shampoo and conditioner for colored hair, semi di lino cristalli liquidi (simply the best ever!!!), blow dry with fingers then paddle brush (no need for perfection), then…the most important step…large Velcro rollers as I’m getting dresses and putting make-up. Try it, Garance, and report back!

  • Sylvie March, 13 2012, 9:43 / Reply

    Like the videos but I’ve missed you’re writing!

  • EllynSheyr March, 13 2012, 9:52 / Reply

    Garance – Personally I like the new shorter look. Change is always good. Invest in a good hairdresser!

  • Ann March, 13 2012, 10:17 / Reply

    What does HIMSELF think?

  • Angela March, 13 2012, 10:19 / Reply

    I so hear you! I have curly hair too and when I let it dry or try to use a dryer and go curly, I end up looking like a Q-tip (NOT the look I was going for) and if I blow dry straight, I end up too ‘done’ looking and not like me. I like the fact that I have curl, just not the frizz factor or the rebellious life of it’s own it likes to sport which maybe ok for a day around the house by not for my work or for film/picture stuff. SO, what I’ve found that works best for me (particularly since I don’t often have a lot of extra time to spend drying my hair for 40 minutes and prefer the lower maintenance way), is to wash my hair in the morning put a small amount of product in it and then twist it into a small bun at the nape of my neck. Then after a few hours I let it out and let it air dry a bit (20 minutes or so) and then twist it into a somewhat looser bun.I might do this a few times through out the day. Then when I’m getting ready to go out and my hair is dry I take it out, run my fingers through it and maybe apply a bit of oil to smooth out any frizzies and tame and gloss it a bit and then…VOILA, I have a beautiful smooth wave/curl without the Q-tip frizz explosion I might otherwise have. And then for other times…there is always the bun….
    (I think you look fabulous though)

  • Eileen March, 13 2012, 10:45 / Reply

    From one curly head to another, may I recommend: Washing your hair at night, leaving a bit of conditioner in (you’ll learn how much is enough with practice) and letting it dry as you sleep. I always wake up with the best curls that way–and then I add hairspray and I am out the door.

    Also I think a bit of length is helpful for curly hair, I’ve never been able to pull off a short ‘do. I am super lazy when it comes to hair styling and I’ll admit sometimes I wish I knew how to straighten it or get more creative with my hair –as I’ve been using the sleep-on-it method since forever, but it works and it takes so little effort that I can’t complain. Give it a try! Good luck :)

  • JennM March, 13 2012, 11:03 / Reply

    Hey Garance! Totally feel you pain/pleasure re: the curly hair. My sister and I are both “curly girls” (who grew up in the South, no less, where it’s hot and humid 8 months of the year). While my sister has the most perfect curly hair — looks good long, looks good short; perfectly bouncy, but controlled — mine is more indecisive. My sister is a devotee of the DevaCurl products. When my hair enters the Twilight Zone (and I’m willing to put forth more effort than throwing it into a wet bun atop my head) I like Moroccan Oil and Keihl’s heat protecting straightening cream. With respect to the hairdryer, as a lefty, I’ve never been able to hold the brush in one hand and dryer in the other, so I’ve long used a ConAir hairdryer that comes with 3 brush attachments. If you divide your hair into sections (I usually go top-bottom, left-right) you can get a great blowout at home.

    Having said all of that, sometimes you just gotta be you and let your curly hair do its thing — “perfection” be damned!

  • Kate March, 13 2012, 11:25 / Reply

    Imperfection makes perfection.

  • Marie Williams March, 13 2012, 11:42 / Reply

    As another hair appliance tortured curly haired girl, I feel your pain. I have very similar curls in terms of size, generally springy-ness, and color. After years (and cans) of mousse I ended up flat ironing my hair out of sheer desperation. All I wanted was a gentle (controllably) curl that didn’t frizz out and become too big. Eventually, after growing it out to about six inches down my back when wet, I started something new–and I love the results.

    When I get out of the shower I part my hair and then gather it in the back in a low ponytail. I twist the ponytail around itself until I make a bun at the nape of my neck. And then I let it air dry overnight (though I have blow dried it while in the bun until everything but the bun is dry, then I take out the bun and dry the rest). In the morning I take out the bun and use a teeny bit of mousse and flat ironing to touch it up. I’ve found that it helps the curl kind of settle out into more of a loose curl or gentle wave. And it helps the rest of my hair stay more, let’s say, out of the way.

    I’m pretty sure anyone that actually knows about hair will tell you that sleeping with your hair back is terrible for your roots or something. But so far it’s the only thing I’ve found to loosen up my curl without any real effort.

    Best of luck!

  • Amber H March, 13 2012, 11:43 / Reply

    Hi Garance,
    What a coincidence, I read your post and then went onto The New York Times “On the Runway” blog and saw an article about a Curl Bar that has just been opened in Soho. You may have already seen this, or perhaps one of the other commenters posted it – but here is the article (they don’t seem to have a website of their own). Could be worth a visit…if not just to get the perfect “do”, for “research”?


  • Veronique Geiger March, 13 2012, 11:56 / Reply

    OMG! Welcome to my life!!! Just when I think its fine – I’ll look in the mirror and see a random tuft of hair sticking out. I find hair spray works.. So well written, as always!

  • Nese March, 14 2012, 12:31 / Reply

    Hello Garance!

    I think there is nothing wrong with your “bun”!

    It suits you very well, it’s a part of your style and hey, I remember seeing your wavy hair! You look just as great! Please do not chop it off!

    I did it all by myself, oh yeah! and I regret it! I adore women with bangs, but my hair is kinda like yours and bang looks awful on my wavy hair :) And then I had it all chopped by a real hair dresser, it is short now… :(

    Just leave your hair alone! It looks like you, free and beautiful!

    Hugs and kisses,


  • Martha March, 14 2012, 1:10 / Reply

    i like your hair down!!!!!!!! the bun is done, embrace the curly short down look, it’s softer

  • Frances March, 14 2012, 1:10 / Reply

    You are not the only one who is incapable of blow-drying! My hair is impossible to blow dry, and honestly I never had a GOOD professional blow-out until about a month ago! J’ai besoin des coiffeurs meilleurs!

  • Lauren March, 14 2012, 1:32 / Reply

    Ah Garance the curls! I am a curly girl too. Curls are tough, but they are only meant for the brave ones.
    If you are dead set on tackling the blowout and you live in NYC why not step into those new blowout bars popping up everywhere? Vogue’s March issue named several- Blow, Drybar, Hair and Spa Party. I have a feeling they will teach you a few tricks if you ask.

    Otherwise, The Beauty Department run by Amy Nadine and Kristin Ess with Lauren Conrad offer a million tips and tricks including a “Blow Dry Basics” and a “How To” for making your blowout last a few days.

    Hot rollers work wonders too!

  • Sarah March, 14 2012, 1:35 / Reply

    Parlux hairdryer, biggest round brush you can handle and Kerastase Elixur Ultime (once you use it you can’t go back!). x

  • Viktoria March, 14 2012, 1:54 / Reply

    With a beautiful face like yours, the hair should be pulled back always. Blowdrying will just make you look like anybody. Think of Sade. You´re in her league.

  • Cécile March, 14 2012, 2:09 / Reply

    Moi perso j’adore tes cheveux, j’espère que tu ne changeras rien, ce serait too much. C’est vrai que quand tu les détaches c’est encore mieux, je veux ta nouvelle coupe!!! Mais ce petit chignon, j’adore aussi.

  • Debbie March, 14 2012, 2:18 / Reply

    So many comments so little time! I say go natural. Keep it curly! Once you embrace your inner curl it becomes the easiest and most low maintenance hair style. I am a Devacurl curly girl and have practiced their techniques for 10 yrs.- luv them. A few tips to getting started.
    * Stop using shampoo- it has sodium laurel sulfate in it which strips the hair of its natural oil. Curly hair is naturally drier, you strip the oil it makes it frizzier.
    * Co -wash your hair- use your conditioner to wash your hair- make sure your conditioner is silicone/-cone free. again a chemical used that leads to frizz.
    * Use your fingers to detangle your hair w the conditioner. no comb no brush- breaks hair leads to frizz.
    * Use an old tee shirt or paper towels to scrunch squeeze your hair- no towel again leads to frizz.
    * Buy Curly Girl the Handbook by Lorraine Massey. She is the original curly girl. Creator of Devacurl products and owner of Devachan Salon.
    * If you are still living in NYC go to Devachan to get your haircut- curly girl mecca- it rocks. They will cut your hair dry and give you a fabulous shape. They specialize in Devacurl products and will recommend best ones for your curls. If you are not living in NYC go next time you are visiting. In the mean time find someone who can cut your hair dry.
    * Be patient it can take 6-8 wks for your curls to adjust but its soooooo worth it.
    Keep it Curly,

  • caroline March, 14 2012, 2:49 / Reply

    le bigoudi chauffant. Pardi! le meilleur ami de la femme
    Six rouleaux à répartir sur la t^te sur cheveu fraichement séchés et et étirés , le tout divisé en six gros rouleaux chauffants. On laisse poser 15 minutes,le temps de se maquiller et de s’habiller et c’est parfait pour deux jours.
    Economies de coiffeur , de temps et de crises de nerfs au bout du compte.
    J’en offre à toutes mes copines ( celles qui le méritent) D’ailleurs je devrais demander une commission à Babillys

  • Ania March, 14 2012, 2:50 / Reply

    Ce post m’a tellement fait rire … Je me reconnais absolument.
    J’arrive jamais à faire ce que je veux avec mes cheveux, et quand j’essaye le brushing ca rend ridicule parce que même quand c’est lisse sur les côtés ca ne l’ai jamais derrière….
    J’ai essayé la brosse Babyliss tournante (oui parce que moi aussi ma collection de produits capillaires, en particuliers les presque pas utilisés, est super impressionnante…), mais la brosse ne change rien, j’ai juste une malfoutose extrème quand il s’agit de savoir quoi faire pour dompter ma tignasse ahah :)
    Pourtant le coiffeur y arrive très bien, et quand je sors de chez lui je peux réincarner toute la série des pubs l’oréal, mais toute seule nada, le seul truc que je pourrai réincarner c’est Tina Turner.
    Bref la seule solution, c’est d’investir dans une panoplie de chapeaux :)

  • maria March, 14 2012, 3:10 / Reply

    Garance and other fellow curlies out there – embrace it! Garance, you were never more beautiful than in the video when you had your hair open and big and natural. I loved it. You are always beautiful, of course, but I love it when people embrace what they have. What makes you unique IS what makes you beautiful!

  • pimousse March, 14 2012, 3:11 / Reply

    Moi aussi j’ai tjs été très nulle en brushing. Un jour, j’ai cru trouver la solution en achetant une brosse qui sèche et qui tourne à la fois (ca évite d’avoir le sèche cheveux d’un côté et la brosse de l’autre). Mais je ne trouve pas que ce soit super efficace (à moins que ce ne soit moi qui soit encore plus nulle que NULLE !). J’avoue que je te préférais avec les cheveux un peu plus longs. Ils étaient bouclés, mais ça allait bien. Ca faisait moins heu… “touffu” ? (désolée, je trouve pas d’adjectif adéquat). J’aimais bien tes cheveux moi, quand ils étaient plus longs…

  • Alla March, 14 2012, 3:13 / Reply

    ROWENTA! that gear with self-round-moving brushes, I’ve been using it for 6 years and I highly recommend it to every girl I know.
    Everything is magically easy! You just pick up some hair, the brush catches it and brushing it, the result is like you’re just from a salon. Takes you 5 minutes.

  • Estelle March, 14 2012, 3:24 / Reply

    L’autre je t’ai vu avec les cheveux détachés dans le jour d’avant sur arte et c’était très joli!

  • jenny March, 14 2012, 3:43 / Reply

    Pas de prise de tete, tu le fais le soir (ça laisse plus de temps pour dormir le matin!)
    et les cheveux sont souples avec un joli mouvement selon la technique choisie…
    Et je trouve qu’une fois les cheveux attachés avec leurs pinces plates, on a un joli petit minois un peu retro tout mimi (enfin ça c’est mon avis)

    Ou alors les bigoudis… Faut pas chercher tres loins parfois, nos mamies avaient raison…

  • Chloé March, 14 2012, 4:01 / Reply

    J’insiste avec Fred parce que quand j’ai vu son post ce matin, j’ai trop pensé à toi:

    Il ne propose pas de changer la nature de ses cheveux (impossible de toutes façons) mais de les sublimer tels qu’ils sont.
    Il arrive même à faire des merveilles sur les cheveux fins et mous comme les miens

    NB: échange cheveux fins, mous et souples contre cheveux bouclés et indisciplinés.

  • Dorothee March, 14 2012, 4:28 / Reply

    Déjà j’hallucine sur combien de personnes ont répondu sur cette page bref après avoir essyé pas mal de produit je dirais déjà avant de te lancer dans un truc fais leur un bon soin réparateur : Frédéric Fekkai Rx protéine masque un truc géniale pour réparer !!! Et pas cher du tout qui sent tellement bon que tu t’endors avec qui ceci dit n’est pas déconseillé du tout tant que tu rinces au ptit matin. Pour toi je dompterais ces jolies boucles une bonne fois pour toute ne va pas à l’encontre de ton cheveu naturelle et garde les brushings occasionnelle !!!! Allez bises et l’illustration super jolie !
    X Doro

  • Marlee March, 14 2012, 4:35 / Reply

    It’s funny, I got my (curly, unruly) hair cut yesterday and the stylist blew it out for me. And it was lovely! Smooth, a bit of bouncy curl on the end . . . I felt like one of the Pantene Pro-V commercial girls as a went about my day. But it wasn’t me. The chaos of my hair is as much an identifier (to me) as anything else. I don’t feel right without my curls.

    Right now I alternate between shampooing my hair, conditioning with Lush’s Curly Wurly and no product, and not conditioning and using Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure. My mom has the same kind of hair as I do and she also likes the 10-minute miracle stuff.

  • Marie March, 14 2012, 4:38 / Reply

    Comme toi j’ai les cheveux super bouclé, genre c’est trop la jungle ma tête, et j’ai
    essayé pas mal de truc, le lissage brésilien j’ai pas du tout aimé, les plaques ça fait
    les cheveux raplapla et ça les brûles en plus, et je suis une quiche du brushing
    mais j’ai trouvais un truc assez génial quand ont veux se débarrasser des frisottis
    et garder de belles boucles, le lissage New Yorkais de RedKen la version “Détente”
    m’a éliminé les saletés de frisottis que je haïssais et aujourd’hui quand je sors de la douche, plus de soucis avec le séche cheveux qui te fais une touffe de mamma africaine, ça fait juste de belles boucles détendu super sensuelle, le kiff quoi ! et ce qui est bien avec le lissage New Yorkais contrairement au défrisage cela ne m’a pas abîmé le cheveux.

    Bon courage Garance !

  • melaestla March, 14 2012, 4:43 / Reply

    Y’a pas à tortiller des fesses c’est de l’entretien.

    Moi perso, je fais un shampooing cool, du savon d’alep je démêle cheveux mouillés plein de savon, je rince et me natte les cheveux.
    et je dors comme ça.

    et le lendemain pouf! cheveux souples.

    il y a de l’espoir.

  • Axl March, 14 2012, 4:46 / Reply

    Salut Garance.
    Franchement, en voyant tes vidéos, j’ai été scotchée. Tu racontes tout le temps que tu n’es pas sophistiquée, à fond dans l’auto-critique…
    Moi, j’ai vu une fille super stylée, super jolie et surtout d’un chic à tomber.
    Parce que Garance, le chic ce n’est pas les filles qui portent pile ce qu’il faut ou qui ont les cheveux pile à la bonne longueur d’épaule. C’est un fille comme toi (et j’espère comme moi), qui se prépare le matin, bien soignée et n’y pense pas toute la journée et surtout QUI RIT ET QUI SOURIT.
    Plus que le chic, c’est de la politesse.
    Je ne dis rien de ta manucure : just perfect !
    Bon si tes cheveux te désolent, je peux te dire que ce qui a changé ma vie c’est le sèche-cheveux à ions négatifs.
    Je pense que le monde entier connaît ça mais, bon je t’en parle quand même. Ca extermine les frisottis, c’est génial. J’ai les cheveux un peu bouclés (un peu moins que toi) mais surtout ils frisottent du coup je ne peux les laisser naturels qu’une journée sinon ça vire crado. Du coup la plupart du temps je les brosse en les séchant (avec une brosse ronde ou plate peu importe) mais surtout l’atout maître c’est le sèche cheveux. Comme ça, pas besoin d’un véritable brushing qui prend des plombes, il suffit de les brosser jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient secs.
    Voilà, je pense que ce conseil avisé a changé ta vie et que j’ai vraiment fait avancer le débat !!
    En tout cas reste comme ça : chic et pétillante.
    Gros bisous

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  • Sigrid March, 14 2012, 4:55 / Reply

    Pffew, you probably don’t have a sense of humor. I thought my post was funny…

  • Lefebvre Virginie March, 14 2012, 5:05 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance,

    Je suis ton blog quotidiennement et j’adore. C’est souvent ma pause au bureau.
    C’est également une bonne source d’inspiration vestimentaire et un excellent moment de bonne humeur et de joie de vivre. Merci pour ton travail et ton enthousiasme communicatif.

    Pour en venir au sujet des cheveux et du brushing, je n’ai pas du tout le même soucis que toi au niveau cheveux ( j’ai les cheveux très fins et pas très épais….snif..) mais j’ai le même au niveau du brushing !
    Nulle archi nulle avec ma brosse ronde et mon sèche cheveux. J’ai jamais réussi à faire quelque chose de bien. Et pourtant j’ai observé mon coiffeur mais rien à faire…….
    Mais j’ai trouvé une solution : la brosse brush de Calor. Un bouton a appuyer , la brosse tourne toute seule dans un sens ou dans l’autre et elle souffle en même temps de l’air chaud. Bref tu te sèches les cheveux et l’air de rien tu fais ton brushing.

    Un autre truc que j’ai essayé récemment c’est le postiche. Super pour changer de coiffure en deux temps trois mouvements. J’attache mais cheveux et je fixe mon postiche et voilà j’ai une belle queue de cheval légèrement bouclée ou un chignon etc.…..
    Pour changer de look et s’amuser sans mettre en péril ses cheveux et sa coupe c’est top !
    On a beau essayer d’écouter tout le monde, tous ceux qui nous disent que nos cheveux sont très bien au naturel, quand on complexe c’est cuit !
    Et puis je crois que personne n’est satisfait de ses cheveux. Ceux qui les ont raides, les veulent frisés, ceux qui les ont frisés luttent contre les boucles ect.

    Voili voilou. J’espère que ça pourra t’aider.

    Bonne journée

  • Sara March, 14 2012, 5:16 / Reply

    To be honest with you… one of the stylistic things I loved the most about your videos was the way you just wore your hair in a simple, no frills ballerina-style bun. I thought you looked very chic and elegant :)

  • TeMo March, 14 2012, 5:19 / Reply

    Let it be, let it be. Just condition. Your hair is so very beautiful. I have a big crazy frizzy afro. And currently I live in humid rainy Malaysia! And even now I thank the gods, goddesses, …my parents for it. Coconut Oil, yep, I found some great organic virgin coconut oil from Malaysia and I love it.

  • audrey March, 14 2012, 5:20 / Reply

    j’adore cette couv !!
    courage pour les cheveux tu vas trouver une solution on a toute des moments de détresse capilaire ;)

  • Peter March, 14 2012, 5:31 / Reply

    Please leave your hair as it is, it is part of you, of your charm.
    Plenty of people pay a lot of money to have curls like yours.

    I like them a lot, also “en chignon”

  • valentine March, 14 2012, 5:44 / Reply

    Hello Garance,
    pour avoir des problèmes de cheveux comme toi (et toutes les filles sans doute), je compatis.
    Il y a un truc qui a relativement changé ma vie parce que simple, rapide et efficace. C’est un peu “les paresseuses se font un brushing”. C’est la brosse chauffante Jean Claude Biguine. En gros c’est une brosse chauffante, jusque là rien de nouveau sous le soleil… mais qui marche toute seule. Tu la poses sur une mèche, tu appuies sur un bouton, tu descends ta brosse pour l’emmener de tes cheveux, et pouf, c’est fait. ça prend franchement moins de 10 minutes et pas besoin d’utiliser de sèche cheveux avant. Je l’ai recommandé à plein de copines et les avis sont unanimes!

  • B. March, 14 2012, 5:46 / Reply

    Amazing illustration !

    I think your hair looks good short aswell ! But why not go to a good hairdresser once and try a brushing for a special occasion ?
    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • sousnak March, 14 2012, 5:54 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance, je t’épargne les “j’adore tes photos tellement inspirantes” et autres “ton style est juste unique”…

    Juste pour parler de ma petite révolution du moment dans ma vie de “Hard curly hair girl”: le sérum réparateur au Karité de René Furterer.
    C’est simple il me fait exactement ce que je veux qu’il me fasse : il détend mes boucles, sans avoir à brusher, lisser, bigouder…

    Bonne continuation.

    Je t’embrasse.

  • anastasia March, 14 2012, 6:00 / Reply

    you know we did notice the bun but that is you Garance – i love your bun!! you have the perfect face and cutest nose – both perfect for a bun!!
    but i understand, im a curly gal too
    – the bun is actually damaging your curls you know that right?? delicate curls pulled and stretched haha

    i think what you should do is stop fighting the curls and embrace them, grow them out as they need weight, use way less shampoos and use curl enhancing products morrocon oil styling cream (not the oil) is great!!, leave to airdry do not touch too much and you will look great!
    since you are a busy girl in the world id say go get a professional blow out and for half an hour and about $40 you will feel groomed, chic and have stress free hair days that will last a week!! i used to get mine done once a week as I have no idea with blowdriers etc
    but lately im trying to get back into my curls!
    goodluck as the humidity in NyC is full on so id say love the curls!!

  • Yo March, 14 2012, 6:11 / Reply

    Moi j’ai un accessoire génial pour le brushing, c’est une sorte de sèches-cheveux avec une brosse tournante qui fait un brushing, c’est génial – car, comme toi, je suis incapable d’en faire un avec une stupide brosse. Dans ce genre :

  • Julie Woodfield March, 14 2012, 6:17 / Reply

    Garance, I have hair exactly like yours. I’m a 55 year old woman, and I learned to blow dry my hair before there were portable blowdryers. The key is patience, and small sections. Small sections dry faster, without as much frizz, and are easy to control. My girlfriend (who is a hairdresser) came over with a variety of brushes for me to try. I find a smaller brush works better and allows my hair to retain body (not so straight). I also don’t wash my hair everyday. My blowout can last a few days. Have you ever tried setting you hair in hot rollers? BIG ONES? Its a great effect too for those of us with lots of curl and body in our hair. If you have a good friend who’s an expert I’d suggest having her over, popping a bottle of wine, and getting a serious lesson. It takes time to learn but, once you figure out the tension on the brush, vs the direction of the dryer you will understand how your hair works. :)

  • Nelly March, 14 2012, 6:22 / Reply

    When i saw you first time I thought…””O.M.G…MY HAIR!!!”"
    I was so jealous of nice straight hair….and for some times i was trying to straight but I was so tired.
    Now my SOLUTION is to use a creme from Kerastase (kerastase- oleo curl creme) .
    After bath I put a small quantity in my hand and with my fingers comp my hair.
    ? dry them a little WITHOUT TOUCHING.(its important because in all hairdressers they touch them and i look like a frizzy balloon !!!!)
    One more advice…once a month Greek oil before bathroom….;)

    Trust me….:)

  • Marie (une chic fille) March, 14 2012, 6:25 / Reply

    Bon, je réponds à une question que tu n’as certes pas posée, je sais, mais pour avoir les cheveux souples, peut-être que tu devrais plutôt “alourdir” tes cheveux. c’est ce que je fais et j’arrive à une ondulation plutôt prononcée. No-poo, huile, no poo, un tout petit shampooing, du soin, du soin et des cheveux qui se détendent. Forcément. Parce qu’un brushing, finalement, ça va te raidir les cheveux (et c’est pas tout à fait ton idéal, non?)
    Bon, je donne ce que moi je fais pour mes cheveux et on a sensiblement les mêmes, sauf que je les décolore (ce qui aide pas), donc…
    Bon voilà, sait-on jamais.
    Je t’embrasse.

  • sanaa March, 14 2012, 6:28 / Reply

    Tes cheveux sont proche de l’OHIO, c’est vrai. Pas de panique, la solution existe, et c’est Fred ( qu’il te faut… A quand un post ” Before and then” ?
    PS: moi j’aime tes cheveux en chignons, tes petites rides et tout et tout…

  • laurette March, 14 2012, 6:37 / Reply

    je crois qu’en matière capillaire je ne serai pas d’une grande aide. J’ai les cheveux d’un enfant de 2 ans tout raide et raplapla. Je rêverai d’avoir des boucles et du volume. Mais bon hein on est jamais contente de ce qu’on a…
    Completement fan de l’illustration.


  • Céline March, 14 2012, 6:43 / Reply

    Je connais une fille qui a le même type de cheveux, et avant elle se faisait également un petit chignon qui ne la mettais pas vraiment en valeur. Maintenant, elle laisse ses cheveux détachés et attache simplement les petites mèches de devant qui la gênent et qui prennent trop de place à l’arrière avec une petite pince crocodile.
    Un peu comme une demie queue de cheval mais avec une pince (c’est compréhensible?)
    Tout simplement! Et elle est très jolie!

  • aurore March, 14 2012, 6:46 / Reply

    La brosse soufflante Garance, brosse ronde avec séchoir intégré, ça m’a changé la vie parce que les brushings toute seule moi non plus je n’y arrive pas
    Par contre ça ne règle pas le problème pluie pourrie de Paris qui refait bien frisotter les baby cheveux de devant.
    Mais essaye quand même c’est facile

  • Saani March, 14 2012, 7:06 / Reply

    Garance, as a curly girl myself I feel your pain. The ammount of products I used and ways of doing my hair has changed so many times. Which made me realise it’s as simple as that. With curly hair you need to change what you do with your hair depending on the time of year (winter less frizzy, summer super frizzy), the length of your hair, age (my curls change as I age), what you eat, how much you wash it etc. So instead of worrying, just own up to it and embrace what you got. Who dictates that the way your hair looks now isn’t gorgeous? I never ever saw a pic of you were I thought your hair didn’t look nice. That’s why I loved what Solange Knowles did when she removed all her extensions and went natural. She owned it. And isn’t feeling beautiful about loving and embracing yourself the way you are? The moment I decided I loved my curls, and let them loose I got so many compliments. And If I want to change it up I indeed go to a hair salon to blow dry my hair. Or put in rollers the old fashioned way. My hair looks gorgeous but even then I miss my messy own curls. Cause they are mine.

  • mareme March, 14 2012, 7:08 / Reply

    alors le cheveu frisé, on connait de génération en génération…toutes frisures, toutes textures..les plus chanceuses de la famille s’en sortent avec un brushing classique, en faisant des retouches le matin (donc laver ses cheveux tous les deux , trois jours parce que ça prend une heure facile!!)…d’autres utilisent la technique du “kardoun” (technique de grand-mère berbère: attacher ses cheveux quand ils sont mouillés, après les avoir enduits d’un peu d’huile parfumée style LG ou autre produit nourrissant et enrouler un foulard ou un bas (propre) tout autour de la queue de cheval sur toute la longueur,en serrant très fort, laisser sécher comme ça..quand tu l’enlèves les cheveux sont soyeux et lisses pas pas trop, mais bon, à faire avant de dormir pour le retirer au réveil..), ensuite les plaques (mais ça tue littéralement tes boucles à la longue…trop agressif!!), les tresses lâches après avoir enduits les tifs de mousse spécial boules pour domptes le volume. Pour les désespérées de la mèche lisse au vent, le défrisage (je déconseille…). Je pense qu’il vaut mieux essayer de trouver la longueur qui sied le mieux à tes boucles (si elles sont serrées ou non), en fonction de la forme de ton visage, en jouant sur la couleur et de travailler les boucles du dessus uniquement après avoir démêler les cheveux sous la douche avec un peigne à grosses dents (avec l’eau, les boucles se reforment bien). Il faut sécher un max à la serviette sans casser les boucles et appliquer la mousse , sans en mettre une tonne (sinon ça fait carton), retravailler les mèches du dessus …lutter contre sa nature peut se retourner contre toi!!! (foi de frange lissée transformée en pop corn à la moindre humidité ambiante!!)voilà, c’était mon roman “Mes boucles ou pourquoi MOIIII??”

  • Jackie March, 14 2012, 7:11 / Reply

    Keep your curls!! I’d suggest experimenting with all natural hair products (shampoo, conditioner, smoother, etc). After using them for a few months, I’ve noticed a huge difference. My hair is much calmer and smoother and I don’t need to blow dry :)

  • lilouise March, 14 2012, 7:11 / Reply

    Bon, le tiré tiré quand on a passé 20 ans, souvent ça tire les traits et ça nous rend un peu sévère, nan ? Surtout si le dit chignon est au sommet du crâne…
    Donc pourquoi pas un petit cours de chignon flou chez le coiffeur pour apprendre à s’attacher les cheveux, genre j’ai un chignon de douche mais j’ai les bonnes mêches qui tombent là où il faut ?
    Sinon, les cheveux longs bouclés, c’est juste beau :-)

  • Woopette March, 14 2012, 7:17 / Reply

    Garannnnce!!!! Mes cheveux sont les mêmes! Ils bouclent bien (voir même trop des fois)

    Mais j’avoue que le brushing c’est over facile à faire il tiens 2 jours (3ème jour un peu de shampoing sec). Temps de réalisation 15 à 20 minutes! Pour un résultat assuré!

    Mon brushing me permet aussi de me détendre, c’est mon moment à moi. J’ai demandé à ma coiffeuse de m’apprendre, et maintenant c’est ultra facile.

    Une bonne brosse ronde (en poils ou céramique), un bon sèche cheveux (babyliss pro light blanc et noir)

    Voila Courage!!!

  • Luna March, 14 2012, 7:37 / Reply

    Comment tu n’es pas encore adepte du×260-0-0_Soins+Beaute+BaByliss+BaByliss+BE+liss+5712E+Seche.jpg

    BE LISS de Babyliss, sèche-cheveux qui te fait une tignasse de rêve en 5 mn, tu n’as même pas besoin d’être une pro! petit conseil perso tu mets une goutte d’huile Kérastase (bouteille orange) à la fin du brush et on en reparle ;-)

    Bon si je t’ai sauvé la life dis moi et puis tu vas me devoir une illu lool!

    Bises et bon courage à toi ma belle!

  • Robie March, 14 2012, 7:44 / Reply

    Je pense avoir tout essayé et toujours le même résultat merdique….
    Il me tarde de lire les réponses, je suis pleine d’espoir!

  • charlotte March, 14 2012, 7:45 / Reply

    You need the Babyliss Big Hair!

    Perfect for people who are rubbish at blowdrying (like me).

  • Juliette March, 14 2012, 7:48 / Reply

    suis incapable de me faire un brushing avec une brosse ronde et un sèche cheveux… C’est comme si je ne faisais rien.
    En ce moment je crée des courbes avec le fer à lisser; mais j’ai peur qu’à force ça abîme donc j’ai hâte qu’ils repoussent pour ne pas avoir à entretenir ma coupe dégradée.
    Pour moi le top de l’ondulation naturelle et parfaite c’est les vacances au bord de mer!

  • Pillaert March, 14 2012, 7:49 / Reply

    Essaie les brosses chauffantes avec brosses rotatives… ça m’a sauvé la vie ;-)

  • Astrig March, 14 2012, 7:59 / Reply

    Mais j’aime bien tes cheveux! En tout cas moi, j’ai des cheveux légèrement ondulés, et le top du top c’est le brushing, vraiment. Je le fais moi-même presque tous les matins, avec une bonne vieille brosse, et un sèche cheveux des plus basiques. En 30 minutes, c’est impeccable! Ma petite astuce c’est de le faire la tête en bas et devant un grand miroir ; ça facilite les choses. Sinon, vu que tes cheveux sont très bouclés, as-tu essayer le lissage brésilien? ou le lissage japonais? Je n’ai AUCUNE idée de ce que c’est, et de l’effet que ça mais j’ai vu ça l’autre jour chez le coiffeur…affaire à suivre!

  • Kimberly March, 14 2012, 8:00 / Reply

    Embrace your natural curls! Here is all you will need. Only use shampoo 1x-2x week, if you feel you want to wet hair more often use conditioner only. Comb conditioner through in shower with finders or wide tooth comb. NEVER brush or comb dry curly hair. (I think John Masters Organics products are fantastic – the lavender sea salt spray is genius to add bounce between wash days and add texture to curl without frizz). MOP C-Curl or Alterna Texturizing Glaze are both great to add nice curl texture. Use either right after showering on wet hair. 1/2 teaspoon size typically good. Scrunch a bit while wet with styling product in. THEN… Chill, read email, have espresso, let air dry for 15-20 minutes then finish with 5-10 minutes with a blow dryer with DIFFUSER attachment. I like med heat, higher heat causes me frizz. I get a lot of compliments on my curls now. Devachan Salon in Soho is worth it to both get a great cut and get an education on how you should take care of and style your hair. Good luck! Practice makes it easy…

  • Anna March, 14 2012, 8:01 / Reply

    Hi Garance,

    I have pretty much the same kind of hair as you. I would love to learn how to wear them curly and let them live, but whenever I try, I feel like I´m not nice and neat enough. But throughout the years I learn a method how to manage it and make my hair nice and not to hurt it (much).
    I wash my hair and then I use a hair masque. The one I use is very cheap (here in Czech Republic), it´s by the brand Trend-up and it has milk proteins in it. It works the best out of the thousands products I have tried. After this I dry my hair with towel a little bit and then I brush it with Tangle teezer. It´s a special brush that helps to brush through tangly (or curly) hair without hurting it. Then I use some heat protector and blow dry my hair either with Tangle teezer as well or with the thick round brush, I am sure you know what I mean. I always use cold air when blowdrying. I like to proceed in sections so that I don´t have to deal with all the hair at once, I feel that it helps to make the hair nicer and smoother. If I use the big round brush, I take just a little lock of hair and then turn and go down.
    After the blowdrying sometimes I just leave it like this, or I take my flatiron and i go over some parts which aren´t as smooth as I want them. I always use the flat iron in kind of a rotating motion (just a little), so that the hair is not super straight and has a little bit of wave. I also have a thick flat iron, it is about 10 cm wide, so it helps me to manage my hair quicker (but I don´t recommend it for short hair).

    So that is it. I am sorry for my imperfect English and confusing explanations.:)

    A also want to add that I loved your voice in the videos, now I like you even more!


  • Murielle March, 14 2012, 8:06 / Reply

    Un brushing sur cheveux frisés c’est les abimer à mort !
    Tu fais une fixation sur tes cheveux et pourtant tu es magnifique avec les cheveux détachés.
    Je crois que si tu redessinais tes boucles au lieu de les lisser, tu finirais par les aimer. Donc un produit adéquat pour les boucles, froissage entre tes mains et séchage avec un diffuseur sur le sèche cheveux pour justement sublimer tes boucles pour ressembler à Julia Roberts dans Pretty Woman.

  • Martha March, 14 2012, 8:18 / Reply

    hehe, I have curly hair myself and was fighting for some time with it, but I got a great tip from the book of Frederic Fekkai. After washing I put shea butter in my hair, it gives it styleing and works like a cure you don’t have to wash out. There is nothing better for me. And if you put enough, the hair stays in place but looks gorgeous.

  • Sarah March, 14 2012, 8:19 / Reply

    You live in New York – save yourself the time and the DIY trauma and get a weekly blowout from a blowout bar. That’s what New York is for!

  • Jasmine March, 14 2012, 8:19 / Reply

    ADVICE FOR GARANCE: Let your hair be your guide! There is romance and drama to big, curly hair. I live in New Orleans so I’ve combated the worst humidity possible, but I finally found a product line that can handle it. I use Deva Curl – from NY, I think – to keep the frizz at bay, but then I let it have a mind of its own. DONT FIGHT THE CURL.

  • Sarah March, 14 2012, 8:20 / Reply

    I have the same hair as yours and there are moments when I haves liked it but on the whole it is a lot of work. I Di have the keratin treatment done every four months. It’s a life changer. If you don’t like it you can let it go after those 3-4 months but I think you would love the softness and shine it gives your hair. That being said, I think you look absolutely beautiful with your chignon! It’s part of your style now.

  • Luana March, 14 2012, 8:28 / Reply

    bcp trop fan de l’illsutration !!! Moi mes cheveux j’ai “laissé tomber” et fini par accepter qu’ils soient MEGA bouclés… Les bruchings, c’est la même chose, la brosse s’enmêle dedans, ensuite je mets laborieusement 40 minutes à découper mes cheveux pour pouvoir l’en extraire… Donc plus moyen ! Mais je les aime bien bouclés finalement… Et ca m’a fait rire lorsque j’ai vu que tu t’étais coupés les cheveux car j’ai a peu près la même coupe que toi :)
    good luck anyway, love your blog… and french accent ;)
    love, xoxo

  • Stephanie March, 14 2012, 8:37 / Reply

    Hmm..having seen you in the videos, my impression was actually that you would look great if you cut your hair much shorter and embraced the curls. Blow drying, I find, anyway, is easier on shorter hair, if you wanted to smooth it out somewhat. But that said, it’s clear that you feel best with your hair long. As others have said, that adds weight, you can eliminate shampoo to ensure that your curls don’t dry out, and likely you’ll be happier with your hair and more likely to wear it down at least somewhat more regularly! In any event, you have a pretty mouth and nose and nice cheek bones, etc., so the bun is cute!

  • eirini March, 14 2012, 8:40 / Reply

    I use aveda be curly
    It works miracles for my curly hair
    I wash my hair the night before, put on aveda on wet hair and then go to sleep…
    When i wake up in the morning, it all looks really curly and messy but in a cool way.

    p.s. love your blog

  • Agathe March, 14 2012, 8:40 / Reply

    Comme Estelle, je t’ai vu les cheveux détachés dans le jour d’avant (mais c’était avec lissage Kératine non ?), comme c’était après t’avoir vu en multi-facette et bouclée dans Pardon My French je trouvais que ça manquait de volume … mais je suis en plein fantasme de cheveu bouclés en ce moment !

    Pour ma part, la seule chose que je fais c’est sécher mes cheveux avec un sèche cheveux tout simple (cadeau pour un achat quelconque … ) je ne sais pas faire de brushing et je ne pense pas avoir la patience nécessaire pour cela. Alors j’ai les cheveux presque souples, enfin qui vivent leur vie, et comme je mets un casque en vélo de toute façon toute tentative d’apprivoisement est ratée.

    Pour résumé : bon courage pour trouver l’astuce facile et rapide pour que tes cheveu te plaisent !

  • Jaycee March, 14 2012, 8:51 / Reply

    I don’t have anything constructive to say, but I can definitely relate to your hair issues. Garance, you are my hair soul mate.

    PS: I love Aveda products simply for the fact they are eco-conscious and that they all smell so great!

  • Clara March, 14 2012, 8:57 / Reply

    I saw some of yr pics with yr hair down and you look great!!! Just keep it naturally!!!
    I have wavy hair, long, quite unruly, and learnt how to blow dry in a few mins….but i like better the natural look….

  • Laurel March, 14 2012, 8:57 / Reply

    You are totally darling. Your wonderful hair is part of darling you–the one who smiles or laughs 90% of the time. What could be better?

  • Maria March, 14 2012, 9:06 / Reply

    Okay, now, the bun is the story of my life. Also, the longing for a cut that is simple and the shape easily maintainable. Oh, and I would love for it to remain as straight as possible without actually applying something overly damaging (ie straighteners or an overkill of products). My hair stylist advised me to firstly grow out the unnecessary layers – longer hair with lesser layers actually holds itself just a teeny bit straighter under its own weight without actually doing anything. Now, I, as everybody else, would love for my hair to be dream hair – perfectly in place, yet low maintenance. (Because recently I’ve been slightly brainwashed with the anti-chemicals propaganda and I’ve begun to fear that I might actually lose my hair if I keep loading it with various products, well, go figure :D )
    Anyway, to the point now, I rarely blow dry, but on those special occasions (hehe) that I do, and I guess I must be insane, but I do it with my head upside down. Because two hands sadly is not enough for a proper blow dry, but I found that if I do it myself and upside down, it’s straighter where it needs to be, but giving the area closer to roots more volume. Of course, I do this after I’ve let my hair dry naturally for a little while. So, yes, this stupid technique actually works for my otherwise unruly hair.
    Now what makes me cry into my pillow at night just a little are those damn little baby hairs that grow in the front and that are nearly impossible to tame, eurrghhh.

  • Alexis Noel March, 14 2012, 9:13 / Reply

    Et pourquoi tu n’essayes pas les rouleaux? :)

  • Natasha March, 14 2012, 9:28 / Reply

    Garance, I think my hair is a lot like yours, and I commiserate about the blow-out failures. I’ve always ended up a sweaty mess when I’ve tried, even with all the “right” products and tools. I can only afford my hairdresser every 4 months, but when I come out of there, I have my hair blown straight like a shampoo commercial. It’s fun and I get a ton of compliments, but after many years, and studying photos of myself, I’ve realized that my hair suits my face and personality best just the way it is (on a good day, of course, when the curls are doing what I want them to!). I adore and admire your signature bun!! Go to one of those blow-out bars they have all over NYC once in a while, but keep rocking your curls and your buns. You are belle!!

  • angeliki March, 14 2012, 9:35 / Reply

    i love top-knots!
    and I love you!

  • Pia March, 14 2012, 9:41 / Reply

    Je te trouve aussi jolie avec les cheveux attachés que détachés, quoique je trouve ton chignon un chouia trop serré et que je laisserais bien dépasser quelques mèches folles (un peu dans la nuque, un peu sur les côtés) pour adoucir un peu… Bref les attacher plus souplement pour libérer un peu tes jolies boucles. Pour ma part j’ai les cheveux souples mais je ne ressemble à rien après un shampoing séchage, et même en sortant de chez le coiffeur j’ai invariablement la coupe de mafalda. Et avec un brushing je me sens déguisée. Le meilleur truc que j’ai trouvé est de les laver le soir avant d’aller au lit, et je les retrouve pile comme je les aime au réveil, coiffés décoiffés ni trop gonflés ni trop flagadas. Mais 9 fois/10 je sombre comme un cachalot avant même d’avoir pu faire mon cérémonial spécial cheveux. Mais en tout cas ça marche. Vive le naturel! Domestiqué bien-sûr avec une bonne coupe (=trouver le coiffeur qui tue) et de bons produits (j’aime bien leonor grey).
    Bises chevelues

  • Jessie March, 14 2012, 9:43 / Reply

    if you want it straight there is only one answer: japanese straightening. i had a very bad past with my hair. i tried everything and unfortunately i once relaxed it and the whole front part of my scalp fell out. so now i go to an AWESOME guy for my japanese straightening. he is in the city in chelsea and only does one person at a time. it keeps my hair healthy looking and super straight!! i suggest him to all.

  • Laura March, 14 2012, 9:53 / Reply

    I had to add my vote for the Babyliss Big Hair. I bought it on the back of this review

    (watch the video) and I absolutely love it. Since I bought it I’ve actually grown my hair long, because now I can manage it!

  • Julie March, 14 2012, 10:08 / Reply

    Salut Garance,

    Comme toi, je suis nulle en matière de cheveux. Je voudrais bien essayer le lissage à la kératine, pourquoi dis-tu dans ton post que tu as éliminé cette option ?
    Je dois me rendre à New York début avril et je voudrais savoir si tu aurais un coiffeur sympa et pas trop trop cher à me recommender ? Combien coûte un lissage à la kératine à New York ?
    J’adore ton blog, un vrai bonheur !!
    A bientôt :)

  • Erin March, 14 2012, 10:09 / Reply

    I love your hair that curly. I think it looks great on you. I have curly hair too and can understand how frustrating it can be. I found Jessicurl products, which are all natural and not tested on animals, are the best products for my hair – but I NEVER blow out my hair. ( I am a curly girl and I like my curly hair on me. You might find them to be helpful, just in terms of keeping your hair hydrated and healthy looking, even if you decide not to embrace the curls. They also do an amazing job fighting frizz. Good luck!

  • CoryB March, 14 2012, 10:15 / Reply

    I have rather curly hair and last year in autumn, I decided to cut it short – as in, to my ears short. For some reason, it seemed like that would make it easier to handle. What was I thinking?! My hair then started to be super voluminous and all over the place. As soon as it was grown long enough again, I started wearing it in a bun, in messy buns. Oh, and I died it fuchsia. Cause blond short hair really bored me.

    To weigh it down, why don’t you try using wax in your tips? Always works for me.


  • Susan March, 14 2012, 10:34 / Reply

    You look best with your hair up. I would suggest not scraping it back so tightly on the front and sides. Soften those areas a little and then create your bun.

  • cgroovy March, 14 2012, 10:36 / Reply

    You look great in all your pictures. I have curly hair too and the easiest way to smooth it but keep some waves is that I let it damp dry, then put them in big rollers. Then if I’m in a hurry I’ll go over it with the blow dryer till it’s dry, take the rollers out and if it’s too pouffy just pull it back in a bun for a few minutes and voila you get the hair in your drawing.

  • Malin March, 14 2012, 11:21 / Reply

    I don’t blow dry my hair; I think it’s enought work just to get in the shower, do the whole shampoo-condition procedure and then use 15 mins trying to disentangle the mess. I tell myself it’s more authentic to let it towel dry anyways. If you got thick, semi-curly and messy hair like I do, you might like some kind of oil, though. I use Moroccan Oil, mostly because a fashion blogger told me to and I tend to listen to authority figures. But it does actually make it a little smoother (or so I tell myself).

  • Bora March, 14 2012, 11:26 / Reply

    Garance, have you ever thought about GETTING IT DONE? By someone else? I trust you know most of those fashion girls don’t always do it themselves. ;)XO

  • Hanna March, 14 2012, 11:48 / Reply

    La manière dont vous dessiné me plait vraiment beaucoup. Je dessine moi même depuis environ 8 ans et aimerait avoir un niveau aussi bon que le vôtre! J’aimerai, justement, me diriger dans le stylisme aimant la mode et le dessin. Auriez-vous des conseils ou une méthode pour arriver à un dessin qui soit aussi beaux que les vôtres ?

  • Sabine March, 14 2012, 11:53 / Reply

    Hair, Hair , Hair! It seems to me, that your hair represents your personality…open, bubbly and engaging.! I see more and more are how our hair represents us more than we think. Guess I too have the “wild spirit” hair!
    But in the sake of good style, I do manage my long hair daily.
    Living in Southern Cal for years I learned the trick for a good blow dry!
    Wash and condition your hair, let it air dry just for a couple of minutes so it’s not super wet anymore. I can put my hair in a bun and it stays wet for hours!!
    So a Mason Pearson Brush works well to get a nice and flat blowout. Section your hair with clips and then blow dry each section. I like a paddle/flat brush so you are not curling your hair more. Start from the top and take long sweeping action to dry. Then you can put your hair on only a couple of big rollers spray with a good treatment spray (i love ojon). Take them out after 5-10 minutes and use a little argan oil treatment cream throughout the hair. It should lay soft and wavy.
    Products I love ( and I tried tons). John Masters Organic Hair Shampoo evening primrose for dry hair. Maroccan Oil Hair styling cream and Ojon Treatment Spray. All super rich natural products which took the frizz out of my hair. I even colored my brown hair blond and people tell me how healthy my hair looks now.
    Or go wild and curly with Beautiful Curl products, which I only seen at whole foods. Only for curls and makes the curls look great. They have products for curly to kinky and wavy to curly.
    Its good to have strong hair! ENJOY and keep smiling!

  • Marie March, 14 2012, 11:59 / Reply

    Un brushing, oué, j’ai déjà essayé. J’y arrive tellement que je l’ai rebaptisé: moi, mon brush s’appelle Fiasco.
    Non, je ne sais pas faire un brushing, mes pointes rebiquent tout le temps, alors qu’on n’est même pas à une soirée 60′s. Quand un coiffeur parvient à raidir tout ça, bien raide, je trouve que cela donne un résultat bien trop apprêté. Sur moi, hein.
    Donc la tendance wild, merci de la faire durer…toute la vie, comme un intemporel basique de la coiffure qui prendrait jamais une ride (du cuir chevelu).

  • Cécile March, 14 2012, 12:05 / Reply

    Comment ? Tu n’est pas scotchée au blog de Fred, cutbyfred ?
    Ben c’est c’est ça, tout s’explique. Cet homme est un Dieu du Cheveu.

  • RB March, 14 2012, 12:12 / Reply

    OK, Garance, I have to tell you – your hair up in a bun in all your videos INSPIRES me. Why? Not because I have very curly, unmanageable hair (I have pretty straight hair), but because I live at the mo a rather unglam life raising a 2 year old and writing a book and in my world of cafe playdates and doctor’s visits a good bun (not a lame pony tail, not a turn of the century chignon) is. . . magic. You make that bun work for you! You always look chic.

    I think you’re brilliant. Thank you for all your hard work. You keep me connected with my beloved Paris and my hometown, NYC, all the way out here in sleepy Santa Monica.


  • Lola March, 14 2012, 12:15 / Reply

    Hair serum – put it in your hair after you get out of the shower. Blow dry it and then run a flat iron through it quickly. This is my hair routine every day and my hair is wavy. Try it.

  • Tracy March, 14 2012, 12:16 / Reply

    Garance – I have crazy curls like you and I wish I could rock them, but I just find them a hassle. The secret is using the right flat iron + some wrist-flipping. Blow-drying is wayyy too much of a pain! Buy a quality flat iron with rounded edges, and do a little slow spiral wrist flick as you pull it through sections of hair. If you just pull it straight through, you get too-straight, weirdly flat hair, but if you do a slow flick, you get lovely Brigitte Bardot hair, and the round edges of the iron help significantly with that. I can easily do my hair in 20 minutes, and it lasts for days, which is far more than I can say for the curls. A little serum and heat protector beforehand is good too. Bonne chance!!

  • Tracy March, 14 2012, 12:17 / Reply

    Oh – one more detail, obviously don’t use an iron on wet hair. I wash it the night before and straighten it in the am.

  • rebekka March, 14 2012, 12:23 / Reply

    why would you want to change your hair? its so pretty! i have about the same texture and uncontrolableness (if thats a word) to my hair, but i learend to live with it by telling myself i should be glad i dont have super boring straight hair thats the same every day. so should you!

  • caroline March, 14 2012, 12:24 / Reply

    keep it curly! fighting against nature is a battle you will always lose. get a good cut in a great shape, let it airdry or dry with a diffuser. curly is lovely. bun is good too, I like it!


  • Elle March, 14 2012, 1:29 / Reply

    peter coppola keratin treatment, hands down the best. also, keratin perfect shampoo and conditioner from sephora are amazing.

  • Charlotte March, 14 2012, 1:38 / Reply

    I hardly believe you will read my message garance, but I have a glimpse of hope… There’s a website it’s called “the beauty department”, one of the authors is Lauren Conrad but don’t judge, and they have sOme great beauty tips eg… How to do a basic blowout, how to do curls, waves, straighten … All very simple and well explained. Other than that I really suck at hair as well. I can totally relate except that my hair is blonde and flat so it looks super boring usually.

  • aurore March, 14 2012, 1:41 / Reply

    le lissage japonais!

  • Diana March, 14 2012, 1:45 / Reply

    Hello Garance,

    I was in the same boat as you. I cut it off, straightened it and everything else.
    Embrace the curls. Since then my hair has never been better.

    Do you have a diffuser?

    This is what I do to keep my curls in check.

    1. Do NOT brush your hair out with a brush on a regular basis. Once a week only, finger comb your hair in the shower.
    2. Lightly towel dry (scrunch) to get the spring
    3. Put in your necessary products, one product has to be a gel for some hold and control. (Remember to scrunch)
    4. Diffuse your hair with low/none heat which will take a little longer or medium heat. While diffusing, flip your hair around to get some bounce.

    I hope this helps!

    - Diana

  • Roxane March, 14 2012, 1:48 / Reply

    Moi ma petite astuce est de poser le sechoir sur le “plan de travail” de la salle de bain et de mettre un simple flacon de shampoing derrière pour le bloqué, s’assoir sur un tabouret chaise a coter et on a enfin les mains libres pour manier la brosse à merveille :D Resultat assuré !!!

  • noé March, 14 2012, 1:56 / Reply

    je n’aurais aucun conseil pour toi hormis d’utiliser la gamme pour cheveux bouclés de Kerastase, elle est parfaite et fait des superbes boucles et moins de frisottis!

    personnellement, j’adore tes cheveux et ayant moi même les cheveux très bouclés et ayant tendance à frisotter, j’ai eu, par moments, des périodes où je voulais absolument des cheveux lisses. Alors coiffeur et hop de super beaux cheveux longs et lisses mais dont je me lassais terriblement vite parce que ce n’était pas “moi”… Alors je ne pense pas que ce soit une question de beau ou pas mais de personnalité. Je ne me sens pas ‘entière’ quand je n’ai pas “ma touffe”! Alors ok, je prend de la place et j’ai un nuage de petits cheveux au dessus de ma tête le soir mais c’est comme ça que je préfère mes cheveux!

    alors, je ne sais pas si ça va t’aider, tu es peut être dans une période de ‘conquête de la chevelure lisse de l’extrême’ mais en tout cas tu es très belle comme ça!

  • Caitlin March, 14 2012, 2:07 / Reply

    Ohhh I feel your pain! Except that my hair is straight in the front and curly in the back. What to do?! All I can say is thank goodness I work from home everyday. If I had to ‘do’ it everyday I might go crazy!

  • H March, 14 2012, 2:41 / Reply

    Dear Garance,
    do not worry so much about your hair. That’s the trick, really!
    If you wear it either BOLD (like really curly and not too long) or UP (like in a bun) you’ll look just great. Deep conditioning and big-rollers (no heat) do keep it soft, whatever the style.
    Love your blog. Very girlish, very sweet. Great illustrations!


  • Ali March, 14 2012, 3:12 / Reply

    Garance, i have curly hair too, and am in LOVE with my new CHI hairdryer. It’s the one with no handle. You hold it by the nozzle so you can actually control it in the back of your head and do a successful blow dry in no time. It’s expensive ($160 or so online) but it is worth every penny! I’m not coordinated, but even i can get great results with a paddle brush and 15 minutes! ( a little dry shampoo, and the effort pays off for 3 days!)

  • Elizabeth March, 14 2012, 3:54 / Reply

    I am also hopeless at blow drying and I’m twice your age. I have fine, no body, wavy hair.

    I have two suggestions:
    1. I finally returned to what worked when I was in high school: rollers. I use about 7 hot rollers on dry hair. The result is a kind of Suzy Parker-like swoosh the first day, and body & shape after that. I use a lifting mousse on the roots first, which you probably wouldn’t need.
    2. I have always wanted curly hair like yours and if I had it I would wear it short like Mirella Agnelli: longish and brushed back in front, short everywhere else. I know you already tried chopping but…?

  • Iréne March, 14 2012, 4:02 / Reply

    J’avoue que je suis aussi nulle que toi. En fait, j’ai presque le même type de cheveux que toi. Et moi aussi je porte mon chignon chaque jour. Il y a des jours où je trouve le courage de lisser, mais le résultat ne reste jamais. Après une demie heure, ils commencent à frisser, et 10 minutes dans un endroit humide (même pas la pluie- l’humidité!) et c’est fini.

    J’ai pensé à les lisser permanent, mais il paraît que c’est hyper (HYPER) mauvais pour les cheveux et la santé.

    En tout cas, comme j’ai lu dans les autres commentaires, mes amis pensent que je ne ressemble pas à moi quand j’ai des cheveux lisses.
    Je n’ai jamais eu autant de compliments au boulot que la journée ou j’ai laissé mes boucles tout naturels, tels qu’ils sont.

    Et en tout cas: comme les autres disent, moi non plus je n’ai jamais vu une photo de toi ou je n’aimais pas tes cheveux. Ils te vont mieux que les cheveux lisses. C’est comme ça.

    Donc, ne t’inquiète pas trop et nourris tes cheveux bien avec des huiels (moi j’aime bien l’huile argan).

  • Marion March, 14 2012, 4:03 / Reply

    Naturelle, bouclée, tellement mieux que ce petit chignon !

  • merope March, 14 2012, 4:03 / Reply

    J’ai aussi des cheveux boucles et je ne fait pas brushing, mais, puisque je prends un bain, je mets a mes cheveux: DESIGNING OIL NON OIL,UNA. C’est super et mes cheveux ne sont pas touffus et frises.

  • LilyB March, 14 2012, 4:16 / Reply


    I have done the keratin straightening for several years now (with an American-made product – doesn’t work quite as well as the Brazilian products – but it works well, and its better than getting sick from crazy chemicals).

    Anyway – I love it. I’ve forgotten what my hair is really like for months on end! I could recommend it. But if you do it – find someone who does it often, and knows what they’re doing. (I could recommend someone in Denver, if you were ever out this way!)

  • Josephine March, 14 2012, 4:34 / Reply

    I bought two metal spiral things from my local Target – I believe they were Goody brand. You screw one in from the top of your bun, and the other up from below. I was super skeptical at first, but it held my bun in place and looked like a professional did it. No messing around with stupid bobby pins that fall out of place after 5 minutes!

    Perhaps this can be your solution for when you do sport a bun! I am a big fan of the bun.


  • Aster* March, 14 2012, 4:41 / Reply

    Hi, I have very similar hair to you. I really like your messy bun!

    My hair has been made more manageable with Keratinisation. It has not made it completely straight just more easy to do with it what I want !

    Also another friend with curly hair gave me a heated round hair brush. This is a godsend.
    So much easier than trying to manage a brush and dryer. Makes smooth curls so my hair looks glamorous if I want it to be. Friends keep asking me if I have been to the hairdressers today!

  • D March, 14 2012, 4:46 / Reply

    Moi je dis contacte Fred :
    je crois bien que c’est un magicien à l’écoute!

  • random cat March, 14 2012, 4:59 / Reply

    i had the same problem. i hate straightening my hair but i don’t like too curly either. recently i stumbled upon this
    and i feel that my hair was never this pretty (i know, so modest). it’s so simple but your hair is wavy and smooth and it can be done quickly and easily.
    i hope you’ll at least try it:)

  • Iris March, 14 2012, 5:05 / Reply

    The huge debate around ‘brazilian blowdry’s’ formaldehyde and cancer is pretty off putting don’t you think?

  • Julie March, 14 2012, 5:24 / Reply

    try something like this

    i am like u when it comes to blow drying my hair – although my hair is totally different from yours. anyway i’m totally uncapable of handling it.

    but this thing is magical!!!

  • dls March, 14 2012, 5:29 / Reply

    WEN HAIRCARE! Conditioning Cleanser.
    It is truly a miracle. It is made by a guy name CHAZ DEAN and you can find it on the web. There are infomercials for it and tons of Online ads. I have been using it for 6 months and it is THE ONLY thing that works. Trust me on this. It will tame your hair and is a REVELATION!

  • Lavender & Lace March, 14 2012, 6:41 / Reply

    I love your bun! I think buns can be very classy. I also love all you videos and the image above.

  • Kate March, 14 2012, 6:43 / Reply

    Hi Garance,

    Only recently got into blow drying hair myself (at 30…) so I totally understand your reluctance. I have long-ish hair (past shoulders, but not ‘long’ like Della Russo long…) its kind of fine, but still half curly, fuzzy, frizzy, wispy…. annoying basically.

    I bought a hairdressers hairdryer (Parlux or industry brand), quickly half dry my hair (5 mins), then take it in three sections: pin most of it up, just taking the bottom third of the hair, blowdry using a brush, then the middle section, then the hair at the front of my face (hmmm, not explaining this very well…) do you know what I mean? Underneath, the middle, then the hair that is visible and sits on top. This dries the hair in sections and make it sit better.

    I just use a big flat paddle brush, no product as its fine and makes my hair weird(er.)

    When I’ve finished, I loosely and pin with a little hair clip (lose chignon style, not tight though) for about ten mins until it cools, as my hair has a natural curl so I go with it. Then I let it down and it seems to behave itself! (Unless it’s misty. Game over. I live in Ireland so we have occasionally we have the Celtic misty mysticism thing going on… good for folklore, not for hair.)

    Am not a regular poster an now I know why, this is really long…. Sorry! Anyway, this has worked for me, so I hope this helps.

  • Jessica March, 14 2012, 6:58 / Reply

    Hi Garance,
    My texture is a little different from yours, but I totally understand the blow-drying difficulty. I have a few suggestions.

    1. Blow drying takes practice and a great deal of patience. Make sure you’re using a brush that’s good for your hair texture. One trick I learned it to just start with damp hair, blow dry carelessly (don’t worry about smoothing out) till just a little bit damp, then work on straightening out the kinks and smoothing it.
    2. Blow dry your hair to dry it but without concern for style. It will look awful, but then you set it in hot rollers. The hot rollers will smooth out the frizzies without making it flat and bodiless. I personally hate overly slick, flat hair, as one often gets with flat-irons.
    3. Have you ever tried “setting” your hair, the old fashioned way? Think women with orange juice cans pinned to their heads. Vogue magazine had a piece on it a few years back and I found it very interesting. It’s only a good option if you don’t wash your hair every day.
    4. For an easier, curly look, find a good product, like Aveda’s Bee Curly or John Frieda’s mousse. Wash and condition hair, towel-dry, add product and comb hair. Now: turn the shower back on (best with cold water) and with a towel ready in hand, dunk head under till decently wet through. Keeping head upside down, turn off water and gently use the towel to press/scrunch your hair against your head. Do this a few times, gently, then, keeping the hair and towel up against the head, stand up straight. Loosely bind towel to head and allow to stay on for a while, maybe 30 minutes. This keeps gravity and dripping water from weighing your curls down while your hair does its initial drying.
    Remove towel, maybe gently scrunching with it a few times. Try not to pull at or mess with the hair. Allow to air dry. This method has often given me the best curls, sans frizz.

  • Razzel McDazzle March, 14 2012, 7:06 / Reply

    Salut Garance

    I have the total opposite – my hair is super straight and I had to use tons of products to make it look sleek and shiny after blow drying it every morning. But now that I’ve switched shampoos, I don’t need to use any more product, just blow dry (without a brush and then head upside down), and go :-) I’ve found that the shampoo I use really makes a difference. I used to use all the brands you’d find in the supermarket – TreSemme, Pantene, Clairol etc, but since switching to L’Oreal Professional Series, my hair is so much more manageable, naturally shiny and soft.

    Maybe you could try switching shampoos – just make sure you stick with it for a few months to let your hair absorb all the goodness :-) Bonne chance!

  • Ursula March, 14 2012, 7:16 / Reply

    Your hair is fabulous. You are fabulous. Don’t change a thing. We all love you exactly the way you are!

  • Lara March, 14 2012, 7:23 / Reply

    Un seul conseil : achète un sèche cheveux avec brosse inclue (elle s’attache sur le sèche cheveux). Mille fois plus pratique qu’une brosse ronde !!

    Et ça n’abime pas les cheveux, je le fais tous les deux jours depuis que j’ai 10 ans ;)

    Cela prend 10 à 15 minutes, selon la longueur de mes cheveux.

    Good luck with your hair !

    Ps: Je regrette fort que Braun ait arrêté d’en produire, c’était le top ! Mais le babyliss ionic beliss n’est pas trop mal…

  • mariana marques March, 14 2012, 8:46 / Reply

    seriously: try the BLOW MY HAIR FASTER, from lee stafford. it’s a great spray that makes you save a loooot of time.

    but i think your hair (loose or your bun) are so beautiful. after those videos, i figured we have similar haircut and hair texture, and i kind of accepted mine a little more.

    “if garance has it, and if she is so gorgeous, i can be too”.

    don’t change it :)

  • Ella March, 14 2012, 9:05 / Reply

    garance i completely understand your problem! i have naturally curly hair, and for years i straightened it and my hair turned into a dead, frizzy mess. luckily i’ve found devacurl, and it keeps my hair perfectly healthy and moisturized, plus my hair is frizz-free! in fact i wrote a whole post on my blog about the products, you can read the link below! also, if you’re looking for a fast way to dry your hair without having to figure out the tricky use of the blowdryer, try a diffuser!

  • Emily March, 14 2012, 10:22 / Reply

    no, i’m 29 years old, i’ve had unruly hair–halfway between straight and curly, totally uneven, totally unpredictable–all my life, and yet i still don’t know how to deal with it properly. a good cut helps, if i tell the stylist i want something that will help my hair lay okay if i don’t have time to blow dry it or apply tons of product. length also helps, since the longer and heavier it is, the less frizz prone and crazy it tends to get. products themselves usually make my hair look and feel weird, so generally i avoid everything except argan oil and a shine spray. leave-in conditioner is better than conditioning in the shower. regular trims every other month keep me from looking ratty.

    otherwise, though, i’m continually clueless–inept with a hairdryer, and unable to find a regular routine that makes me (and my hair) happy!

  • Sue March, 14 2012, 10:45 / Reply

    Please, please, please try to embrace your curls!! I too have curly (and very thick) hair and have tried everything and have decided to go “au naturel”. To do this I had to do three things: find the right hair products, grow my hair out, and get a fabulous haircut by someone who know how to cut curly hair.

    For the first time, I am starting to love my long curls. I use Wen shampoo ( which is really a conditioner) and Devacurl and love both products alot. I also Bumble and Bumble styling spray. I wash my hair twice a week and then spray this B &B spray and the front up with those claw clips to help with volume as it dries. On day s I don’t wash it I just wet it (not soaking just damp) and gently comb it out (many curly heads don’t come their hair but I do to keep tangling at a minimum). Then I spray the B & B stuff again and clip it up.

    Don’t become a slave to your blow dryer – eveyone thinks that straight hair is the only way to be chic but you can be just as chic with curly hair. You are adorable with you bun too, by the way!!!!

  • Christine March, 14 2012, 11:53 / Reply

    I too suffer with frizzy hair. I have tried EVERYTHING. From the CVS to the Saks 5th Ave. I love Kerastase Serum Ultime. Its liquid gold. which is apropos since it is in a gold bottle. I love it, it truly helps the hair to lay flat. and yes, I blow dry. I use a super hot dryer and only do it once (sometimes twice) a week. On weekends?I use no-poo shampoo and conditioner (nonlathering and so luxury for the tired, curly, frizzy hair) and LET IT BReAThe. But on weekdays when I have to suit up for the office – i have to tame the hair! ca va!

  • juliet March, 15 2012, 12:11 / Reply

    OMG where to begin on this one? when reading this i feel like we are hair twins, for better or for worse! I also cannot cannot cannot figure out this blow out situation, it is beyond ghastly when I try to do it myself. So honestly, the thing that worked for me was #1 I had to come to terms with the fact this I have curly hair and it likes to be big. Yes, BIG. and I think I look really funny with straight hair, not in a good way. So, first off, I suggest – embrace the big curly hair! DVF talks about this too! :) #2 I’m kind of petite so short hair works better all around for me so its kind of chin-ish (with no triangle shape!) – so longer in front, short in back, right now have this like faux-hawk thing going on (Yasmin Sewell’s hair is not far off from mine), SO I think a good haircut is worth just as much as gorgeous clothes, so I’m willing to throw down mucho $$$$’s and it’s worth every penny, must find someone who loves to cut curly hair and knows what the heck to do with it #3 I shampoo my hair every 3 days, and just shower all other mornings but not wash it – for a fresh start – and this makes all the difference. Days 2 and 3 are always my best hair days. i use super moisturizing aveda shampoo/conditioner (the blue one). then leave in conditioner from aveda and then a light-hold mouse from my salon (Gene Juarez), and done. oh, then I twist strands to remind my curls where I want them :) air dry. it makes my hair curly and soft, not frizzy, and I can actually run my fingers through my hair. all of those curl creams suck in my hair and make it look frizzy. when i’m almost dry i’ll go in and scrunch, twist and fluff to get it big and soft. girl, it’s taken me like 20 years of trying all kinds of shit so you just have to dive in, embrace the big and be bold with your curls!! to your beautiful hair!

  • Amy en Chicago March, 15 2012, 12:17 / Reply

    Somewhere in the near 500 responses you received someone probably offered the same tips that I am about to share with you, but I don’t have the patience to scroll through all of them – and I thank you if you’ve even bothered to read mine here at the bottom.

    First, your curls are fabulous, Garance!

    Second, a good haircut by someone who really knows curls and the different types of curls ( explains all the types) makes a HUGE difference in managing curly hair. Layers are so important to keep bulk down and to give the curls movement and control at the same time. Also, add highlights to give contrast and shine as curly hair doesn’t reflect light as well as straight hair does.

    Third, keep your routine simple and use good product that controls frizz. One product doesn’t work well on every type of curly hair. Some need mousse, others need serum, and some may need cremes or gels. Try different one’s out to see what works best for you and the climate you live in. Different climates call for different products, as do the seasons. Also, switch to satin pillowcases – minimizes frizz (and the skin wrinkles!)

    Use an anti-frizz and conditioning shampoo and conditioner (LOVE Kerastase and Kiehl’s), PAT your hair dry (don’t rub as this will cause more frizz), use medium heat and low setting on the blow-drier (get a good tourmaline/ceramic one) any excess water out for 20 seconds or less if needed. When hair is still damp, work product in hands and start at back and from the root, “fluff” hair with product. Kiehl’s “Creme with Silk Groom” has been my (and my boyfriend’s curly head) go-to styling product for years. Can always add a little water to product if too thick.

    If you’re open to possibly doing straight hair, here’s a possible alternative: I unfortunately lived in very humid climates where frizz was inevitable no matter what I put in my hair because my hair doesn’t have an even and consistent curl to it. I’ve never done Keratin treatments, but I did do Japanese Hair Straightening for about 4 years and it changed my life! My hair was stick-straight yet had lustrous shine and movement, and all I had to do was wash, comb and go and it never frizzed up on me even in the drippy fog of the S.F. Bay Area.
    I LOVED it!

    It was expensive ($400 in small Calif. town, upwards up $800 in larger cities.) Unlike Keratin or Brazil Blowouts, the straightness doesn’t fall out – you just touch up the roots (usually every 6-9 months at about $300.) Contrary to belief , it also leaves your hair really soft and I think actually stronger (especially the CHI version) because silk proteins are sealed into the hair shaft. Unfortunately, I’ve had to resort to large barrel curling irons and flat irons to manage my hair the last few years (have been a broke university student) and it’s just not the same. But I’m definitely getting it done again once I find a good job! Anyway, just an idea if you do want to leave the curls behind for a while.

    Good luck, Garance. Look forward to seeing you with a spunky new hair-do!

  • Lag 623 March, 15 2012, 12:21 / Reply

    As others have mentioned..try embracing your curl or wave…. Try Devachan..if you havent already or at least try the deva curl products and stop fighting the will love it…. It takes patience but it’s your hair and it’s worth it!

  • Natalie March, 15 2012, 12:32 / Reply

    Mais Garance, j’ai tellement aimé tes cheveux lâchés! Moi, j’ai les cheveux naturellement bouclés aussi. Je ne les brosse pas sauf que juste après la douche, et puis un peu de la mousse, et puis je les laisse. Je viens de découvrer le Moroccan Argan Oil est c’est vraiment miraculeux… super souples.

  • Lauren Paup March, 15 2012, 1:03 / Reply

    First get yourself a big, ceramic, round brush. It must be ceramic and not metal to smooth your hair (eliminates frizzies). Also, the bigger the circumference (within reason) of the brush, the easier it is to really blow out your strands from root to end. Also, right now I am kind of obsessing over Argan oil, which I smooth through my ends when my hair is still damp. It allows me to blow out or “straighten” my hair and make it supple and smooth, without making it stick straight. Best to have it silky/ but with body, at the same time, right? :) I also use a small low-wattage ceramic straightener just to smooth out any cowlicks or unruly waves without frying them. Mine is actually a cheap Conair one that I picked up at the drug store. I have curly hair and come from a family of curly-hair women so I understand your plight!! :)

  • Alexienne March, 15 2012, 4:35 / Reply

    Hey Garance!
    Mon commentaire va peut être (surement) se perdre dans la masse (de cheveux haha), mais je suis ton blog depuis maintenant bien longtemps et là je me dois de répondre.
    STOP au Boycott des cheveux frisés!
    D’accord ça ne se voit pas dans les magasines, ni sur les podiums, parce que c’est rare. Tellement rare, que les filles aux cheveux lisses en rêvent sans oser l’avouer, et que les frisés veulent absolument devenir raide, ou du moins, moins frisées.
    J’ai les mêmes cheveux que toi (mais sérieux, des boucles de partout et hyper aléatoires, courts genre carré aussi, mais en châtain clair). J’avais tout essayé dans mes années collèges pour les oublier, et on me donnait des surnom ridicules. Puis j’ai tout simplement décidé de jouer avec!
    Déjà mon carré est coupé (cheveux mouillés) au niveau des épaules (parce qu’après je dois perdre bien 5cm au séchage). Et hyper dégradé! (l’essentiel c’est de pouvoir juste attraper les plus petites mèches en chignon, parce que ça sert toujours). Du coup j’ai pas mal de volume (pas afromen non plus hein, mais du volume quand même). En plus je prends vraiment peu de temps pour les coiffer (genre 5 min, le temps d’appliquer un soin – l’Oral cheveux bouclés – pour lier les mèches ensemble et éviter la tournure “crépus”). Le démêlage se fait une fois tous les deux ou trois jours, avec mon shampoing, toujours le soir, et sous la douche, parce que dormir sur ses cheveux mouillés ça les aide à redéfinir les boucles – Mais que se passe-t-il quand on dort???
    Bref en tout cas, l’essentiel c’est que mes cheveux c’est un peu ma marque de fabrique! On me reconnait grâce à ça, et parfois ça marque les esprits. Bon pour la coupe, par contre, je dois insister auprès de ma coiffeuse pour qu’elle fasse la longueur que maintenant je connais (essentiel aussi: savoir à quelle longueur ses cheveux frisent le mieux, parce que parfois quelques centimètres près changent tout – et franchement quand le dégradé n’est pas poussé à son maximum, le volume est hyper chelou), surtout que ma coiffeuse aaaadooooooore les cheveux lisses et sans volumes (mais elle coupe super bien les cheveux frisés – pas de rasoir! ça les abime trop).

    Bref bref bref, assume et joue avec! et avec cette longueur si tu fais juste une queue de cheval haute sans embobiner tes cheveux en chignon, les boucles sur l’arrière peuvent donner un effet chignon de mariage travaillé (alors qu’en réalité c’est juste les boucles qui retombent sur l’élastique).
    Il faut arrêter de vouloir raidir ou avoir ce brushing parfait genre “je sors de chez le coiffeur, ça a pris 3 plombes, mais je vous direz que c’est naturel”.Parce que ce n’est pas naturel! Et les cheveux frisés, bouclés… c’est joli! En plus, avec un eau qui laisse apparaître les épaules, les cheveux frisés au carré qui s’arrêtent juste au dessus, je trouve ça super sexy !
    En plus, dans ton milieu tu pourrais carrément relancer la mode du frisés! (mainte fois annoncées, jamais arrivée – doit y avoir un lobby des fabricants de lisseur).

    Alors maintenant courage, la tête haute, le cheveu bouclé, un grand sourire, et on affronte le monde!

  • Naïara March, 15 2012, 4:37 / Reply

    Hola Guapa !
    Question cheveux on n’est jamais content avec ce que l’on a, jamais, à savoir que moi ( et d autres filles qui ne l’avoueront pas) passons de longs moments à gesticuler devant le miroir pour essayer de faire une coiffure genre coiffé-decoiffé ? ! ou bien à essayer de réaliser ton chignon super-cool style je le fais en 2 secs. sans même me regarder dans le miroir ! Et c’est toujours la cata ça donne pas comme on rêve et on revient à notre coiffure basique Lol ! Donc mon conseil s’il se tient c’est be yourself ou du moins laisse tes cheveux avoir leur propre vie ! Lol! ou bien l’inverse du lissage et du brushing ( trop madame a mon gout) un super frisage afro ! il doit y avoir des spécialistes à New York pour ça non .
    Question illustration topissime, et j’ai la chance de vivre en Espagne donc j’y cours me l’acheter !
    Have a good day sweet Garance.

  • miss jayci March, 15 2012, 5:19 / Reply


    personnellement, après avoir réalisé que je n’aurais jamais les cheveux que je voudrais (ie:épais et raides ), j’ai décidé de faire ma Sharon S et de tout couper….ouah ! quel soulagement! c’est facile et cool….j’adore!

    ps: en fait c’est Sharon qui a tout fait comme moi !

  • KoKo March, 15 2012, 5:51 / Reply

    Très sympa cette illustration! :)
    Moi, quand j’arrive plus à rien avec mes cheveux, je les “cache” avec headband-foulard-chapeau-bonnet… etc ;) hihihiii c’est pas une solution à long terme mais bon parfois c’est mieux que rien

  • Léti March, 15 2012, 6:07 / Reply

    Ne changes rien à tes cheveux, ils sont superbes !

    A bientôt,

  • Benedetta March, 15 2012, 6:11 / Reply

    I have had bad, frizzy, curly hair all my life and I have always been a fan of the short boy cut but the first gray hairs have started to kick in and they are soooo visible on short “Nadege” haircuts. I don’t want to dye my hair every week so I decided to find a great hairdresser and a way NOT to blow dry every time I washed my hair. I have opted for a chin lenghth bob shorter in the back and a bit longer in the front. I wash with Kerastase shampoo for fine hair, add on Kerastase leave on conditioner for the same type of hair and then I towel dry. When my hair is damp I use a dab of Sunsilk Curl Lock leave on cream for curly hair (amazing and it costs 3€!). I let it dry naturally and it turns our great! The day after I just spray my hair with a little water and add a little bit more Sunsilk and scrunch from the ends to the top.
    I was shocked about using fine hair products for my big, dry, curly hair but it actually works and I only lather on the scalp, no more lathering on the whole lenghth of the hair. It’s way too aggressive.
    For the past year my hair has been really great and super easy to keep! I haven’t had curls this great since… Ever!

  • A.C March, 15 2012, 7:00 / Reply

    Je découvre ton blog depuis peu, je me plonge dans tes petits billets, je me sens proche de toi, parce que tu décris le qutotidien de toutes les femmes, de leurs petits problèmes. Moi aussi j’ai eu des problèmes avec la nourritures, je voulais être très mince, bref rentrer dans un petit 36, contraindre mon corps… (je fais un 38 ce qui est absolument pas une horreur en soi ..) au point que j’en rêvait la nuit, que je me faisais des journées à manger que des pommes et à boire du café …. bref, après on prend conscience de tout ça, on essaie de se réconcilier avec son corps, on a un amoureux …. et celà va un peu mieux (même si on comprend qu’en approchant de la trentaine, il faut se mettre au footing aahahah) … bref Garance une seule et unique question pour toi , et j’aimerais beaucoup que tu fasses un débat la dessus : C’EST QUOI UNE FILLE JOLIE ?? C’EST QUOI LA BEAUTE ???
    je t’assure que Garance, je crois que la réponse s’est d’être EPANOUIE ET HEUREUSE, et que finalement, et bien la perfection n’est pas la beauté …. Profitons de la vie , de ceux qu’on aime, de tous ces instants précieux …. bonne journée à toi !!!!

  • Rochelle March, 15 2012, 7:11 / Reply

    I love Warren Tricomi Blowdry Lotion. I buy mine on Amazon for $15, it works like a charm on every hair texture and one bottle lasts forever. Good luck!

  • liz March, 15 2012, 7:47 / Reply

    la seule solution pour tes cheveux, allez je le reredis… C’est la coupe graphique mais plus courte que la dernière fois… Ouais je sais tu n’es pas encore prête. ;-)

  • Cha March, 15 2012, 9:49 / Reply


    So I have fluffy frizzy hair. the only thing that works, perfect conbination
    Eleonor Greyl + Babyliss big hair

    You let you hair dry naturally or just dry them witha regular blow dryer then 10min of the big hair and it is like magic!

  • SR March, 15 2012, 11:55 / Reply

    I too have curly hair and LOTS of it; looks like a similar texture to yours. (Haven’t had chance to read through all comments, so sorry if this is repetitive…)

    I have found the number one best tool to be strategic layering. My stylist does a cut that’s almost like the “feathered bowl” cuts of the 80s, with a fringe that’s sort of chopped into the hair–not unlike Alexa Chung’s.

    I only blow dry the fringe and crown (top and back of head) with a largish round brush–gives me a smooth Bardot-like bump at the top/back. This balances out the volume elsewhere so I don’t get triangle head.

    I don’t really need to blow dry anywhere else since the curl looks nice as long as the fringe and crown are smooth.

    I use Bumble&Bumble – the sunflower one- shampoo & conditioner. Easily the best shamp & cond I’ve found for my curly hair. I use Shu Uemura’s Tasai cream for styling.

    Good luck! I think you are very beautiful, but understand how curly hair can feel overwhelming!

  • Rivka March, 15 2012, 12:50 / Reply

    Put it up in a french twist- that way it is still up, but more “done” than your current bun.

  • Melissa March, 15 2012, 12:53 / Reply

    I have. Urly hair like yours except not as thick so I don’t know if this will work for you. I pull my hair back and twist and use those claw looking ties to keep it up in the twist. It dries straight if i pull it back like that but because the ends are still twisted, they make a nice wavy curl after it dries. I wear usually just wear it like that for the day but when I go to bed I let it loose and the next morning without washing it I can wear it down and comb it and have a nice volume and waves like your illistration.

  • Claire March, 15 2012, 12:54 / Reply

    Un carré (un peu en dessous des oreilles) très bouclés serait parfait pour toi :) Une amie qui avait une crinière de lion s’est fait cette coupe, c’est extra !!!

  • carly March, 15 2012, 1:05 / Reply

    …lightweight products and caramel highlights. every time I wonder what’s wrong with my dense curly hair, I discover it’s because it needs a few new highlights–just here and there on top, face-framing but not next to the scalp or skin–I do it with a kit at home and it takes 30 minutes start to finish. just writing this makes me remember how necessary (and yet subtle) it is. good luck.

  • carly March, 15 2012, 1:15 / Reply

    also, avoid putting it in a bun wet. curls need loft before they’re bunned up. all things I’ve learned form experience. oh, and to avoid perpetually wet curls, cut four inches off? mid-neck length is very comfortable.

  • carly March, 15 2012, 1:16 / Reply

    and because a previous commend didn’t come though…subtle highlights via home kit. just on the top!

  • Leah March, 15 2012, 1:18 / Reply

    I second to embrace your curls! Blowing out is a pain and damages your hair. And I also agree that always having your hair in a bun makes it harder to have it down a lot, so I would mostly go with one or the other.

    Bonne chance!

  • rachel March, 15 2012, 1:36 / Reply

    i have hair like yours. what works best for me is just blow drying my hair in sections with a round brush. i really like this fekkai ironless straightening balm. i think it helps with the frizzies/unruliness/curls in the back and the bottom layer!

  • Jennie K. March, 15 2012, 2:04 / Reply

    I’ve got a great tip – I use very large velcro rollers with hair clips (like the kind hairdressers use to section your hair when they are cutting it). I blow dry my shoulder length hair almost all the way and then, I put 6 large (3″ diameter) velcro rollers in with clips and let them set until my hair is completely dry – about 15-20 minutes. Once you take the rollers out, your hair will be smooth with a slight curl and mostly straight. Easy!

  • Sarah Klassen March, 15 2012, 2:18 / Reply

    This is the best advice I can offer—you must, must, must try Oléo Relax by Kérastase—I promise, it will work. My Mother has the very same hair, and it is the only product that works beautifully, continuously, for her. If she forgets to use it (and you only need a little each time you wash your hair) her hair becomes unruly again. With it? Smooth.

    You can purchase the travel size first, just to test it out:

    I promise you will not regret purchasing! x

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  • Deborah March, 15 2012, 3:31 / Reply

    Take a dollop of Hamadi Organics Shea Leave In Moisturizing Styling Cream and a smidgeon of any good Protective Serum – mix together and comb through hair. Section hair. Blow dry with an Ibiza boar bristle round brush. Your hair will look great for days.

  • Vanessa March, 15 2012, 4:15 / Reply

    Alors, oui, moi aussi, j’adorerais avoir les mêmes cheveux que la fausse fille illustrée (joliment illustrée mais fausse parce que sur papier mais je m’égare) mais c’est pas possible:
    1) ils sont trop épais.
    2) Et en plus, pour l’instant, ils ne sont pas assez longs!
    Qu’à cela ne tienne, je les laisse pousser, soit. Mais en attendant, pour le brushing? (ah ben oui, m’en faut un sinon, ça rebique de partout) Et bien, je n’ai rien trouvé de mieux qu’une brosse soufflante. Ça fait donc séchoir et brosse ronde en même temps, top! Bon, comme je suis la 2519674385ème à commenter, on a déjà du t’en parler mais j’apporte tout de même ma pierre à l’édifice. May the force be with your and your hair.

  • sterenne March, 15 2012, 5:18 / Reply

    Pour tout le monde c’est le même drame. Perso j’ai les cheveux fins et raides et bien je les ai brulés avec mon fer à friser et une perm, il y’a un an. Non mais c’était n’importe quoi ça tenait pas donc ils ont employé l’artillerie lourde, ma fibre capillaire est morte dans la bataille pour mes boucles.
    Ceci alors que tout le monde me disait qu’ils étaient beaux et brillants, moi je les trouvaient plats et bien maintenant je les trouvent secs et abimés, pourtant je rêve toujours de belles boucles.

  • manooon March, 15 2012, 5:25 / Reply

    Je ne suis pas experte en la matière, mais comme toi j’ai quelques soucis capillaires et après des années de brushing je préfère finalement le fer à lisser, s’il est de bonne qualité + serum qui assouplit le cheveu (celui de kerastase par exemple). Bien sur les cheveux sont abîmés c’est inévitable, mais les dégâts sont moins terribles qu’avec le sèche cheveux. Tout est une question de matériel ! De plus ce qui peut être sympa avec le fer à lisser c’est de l’utiliser pour faire des boucles sur les longueurs pour éviter le raplapla !

  • Hannah M March, 15 2012, 5:27 / Reply

    omg Garance- thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this!!! Even though I have the stylist explain to me how to blow out my hair every time I go and get my hair cut- I CAN NEVER FIGURE IT OUT! I’m a complete klutz with the hair dryer. I just end up having huge, frizzy hair that needs to be straightened anyway cause I did such a bad drying job.

    O and by the way, I love the fact that we get to see you with your bun! The bun is one of my staples, as I feel like I can put together my outfits but my hair is almost a lost cause! Now I feel like I’m not alone! I’m going to try all the suggestions people have posted!


  • Léna March, 15 2012, 5:32 / Reply

    En lisant ce post, je n’ai pas arrêté de me dire: oh exactement comme moi! J’ai les cheveux bouclés de la même façon, ce volume indomptable et sans aucune souplesse MAIS j’ai trouvés quelques solutions:
    - Défrisage, le même produit que pour les cheveux des africaines mais utiliser le produit pour enfant moins agressif => A faire chez son coiffeur!
    - Lissage brésilien, ne lisse pas réellement mais donne de la brillance et de la souplesse au cheveux, après le défrisage c’est non-négligeable!
    - Masque de bonne qualité à chaque lavage
    - Et pour finir un brushing, qui serait impossible sans toutes ces étapes, oui j’ai essayé aussi!
    - Si vraiment trop de volume, les plaques chauffantes juste un tout petit peu!

    Et normalement on arrive a un résultat correcte!
    Courage, je compatis!

  • amy March, 15 2012, 7:28 / Reply

    JAPANESE HAIR STRAIGHTENING HAS CHANGED THIS CURLY- HAIRED GIRL’S LIFE!!! Only once every six months and you shiny, straight, HEALTHY, soft hair. A simple blow dry-no need to pull with a brush or even dry 100%. It is a dream come true. I have done it 3 times.

    Bon chance!


  • Chiffeni Rofe March, 15 2012, 7:46 / Reply

    Garance, you had your blown out in the March issue of Australian Harpers Bazarr last year for a photoshot the went with an interveiw they did. It’s looked Fantastic! You were completely chic in the Stella McCartney beige suit.


    Chiffeni Rofe

  • Maria Monteiro March, 15 2012, 8:13 / Reply

    Dear Garance, first of all I have to say I absolutelly adore you blog!
    It’s one of the few from I can say hundreds that I’ve visited that I browse almost daily!
    You’re amazing Garance ;)

    In second place congratulations for both you and Scott for the CFDA Eugenia Sheppard Media Award!
    You both deserve it for the great work you’ve done in the past years!

    Oh, and I love your illustrations! I keep saving them in my phone….. It’s a laugh when someone goes to the fotographs…
    As a graphic designer I collect all kinds of one can say inspiration images that I find and yours have a big space both on my phone and on my research file on my laptop (Illustration & sartorial inspiration) (,

    Third and last, but not least, I totally relate to your hair issues..
    I have myself very curly hair, and it has gaven me lots of nightmares when I was younger.. I couldn’t do anything with it!
    Even combing my hair was a very painfull and long task.
    I had a phase when I used it with a bun. After a few months suddenly I used it down and suddenly everybody was telling me that it looked mutch better..
    Really curly hair gives work, more work than normal straight hair, it’s for sure.
    Now I absoluttely adore my hair but it sthil gives me some headaches somedays.
    I spend almost 20-30 minutes taking care of it every time I wash it, instead of the 10m maximum that everybody else takes.

    With time I learned to love my hair.
    When I was younger I wished I had straight hair but now I can’t imagine myself 24-7 with straight hair. I only straighten it in special occasions. Otherwise I wouldn’t have the time or patience to do it, because of the curlyness craziness of my hair, it gives a lot of work straighten it in an acceptable way.

    I love my wild curls! Despite not controlling them, because they control themselves and sometimes even me :P

    Oh! a suggestion for the CFDA Eugenia Sheppard Media Award gala, use something european… I would say french but it might narrow down to much the options…
    And, be you! I’m sure you will amaze everyone as always whatever the dress!

    A big kiss from Portugal!
    Maria Monteiro

  • Anne-Charlotte March, 15 2012, 8:13 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance,

    Fidèle lectrice, je poste peu. Mais sur ce coup, j’ai vraiment envie de te laisser un message. Niveau cheveux, je suis comme toi, éternelle insatisfaite, je les attache souvent tout en rêvant d’une texture plus fluide, et au passage moins d’épaisseur…
    J’ai longtemps cherché le “truc” miracle… mais j’ai tout simplement compris qu’il n’y en avait pas. Brushings & co, ça abime les cheveux plus qu’autre chose, ça n’est jamais aussi parfait qu’on le souhaite, et ça mène à la névrose (pluie, chaleur, piscine,… on finit par vivre en fonction de ses cheveux !). Tout ça pour dire que maintenant j’ai pris le parti de les laisser en paix, et plutôt que de les agresser, je prends soin d’eux (après-shampooing, démêlage) et je suis sur la voie de la guérison. Je crois. Je m’y emploie.

    Et puis, plus tard, ce sont les cheveux fins qui seront jaloux de notre belle épaisseur.

    Bises de Tahiti !

  • Katy March, 15 2012, 11:16 / Reply

    The holy grail:

    Spornette Boar Bristle round brush
    Oribe Royal Blowout

    … and a little practice

  • sarah mousseau March, 16 2012, 12:03 / Reply

    garance – i am sure that you must have come across the miraculous moroccan oil hair products – the daily conditioner , the hair mask and the oil will transform the texture of your hair and make it soft and silky. i think i have the same kind of hair as you – if its not babied – it feels like a brillo pad!!! just use the moroccan oil hair products and get your self some hot rollers – which you can pop in your hair in under 10 minutes – you leave them in for half an hour – an boom – va va va boom, soft , bouncy hair!! you won’t believe the difference!

  • Stephanie Caspelich March, 16 2012, 1:15 / Reply

    Hi Ms. Dore! May I suggest you try this Japanese ionic hair dryer. It’s a comb and dryer in one, and is very easy to use. I have an older version of this and it has kept my otherwise unruly hair manageable. The ions apparently are good for making the hair shaft smooth, which is important in keeping frizz at bay. I hope this helps.

  • Christina March, 16 2012, 2:43 / Reply

    I am all about the hair and am absolutely horrific at the blow dry. I am an American living in Dubai so the desalinated water doesn’t treat my hair too kindly either, but who am I fooling- I couldn’t do my hair in the USA either…I recently cut 6 inches off my hair and it is now above my shoulders. So…. I just found fabulous products that finally work to tame my frizzies, and after years of getting pro blow drys, I can finally do my hair all by myself! After shampooing I use Kiehl’s Creme Silk Groom on my damp hair (not too much!). The next product is my new secret weapon- Garnier Fructis Surf Hair. OMG- a zillion years I have longed to find a HG product like this. You can dry your hair and then put a dime size amount in your hands, rub them together and pull through your hair, scrunching as you go. Or you can put throughout your damp hair and let dry naturally. Then, Voila! frizz free, sexy/messy, almost effortless hair is yours!

  • Joanne March, 16 2012, 5:05 / Reply


    Ce sera la première fois que je me permets d’intervenir ici.
    Pas trop calée question mode, je ne peux que réagir à ta demande de soutien pour les cheveux frisés.
    Je vis ce calvaire depuis 40 ans passés. Et j’ai fini par les “dompter”.
    J’ai lu pas mal de commentaires et le mien en rejoint quelques un.
    Les cheveux frisés ont besoin de soins, des huiles (de palme de Leonor Greyl)
    des masques à poser (et pas 5 mn comme parqués sur la bouteille mais 2 heures mini !!!).
    Puis une crème hydratante (genre phyto 7).
    Donc je fais ça le soir, je les sèche (léger, rapide, rien d’agressif, en les lissant un peu avec la main…)et SURTOUT je dors dessus, car ils sèchent vraiment encore toute la nuit et le matin, ils sont aplatis. Ca m’a vraiment aidé à les gérer car se laver les cheveux le matin, pour des filles comme nous, c’est les exposer aux intempéries alors qu’ils ne sont pas totalement secs, et ça ne ressemble plus rien.
    Suis mon conseil, évite les agressions, bichonne-les, ils te le rendront au centuple !

  • Miriam March, 16 2012, 5:57 / Reply

    Dear Garance,

    my hair is nearly the same as yours. I’ve tried everything to straighten it. I’ve even worn it very short (Victoria-Beckham-circa-2008-short) for years. That helped, because: no hair no problems. More hair more problems. But I’ve now figured it out. It took me 30 years to realize: curls aren’t that bad, if you blow dry them. So you are not alone. I put just two very simple produkts in my hair, a serum for curls and now my special ingredient: a cream for straightening the hair. That helps keeping the curls in check so they don’t get toooooo fuzzy. I don’t wash them every day, because the second day they are perfect. I’m wearing them chin length now and try letting them grow out a little more. I blow dry them head first and try to keep them all together so they don’t get fuzzy and it works.

    I now really love my curls!

    Love, Miriam

  • Bruna March, 16 2012, 6:47 / Reply

    C’est incroyable de voir comme le sujet cheveux fait autant parler les femmes! A mon tour, de vous raconter ma petite histoire capillaire. J’ai les cheveux bruns, pas vraiment bouclés, pas vraiment ondulés, des fois raides, ça dépend des shampoings, de l’eau, de la façon dont le les ai séchés mais surtout ça dépend de leur humeur!
    Après avoir essayé plein de techniques (pour le brushings il me faudrait une 3ème main que je n’ai pas, les plaques c’est pas très bon pour la santé du cheveu) je me suis dit: pourquoi se prendre autant la tête? Alors depuis, je les laisse vivre. Ce n’est pas pour autant que je ne vais pas chez le coiffeur, au contraire il faut quand même leur “donner un cadre” et c’est aussi important que le cheveu soit sain et bien hydraté. Le reste est accessoire. Du coup mes cheveux vivent comme ils ont envie, de temps en temps on est en phase, j’aime comme ils tombent et des fois c’est pas vraiment ça mais je les accepte!
    Garance, tes cheveux sont très bien, j’ai l’impression (parce que je ne connais pas) qu’ils collent très bien avec ta personnalité et avec ta silhouette. Pour moi, ils sont devenus un des signes distinctifs de Garance Doré!

  • amy March, 16 2012, 10:13 / Reply

    You should try blow drying your hair or letting it air dry and then using old-school hot rollers. Depending on the size you use, you can dictate the look. But it’s much more manageable and a softer, sleeker look. It really only takes about 10-15 extra minutes.

  • Breza March, 16 2012, 10:47 / Reply

    Bon ce com vient bien tard mais j’ai moi aussi des cheveux bouclés, beaucoup et du volume à faire pâlir Diana Ross… j’ai coupé court 5 fois et laissé pousser entre temps, colorations et décolorations dans tous les tons naturels possible (+platine) et je suis incapable de me faire un brushing convenable (trop de cheveux, mal aux bras et surtout toujours, toujours des mèches oubliées ou avec un twist involontaire).
    Mon secret c’est, les mauvais jours (ceux où ils ne veulent absolument pas faire ce que je leur dit…), d’inventer une nouvelle coiffure… C’est beaucoup plus simple qu’il n’y paraît. Plein de pinces et barrettes (moins agressif que les élastiques) en tout genre en stock un tout petit peu de gel sans alcool et un coup de laque après… en moins de 5 minutes je la joue rock, hitchcockienne, sage, arty…
    Par contre dès qu’ils seront à nouveau à mes épaules, je tente les gros bigoudis, alternative au brushing qui me semble réalisable…

  • Kristine March, 17 2012, 8:41 / Reply

    Living Proof has a great spray (wave,curl styling spray) that will keep your hair wavy/curly but knock out the frizz. Additionally, Ouidad climate control heat & humidity gel will do the same (sometimes better) Both products can be found at Sephora or Ulta.
    Embrace the curls – you are beautiful with them. Living proof also has a hair spray that does a nice job holding hair in place, calming frizz and still letting your hair be flexible enough.
    Best of Luck!

  • Rachel March, 17 2012, 8:51 / Reply

    Some ideas….

    I think I read or heard Diane Von Furstenberg say that she found freedom when her hairdresser taught her how to let her hair go curly (not exact quote but left an impression on me).

    If you must wear it blown out. Go to a salon once a week for a blow out (it’s worth the time and money and so old old school)!!!

    I love your curly hair.

  • Océane March, 17 2012, 1:49 / Reply

    Je te conseille de jeter un œil au blog de Christina Caradona : Trop rouge. Bon, ce n’est certainement pas ce que tu cherches mais elle a l’air de très bien s’en sortir avec sa chevelure bouclée, et son coiffeur est Arrojo, à NY. Et quand elle les brush, c’est pas raplapla du tout, c’est très joli. Peut-être ne adresse à tester.

  • Ali March, 17 2012, 1:54 / Reply

    “The bun” as you put it looks really great! But if you want an easy blow-dry, try this, because I hate doing it myself never works, need a hairdresser. Or:

  • Arielle March, 17 2012, 8:23 / Reply

    The real secret is that shampoo, conditioner, and hair products are all just creations of an industry trying to make money. I have wavy/curly hair that I’ve struggled with all my life – years of flat ironing and burning it, an awkward gel stage, tons of money wasted on products. All shampoo does is strip your hair of its natural oils, and conditioner replaces the natural oils with synthetics and silicons.
    I stopped using shampoo and conditioner and started shampooing with just a gentle, non-detergent soap – I use Dr. Bronner’s castile soap. Then if I have to, maybe once every week or two, I use Dr. Bronner’s Shikakai conditioning rinse. All natural, certified organic ingredients – nothing I wouldn’t put in my body, so I don’t mind putting it on my hair. and now my hair acts like it’s supposed to – natural! Embrace the curliness, you’ll really love it like I do :)

  • Cigarette March, 18 2012, 11:28 / Reply

    Géniale illustration Garance!!
    Pour tes cheveux moi je trouve que le chignon te vas vraiment très bien, j’adore ce style! Et lâchés c’est vraiment joli aussi, no stress tu es rayonnante sur toutes les vidéos!

  • Catherine March, 18 2012, 2:30 / Reply

    Hello garance! I like your style of writing. I have curly hair to, and I have also tried lots products against frizz. I can tell, argan oil is THE WEAPON AGAINST FRIZZ

  • Mesqualine March, 18 2012, 2:37 / Reply

    …et moi qui ai des cheveux souples et indomptables, je rêve de boucles sauvages ! Je crois qu’il est inscrit dans les gènes féminins que nous ne serons jamais contentes ! ;)
    Bisous et bon courage capillaire, je te souhaite d’apprendre à aimer ta crinière…

  • Caro-amour March, 18 2012, 3:16 / Reply

    You have to check out Ouidad hair salon in New York! I had the exact same problems as you and so did my sister (we have the same awful, curly hair…) Ouidad hairstylists showed us what to do and cut our hair perfectly!

  • justine March, 18 2012, 7:30 / Reply

    Moi j’ai un truc qui marche bien, je lisse mes cheveux au lisseur pour qu’ils soient archi raides, et ce juste avant de me coucher. Le lendemain ils sont souples et je n’ai pas ces frisotis habituels de cheveux frisés. Quelques retouches discretes le matin, les temps, un épis, toi même tu sais.. euh et voilà. et retoucher tous les soirs jusqu’au prochain shampoing ;) essaie ça marche !

  • Manon March, 18 2012, 7:30 / Reply

    Coucou Garance! J’ai à peu près le même problème (ou plutôt drame) capillaire que toi : des boucles indomptables, difficiles à entretenir, que tout le monde adore, sauf moi. La première fois que tu as parlé du traitement à la kératine, mes rêves de cheveux lisses bien relégués dans un coin de mon cerveau ont déboulé en masse : ils pouvaient devenir réalité. Quelques mois plus tard, j’ai profité d’un voyage à New York pour aller chez le même coiffeur (oui, j’avoue, je te voue un véritable culte). Et là, après cinq heures de souffrance, c’est le drame : mes cheveux sont gras, filasses, raides comme des baguettes et en plus ils sentent mauvais. Même après les avoir lavés, ils sont resté aussi filasses que des nouilles chinoises. Bon, j’avoue que là, le culte en ton honneur a été plus ou moins altéré, parce-que j’ai passé six mois à récupérer un peu de volume dans mes cheveux. J’étais même presque contente de revoir mes boucles apparaîtrent (miracle).
    Après cette longue attente, un deuxième (gros) problème me sauta aux yeux : mes cheveux étaient d’une moitié complètement lisses et de l’autre bouclés! Je retournais donc chez un coiffeur, mais cette fois à Paris (Rino de Nicolo je crois). Après ces six mois de galères capillaires, mes cheveux avaient ressuscité. Ni trop bouclés, ni trop lisses, la kératine bien dosée, je peux enfin faire ce que je veux sans pester toute la journée contre ma coiffure. Ils sont réparés et je peux choisir de les avoir lisses ou bouclés, tout dépend de la façon de les sécher. Bref, tout ça pour dire, que même si les filles ne seront jamais satisfaites de leurs cheveux, il existe toujours des alternatives!

    Bisous d’une jeune lectrice admirative <3

  • isa March, 18 2012, 9:43 / Reply

    Bed Head’s “Foxy Curls”. Changed my life, really.

    Keep up with the great videos. You are lovely!

  • Lela Balaski March, 19 2012, 3:35 / Reply

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that I’ve truly loved surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing in your feed and I hope you write once more soon!

  • Nell March, 19 2012, 1:16 / Reply

    I have hair similar to yours. It’s super thick, dry and wavy, it’s get’s huge in humidity- or when I brush out my waves. I have had it long and super short– and one thing that I have learned is that no matter what length it is- I cannot replicate a blow-out like I get at a salon. I just don’t think I have the dexterity or patience to do a proper blow dry.

    One fix though that works for me is letting it air dry in a pony tail or bun to keep it smooth (my hair is so thick this step usually takes a full day). Once it is fully dry I will either flat iron the whole thing or just the roots if I don’t want it totally straight. By letting it air-dry it takes out a lot of the frizz and damage from a hair dryer. By using dry shampoo at the roots and shine spray on the dry ends – I can typically stretch this look out for a week.

    Love your new videos!!

  • Priscilla March, 20 2012, 4:06 / Reply

    Sorry for being late (well, fashionably late) to the party! Dear Garance, I feel your pain immensely. I’m an Asian girl with thick, naturally curly hair (not just wavy like J.Aniston but CURLLLY like afro) and for as long as I can remember, I’ve had hair raising issues. (Excuse the pun!) I’ve longed for the slick, shiny and straight locks that so many other girls seemed to have. I’ve done multiple straightening perms (even back when they first introduced Japanese techniques where they spread your hair onto a board and your whole head looks like a spikey space ship) to home treatments promising glossy locks. All were temporary solutions.

    I live in Asia now where it’s the land of humidity and stickiness so it’s almost impossible to do blow drying every day. (My arms will fall off.) Here are a few tips from stuff that has worked for me.

    1. Keep a professional dryer @ home – the wind power seems to offer the best results for blow drying. You have to get used to the weight though. (Build those arm muscles!)

    2. Consider a “digital perm” – I hate straight perms because they’re too straight and a regular perm will only make me more frizzy. I did a digital perm (which my stylist explained can help change your hair texture) where I did straightening at the roots and then larger curls at the ends. This allowed me to have the wavy effect (much closer to my natural hair texture and look) without all the hassle of blowdrying and curling. My hair now is so much easier to handle and I can wear it straight (blow dry for more volume) or curly (with some mousse while wet and air dry). I can’t stop recommending this for people who have curly hair and live in very unforgiving weather climates.

    3. Get Morrocan Oil – My sis turned me on to it. It makes your hair really supple. Best for your straight look days — it straightens out hair quite a bit but tames frizzies.

    4. Professional Blowout – I can’t afford to have it all the time but when I do, I’m very protective of my hair and demand a good blow out from my stylist. They must must be with a brush. None of that lazy blow dry quickly and then finish with a flat iron biz. They must sculpt your hair with the brush. You may consider trying out the “dry bars” that allow you to get a blow out for about 25 dollars. West Coast and East Coast options are available.

    Hope these tips help you! I’m a huge fan!

  • Sara March, 20 2012, 5:42 / Reply

    I know, I have blow dried my hair every other day since i was 20 (that means I’ve done it approx 182.5 times per year x 15 years = 2737 times!!). You would think I would be good at it by now… but no! OK, I’m not bad, but still as soon as I go to a hair dresser they do it a thousand times better and it actually lasts until i need to wash my hair again!
    How come I after over 2000 practice runs still can’t do it exactly right? Maybe I should go on a blow drying course… that seriously would be money well spent!!!

    The other thing I’m dying to try, which might be something for you as well, is the Brazilian blow dry! Do you know anything about it? How does it work (if it does?)?

    X Sara

  • downandoutinbourgeoisbohemia March, 20 2012, 8:23 / Reply

    Can’t help but comment as I too have the crazy-thick and curly hair. It feels like I must have tried just about everything over the years, but I might have finally cracked it, as I seem to have far more good hair days than bad of late.

    1. Wash/dry your hair in the evening as opposed to in the morning. Sleeping on it seems to have a calming effect on it. I tend to whack mine in a loose braid. I find that washing it every two days is just fine as curly hair tends to be quite dry anyway.

    2. Only brush your hair under the shower, when its wet and you’ve got conditioner in. Other than that, the only thing you ever brush is the very top of your hair in the morning with a soft bristle brush to flatted any fly-aways/smooth frizz.

    3. Product-wise, I’ve found that any half-way decent moisturising shampoo & conditioner work just fine. I rather like Herbal Essence and John Freida Sheer Blonde (the moisturising one). Liz Earle’s botanic shine treatment has to be the best deep conditioner I’ve found. And then there’s the pink ‘curl creme’ stuff from Boots. It’s £1.25 for a big tub. Boots own brand. THE GREATEST. Changed my life. That overpriced anti-frizz serum can go home. It hasn’t got a thing on this stuff.

    4. If you want curly, just towel dry it, put the pink stuff in, and leave it to air dry. Or, if I blow dry mine out in the winter, I do the same as before (towel dry and pink stuff) and then dry it in sections by pulling the hair down so the curls are pretty much gone (no brush!) and that’s it. It leaves me with not entirely straight hair, just slightly curly. They’ll usually pop up again, but far more sexy-surfer-girl instead of run-through-a-hedge-backwards. It’s more about taking the crazy out of the curls rather than getting rid of them altogether.

    And that’s it. At the end of the day, I’ve come to realise that thick curly hair will always have bad hair days from time to time. And when I think I’m going to have one (a quick look out the window usually gives me a good idea) I whack my hair in a bun.

    Oh. And I never ever use a straightening iron. Ever.

  • Alexia March, 20 2012, 12:43 / Reply

    je n’avais pas encore lu cet article, 500 et quelques conseils sur les cheveux c’est excellent! Je pense qu’il y a matière à faire une encyclopédie là!

    J’apporte ma petite contribution au débat donc : alors j’ai une amie qui a les cheveux comme toi, mais elle a une coupe mi-longue dégradée depuis quelques temps maintenant et ça lui va très bien. Je crois qu’elle utilise pas mal de produits pour définir les boucles cependant, donc ça reste “time consuming” comme disent les anglais. Cependant ça évite le brushing et autres ce qui est un avantage!

    En plus, je crois que tu avais déjà dit que tes cheveux bouclés, ça fait partie de toi (comme mon amie qui est une personne très dynamique et souriante), donc je ne suis pas sûre que le brushing te convienne. Un entre-deux donc, avec des produits adaptés (je suppose que tu as déjà fait des frais de ce côté là remarques) me semble la meilleure option.

    Sinon il paraît que les liseurs GHD sont fantastiques et qu’ils n’abîment pas les cheveux.

  • Vintage hype March, 21 2012, 5:53 / Reply

    Non mais le brushing classique avec la bonne vieille brosse ronde et le séchoir, c’st trèèèèèèèèèèèèès long sur des cheveux bouclés, mais c’est vrai que c’est ce qu’il y a de plus “naturelle”, de plus “j’ai des cheveux sirènes, regardeeeeeeeeez”. Mais bon, c’est fastidieux.

  • nat March, 21 2012, 1:57 / Reply

    I have exactly the same problem and I have spent a LONG time with my hair up in a bun…
    I only know two great solutions
    1. Japanese straightening – if you want to commit to straight hair do what my friend did – have your hair japanese straightened (go to China town in NY and find someone who is great at it…trick is to ask them NOT to make it dead straight)
    2. Come to Tel Aviv and go to my hairdresser here.
    What I discovered …I’m from Australia, have lived in NY but now live in Tel Aviv … They love curly hair, know how to cut it and somehow no matter what you do it looks good even as it grows out well. Happy to share my hair dresser ;)

    hope one of these works for you!
    PS seriously, tel aviv. great place, much more fun than miami and easy to visit next time you’re heading to paris.

  • Ana M* March, 21 2012, 3:22 / Reply

    My hair kinda looks like yours and the final solution for me is waving it while I straight it (yes, it’s possible) with a narrow iron and spraying with home made surf spray. A pain in the arse, but it end up cool enough to be worth the time!

  • Rima March, 22 2012, 6:18 / Reply

    J’ai le meme probleme que toi garance, j’ai trouve la solution : Le babyliss styling brush . je jure par cette merveille!!! Va vite t’en procurer un!! xx

  • Hélène March, 24 2012, 5:03 / Reply

    Quel soulagement de lire que je ne suis pas la seule à être incapable de faire des brushing. J’ai renoncé depuis longtemps ! Résultat des courses, avec des cheveux à peu près comme les vôtres : bun, ou détaché de temps en temps qd le shampoing vient d’être fait, ou tentative de queue de cheval basse (moyen) – je reste sur le bun, ça me va et j’ajouterais : ça vous va bien (je vous ai rencontré au House Hotel Galatasaray à Istanbul en 2010) ! Allez, Bun for ever ;)

  • Lee March, 27 2012, 3:51 / Reply

    hello, Garance – 596 replies! So you probably won’t ever see this. But I want to try anyway.

    Try going w/ your curls instead of fighting them. This will require 1) a good curly-hair cut & 2) the right hair products.

    Stylists who know how to cut curly hair so that it looks good curly are few & far between. In New York, Lorraine Massey at DevaChan Salon is the best. Otherwise, go to Joseph Lentini in Philadelphia at Signacurl. Those are probably the best 2 people in the whole country for cutting curly hair. They both have product lines too. I know Lorraine Massey has videos on Youtube that you can check out to learn about how to style your curly hair & how important the cut is. I’m not sure if Lentini has any videos out tho.

    Good luck! You are beautiful anyway!

  • Maria March, 29 2012, 11:21 / Reply

    Ay Garance.
    I’ve never mastered the art of the blowout; that is useless because I live in the tropic and my hair ends up puffy after a couple of hours. Maybe that works for girls who live in countries with more decorous climates.
    My “hair philosophy” is that your mane is at it’s best when you stop fighting it. If the hair is naturally curly, let it be curly and try to keep it healthy so your curls won’t backfire on you.
    Use products with botanical ingredients, forget the silicones and harsh surfactants, get some mousse or styling product and you hair will reveal it’s true beautiful nature.

  • Yaneris April, 4 2012, 1:11 / Reply

    Well Garance, maybe what you should do is just come to the Dominican Republic on your next relaxing vacation jajajjaja!!! DR is the reign of blowdrying, it’s part of our culture. So even tho almost every woman has curly hair here, almost every woman blow dries it.

    The best thing is that, since it’s so common, we all go to the salon to do it and that’s why there’s a salon in every corner of this country and the average blow drying rate equals just 5 dollars +-, which is the reason why all my friends and cousins go twice a week every time they’re here. It’s like a luxury you can really afford here.

    Although, you should know the first times you blow dry it, it probably won’t get the shape you want ’cause you’ve always used curls. And once you get your hair used to blow drying, it would be hard to get your curls back (so you gotta consider if you want that ’cause you have beautiful curls).

    If you finally decide, on this humid, tropic weather of mine i use TresSemme Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner (a cheap secret!). You gotta find the moisturizing formula that’s right for you, ’cause curly hair tends to be dry, and blowdrying it, makes it drier of course.

    You would need a hydrating mask every other week, (I use the Moroccanoil one with the orange top), which you should use for 15 mins after your shampoo and before you detangle your hair with the conditioner. Comb your hair with a wide teeth comb.

    Use anti-frizzing leave-in before you separate your hair in sections to blow dry it. And use anti-frizzing shine drops once you’ve finished, to lock the effect. I use both from Garnier.

    As you can see, is not about expending a fortune in products, but about discipline and finding what’s good for your hair.


  • Gale April, 7 2012, 10:06 / Reply

    I think your hair is very beautiful. I can’t make a bun like yours, although it has been tried many times. I have curly on the bottom, wavy on the top. My hair is about half way down my back and it takes me 10 mins – max 15 to blow dry my hair every other day. My secret weapon is my dryer Elchim ‘s Davinci. Its a power house. I also like Ojon hair oil and babmboo mouse and a round brush at the end only. If people saw me walking down the street, they would not recognize me with air dried hair.

  • mymou April, 12 2012, 6:35 / Reply

    Et pourquoi ne pas les laisser Vivre tout simplement… ces cheveux.
    je comprends au combien le fait que tu aies une texture difficile à gérer mais le fait de les torture/brushingé/lisser n’y changera pas grand chose sinon les abimer.
    j’ai les cheveux crépus une texture assez complexe mais avec les bons oins je m’en sors plutot tres bien. ET pas la peine d’etre un experte il suffit de trouver les bon gestes. Essaie de trouver des videos de tutos youtubes pour cheveux bouclé/frisés/crépus.
    Oui youtube est une mine d’or et tes cheveux te diront Merci.

  • Ginger April, 14 2012, 6:34 / Reply

    Chère Garance,

    J’ai également un problème avec mes cheveux très bouclés que j’ai tant de fois essayé d’apprivoiser mais sans grand résultat. La seule chose qui fonctionne pour que je marche dans la rue contente et souriante: les gros bigoudis. Pas d’agression pour les cheveux, juste de la patience, un coup de sèche cheveux sur les rouleaux parfois pour sécher un peu plus rapidement. Grâce à cela, je me retrouve avec des grandes boucles soyeuses et glamour. Adieu les cheveux raplapla du lissage classique et la sauvageonne naturelle ;) Et pour mon plus grand bonheur je suis une rousse naturelle, alors au moins je n’ai pas à grincher pour la couleur au moins haha^^

  • nycgirl July, 2 2012, 4:33 / Reply

    The most unexpected and thrilling thing i have done this year is to teach myself how to blow out my hair! Hair not as curly as yours but horrible frizz has developed which is unbearable. I had never blown out my hair in my life, so much work. It seemed impossible but I thought if I could learn to dance I could learn to do this… ? I needed private instruction: youtube! Leila is excellent. I got the brush she had and the same hairdryer back in February. It’s all about the brush and the hairdryer. Paralysed by fear I didn’t open the box for a month. I watched the video three more times. Then I finally tried it. Between laughing so hard at being so uncoordinated, dropping the dryer, dropping the brush, i was convinced I had wasted my money until it was all over 30 minutes later and I looked at my hair in the mirror: it looked amazing. Since then I’ve got it down to 15 minutes 2-3 times per week and don’t look and feel like I have three left hands while doing it. I feel like I have a new lease on life. If I can do it you can do it Garance!!! PS: btw I think your curly hair looks amazing :-]

  • Natalie July, 3 2012, 10:41 / Reply

    I have wavy/curly hair and I live in humid Singapore which doesn’t have ideal hair conditions for westerners with hair like mine! I have been blow drying my hair for years, and recently I think I have got my technique down pat (thanks to the help of an article in GOOP). Get yourself a top notch hair dryer i.e hairdresser grade with plenty of power. When you’re out of the shower, comb your hair and dry with the hair dryer until it’s about 85% dry, then pop in a teaspoon sized blob of good quality mouse around the back middle area of your head. Then part your hair and dry the fringe and sides using a high quality round brush. Then get some clips, put three quarters up, leaving one quarter down and start drying. Once the first section is dry, move to the next and so on! When you have finished, give it a rough all over blow with the dryer and slap in some fuzz taming serum. I do this most days before going to work and it takes me around 10 minutes. When I’m going out, I take a little more care and to help me avoid humidity hair, I sometimes get out the GHD! Good luck Garance!

  • Nicole July, 3 2012, 5:43 / Reply

    Your definitely a busy lady but rollers and a dryer (I know, I know- sounds silly) are the best for your hair! They give you super glamourous curls (think Rita Hayworth Gilda) without the fried look you can get with blowing out your hair a couple of times a week. It takes a while (over an hour) but once you get the hang of it- you will enjoy the process.

  • delphine July, 10 2012, 7:54 / Reply

    Perso j’ai trouvé un shampoing pas mal pour ça, récemment, c’est le “Fructis Hydra Liss 72h” de Garnier. Il ne lisse pas les cheveux à proprement parler, mais il rend les boucles beaucoup plus “souples” (en tout cas pour moi) à condition que tu les sèches bien au sèche-cheveux jusqu’au bout. Je te recommande d’utiliser l’après-shampoing qui va avec … Voilà. J’espère que mon commentaire va aider :).

    PS: sinon, laisse tes cheveux au naturel, crois moi, même s’ils sont un peu abîmés/secs , les cheveux frisés sont vraiment comme une parure, un véritable accessoire à part entière ! ;). Comme dit ma mère :”Le seul problème avec les cheveux, c’est de ne pas en avoir !”

  • Elke August, 8 2012, 12:48 / Reply

    Garance, you look so beautiful and regal with your signature bun! That said, the best solution for beautiful, blown dry hair, when you want it, is to get it blown out at a salon or blow-dry bar once or twice a week. If you’re a product and tool junkie like I am (sounds like you are) then blowouts are actually the most cost and time efficient! Plus, it feels like you’re getting an extra pampering day (in addition to the coveted weekly massage)!!!

  • Kristine September, 10 2012, 5:23 / Reply

    Garance, I used to be unable to blow-dry too … and that was a real tragedy, because left to its own devices, my hair is flat, fine, and waves in strange ways. Seriously, half my head could be wavy and the other half straight, totally necessary to tame it or I look like I slept on a park bench somewhere. If I had pretty curls like you, I’d leave it alone … BUT! For me what works is a combination of tools and technique. Two tools. I cannot live without my T3 travel dryer (dual voltage!). Brush is Spornette Italian collection, boar bristle, #955. The slim handle is key to being able to rotate without getting exhausted (no need for the wrists of Hercules!). Technique, I dry in three sections. Part around the back of your head, ear to ear, and pin up the top half. Dry the bottom-back section that’s left un-pinned. Next, part over the top of your head, ear to ear, and pin up the very topmost part, the crown. Dry the front, which is now loose. Finally, unpin the top, pull it forward over your forehead, and dry from underneath. With practice, I’ve gotten to a place where I can do this in 15 minutes … Most often I use no products, just a good haircut, and good shampoo/conditioner. If I’m really going for perfection, I would use Living Proof Straight, OR Bumble & bumble Thickening spray. Not for everday, you will get build-up … good luck! Tell me how it goes!

  • Anna September, 20 2012, 11:56 / Reply

    I love that you smile and laugh 90% of the time! It is wonderful!

  • Miluccia October, 12 2012, 7:39 / Reply

    je me bidonne, je vis exactement la même chose avec mes cheveux! la solution une super copine coiffeuse qu’on voit non stop…:)
    nan franchement pour moi la solution c’est le lissage brésilien ou celui à l’huile d’argan (je commande sur le net au brésil et je le fais chez moi), ça rend les cheveux beaucoup plus souples et ensuite c’est quand même moins galère le brush pour les non pro…
    voilou bon courage!

  • Erika November, 6 2012, 9:57 / Reply

    Bonjour Garance!

    En tout premier lieu, bravo pour ce blogue, qui est abslument génial. Tes rubriques sont à blâmer pour nombre de soirées où je n’ai fait que procrastiner : )

    Bref, pour ta situation capilaire, j’ai cru comprendre qu’avec de nouveaux produits miraculeux, tu parviens maintenant à espacer davantage tes lavages, ce qui est excellent pour la méthode que je te propose. J’ai les cheveux assez longs, bouclés (la couronne est plutôt endiablée) et enclins à des “freestyle” en temps d’humidité. C’est pouruqoi je crois que ma méthode pourrait t’être utile.

    Je lave mes cheveux le matin, les enduis de “leave-in conditioner” et d’”anti-frizz” qu’on peut trouver en pharmacie, de qualité moyenne. Ensuite, je laisse sécher au naturel jusqu’à ce que mes cheveux soient presqu’entièrement secs. Ensuite, je fais une natte (simple), ce qui assouplit les cheveux. Finalement, après une heure de natte (c’est bien assez), je fais un chignon sur le dessus de la tête pour une heure aussi, environ. Pas trop longtemps, car l’élastique laissera un pli disgracieux. Ensuite, voilà, des cheveux souples et légèrement bouclés. C’est une mise en plis approximative, je te l’accorde, mais qui est flexible et ne m’accapare pas! Le meilleur compromis, quoi.

    Bravo, et bon courage!

  • Jazmin November, 9 2012, 6:34 / Reply

    And what about le BOTOX CAPILLAIRE. Bon c’est un peu chérot.. Faut une cure de 4 fois et c’est à chaque fois environ Euros 80.. Et surtout ça ne sert A RIEN si on n’entretient pas avec le shampooing Kerat-In et le masque Kerat-In. Par contre moi en complément le lissage brésilien de cette meme marque là + brusching maison avec GROSSE Brosse m’aide bien à dompter la PAILLE qui me sert de cheveux.. (pfff désespoir)

  • Rose February, 1 2013, 7:41 / Reply

    I have really frizzy, weirdly wavy hair. I shower at night, blow dry my bangs, and just coat the rest of my hair in a conditioning treatment/styling gel (I really like Bumble and Bumble). Then I wrap it up in two gigantic Padme buns and go to sleep. When I wake up… viola! Gently wavy, super silky hair.

  • TheSeventhSphinx February, 19 2013, 11:43 / Reply

    Garance, I like your bun :) I have hair that is even curlier than yours, and also has a mind of its own. And it cannot be trusted!

    Here is an easy style I always go for. It doesn’t require any heat styling at all, which I ultimately think damages the hair too much, and just doesn’t work for my hair, which frizzes at the slightest invitation.

    the loose, piled pseudo-bun:
    Your bun is tight and fairly high on the head, but image if you made a really loose ponytail (the looser the better, when the hair is damp) and pushed the hair forward to pin it in your usual high bun position. Then pin the extra hair into a bun shape (when it’s curly enough, this doesn’t have to be precise at all, it will look great even if it’s messy). This leaves really nice waves/curls at the front (I like to give lots of volume at the very front, it can even get quite rockabilly if you have the top loose but the sides tight), and if you use just a tiny bit of styling product you get lovely, defined curls as your hair dries. There can be something a little Victorian dowager about this look, except most Victorian dowagers don’t seem to have had ridiculously curly hair. This takes about 1 minute and looks great.

  • Simone March, 7 2013, 8:59 / Reply

    But I thought you liked the keratin straightening?!

  • Lilian March, 14 2013, 10:19 / Reply

    hey there! I have this wild hair that’s even frizzier than yours (my mother is from Morocco so..) Nothing works like biological argan oil and olive oil masks to tame your hair and make your curls softer and bouncier,I also tried the Rene Furterer products for dry and frizzy hair (got them from France),they worked for me and also L’Oreal Professional are pretty good ;) I’ve had a bad hair day every day for years until I started taking care of my hair,I don’t like it straight because the curls reflect my personality better,and I do believe that’s your case too ! :)

  • Pamela Mcduff June, 25 2014, 5:39 / Reply

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