THE TEN COMMANDMENTS BY CAROLINE GREYL

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Our President passes on the Leonor Greyl expertise through her key beauty advice to follow for gorgeous hair.

Caroline Greyl, CEO Leonor Greyl, Paris
Caroline Greyl’s Ten Commandments for Amazing Hair

1.  Always brush your hair when it is dry, before applying shampoo. Washing your hair when it is full of knots will simply create more knots and make it harder to untangle. Washing knot-free hair will be both easier and more effective. 

2.  If your hair is naturally quite dry or if you use as much hairspray as Margaret Thatcher did, apply L’Huile de Leonor Greyl to the length and ends of your hair before washing it. As a result, your locks will be easier to untangle and appear glossier. 

3.  It is very important to regularly clean your hair appliances. Even a tiny bit of dust on your hairbrush can dull the natural shine of your hair by covering it with small particles of dirt. Plus, the brush you use for detangling your hair should not be the same as the one you use for blow-drying it. 

4.  Always select your shampoo according to the condition of your scalp, not the length and ends of your hair. Also, beware of shampoos that generate lots of lather, as they often strip hair of its natural oils. A good shampoo does not need froth to work well. 

5.  There is no need apply shampoo to the length and ends of your hair, as it would only damage them. Use shampoo to wash your scalp, then as you rinse it the foam will run down the rest of your hair, therefore gently cleaning it.

6.  If you wash your hair frequently, every day or every other day, you should only shampoo once. Otherwise, two successive shampoos are recommended. 

7.  You should take at least three minutes to properly wash your hair. Ensure it is thoroughly wet, then apply a small amount of shampoo mixed with a little water. Massage onto the scalp to stimulate the microcirculation, then add a little more water and apply a bit more shampoo. Repeat until a dense lather is formed, then rinse until your hair is squeaky clean. 

8.  Select your hair mask according to the condition of your length and ends. Never apply it to the roots, which would upset the volume. Do not leave your mask on for too long, otherwise it could solidify on your hair and lose some of its nourishing properties. On the other hand, if you use an oil, you can leave it on for as long as you want. 

9.  Always adapt your hair care ritual to the environment you are in. Climate and water quality are often underestimated influencing factors on how your hair looks and how you should take care of it. 

10.  Never blow dry, straighten or iron-curl your hair without protecting your length and ends with a small quantity of no-rinse serum or hydrating treatment. The damages caused by the heat are often underestimated.

6 thoughts on “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS BY CAROLINE GREYL

  1. Sarah says:

    Hello I would like to know if the ‘Lait Luminescence’ Detangling Milk Spray Or the Tonique Hydratant Moisturizing Leave-In Treatment have sulfates,parabens,phthalates , or silicone in them ? I would really appreciate if you can let me know , thank you

  2. Candace says:

    can you please answer a question for me. I just purchased your product and was reading the back of the box it came in and it says there is Ammonium Laurly Sulfates and Sodium in the ingredients. I recently had a keratin treatment and was told not to use these products as this expensive treatment would be gone when sulfates and sodium were used. I am told that both sulfates and sodium are not good for your hair and my understanding is your products are natural and SLS free? I am very confused if I should use this product on my hair or not. It is the bain restruturant a la banane shampoo. Your help is greatly appreciated. I will be awaiting your response.

    • Marjie says:

      Hi Candace – Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate is a natural derivative of SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and is safe to use on all hair types and treatments. Leonor Greyl replaced the SLS with this ingredient years ago. This shampoo does not contain sodium chloride, which is the one to avoid. It contains sodium cocoamphoacetate, which is a natural, gentle foaming agent derived from coconut oil. I hope this helps!

      • Lee says:

        I have a related question–are all of the shampoos sodium chloride free? If not, could you let me know which ones are so that I can select one.

        Thank you!

      • Leonor Greyl Hair Care Expert says:

        Hi Lee, the following shampoos do not contain Sodium Chloride: Shampooing Subliime Meches, Shampooing Reviviscence, Bain Traitant Propolis, Shampooing Crème Moelle de Bambou, Bain Volumateur aux Algues, Shampooing au Miel, Bain Vitalisant B, Bain TS and Bain Restructant a la Banane. Please let me know if you need any other information.

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