Gorgeous Hair With Leonor Greyl
While I can’t say that I’m one for high-maintenance hair on a daily basis even though I have hair extensions -I have learned how important it is to have a few key treatment products in your arsenal to use occasionally to give your hair and scalp a boost. Whether it’s a gentle volumizing shampoo, a leave in treatment for your scalp, or a pre shampoo oil treatment, the right treatment can keep your hair and scalp in tip-top shape so that you look great whether or not you decide to do the 45-minute blo-out with a blowdryer.
Insert my newest obsession..Leonor Greyl!
The story of Leonor Greyl begins with the meeting of two passionate human beings: Leonor, a hair care and beauty fanatic, and Jean-Marie, an engineer and very keen botanist. Together, they share a common desire: creating natural hair care products long before the ‘bio’ trend became a hit.
Thus, as the couple met in 1968, they clicked. Plants hold no secrets for Jean-Marie Greyl, who also has a degree in galenics. The idea of creating hair care products using plants and natural ingredients, not a mainstream practice at that time, catches on, and so the Leonor Greyl line was born.
The first ‘green-chic’ products were then conceived and quickly became must-haves: the amazing Huile de Palme (now L’Huile de Leonor Greyl), the Shampooing au Miel as well as the Lait Lavant à la Banane and of course the well-known Crème aux Fleurs…
At that time, the most prestigious Parisian hairdressers spread the word to their clients, to the point where they started swearing by the brand that guaranteed a very special savoir-faire.
An innovating maison de coiffure, Leonor Greyl already integrated essential vitamins in her shampoos’ formulas and designed indispensable products that came with their own, brand new beauty rituals.Over the years, these creations scored one success after another and became real must-haves. For instance, the Huile de Germe de Blé was the first oil to ever treat the scalp and wash it by foaming in contact with water; the Bain Traitant à la Propolis was the first ever daily anti-dandruff hair care product; the innovative Masque Fleurs de Jasmin for fine hair and Shampooing Crème Moelle de Bambou for long hair are also masterpieces by Leonor Greyl.
These products that make hair shine ever brighter, feel ever softer, look ever more beautiful have quickly propelled Leonor Greyl towards the top and raised her to the status of absolute natural hair care specialist.
Yet powerful ingredients and a great deal of boldness are not everything, and behind the brand’s success lie other factors: Expertise (of diagnosis and formulation), Experience (45 years in the hair care industry), Passion (of healthy hair), Love (of the profession) and… a Family Spirit!
Above all, Leonor Greyl remains a family business. Today, spurred on by Caroline Greyl, second generation and graduate of an international business school, the brand is represented in 450 hair salons, about a hundred department stores, in selective perfumeries and in more than 40 countries around the world! Caroline has taken over the helm of the family flagship with her American husband – Tom Brooks, a biologist, chemist and plant lover. It looks as though the Greyl tradition is set to last for a great deal longer, as passion, nature and integrity remain the core values of this beautiful family story.
Leonor Greyl respects the earth and all that it offers. Founded in Paris in 1968, these natural hair care products were created with the love and passion of stylist Leonor Greyl and Jean-Marie, her husband and a Botanist by trade. To this day, they pride themselves on their strong ethics and integrity, continuing the traditions set forth by this team who debuted organic hair care well before it became a mainstream trend. They continue to create custom-made, eco-friendly products that are formulated with highly desirable and benefit-driven natural ingredients, that we carefully choose from all-natural plant extracts and botanicals, researched and gathered from sustainable sources worldwide.
All of their bottles and containers are made from PET, one of the 5 materials recycled by Eco Emballage. Futhermore, they stopped producing plastic bags in 2015 and replaced them with eco-friendly paper bags.
These are the Leonor Greyl products I have been using and loving!
Shampooing au Miel-This volume-boosting shampoo is a dream come true for thinning, lifeless hair. Formulated with an aromatic fusion of acacia honey extracts and body-building proteins, this gentle blend is perfect for everyday use, restoring flexibility and shine to your hair.
Condition Naturelle- Works double-duty as a heat protector and leave-in conditioner. This lightweight mist is formulated to hydrate your locks and prevent damage caused by styling tools. We love the voluminous and shiny results.
Luxury Travel Kit For Volume- The perfect travel companion! This small bag slips easily into your suitcase and follows you wherever you go. This Luxury Travel Kit contains the must-have products for thin hair in need of volume:
Huile de Leonor Greyl (1 oz.)- This pre-shampoo oil treatment is most effective if applied to dry hair. It is most effective if applied prior to applying a shampoo or treatment. It is a multi-purpose blend of botanical oils that facilitate detangling, while protecting and nourishing your hair. Refined copra oil which comes from cold-pressed coconut kernels and mongongo oil, extracted from the nuts of an African tree that grows in the Kalahari Desert both possess excellent hydrating, regenerating and restructuring qualities which have been combined to reinvent your global cult favorite. Contains natural UVA/B sun protection filters and protects hair against the damaging effects from seawater and chlorine.
Bain Volumateur aux Algues (1.7 oz.)- Adds strength, volume, and body to thin and long hair. Seaweed extracts help detangle and condition while wheat proteins strengthen and protect the hair.
Masque Fleurs de Jasmin (1.7 oz.)- Adore this Deep Conditioning Mask for Thin, Dry Hair!! Acacia collagen and vegetal oils nourish, protect and repair hair without weighing it down. Leaves hair soft, shiny and delicately scented.
Cannot wait to travel with these to Brooklyn next week for a blog conference!!!!!
Highly recommend these wonderful products! My hair has never felt so smooth and looked so shiny. Give them a try!