Une crinière (oon krin-e-air) means a mane, like on the glorious cat above, but it is also used to describe an abundant mop of hair. I have had short hair for about twenty-five years now. It’s thick and healthy, but hardly une crinière. When I needed a hair cut when I was in St Andrews, the stylist mentioned that my hair was dry. Since I already use a conditioner every time I wash my hair, I clearly needed to up my game.
For years, I’d heard about Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse (literally Prodigious Oil), a dry oil made of borage, St. John’s wort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut and macadamia oils, plus vitamin E. When I went on my beauty excursion to CityPharma, I decided to pick up a bottle. After having used it for a couple of weeks now, I can attest to how lovely it is. I put a couple of spritzes in my palms and smooth it over the end of my hair, massaging any excess onto my face, hands, or neck. It imparts a subtle sheen and softens my hair without making it feel oily or weighed down. It also smells divine. I don’t think I’ll suddenly decide to grow a waist-length crinière, but I’m a fan of Huile Prodigieuse. I’m planning to pick up a couple of bottles for gifts (surprise over for my Mom and daughter).