Ever wondered why Rachael Finch’s hair looks so good?

rachael finch hair interview

Us, too. That’s why we cornered her and asked her EVERYTHING

Beauty Crew Editor / December 17 2018

Rachael Finch has a pretty extensive resumé. Miss Universe Australia, model, TV host, radio presenter, health and fitness guru, mum of two, and now – thanks to that enviable hair of hers – local ambassador for Botanicals by L’Oréal Paris. 

We caught up with the newly-appointed face (and hair!) of the botanically-enriched and sustainably-sourced brand, and managed to extricate every hair secret of hers we could (spoiler alert: she’s pretty low maintenance). 

On her regular haircare routine…
“It’s pretty simple. It’s not too complicated for me, it just involves obviously shampoo and conditioner, and a treatment [mask] probably once every three or four weeks. I love the L’Oréal Paris Botanicals Lavender Mask at the moment because it’s soothing but also really hydrating. Because I’m using a lot of heat-based tools with my work, I find my hair gets really dehydrated. Plus, I love the sun and I love to travel, so for me it’s important to keep that hydration. That’s why – for me – it’s the Lavender [range] and it’s the mask every three to four weeks.”


On her favourite styling products…
“I think it’s all about the prep, particularly in creating a beach curl, or if I’m going out to dinner with Michael for a date night or whatever it might be. There’s a product from L’Oréal called Pli. It’s a prep product that can be used on dry or wet hair, and basically you just put it roots to ends, blow-dry it through; and then you can use it again once it’s dry and blow-dry it through when you’re curling and tonging or straightening. It’s kind of like a multi-use product, but you can brush it out as well and then easily re-style. So, that’s one of my faves just when it comes to styling; other than that, a good prepping sea salt.”

On her go-to style for when she’s in a hurry…
“It’s a centre-part all the way down my head, slicked back, low bun, no fly-aways. [To tame fly-aways] I use hairspray or the [L’Oréal Paris Botanicals Fresh Care with Geranium Radiance Remedy] Shine Vinegar. I put it in the hand first and then just literally rub and pat down, and that’s pretty much it – it’s good because it gives the shine but still gives the moisture as well.

On her post-workout hair tricks…
Sometimes it’s a topknot and just getting that frame around my face, and letting the fly-aways do their thing so it’s not so ballerina. It’s just a bit more textured and looser [than the slicked-back low bun].”

On her most outrageous hair look…
“It was about six months or a year ago now and I’ll never go back to it. I did quite short bangs. I loved it, but it was so difficult to manage. With a lot of the work that I do, it’s just very much fitness-focussed and I’m sweating a lot; I’m doing workouts and it’s not ideal, and also being a mum I just need something quick, so that was difficult for me to manage and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a fringe ever again.”

On her hair bucket list…
“I was thinking about this this morning and I think watching my mum throughout her youth have super curly, bouncy hair – she had a perm pretty much all her youth and it was this really big, bouncy, Beyoncé hair – and I loved that. I would love to be able to wake up and just have that hair. I think we always want the opposite so I would love to go down that route and get a perm and do something crazy. But with no fringe! 

On the best hair tip she’s learnt from the pros…
“I think this is a pretty age-old trick but it’s the classic of just sleeping in a braid or plaits, waking up, undoing it and shaking out the hair, then getting a texture spray in there and doing a half-up, half-down topknot.”

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Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.