60 years of exquisite hair

The René Furterer story began with one man’s firm conviction: the world of botany is brimming with the vital ingredients for restoring the original strength and beauty of hair.

A STORY BORN OF NATURE

Having spent his boyhood in a village in Provence, René Furterer’s senses were sharpened from an early age to the fragrances and colors that would inspire his future formulas. Some years later, the young René Furterer was working as a hairdresser in his wife’s Parisian salon. At that time, women longed for the platinum curls of Marilyn Monroe, but no hair care products were available to repair the damage caused by so many styling techniques. 
The solution he devised was his Karité nourishing mask, which still today continues to revitalize and repair even the most damaged hair. He went on to create Complexe 5, a miraculous elixir of essential oils that has become an indispensable step in the beauty routine. René Furterer then embarked on the pursuit of an innovative vision:
“Beautiful hair grows from a healthy scalp, just like a plant in fertile soil.”

A HERITAGE OF EXPERTISE

In 1957, René Furterer created a method he called Etheirology, an original philosophy built around a healthy scalp and beautiful hair (etheirology, from the Greek etheira, hair, and etheiro, to treat). He began practicing this approach in his first Hair Spa in Paris by developing a three-phase “Prepare, Cleanse, and Treat” method, which offers a custom treatment ritual based on techniques carefully selected according to a sophisticated preliminary diagnosis.
The preparation phase involves stimulating the scalp with Complexe 5. The second phase, “Cleanse,” uses a shampoo suited to the scalp’s specific condition. The third and final phase, “Treat,” introduces a deep treatment for the scalp and hair lengths. For the very first time, women experienced an unparalleled, stimulating experience with natural, rich, and custom-made hair care products: the recipe for exquisite hair was thus concocted.

INDULGE YOUR HAIR

These delightful and potent recipes have far from finished revealing all their benefits for the mind and body.

EXPLOSION OF ESSENTIAL OILS - 1957

Deliciously golden, bursting with essential oils of lavender and orange, and with a dynamic, vitalizing fragrance, this divine essence for beautiful hair is the cult hair product that has never been equaled. It is the source infinite well-being revealed through the magic of beneficial massage. The voyage for the senses has begun.
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SHEA BUTTER SUPREME - 1957

A dab of rich and creamy shea butter mask is enough to quench hair in need of deep nourishment. Its velvety softness glides between the fingers. Its delicious texture and luscious creaminess exude a refined fragrance of orange blossom. Packed with precious quince pectins to protect the hair and beautifying agents, this hair care product nourishes the hair deep down, enhancing its natural beauty.
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INTENSE TRIPLE DECOCTION - 1989

Pfaffia, orange, and lavender create a hypnotic trio for the senses. The invigorating fragrance, shades of radiant green, trio of lights, and potent oils are an invitation to discover a mysterious, luminous nature. A delicacy with bold accents offering robust protection against hair loss.
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ABSOLUTE CONCENTRATE - 2014

A creamy, alluring temptation, the restructuring powers of this concentrated mask reveal the hair’s original beauty. Its sensual, curvy texture and delicate fragrance caress the hair and evoke a dreamy paradise.
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SYMPHONY OF THE 5 SENSES - 2015

A precious alchemy extracted from five plants, a harmonious and alluring fragrance of white flowers: this dry, light oil is fresh and radiant, the perfect combination of nourishment and sensuality. Just a few drops of this divine elixir on the body and hair will have you hooked.
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NATURE’S INTERPRETER

René Furterer continued to push the boundaries: he was the first to create plant-based hair care products offering the luxury of being both ultra-effective and highly appealing to the senses. He selected rare and precious essential oils and transformed these quintessences of plants into an ultimate nectar, enhancing their therapeutic powers. Each essential oil was chosen to offer a specific sensory experience based on its virtues.
Primarily processed at the Gaillac site in France, these plant-based key ingredients are transformed into ultra-effective formulas obtained through unique expertise that respects the environment (ISO 14001 certification).
The René Furterer brand seeks to transfigure and enhance nature, but always in a principled and responsible manner, with the certified “Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre” approach. All the brand’s innovations therefore respect, protect, and preserve the plant world. 

EXQUISITE NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Each essential oil was chosen to offer a specific sensory experience based on its virtues.
Lavender frenzy
The astonishing warmth of lavender to reinvigorate lifeless hair.
Explosion of Pfaffia
A precious elixir with the energy to revitalize the hair fiber.
Soft Castor Center
A rich and generous unction that gives the hair a sunny radiance.
Camelina delicacy
Miraculous buds to nourish and regenerate the hair.
Okara Beads
Drops delicately extracted from the soy bean that release their restorative power to repair damaged hair.
Breezy Asteraceae
A sweet breath of wind to soothe the scalp.
Curbicia Vol-au-vent
A light burst that regulates and cleanses the scalp.”
Carob Soufflé
An explosion of volume.
Shea butter coating
An ancient and extraordinary kernel with deep nourishing properties.
Silky Alkekengi
Silky softness for untameable hair.
Iced Acerola
Exquisite cherry bursting with vitality that reveals the shine in dull hair.
Full-bodied Acanthus
Flowers in delicate bunches to enhance curls.
Exhilarating Orange
An irresistible burst of vitamins with a light and delicious fragrance to stimulate the hair.
Spirited Guarana
A concentrate of energizing key ingredients to strengthen the hair.

A FAIR-TRADE APPROACH

René Furterer applies a Fair Trade, Supportive and Accountable Sourcing approach for its procurement of plants. The finest example of the brand’s commitment is the creation of three supply chains: 
- SHEA BUTTER: the ethical sourcing of shea butter with a small company from Burkina Faso called SOTOKACC, established ten years ago.
- MORINGA: René Furterer has undertaken the cultivation of moringa in Madagascar with SEAR (the Ranopiso Farming Company).
- ARGAN: René Furterer has made genuine investments in Moroccan cooperatives that produce argan oil. 
With the creation of these three supply chains, the René Furterer brand and its botanists have succeeded in making their quest for precious key ingredients a valuable human experience, focused on sharing knowledge and respecting traditional methods.

HAUTE COIFFURE HAIR

René Furterer also puts high-end hairstyling on a pedestal, regarding it as the perfect embodiment of hair’s beauty. The brand’s creative talent is thus expressed in hair fashion shows, where inspiring and dazzling styles are paraded on catwalks in France and throughout the world. Through these collaborations, René Furterer encourages inspiration and artistic creation and strengthens the ties naturally woven between fashion and hair.

THE SPA, A SOURCE OF EXPERTISE

The René Furterer Hair Spa works its wonders in the heart of Paris. The level of excellence in hair care expertise within this refined and discreet haven is unfailing. In private booths scented with essential oils, our specialists dispense the brand’s trademark treatments of exceptional quality. This intimate, luxury setting is an essential part of the René Furterer experience, the ultimate hair pampering environment where the most personalized and blissful treatments are dispensed.