You'll Never Guess How Lily Collins Keeps Her Bangs Intact While Scootering Around Europe

The Living Proof ambassador tells Marie Claire the travel-size products she can't live without, the shampoo she swear by, and her hair styling secrets.

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Living Proof)

When I think about Lily Collins’ hair, I struggle to remember a time in recent memory where her bangs looked greasy or flat to her forehead. That in mind, you can imagine my shock when the Emily in Paris actress told me she earns the nickname “fluffy bangs” when her hair is left to its own air-drying devices. The good news? The celebrity ambassador for Living Proof has a few tricks up her sleeve to ensure her bangs stay intact at all times—even whilst riding an electric scooter through the streets of Europe with husband Charlie McDowell. 

“When we’re scootering around in the wind, there’s all these fun factors of not knowing what’s going to happen with my bangs. That’s why I need to carry a little brush and a portable little dry shampoo,” she says with complete seriousness. “Living Proof has these really tiny new ones that are super portable and it honestly helps me fluff up my bangs or brush them back into place.” It’s a little trick that she’s discovered in recent months—but her love for Living Proof's cult-favorite dry shampoo goes way back. 

“I remember the Jennifer Aniston ads back in the day and I remember being like, God, that’s so chic and so fresh. The campaigns were so approachable and naturalistic—that’s very much who Jenn is, but also the brand,” Collins says about the Friends star, who previously served as Living Proof’s celebrity ambassador from 2012 to 2016. “I became familiar with their products, specifically the dry shampoo. I was such a fan of A) the smell, and B) the way it worked on my hair. It didn’t leave a residue and in that moment, I remember saying, ‘Oh my god, this has to stay in my daily routine.’

Collins stayed true to her promise, and has found the MIT-born product to be one of her all-time favorites through the years—largely because it helps her get some extra days out of her style. “I learned quite a few years ago that it’s really good to let the natural oils in your hair do their thing, so I don’t wash my hair everyday. That’s why the dry shampoo is great.”

 But, the Windfall star has also picked up a few other favorites from the brand. To shop her entire routine, read ahead. 

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.