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Paris in a Box: Haircare Edition

Paris in a Box: Haircare Edition

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Many of you don't know, but I haven't had short hair for very long.

My hair was normally a long, knotty mess until about a year ago when I accidentally chopped it all off. After being traumatized by that event, I learned to love it and the short hair was here to stay.

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Exhibit A of "Long Hair"

Not sure why I am smelling a shell though.

Because of this; however, I quickly realized that I needed a "hair care" routine. Long gone were the days I could just wash it and hope for the best, but I didn't want to over medicate it with product either.  I have always struggled finding products that fit my type of hair, so this was no walk in the park. I have thin, fine, colored treated hair and my biggest fear is my hair looking greasy which can be the result of many products I have tried. That is how I finally stumbled upon Christophe Robin.

New Haircare Routine, Who Dis?

Christophe Robin has a very interesting story, and history. He started coloring and cutting hair when he was 15, and each year he found new and innovative ways to care for colored treated hair and decided that would be his speciality. He quickly rose to owning his own salon and then making his own products into the company and salon in Paris that he runs today. Each line is designed for a certain goal in mind, like many hair products. But, what makes Robin special is his new ways to care for hair. It is not just the "Shampoo/Conditioner" routine that you're used to and that made me excited to try something different without it being too complicated.

 Plus, all of his products are easily accessible at Sephora. And who doesn't need another excuse to visit that store?

Let's see what goodies are inside... 

From left, to right: Brightening Hair Finish Lotion, Oxidant Cleansing Milk in Blueberry, Cleansing Mask with Lemon

 Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask With Lemon

What is it? An all-in-one, refreshing and cleansing hair mask and shampoo enriched with lemon for natural or color-treated hair. 

How to use:

-If your colored hair is little damaged, apply on wet hair.

-If your colored hair is very damaged, apply on dry hair from the roots to the tips.

-In all cases, apply cream all over the hair, leave on for five to 20 minutes and then rinse.

What is it supposed to do? This non-detergent shampoo fixes hair color, adds gloss, and restores what the hair lost during its chemical process, all while soothing and nourishing the scalp. Lemon zest extracts, chamomile, and St. John's wort extracts prevent the leak of artificial pigments in coloring and rebalance the pH of the hair—allowing color to remain dense and vivid. The extremely hydrating treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and purifies the scalp while providing intense care to hair fibers. 

How it worked for me: This stuff is amazing. Hands down has saved my hair. Not only is this an Allure Best of Beauty award winner, but it is also one of their bestsellers. Having blonde hair, my coloring has the tendency to make my hair very dry and the color fades quickly and this has helped combat both of those issues. It does not have a strong smell compared to the other products, which is a plus for anyone who does not like strong smelling products. I used it 2x a week, alternating between this and my other shampoo.  I really did see a difference in my hair and I highly recommend this for anyone with color treated hair, blonde or other!

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Christophe Robin- Antioxidant Cleansing Milk with 4 Oils and Blueberry

What is it? A detangling and nourishing formula for natural or color-treated hair. 

How to use: As a daily shampoo on wet hair.

What is it supposed to do? Smooth hair while delivering beautiful shine and nourishment. Antioxidants—including blueberry, walnut oil of morning glories, and vitamins A and E—put a stop to the natural oxidation of color while vegetable oil and proteinate of rice feeds restructure the hair fiber. 

What it did for my hair: After a few uses my hair was so smooth. Especially in the winter time my hair gets very dry and frizzy and this definitely helped in both areas. It has a white, milky texture and it also smells great without being overpowering.

Christophe Robin- Brightening Hair Finish Lotion with Fruit Vinegar

What is it? A leave-in brightening lotion enriched with fruit vinegar for natural or color-treated hair. 

How to use:

- On wet, towel-dried hair: spray from roots to tips after every shampoo. 

- On dry hair: apply between two shampoos, as a refreshing spray for roots and tips. 

- On body: spray all over the body to refresh, tone, and soften the skin.

What does is it supposed to do? This hair finish lotion is formulated with fruit vinegar and chamomile extract, known for their clarifying, repairing, and hydrating properties. The vinegar helps remove impurities left on the hair while its acid pH enhances shine and protects the color. The leave-in lotion helps detangle hair, leaving the scalp feeling healthier and more comfortable. Blondes regain natural shine and brightness for hair that is light and luminous. 

What it did for me: If you are part of the #blonde life, you know the struggle of keeping your hair bright and full of color. We have all had those Sun-In horror stories (or is that just me?) and I can safely say that if you are a blonde, you need this spray. At first, the smell confused me...its vinegar so it does smell tart at first, but it fades into a sweet, fresh smell that really wakes up my hair (and skin!) Vinegar, I learned is one of the best things to help skin and hair renew. There are a ton of DYI remedies for this, but I feel strongly that this spray is better than anything you could make at home. It helped my hair renew its blonde color, and I will definitely continue to make this a part of my daily haircare routine. 

 

Conclusion?

All in all, Christophe Robin has helped my hair so much with bringing back shine, softness and still keep my blonde color. Accomplishing all of this, while using the least chemicals possible was a huge win for me. With spring just around the corner I needed my hair to be healthy able to withstand some wear and tear from curling, straightening, and just all around craziness. I feel confident that the more I use these products my hair will be in perfect shape. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. And if you want to see my review any other products I'd love to hear what you all have been using! 

-M.B.

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