Once is a while, the fashion and beauty world is lucky enough to stumble upon a product that totally changes the game. When it comes to shampoos, it seems that the options are unlimited but none have really stood out quite as much— and been as much of a game-changer as the Cleansing Mask with Lemon ($50) from Paris-based hair color expert: Christophe Robin.
Robin’s line of hair care is all around phenomenal. In an exclusive interview with Style Salute, he explained that his products are exceptional because “they are made by colorists, not by your hair stylist.” Additionally, Robin tells us that his products “are caring products.”That means they are made with natural ingredients and are very simple.” Robin goes on to explain: “I test the product in my salon on people I’ve know for over than twenty years. When we do a formulation I am really sure about it and I never change it. Some companies change a formulation after two years, due to costs or availability—but I am very proud of my products and they are truly artisanal. No one is pushing my and forcing me to do products, my clients asked for something they could take home—so I thought, why not open it to more than just my clients and let anyone take it home. The Cleansing Mask with Lemon ($50) is very simple but it is working.”
Curious about the philosophy behind the shampoo? Read on to find out more and to shop the product!
The idea behind Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Mask with Lemon was first conceived twenty years ago and it was an instant success. The non-detergent formula helps restore the pH balance of hair, restoring a natural gloss and bounce to color-treated hair. Lemon Zest extracts also clean hair and scalp and help to rebalance pH, while soothing Chamomile and St. John’s wort extracts prevent loss of artificial pigment.
This stellar shampoo is also in line with the “No-Poo” hair care philosophy—and offers benefits for colored hair that go beyond just the simple cleanse that most shampoos have. As Robin said, “You have to have shampoos with a slightly pH acidic to lock the cuticle and lock the pigment inside your hair.” Robin went on to mention that his products “are meant to maintain hair color thanks to their pH and thanks to their ingredients which are all vegetable.” Colored hair, in particular, needs extra care and this shampoo “deeply nourishes the hair fibers.” This means your hair color will last longer and re-energize the bounce, volume, and gloss your hair had pre-color.
If we’ve peaked your interest in this super shampoo and you’re ready to invest in better hair care we’ve got some tips on how to use the product. To reap all of the benefits, Robin recommends applying the product—and working it in in damp hair. Let the treatment set 5 to 20 minutes, add water and lather until a foam forms while massaging your head. Finally, rinse hair. “Rinsing thoroughly may be the most important part of the process”, Robin tell us. “Rinse your shampoos very VERY well… people never rinse enough so it leaves a coat around the hair that weights it down and your scalp can’t breathe. After one day or two it gets greasy and you have to wash it again,” explains Robin. “If you are crunched for time and don’t have time for the full 5-20 minute pre-lather treatment, this versatile product offers an alternative: Dilute the mask with water, lather onto your hair, repeat several times, and then thoroughly rinse. If your hair is damaged and in some extra TLC, you can leave the product in your hair for 15-60 minutes before lathering and rinsing.”
From the versatile benefits to the artisanal, natural ingredients, Christophe Robin outdid himself with this exceptional product. It is no wonder Cleansing Mask with Lemon is our go to shampoo for colored hair. If you are looking to improve the texture of your hair or keep your color looking radiant weeks after the salon trip, this shampoo is a must have. Go ahead—treat yourself and re-vamp your shampooing ritual!
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