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Color Your Quarantine with Master Hair Stylist Christophe Robin

Christophe Robin is our Paris-sent hair savior for all our quarantine hair care needs. 

Christophe Robin is our Paris-sent hair savior for all our quarantine hair care needs. This renowned French hair stylist has finessed the luscious locks of Kylie Minogue, Uma Thurman, Kate Moss — and now you! After formulating color creations for L’Oréal Paris in 2004, Robin went on to develop his own supple, ammonia-free products for maintaining at-home color. With Christophe Robin — the man himself as well as his brand of ultra-nourishing hair masks and color correctors — there isn’t anything you can’t do to keep your hair looking healthy, even if there is no one around to see it.

What is it about Christophe Robin that makes women look so fabulous? Could it be the natural ingredients — the prickly pear oil, lavender, chamomile and lemon? Could it be the years of practice and high profile expertise? Or could it be his beauty philosophy — that all women have a fascinating natural beauty which hair color merely accentuates? Read below to discover how you can not only keep your hair color looking beautiful, but keep all of you feeling beautiful à la Christophe Robin.

With nowhere to go but your living room these days, how often would you suggest washing your hair?

Now is the best time to take care of your hair and avoid any unnecessary styling or color processes that can wait – leave your hair alone! I think washing it once or twice a week should be more than enough, without forgetting to apply a good mask at least once a week.

Many of our readers are worried about gray hairs coming in while they are unable to go to their salons for touch-ups. How can we touch-up our roots at home like a pro?

The Temporary Color Gels are ideal! I’ve worked on the formulation for over 5 years to make sure I was offering a clean option that would respect the scalp and hair. They are super easy to apply and come in 4 shades – yes, only 4, but you’ll see, it’s more than enough as it blends in with your natural color and minimizes the risk of picking the wrong shade, especially these days since you have to order online. It washes out in 5 to 7 shampoos so it’s not permanent and will cover the grays while you wait to visit your hair salon when it reopens.

I am a natural brunette who regularly colors my hair to maintain a red shade. Is now a good time to help wash my color out and grow my natural color? What products do you recommend for going back to your au naturel?

Now is a perfect time to let your color grow out if you want to go back to your natural color. If you want to keep a little bit of a red shade to minimize the contrast between your natural and current hair color, you can use the Shade Variation Care Mask in Chic Copper, which will add temporary copper/red tones and help blend both colors in a subtle way.

What hair masks do you recommend for nourishing and repairing the hair at home? How often should we be indulging in hair masks?

Yes, now that you have the time to do masks, you should definitely try doing it once a week. I love my Regenerating Mask with rare prickly pear seed oil. It’s super nourishing and leaves your hair feeling incredibly healthy and soft. Another tip if you don’t have a mask is to use a plant oil. I like sweet almond oil because of its fine texture, which allows it to get into the hair. You can leave it on for an hour or sleep with it and wash it out the next day!

What advice would you give to people who are eager to change their hair while they are in quarantine?

If you are thinking about changing your hair color, now is the best time to get your hair healthy before you actually do it. To achieve the best color result, hair needs to look and feel healthy!For anyone who would like to go lighter and get some highlights during this time as a way to put some sunshine in your hair, I recommend the L’Oréal Paris Feria Wild Ombre Kit. However, I would avoid doing your roots if you can, as it then becomes harder to correct if it goes wrong. Instead, focus on the scalp and your ends.

Teresa Deely

Teresa Deely is a graduate from Columbia University with majors in English and Creative Writing. She is a freelance writer and marketing assistant working for clients in the wellness, jewelry, creative, and sports industries. She believes that one’s skin is yet another canvas and vehicle for art, and has loved styling her hair and applying makeup from a young age. Spending much of her time in educating youth and leading enrichment programs for children, she is highly motivated in discovering new ways to care for herself and sharing them with others.

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