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Christophe Robin Temporary Color Gel
Hello and welcome! Today I want to talk about Christophe Robins's Temporary Color Gel.
Naturally, my hair color is dark brown, but with time it became less vibrant and glossy plus I have a few rebellious grey hairs that I want to conceal. That is why the Color Gel in Dark Chestnut has become my favorite product for the last 3 years.
Plus, it helps me to preserve my natural hair color and washes away completely in 8 washes.
About Christophe Robin
Let’s meet with Christophe Robin, the brand’s creator.
Christophe worked with Elle and Vogue on many publications and collaborated on advertising campaigns with Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and Yves Saint Laurent.
He worked with Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Kylie Minogue, Catherine Deneuve, Ines de la Fressange, Uma Thurman and Milla Jovovich on many projects.
In 1999, Christophe launched his first hair care products where most ingredients were natural. He paid special attention to extracts. You can find wheat germ oil, lavender, lemon, chamomile, bellflower, blueberry, and prickly pear extract in the product formulations.
Starting in April 2004 Christophe Robin worked as an exclusive colorist creator with the famous L’Oréal Paris.
In 2010, he launched his own hair color products that had no ammonia and were enriched in Buriti Oil and Almond Butter.
You must have heard about the famous scalp scrub with sea salt:
Today the brand remains true to itself: it strives to maintain natural ingredients in its formulations and has many fans among celebrities (Kylie Minogue, Catherine Deneuve, Ines de la Fressange).
My favorite product from Christophe Robin is the Temporary Color Gel. I have been using it religiously for a few years. It comes in 4 different colors (for blondes and brunettes):
It helps to conceal the first gray hairs and maintain the color of the hair on the cooler side.
The Color Gel comes in a sleek black tube that is very easy and convenient to use. The toothbrush, gloves and instructions are included in the box:
You must be careful while using the product: in concentrated form, it stains the sink/bathtub if not removed right away. I always put on gloves and cover the sink with protective film. On the other hand, it does not stain the bathroom, when I wash it away.
The color Dark Chestnut is on the cooler side with a hint of puprle:
The coloring process
The coloring process is quite easy and takes about an hour.
All you have to do is wash your hair with a silicone-free shampoo, pat it with a towel, take the Color Gel, shake the bottle, and start applying it to your hair.
There are a few ways you can apply the Gel:
Color certain areas - take the toothbrush, put some Color Gel on it, and glide through the chosen hair spots. For example, I have a few spots that require more attention than the others. Plus the baby hair near the face is easier to color with the smaller tool.
Color your outgrowth - the toothbrush comes in handy again - put the Color Gel on it and start gliding through the hair sections until all the outgrowth is covered.
Color all hair lengths - you can color the hair from roots to ends if you want a more intense result. First, color the roots and then put some color gel on your gloves and massage it through the lengths (you can mix it with your favorite mask for a more hydrating option).
After doing the chosen coloring method, you have to wait 40 minutes for the color to soak in. Then it’s time to wash the Gel off. Put on the gloves again, add a bit of water to the hair, and emulsify the product (massage the hair with water) for 3 minutes. And now rinse the Color Gel off with water, until the water becomes clear.
You don’t have to use a conditioner, but you can if you want to.
Now you are done and can proceed to blow drying. Make sure to put some heat protectant on your ends.
How long does it last
It washes out completely from the hair after 6-8 washes (depending on your shampoo). The grays start to shine through quicker - after the 3-4 washes.
The sulfate and deeper cleansing shampoos wash the color away quicker.
The sulfate-free versions are more gentle and the color can cling to the hair for up to 8 washes. It fades away beautifully.
The product is easy to use and can be a good option if you have first gray hair, want to cover the outgrowth before the salon visit, or make your hair color more vibrant.
My hair feels soft and manageable after using this product, it does not irritate my sensitive scalp, and it is gentle on the lengths of my hair. This is my hair color after using the product:
The hair color is vibrant, cool, and natural. The gray hair is concealed and the quality of the hair remains good.
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