The Colour Question

Oh, the trials and tribulations of grey hair!

To colour or not to colour.? That is the question.

Some women do, some do not; some try to transition, some give up and cut it. It’s all so vexing. Of course there are also those fortunate ones who just have naturally fabulous grey hair, and they have my admiration and envy.

But for those less lucky, many of whom are going to the salon every four to six weeks—time consuming, expensive, and not good for your hair—there is a new product that will change your life: Temporary Color Gel by Paris’s most famous colourist , Christophe Robin.

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Whether you wish to extend the time between salon appointments or want to take control of the colouring of your hair, this at-home, temporary tint is a godsend. You’ll never have to worry about roots again
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Not sure? It’s commitment-free since it washes out evenly over five to seven shampoos.

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DETAILS

 My colour gel immediately covers grays, while adapting to the natural hair colour, without modifying the hair’s structure. It fades gracefully and evenly in 5 to 7 shampoos, with no root effect. 

The Temporary color gel can be used to focus on grays with a targeted application thanks to the applicator brush found inside the box, or can be applied to the full head of hair for optimal gray coverage.

~ Christophe Robin

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HOW TO USE

Easy to apply, no mixing required, 40 minute leave-in time.

  1. Wash hair with a silicone-free shampoo such as Christophe Robin’s Brightening Shampoo with Chamomile and Cornflower, the Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark Extract or Hydrating Shampoo with Aloe Vera to prep the hair. Do not use any hair masks or conditioners.
  2. On towel-dried hair, apply the colour gel. If covering only a few greys, use the applicator brush for a targeted and natural result. Otherwise, apply it evenly throughout the hair.
  3. Leave on for 40 minutes. A plastic cap will help the pigment grab on to the hair.
  4. To rinse, add a small amount of water, then emulsify by massaging the scalp to help remove excess product. Rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear. Do not wash your hair after rinsing. However, the Aloe Vera Hydrating Leave-In Mist may be used after rinsing to seal the pigment onto the hair.

Note:The temporary colour gel can be used as often as needed. The reusable kit is suitable for two applications for mid-length hair, or several applications for touch-ups.

Tip: while using the colour gel on the roots or targeted greys, you can apply a mask on your lengths and ends during the leave-in time.

* If you watch Christophe Robin applying this product in his video, he uses an colour brush, not the small toothbrush-like applicator included in the box.

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THE UPSIDE

Five years in the making, the formulation is natural—92-98% natural ingredients—gentle—safe for sensitive scalps, dermatologically tested to be non-irritating—and will not damage your hair. It is enriched with oats—high in protein, amino acids and lipids—and extract of Inula Flower—a plant used in traditional medicine that preserves and brightens the colour.

Just as important as what’s in, is what’s out: it does not contain ammonia, peroxide, oxidants, resorcinol, PPD, silicones or SLS. In other words,this is a hair colour that is actually good for your hair. Amen to that.

It’s low maintenance and gives a natural result.

It is an Allure Best of Beauty 2018 award winner.

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Available in four universal shades that blend with the hair’s natural base: Golden Blonde, Dark Blonde, Light Chestnut, and Dark Chestnut.

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THE DOWNSIDE

I have never coloured my hair myself, so I lacked not only experience, but confidence. So much so that even after my order arrived from Sephora, I kept the product in the drawer for about a month before I summoned the courage to use it.

If you simply can’t take the leap of faith, you can leave the application to a professional—Christophe Robin has partnering salons which offer this temporary colour service in their locations. As a bonus, they use an exclusive Christophe Robin Colour Primer Shampoo with Myrtle extracts to ensure a more radiant and long-lasting colour.

THE RESULT

To convince myself to try it, I concluded that as a colourist of over 30 years, Christophe Robin would surely only offer this innovative product if it was of the same high quality as the rest of his line. So I bravely applied it (just around my hairline). I was delighted with the results! It looked like my hair—but better, and without the grey.

At my next hair appointment, I took the gel colorant to show my stylist. She thought my colour looked fabulous and was going to recommend it to her other clients with grey/greying hair for touch-ups between visits.

So the answer to the colour question is Yes! with Christophe Robin.

TO BUY: Sephora; Amazon

CHRISTOPHE ROBIN: Website; Instagram; YouTube

 

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2 Comments

  1. January 13, 2019
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    Wow this is such a great solution! Going to hairdressers every 4-6 weeks is definitely not good for hair, super glad someone has finally invented a temporary solution.

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx
    |Elegant Duchess|

  2. February 12, 2019
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    This looks like a fabulous product. I have one of the Christophe Robin colour conditioners sitting in my bathroom for a few weeks now waiting for application but this product looks even better as it lasts longer. Thanks for sharing this.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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