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  • July 07, 2019
Celebrity Hair Colorist Christophe Robin Reveals 5 Secrets For Pristine Hair In The UAE Summer


Protect your hair

Colored hair requires special care. Whatever your hair type and color may be, the most important weekly ritual is to apply a small amount of my Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Oil with Lavender all over your hair and brush it with a boar bristle brush to ensure the product is evenly distributed. This will nourish and protect the hair and make the color more vibrant. The oil will reinforce the hair’s lipid layer and nourish and repair the hair fibers to prevent breakage. Also, protect your hair when you go to the gym or in the sun with a plant oil like sweet almond oil.

Pick your color wisely

Obviously, every woman is different, and the right shade depends on your skin tone, eyes and eyebrows as well as your natural hair color. In general, those with dark skin should opt for a darker shade, like deep chestnut browns. If you have fair skin and light-colored eyes, you can try more vibrant and luminous colors.

Billie Jean Reed
Determine color by age

I always compare hair color to make up. At age 20, you have fun and try it all, even if it looks awful. Between ages 30 and 40, you find the right hair color, usually close to your natural color. After 50, it’s important to sustain your hair’s health, so that it looks natural. After age 60, it’s good to go a bit lighter to stay close to your natural hair color. For instance, if you’re a brunette, going a little lighter will feel more natural rather than keeping a dark shade, which at 60 wouldn’t look as natural.

Follow a haircare routine

For color-treated hair, it’s essential to use a gentle shampoo and a deep nourishing treatment once a week at least.  Hair color removal and highlighting involves lifting hair cuticles to remove natural pigments without replacing them. This alkaline process is aggressive for hair and leaves it weakened and porous. Nourishment is, therefore, a top priority. My Antioxidant with Four Oils and Blueberry range has been specifically formulated to re-build hair fibers after damage caused by color removal and highlights, thanks to a combi-nation of plant oils. Blueberry also contains natural antioxidants and Vitamin E, which helps prevent natural oxidation, something that accentuates undesirable tones.



Use silicone and dry shampoo frequently

Silicone coats hair follicles and doesn’t let the scalp breathe. Your scalp gets oily and hair looks lifeless by the end of the day, so you end up washing it again. Dry shampoos have a similar action⁠⁠—they’re a great last-minute plan when you can’t wash your hair, but you should never sleep with it on. That’s the time when your skin regenerates itself and absorbs everything on the surface. So, it’s important to deeply cleanse your skin before going to bed, and the same goes for the scalp.


Copy others

The biggest mistake women make when choosing hair color is wanting to be somebody they’re not. This never works as good hair color is one that unveils your eyes and complexion. I always say, nature does a good job. For your color to look natural, keep close to your original color, especially for the roots, to create some contrast. It’s also more low maintenance.

Use too many products

Another mistake is using too many styling products, heating tools and harsh shampoos. Treat your color-treated hair with care. I use a low-poo formula, which is ideal for colored and damaged hair. It’s the first product I ever created and one of the gentlest shampoos I’ve used so far, the Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask with Lemon.

Kristen McMenamy’s Versace campaign in the mid-90s. Hair by Christophe Robin
Ignore your haircare routine

I always compare haircare with skincare. If you take good care of your skin, you don’t need to touch up your make up all the time. It’s the same for hair⁠—take good care of it and your color will last longer. Giving it the right nutrients and pH means the color won’t look parched. My Christophe Robin Shade Variation Care masks are great to maintain your color in the long-term. If you notice brassiness in your cool brown hair, my Shade Variation Care ash brown can correct that, and this way you can keep your hair colour for longer.

Christophe Robin at his salon
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