Once again, the Christophe Robin hair range offers a product to sing praises about. It is a cleansing paste designed for fine hair and oily roots, made with clay and rose.
I have already had the opportunity to talk about the Christophe Robin line regarding the Masque régénérant à l’huile rare de figue de barbarie, which is capable of reviving damaged hair. The products of this brand are certainly luxury items, but despite that, they are bestsellers in the hair product line of the Sephora.fr chain. Why? Simply because they work.
Christophe Robin’s Volume Line
I was not excited about the Christophe Robin volume line. Anyone with thin, oily roots knows that getting volume from a shampoo is very difficult. Generally, volumizing products give volume right after washing, but the next day, if you have roots that tend to be oily, your hair needs to be washed again. The Volume à la rose line by Christophe Robin, which includes a shampoo and conditioner, was no exception. Although it left my hair soft and voluminous, on the first day after washing, my hair roots were weighed down due to my oily roots. I continued to use the conditioner on the lengths of my hair, abandoning the shampoo.
Then came the arrival of the Pàte Lavante Volumisante au Rassoul Pur et Extrait de Rose in the product range, which contains an ingredient that promises to solve the problem. Rassoul is capable of rebalancing and absorbing the production of scalp oil. In short, it has become a constant presence in my hair care routine. After using it for the sixth time, I can say that it is the most effective volumizing product. But let’s see what it’s all about.
The appearance of this product is not very reassuring. It is a brownish, dense paste contained in a white plastic jar. Let’s say that, at first glance, it looks like mud at best. At first glance, you might wonder why you spent so much money on a brownish, mushy, and grainy paste. In short, at first glance, this product does not inspire use. But the scent reassures you that the purchase may not have been so wrong after all. The scent it emits is that of roses, exactly the same perfume as a freshly picked rose. This paste should be distributed on wet hair, and only a spoonful of the product is needed. Massage it onto the scalp. When it comes into contact with water, the paste turns into foam, which increases with massage. The foam it produces is more than what you would expect from a product like this. While massaging, you can feel a light scrub on the scalp, and the hair becomes soft right away.
85% of the product’s formula is of natural origin, without silicones, parabens, or colorants, although PEGs and sulfates are present. “Rassoul” is the main ingredient in this shampoo. It is a particular clay that is very rich in minerals, extracted in Morocco from the Atlas Mountains. Rassoul has been used since ancient times to wash skin and hair. Among its peculiarities is its ability to absorb oil and impurities and to have emollient properties. The other key ingredient is rose extract, which, in addition to giving the product its fragrance, has astringent and moisturizing properties. Finally, there is Limnanthe extract, which has emollient properties.
MOROCCAN LAVA CLAY, SUCROSE, AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE, AQUA (WATER), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, COCAMIDE MEA, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, HYDRATED SILICA, ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER WATER, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-2 DIMEADOWFOAMAMIDOETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROLYZED ADANSONIA DIGITATA EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, ROSA GALLICA FLOWER EXTRACT, CARBOMER, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL.
Usage and Effectiveness Recommendations
The brand recommends using this product once a week, alternating it with the volumizing shampoo. However, I disobey and do the opposite: I use it every time, concluding the wash with a conditioner. Once a week, I use a regular volumizing shampoo instead. Currently, I am using Rahua products. The conditioner is necessary at the end of the wash because, in the long run, this paste has a slight drying effect on the tips, which the use of conditioner prevents. A jar of this product lasts a really long time, given the small amount of paste needed for one wash. This ultimately has a positive impact on the product’s value for money.
Of all the volumizing shampoos I have tried so far, the Purifying and Volumizing Paste with Rassoul and Rose Extract by Christoph Robin is the one that has given me the best results in terms of both volume and hair cleansing. Thanks to this product, my hair no longer requires daily washing. It’s as if the clay somehow regulates the scalp’s sebum production. If you stop using this product and start using a regular shampoo again, you immediately notice an increase in oil production at the roots. The rebalancing effect of the rassoul is more than evident. Furthermore, I have noticed that with regular use, my hair has become more full-bodied: it is softer, denser, and more voluminous. After over a year of use, I can say that, in terms of volume, I have found a shampoo that has no rivals.
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