While silicones can give the hair that slippery silky feeling, it actually isn’t real - it’s all artificial. Over time, because the hair is “locked off” and can’t receive any nutrients, it can become dry and brittle through lack of moisture, which leads to breakage and frizz.
That’s why it’s really important to use hair care products that don’t contain silicone, especially if you already have dry or dehydrated hair.
My Christophe Robin Regenerating Hair Serum Review.
I was super excited to try this serum because I’m a huge Christophe Robin fan, plus I’m definitely the target market as my hair is coloured, very dry and frizz-prone.
While I always use a nourishing hair mask every time I wash my hair, I also need a hydrating hair serum afterwards to ensure my locks stay silky and smooth. So I was curious to see how this product would stack up against my other favourites like the VIRTUE Split End Serum 50ml and Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Hair Oil
The brand says this product can be applied on both wet and dry hair - I enjoyed it most pressed into wet hair after showering. And that’s all because of its texture. It has a consistency similar to a creamy moisturiser, rather than a lightweight hair oil or gel-like serum.
A quick note about the scent: I honestly expected this product to smell like pears (you know, because of the prickly pear oil?), but it doesn’t. It just smells like a regular old fancy hair product. Yum.
During my first road test, I let my hair air-dry naturally after application and it felt super soft, strong and hydrated. Then I straightened my hair and found the tool easily glided over my strands because they were silky smooth.
The end result was super sleek and I felt like my hair was definitely protected from the damaging heat tool.
The second time I used the serum was a few days later, once my hair had become quite dirty and was tied back into a messy pony. I slathered it on to protect my colour before jumping into the ocean one morning, then again as I dried off and also later that afternoon while I scraped my hair back into a sleek bun and headed out for drinks.
After I finally got around to washing the salt water out, I found my hair felt way healthier than it normally does after a dip in the ocean. This is definitely something I’m going to be doing all summer long to protect my hair during those summer swim sessions!
Now, let's talk about the price because $76 is a significant investment for a 50ml hair serum.
From a cost-per-use perspective, I love that with this, you only need to think about applying one hair product after jumping out of the shower instead of a bunch of different treatments.
A little pump of this precious serum also goes a long way - win! And it's just a lovely, luxurious treat.
Considering all the trauma we put our hair through, she's worth it.