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7 Hair Hacks to Help You Get a Shiny Mane

Photographed by Nicolas Moore.

Christophe Robin knows hair. A master of color, he rose to fame with his star-studded clientele list which included the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Elle MacPherson, to name just a few. In 1999 he launched his namesake label after spotting a gap in a market for products that catered to the health of hair. Since then his formulas have become icons in the industry with his moisturizing hair oil with lavender and the cleansing mask with lemon still some of the most effective formulas since their launch over 20 years ago. Here the hair guru shares some of his top tips for looking after your tresses.

Education is key.
“Too many people focus on styling products. However, caring for your scalp is more important. You need it more than anywhere else, the scalp becomes so dry and irritated with the weather and from products.”

 Wash your hair as little as possible.
“Try to wash your hair as little as possible. I know it is difficult with the gym or for those who cook. When you use the cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt your hair will stay cleaner for longer.”

Christophe Robin

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 Pre-shampoo treatments are essential.
“Before washing your hair use the moisturizing hair oil with lavender. Use it as a pre-shampoo treatment to boost hydration. It’s great for dry and humid climates, or for those who are traveling.”

 Rethink how you wash your hair.
“Detangle your hair with a natural bristle brush before you get into the shower. When using product dilute it straight away, too much product on the hair is never good. Only use conditioner on the ends of your hair. Tap dry your hair, never rub it as this will cause breakage.”

 Rinse your hair properly.
“When washing hair, some people use too much product and too much shampoo. Then they don’t rinse their hair properly. This can leave harsh chemicals on the scalp, causing irritation.”

Add vinegar to your hair routine.
“With the tap water being very harsh, you should use vinegar in your routine. It is antibacterial so helps concerns like dandruff. It also stops your hair from getting greasy. Stimulating cellular renewal, I have created leave-in lotions for this concern.”

Hydration is key when wearing the hijab.
“Always use the moisturizing hair oil with lavender when washing hair, and once a week detox the scalp with the cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt. You should also add the regenerating mask with rare prickly pear oil to help repair and protect the hair. Mix the instant volumizing mist with rose water and hydrating leave-in mist with aloe vera.”

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