Who is Christophe Robin?
For the benefit of those who didn't know, Christophe Robin is a French A-list colorist for more than 20 years and created his own hair care line under his name in 1999 focusing on ingredients for long term results like lemon peel and floral extracts. He was famous for doing the hair of Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve and Inès de la Fressange.
You probably found his product as samples, Sephora or online (Net-a-Porter or LookFantastic). It is not readily available unless you know about it so we will go through some of his most popular products and their reviews online.
Christophe Robin Sea Salt Scrub
This can be used as a detox treatment or post-color treatment. Apply the equivalent of a tablespoon of sea salt on damp hair, and gently massage the scalp, add a trickle of water then lather, concentrating on the nape of the neck. Rinse thoroughly to feel the effect.
So what do the online reviews said?
Look out for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. WinterWoman715 reviewed on Sephora that "I tried this salt scrub, I was amazed at the damage it did to my hair. Globs of hair fell out, and even after a super moisturizing deep conditioning treatment, it was still dry AF. I didn't touch the sample for weeks after, yet it lingered in my shower."
jj90009 shared that "It's nothing special. Sometimes hard to lather due to the salt. Also, I don't understand the point of the salt as it's impossible to get to your scalp before it dissolves. Used it for over a month once a week with no difference. Even did a "mask" after getting my hair colored (2 days later) and nothing. I think it's taking my color away more than using my regular shampoo"
LKG93 was not that unhappy and said "Not for me. Found the texture weird for hair. While it did help my oily hair, it didn't leave my hair feeling particularly soft."
Overall, it is definitely a highly used and recommended hair salt as post-color treatment Do avoid if you don't like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Other than that, give it a try or find samples to see if you like it first.
Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Suitable for colored hair, it is enriched with pure prickly pear seed oil, the hair mask has antioxidant and regenerative properties to repair and penetrate deep into the hair follicle.
The mask also contains Inula flower extract which restores the pigments of both natural and dyed locks. Enough of product, what are the bad or average reviews (as we think it tells us more than positive reviews)?
On hair volume, Divinedilly reviewed in Sephora that "It gave my hair volume and texture, but not in a silky way." Another review said it is made no difference compared to my usual cheaper shampoo.
On the smell, xtinax reviewed in Sephora that "I was hoping that it would smell fruity but it does not". Another review said that the scent isn't that pleasing and one hated the white musk undertone.
Another review was that it doesn't lather so you would need to use quite a bit for longer hair.
Overall, we couldn't find anything bad about it and recommend it as an above average product worth trying, especially if you got colored hair and don't mind a mild scent.