A few months ago I did something rather extravagant for my hair. I treated it to a Christophe Robin Regenerating Treatment mask, which, admittedly, was the most expensive hair product I've ever bought. And if this doesn't sound extravagant enough, I ordered it directly from Paris, too. Yes, it was available on Net-a-Porter, Sephora and Look Fantastic, but my Parisian parcel came with two product samples totalling (including postage) the same amount as the "local" masks (excluding postage), so it was a no-brainer.
I felt curious about the Regenerating Treatment after trying Robin's Vinegar Spray that I still adore and use regularly (and still have 3/4 of the bottle left since I reviewed it). My inner voice was screaming at me, but I eventually calmed it down with a gentle reminder that the hair is a part of my body and the rest of it is pampered with good creams, potions and lotions. In fact, I wanted to try the entire Regenerating line, but since shampoo and finishing creams seemed not as essential as a good mask, I ordered the full size jar and the samples of the other two, just to get an idea about their effect on my hair.
If you are a beauty geek like me, it's worth noting that the mask is formulated for all hair types to repair, nourish, protect and reinforce hair growth. It is free from parabens, silicone and colourants, and contains vitamin E rich Prickly Pear Seed Oil, strengthening plant ceramides and extract of Inula Flower that make hair shiny.
Since it was enough to apply the mask for 2 minutes to achieve some positive effect, I decided to keep my simple OGX Coconut Milk shampoo and use the treatment instead of a hair conditioner. Once in a while I also leave it for 15-20 minutes as you would a proper mask.
It's been almost three months since I've been using the mask and I can confess that I will buy it over and over again. I love how soft, silky and glossy my hair looks and feels. I adore the scent. Just like the spray, it seem to be rather long-lasting - I use it 2-3 times per week, about 1/2 tbsp scoop each time and the 250ml jar still looks pretty full and like it's going to last me good 5-6 months if not longer. If you every thought of trying it, don't hesitate. It really is wonderful.
Photo source: Barbara Palvin photographed by Nico for Madame Figaro October 2014