I’ve found sunshine (and glossy, bouncy hair) in a bottle!
I have been striving for shiny hair since my late teen years. After years of unfortunately bad perms, the likes of which made me resemble one of “The Golden Girls”, I had pretty dull and damaged hair. There was zero gloss or shine. My lovely mother, God rest her soul, pronounced my hair “as dull as dirt” and thus, a complex was born!
Since then, I have been using pretty much any shampoo and conditioner that promises shinier locks. When I received Cristophe’s Professional Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner, the sad, little teenager I once was squealed with demented glee.
As you may know, Cristophe is truly a hairdresser to the stars. He opened his first salon 27 years ago in Beverly Hills and has since opened salons nationwide. He’s done the hair of celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, and even former President Bill Clinton.
Cristophe believes that beauty starts from the inside and a “dedication to health” will create a natural radiance and his mission is to maximize that radiance. He certainly manages to do that with this shampoo and conditioner!
The bottles are sleek cylinders that are white at the bottom and clear at the top and when filled with the cheerfully orange shampoo and conditioner, give the appearance of an ombré effect. The products themselves are luxuriously rich – no runny shampoo or conditioner in these bottles.
The shampoo is a clear gel and the conditioner is a thick cream. The scent is an invigorating blend of fruity and floral and a little slice of heaven. Whilst showering, I may or may not have sniffed the bottles for longer than usual – or than is completely normal. Eh. Don’t judge me.
The Professional Glossing Shampoo ($12) created a lot of cleansing suds – I did not need to repeat the lathering and rinsing with this shampoo. The Professional Glossing Conditioner ($13) slicks through my hair easily.
I found that I needed to let this absorb into my hair to get true moisture. The bottle’s instructions just say apply and rinse, but you need to give this 2-3 minutes for real efficacy. Once I rinsed the conditioner out, I was able to slide a comb right through my hair. Usually it’s a battle of wills between the tangles and me, but with this, the tangles lose every time.
Not only do these products give you the glossy and shiny hair the label promises, they also contain UV protection and are formulated with Argan and Monoi oils. I’ve been having a love affair with Argan oil lately – it’s become famous for the strength and shine it imparts on hair. Monoi oil is new to me, but I’m thinking it should be in everything – it repairs damaged hair and also creates shine. They’re sort of a dynamic duo of oils.
Whether I air-dry or heat-style my hair, the end result is ridiculously shiny and bouncy hair. That is no small feat, mind you. I have very hard well water and most shampoos and conditioners leave me with incredibly limp, dry and dull hair, even the ones promising deep conditioning and shine. Not so with Cristophe’s Professional Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner. Maintaining my obsessively shiny locks just got a lot easier. Whew.
• Really makes hair shiny
• Leaves hair smooth and soft
• The smell – the heavenly, heavenly smell
• I seem to go through the conditioner much faster than the shampoo. Like, I probably need two bottles of conditioner per one bottle of shampoo.
Overall, I think this duo has earned a place in my shampoo rotation. This is high praise from me, ladies. I’m giving these 5 stars!
Readers and testers – Are you as obsessed with shiny hair as I am? Cristophe’s Professional Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner may be the answer to your prayers!
PS: Am I the only person to know about the Cristophe Salon in Beverly Hills primarily because it was featured in the Shelley Long movie, “Troop Beverly Hills”? Um, don’t answer that.
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby, an obscenely big-eared dog, and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. She also has an obsessive love of Tom Selleck’s moustache that is, quite frankly, alarming.
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