Unlisted Brand • Christophe Robin Creme Lavante au Citron • Hair
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a very nice, unique cleanser for colored hair. It smells great and left my hair conditioned, yet shiny and full of body. However, it is a fussy product to use--put it on, add a little water, massage it in, add more water, massage, etc. I wasn't sure, even after watching the videos on how to use it, that I had massaged it in enough, and I found it a bit difficult to rinse out thoroughly as Christophe recommends. Although I didn't need a separate conditioner, I found it a bit of a time-waster. I'm also not sure that it would remove the normal amount of product I use to style my hair. Additionally, it contains chamomile which, if you're allergic to ragweed pollen (as I am), can cause a cross-allergic reaction. So, sadly, I will pass on the full size of this (I received a very generous sample from BeautyHabit) and try Christophe's Antioxidant Cleansing Milk with 4 Oils and Blueberry instead.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
New to the Christophe Robin products but am quickly converting over to only his line.
I use this the way his video on his site suggests: a cleanser used on hair coated with his Lavender Oil. I have mid-back length, heavy, thick, coarse hair that frizzes/curls and is colored. This shampoo is very gentle and does not lather all that much though it does remove the lavender oil with only one wash. It is NOT enough for my hair, conditioning wise so I follow with his milk and blueberry conditioner ( I also have the shampoo).
I have also used it on dry hair as a 30 minute mask and on damp hair and in a plastic bag while I shower, shave my legs, etc.
Excellent product no matter how I use it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
Im amazed!! My hair are very long, bleached, fine and they tangle like crazy... Usually I need to put some silicone to make them look good and detangle... But...
This crème cleans them from all these silicones but also makes them softer, silkier, less tangly... Its a miracle!! They re so shiny and I could touch them for hours...
How can this thing dont have silicones and make them look and feel that good? Ive never used anything like it and Im loving it!!
I can use it only on scalp as a shampoo- works, fast masque- works, longer 1 hour masque- works. Im loving it and as you mix it with water anyway you dont need that much, even for my long hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have thick yet fine curly hair and I prefer the way cleansing conditioners make my hair feel and look. I bought Christophe Robin's Creme Lavante au Citron for the first time 4 years ago after trying to find a menthol-free replacement for WEN. I have tried E-V-E-R-Y cleansing conditioner out there (Curl Junkie, all of the WEN scents, L'Oreal, Kerastase, Devacurl just to name a few) and my absolutely, hands-down, never-fails-me-favorite is Creme Lavante au Citron. It is hard to find (I know of only one online store that sells it in the U.S.) and it is incredibly expensive ($56 for an 8-oz jar) but I no longer care. I will take out a second mortgage to fund my need for this cleansing conditioner. I love the scent (light, creamy lemon), I love that I only need a tablespoon for my long hair, I love that I can apply it to wet hair or dry hair (saves time in the shower), I love that I can run a comb through my hair after rinsing and it doesn't snarl or break, and I love how bouncy and shiny my hair is when styled. I also love how well my color stays true when I use Creme Lavante au Citron on a consistent basis (which is 2-3x a week). I cannot recommend this product highly enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have very fine, thin hair that is damaged from color treating/highlights, which leaves me with a predicament - it gets greasy/dirty very quickly due to the thinness, but shampooing every day just leads to more damage and dryness. I was searching for an ultra gentle shampoo alternative that I could use in between shampoos, and heard a lot about WEN on the MUA hair board. However, someone mentioned that WEN can weigh down fine hair, and that the Christophe Robin Creme Lavante au Citron serves the same purpose but is better for fine hair. So, after reading the reviews and wincing at the cost, I finally shelled out the $55 and bought this. I really like it; I use it about every second day, alternating with my regular shampoo. I apply it on dry hair and let it sit for a couple minutes before getting in the shower, then rinse it off gradually. It leaves my hair feeling clean but not stripped, and very shiny. I can't use this two days in a row, otherwise my hair gets a bit greasy, but this is great as a gentle alternative to shampoo every second day. I feel like this has helped prevent further damage to my hair, and it leaves it in really nice condition. Would probably repurchase, even though it is expensive and I'm a poor student. But my hair just gets too damaged with daily shampoo, and dry shampoos always leave my hair looking dirty and feeling grimy after a couple hours, so I feel like this product is worth the cost.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this cleansing creme. WEN weighed my hair down too much when I tried it years ago and I've been on the lookout for another one. The ingredients are nice on this plus there are no cones, proteins, or sulphates. Perfect for my hair, especially when just dyed. My hair doesn't need any wash out conditioner with this product. It is also doesn't weigh down my fine, oily hair with dry ends. My scalp has been pretty flaky lately and this doesn't exacerbate the issue. For me, this is what WEN wishes it was. The only issue here for me as well is the price. Ouch. It will last a while though. Update: 10/01/11 I just ordered another jar of this with a code from BeautyHabit so definately a repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I ordered this as it was a "new in" product from lookfantastic.com (not affiliated) and I cannot resist new products! Anyway, I have been using wen recently in an attempt to restore some shine to my damaged ends. For reference, my hair is very oily at the roots, fine, easily weighed down and prone to being limp and very very damaged/crispy at the ends (yes- lucky me!). I just started using this product and I have to say I am VERY impressed. It comes in a tub (which I admit is not ideal) and is like a white, shiny cream. It feels very luxurious and rich going on and I massage this in and let it sit whilst I shave and wash the rest of me. Unlike wen, you dont have to use alot which is what I like about it as wen was costing me a small fortune. I actually found I didnt need to use conditioner after this which is unheard of for me as even with wen I need to use a dish or my ends get a bit crispy. It left my hair shiny, silky, bouncy and gorgeous and didnt weigh it down at all. In fact, my hair (once air dried) looked as if I had used straighteners on it, it was that silky and smooth. Its also sulfate free and designed to be safe for coloured hair. I think it contains cones (sorry- I am not that great at interpreting ingredients so always best to check!) but they are right at the end of the ingredients list. The only downside to this product is the price- £33 in the UK which is around $55 so its pricey. However, you dont need to use nearly as much as wen and so for me this makes up for the price tag. I am very happy with this cleansing cream and I think it would be ideal for anyone with damaged, coloured hair- its a lovely product :) EDIT: I was wrong- it does NOT contain silicones, sulfates or parabens. What more could you ask :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This lemon-scented hair cleansing cream is used like Wen: you massage it into your scalp and hair, adding more water as you work it through, then rinse thoroughly. I don't need to follow with a separate conditioner, but I have fine hair. Unlike Wen, you don't need to use a lot of this, which is good news considering the hefty price tag on this product. It also leaves my hair feeling cleaner, bouncier and softer than Wen, and I notice my often irritated, itchy scalp feels calm and soothed after just one use. I'm very pleased with this product overall, though a tube would be easier to use in the shower than a jar. I will definitely treat myself to this again, though I expect the 250 ml jar will last me three months or so, since I only plan to use this a couple times a week, alternating with regular shampoo/condish.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I would buy this product by the gallon if I could. Yes, it's that good. I'm only surprised that my fellow MUA-ers are not all over this product!
Creme Lavante Au Citron is an "extremely mild, low lather, conditioning shampoo and scalp treatment" developed by Christophe Robin, a French celebrity hair stylist. It is a runny cream that comes in a jar; it has a mild, faintly citrus-y smell, and actually doesn't lather at all on my hair.
I have fine, thin super curly color-treated hair that is oily at the roots, but uber-dry on the ends. I have tried to do the curly girl "no-shampoo" routine, but that doesn't work for me because my hair is so oily at the roots.
I have been using this product religiously for the last 8 months or so, and it has been a small miracle for me. I use it every other day or so, and just at the roots. It cleans my hair thoroughly, but leaves it very soft and manageable, and really helps tone down the frizz. I have also used the Devachan No-Poo, and I have to say this product is just far superior.
My only rants are the packaging, which I don't like--I would prefer a tube or a pump rather than a jar--and of course the price. That being said, I have repurchased this product many many times (in London it is available at Selfridges; in Paris at Colette; and in the US through beautyhabit.com). I can only justify my extravagance on the rationale that a good hair day is priceless!