Don't freak out. We're not saying to ditch the life-saving must-have altogether (I mean, what did we do before dry shampoo?) but according to celebrity hair colourist, Christophe Robin, we should try to avoid sleeping in it... (too regularly, anyway). "When you sleep, the pores of your skin open a little bit- the same as your scalp- to breathe." Your scalp then absorbs the dry shampoo, which can cause congestion over time, and in turn, can result in finer, thinner hair. Robin boasts his own salon in Paris, a line of best-selling products and colours the locks of celebrities like Kylie Minogue and Natasha Poly, so we're taking note.
In Sydney to launch his new range, he shares the rest of his top tips and Kylie's favourite products, of course...
There is such thing as too many active ingredients in hair. And when they are used, they fight each other and can irritate your scalp and leave hair limp and dry. He recommends 2-3 key ingredients and it’s for this reason that Robin’s latest launch- a shampoo in a solid soap bar- is made of simply “castor oil, aloe vera and glycerin”. He admits that at first the new way to shampoo takes a little getting used to, but it’s been on sale (outside of Australia) for two months, and “90% of people say the more [they] use it, the more [their] hair becomes hydrated, thicker and fuller."
The colour trends coming for 2018 are all about "comfort" and "individuality." Where clients used to come to the salon with celebrity pictures, they are now coming in and asking for something that will suit them specifically. He adds that the key is "embracing and expressing your personality" and convenient colour that means you're "not in the salon every 5 minutes".
As Robin sees caring for the scalp like caring for your skin, it’s apt that his product lab only works on skincare outside of his brand. “The roots and scalp are very important." For example, "An oily scalp is one of the first causes of hair loss, because the hair doesn't hold." So what does our golden girl love from Robin's range? "Kylie is very good with her products," he says, noting the Hair Oil with Lavender and the Cleansing Mask with Lemon as standouts.
You need to detox your scalp. "Your skin and scalp are linked to your liver," so it's important to clean your liver to have better skin and a better scalp. Along with leaving dry shampoo on for too long, "people [also] use too much shampoo," he says. "And they don't rinse enough." Robin recommends products with sea salt, clays and apple cider vinegar to remove the excess. The latter, added to a bowl of cold water, along with two drops of lemon, and rinsed through your hair (after conditioner) every time you wash.