Some people are blessed with naturally beautiful hair that looks like a shampoo commercial straight out of the shower. I am not one of those people. A bottle blonde with high maintenance hair, I am what Dessange Paris kindly calls a “California Blonde.”
Dessange Paris is the namesake line of legendary French hairstylist, Jacques Dessange. Monsieur Dessange is known for working with Brigitte Bardot and pioneering the balayage technique that so many us blondes rely on for subtle but striking highlights. Luckily, you don’t need to fly Air France (Première Classe, s'il vous plaît ) to get your hands on his luxurious products, you just have to visit your local Target (say it like the French, Tar-jay). Très accessible!
How To Be A California Girl In France
There are four products in the California Blonde line including Shampoo, Conditioner, Illuminating Elixir and CC Cream. Using all of them in conjunction with each other will lead to shiny, natural looking blonde hair. You will also have the envy of everyone around you whether you are at brunch in Beverly Hills or toasting in St. Tropez.
The CC Cream is a bright purple toner that tells brassiness to take a hike off your tresses. The angled tip of the tube makes it easy to get the product in your hair and not all over your bathroom.
I’ve tried many purple treatments because my hair has a tendency to get really brassy in the California sun. Seriously, I haven’t found another product that works quite as well as Dessange does, especially for the price. I even saved money when I had my hair colored because my stylist didn’t have to use toner on me. That says a lot about the quality of the product. It is truly the hero of the California Blonde line.
Illuminating Elixir makes my blonde pop, but doesn’t feel heavy, or make my hair greasy. I use it before blow-drying to prevent damage and fading. My hair ends up baby soft. A great multi-tasker, it also helps to de-frizz and style the next day.
Shampoo & Conditioner
One of the first things I noticed about the shampoo and conditioner was their fragrance. If you could bottle sophisticated sunshine and add a touch of luxury, it would smell like Dessange. The scent is very subtle, essentially the opposite of most typical American hair products.
In addition to smelling good, the shampoo and conditioner truly exceeded my expectations. To be honest, the first time I tried them was just after I went swimming in the pool. Chlorine usually leaves my hair with a green tint that takes a few washes to get rid of. The Shampoo made my hair squeaky clean without drying it out and the conditioner left my hair super silky. It was like having an express ticket to Buttery Blondeville.
Are You Ready to Say Oui To Dessange Paris?
Even if you aren’t blonde, Dessange has several lines to meet your hair care needs including Oleo (dry/damged), Color Restore (dyed), Solar Blonde (naturally blonde), and Purifying Clay (balancing). There are shampoos, conditioners and some very innovative products including Purifying Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask, Lightening Treatment and Sun Spray.
Are you excited about Dessange Paris? Enter the giveaway below to get your hands on the entire line. Yes, that is every single product pictured here!