Bonjour! I recently got to experiment with a brand new (to the US) hair care line from Paris called Dessange. Launched by Jacques Dessange in 1954, Dessange was previously only available to select salons – primarily in Paris. Recently, however, Dessange debuted their salon-quality in-home product line, which include four collections:
- California Blonde – For color-treated blonde hair
- Solar Blonde Naturale – For naturally blonde hair
- Salon Color Restore – For color-treated hair
- Oleo Miracle – For damaged/overprocessed hair
Since I’m mostly (unnaturally) blonde, I got to experiment with Dessange Paris’ California Blonde system.
Dessange Paris California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo
This shampoo smells amazing thanks to the passion flower extracts. It does smell a bit pungent, though. The shampoo is thick and produces a killer lather, so a little goes a long way.
The 8.5 oz bottle is available at Target for $9.99.
Dessange Paris California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner
I was not as impressed with the conditioner, unfortunately. It pales in comparison to the shampoo. It was not as thick as expected, especially after using the collection’s shampoo. I ended up using a hefty amount of product to condition all my hair. The fact that the conditioner bottle is smaller than the shampoo makes no sense – I can’t possibly be the only one who runs out of conditioner before shampoo consistently. The 6.7 oz bottle is also $9.99
Dessange Paris California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Creme
The color correcting creme worked as advertised. I applied it for five minutes since I’m afraid to leave it on any longer and have my hair turn purple :O.
Anyway, I love using these kinds of brass removal products since they’re usually super purple and extremely thick. And I’m also easily amused at all the purple water that fills the tub while rinsing. It does take a while to rinse all the purple out. I would be lying if I said I haven’t thought my hair turned purple a time or two.
The Final Verdict
The collection did a good job of bringing life to my dull blonde, but I wouldn’t regularly use it. If the conditioner raised the bar a bit, it might be worth purchasing. I was pretty bummed to learn that the shampoo has sulfates, which dry out my hair – not good for this curly texture. The cost is a bit steep too, I probably would only pay about half as much for the quality.
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but opinions expressed are my own.