The Care and Feeding of Blonde Hair with Dessange Paris

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As a blonde by choice, one of the biggest challenges I face is maintaining my colour and tone. I spend hours in my stylist's chair every eight to ten weeks, getting my colour and highlights done and then there is the upkeep at home. Making sure that my hair is cleansed, conditioned, moisturized and I'm keeping the brass at bay. It's a lot of work. Blonde isn't for sissies! 

I recently received my very first Influenster Vox Box and packed in mine was three products from Dessange Paris Hair Care. The products are from their California Blonde Collection available at Target. Priced from $9.99 to $11.99 these products are available online and in store.


The three products I received to try and share with you are the Shampoo, Conditioner and the CC Brass Color Corrector Creme. I have had a chance to take them for a test drive and I'm ready to tell you what I think. 


Let's start with the Dessange Paris California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo 8.5 oz. $9.99. Dessange says that "This brightening shampoo gently cleanses ad nourishes hair to enhance shine, colour radiance and softness." 

This creamy formula shampoo delivers a rich, cushioning lather and a somewhat chemical-y spicy floral scent. I got my hair thoroughly clean in one good shampooing. After rinsing my hair felt clean but not stripped. 


Dessange Paris California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner 6.7 oz. $9.99. I will never understand why hair care companies make their conditioner bottles smaller than their shampoo bottles. As someone who needs to condition liberally and really moisturize my hair, I blow through conditioner much, much faster than I do shampoo. I normally use two to three bottles of conditioner to one of shampoo. 

Anyway, this white, thick, creamy conditioner spreads through my hair very nicely and coats the strands and hangs on where it is placed. Thanks to the heavy cone formula, slip with the conditioner in my hair is pretty much hot knife through butter easy and slick. After rinsing and blotting, there is still plenty of slip, making wet comb out very easy. 


For me, the superstar of this collection is the Dessange Paris California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Creme 4.2 oz. $11.99. This purple creme is applied to freshly washed hair, left in for five or ten minutes then rinsed out. The blue and purple pigments counteract gold and brassy tones in blonde hair, freshening up your blonde. 


Follow the directions on the box carefully, do an allergy patch test before hand as directed to be sure that this product is safe for you to use. Once you have done so, use of this Color Correcting Creme is easy. After I shampooed my hair, I smoothed some of the Color Correcting Creme through my hair, saturating all of my strands, roots to tips then I twisted and clipped it up on my head. I left it in while I took care of my other showerly jobs. I didn't time how long it was in but between washing, shaving, rinsing... It was in long enough. 

Rinsing is easy, my hair felt as if it had been freshly coloured as I was running my fingers through it. This Color Correcting Creme smells like hair colour and the scent lingers lightly even after rinsing and conditioning, just as the scent from hair colour. After I rinsed this product out, I ran the conditioner through my hair, left it in a minute or so and rinsed it out. 

I applied a tiny dollop of the conditioner to act as a leave in and a little of my Pureology Precious Oil and blew my hair dry then I sprayed in a "heat protector" and used my flat iron to straighten my hair. My hair felt soft, silky smooth and had nice shine and the tone was much improved. This Color Correcting Creme works so much better than any purple shampoo I have ever used. This stuff delivers a real, visible, immediate result. 


Before using the Dessange Paris California Blonde Collection, My usually cooler, more moonlit blonde was looking decidedly golden and sunny. It's been weeks since my last colour service and I've had some fading and there is brassiness thanks to the natural warm tones in my hair.


After using the Shampoo, Color Correcting Creme and the Conditioner, my cooler, moonlit tone is refreshed, restored and the gold and brassy tones are damped down. My hair is shinier thanks to the cones in the conditioner and it feels soft and silky. 

I have to say, I like these products. They deliver good results and they are affordable. Of the three products sent to me, the standout and my clear favorite is the Color Correcting Creme. I plan to purchase and keep it on hand to use on a regular basis between colour services to maintain my cool tone and keep the brassies at bay. 

Have you tried Dessange Paris hair care products? If so, what do you think of them? Did you have good results? If you are thinking about picking them up, they are available at Target stores and on their website


#JadoreDessange ::complimentary sample//affiliate::

30 comments

  1. Blonde isn't for sissies...that's so true! I'll have to check out this brand, I'm in the process of blonding right now, on my way to silver/gray hair so wish me luck :).

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  2. Great to hear these work so well for you hair!

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  3. Your hair looks amazing! I've been meaning to tell you I love your icon pic by your bio!

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  4. Allison @neversaydiebeautyMarch 16, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Wow, your hair looks great! I didn't know about using purple/blue treatment products to tone down brassiness for blondes. How interesting!

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  5. Your hair is GORGEOUS!!! and I love the lip color you have on!

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  6. I love that you have found products so perfect for blonde hair. My mom colored her hair blonde and the brassiness would start showing after a week or two. This looks like it would counteract that perfectly.

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  7. Your hair looks fab in the natural light with the wind effect!

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  8. Cosmetic SanctuaryMarch 16, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Blonde is probably the only hair color I haven't tried! Your hair looks fabulous!

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  9. It definitely has great tone and a perfect California blonde :)

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  10. Thank you! Maybe someday... ;)

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  11. Mine goes brassy pretty quickly, too. Tis the nature of my hair. The Color Correcting Creme is a big help.

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  12. Thank you. The lippie in the first pic is one of the Milani Matte lipsticks.

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  13. Thank you. I've used purple shampoo for forever but it was never all that effective. This Color Correcting Creme is pretty effective and I really like it.

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  14. That purple stuff is scary! How cool that it color corrects! Your hair looks great.

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  15. Good luck! Blonde is fun but it's work, t keep it looking good. If my hair were all silver, rather than the really bad salt and pepper/drab thing I currently have going on, I'd stop colouring and just rock it. I love silver hair!

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  16. I love your blonde hair by choice! Time for me to retouch my caramel blonde hair too....

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  17. Thank you. Blue and purple counteract yellow/brassy tones. It's a little weird t slop purple stuff in your hair, the first time but once you realize that you aren't going to come out of the shower looking like a grape, it's all good. :D

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  18. Thank you. Time for a brighten up for Summer. :D I'm having some more highlights run through at my next appointment... Getting a little dark at the roots and crown.

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  19. I'd love to try the CC cream on highlights in the summer. I could never go fully blonde because MY OCC about my hair would have me bald. But I have been "brand" before and even that I had a rough time keeping it from going brassy.

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  20. It's worth a try. I am very happy with how it works and so far, like it better than purple shampoos, which never seemed to do much for me. And, it's affordable. Twelve clams isn't bad.

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  21. I like these too but the scent is really strong

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  22. I bought the CC a few weeks ago and I liked it but my hair hasn't been dyed in awhile I didn't notice a difference. Maybe after I touch it up, it will work a lot better for me. Thanks for sharing, and great VoxBox I can't seem to win with these boxes hehe

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  23. I was stunned off my chair when I got one. I haven't been with Influenster long. I'll probably have a loooooong dry spell, now. lol

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  24. It is pretty strong. I don't mind it but if you are sensitive, it could be an issue.

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  25. I've thought about just having mine colored silver as more and more of it goes white (I seem to have skipped gray), but I imagine the upkeep would be just as much of a PITA as my dark ash blonde. (Am I the only one that loves the way my hair smells when I get home from having it cut and colored?)

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