We all have those moments of occasional weakness when a stream of irrational behavior kicks in and few expensive purchases are quickly made. The aftermath normally includes some form of grief and avoiding our bank statement for as long as possible. One of my (many) weaknesses is hair products. Packaging often makes bold promises of instant results, which I always hope for but they never materialize. Nevertheless, I keep on trying. Oribe Gold Lust range seems to be all that rage at the minute, so all those glowing recommendations have tipped me over the edge and few purchases were made.
For the record, I have mid length, color treated fine hair that lacks volume and requires the use of conditioner and hair mask on every wash. Also, my hair is naturally wavy and takes a good amount of abuse from frequent use of heat styling tools. I really heavily on hair care products and tend to avoid when I can drugstore haircare products (yes you can call me a hair snob).
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo is designed to strengthen your hair, while calm and balance the scalp. Currently I’m half way through this bottle and unfortunately, there is something quite unimpressive about this product. It is gentle and cleans hair just fine without stripping or making it fell squeaky clean. My hair felt softer and shinier than usual. Also, there is a light scent that barely lingers. BUT I could only register a small and rather insignificant difference in comparison to other high-end shampoos. For that reason, i think this product is not worth double the price.
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner is a hydrating conditioner that I very much enjoyed. After use, my hair was feeling soft, glossy and less bristle. There is a slight scent that lingers for a bit shortly after use. It does not weight down my fine hair and really helped me style my hair more easily. Personally, I tend to invest more in hair masks simply because my hair soaks in the ingredients for longer (about 20 min), giving them a better chance to repair and generate results. In the past, there were instances where hair conditions did perform magic and were as good as using a hair mask, but it’s rare. This product is top of the budget and s, results were noticeable but somehow after all the hype I did expect a tiny bit more.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is a cult product that everybody and their mother raves about it. Expectations were sky high and since I’ve been tricked before I decided to purchase the travel size version. It has non-sticky or gritty texture and yet gives volume and slight hold. The texture is very unique and lightweight. The scent lingers even after a day which is always good. I really like this product but somehow I think that soon enough other brands will catch up with a product as good for less.
Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil is another good smelling and nicely presented product. I normally use it to smooth my dry ends and tend to apply it more before I go to bed. Little does go a long way and one pump can generously cover all hair ends. Using this product twice in a roll is not ideal for fine hair. After I figured this golden rule I would say applying it once or twice a week is about enough. In terms of results, yes it did smoothen my dry ends and improved their appearance.
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, 250ml costs £46,
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner, 200ml also costs £46,
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, travel size 75ml retails at £19
Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil, 100ml is £45
After about two months of regular use, I formed my firm opinion. If I have to purchase all these products again I simply wouldn’t. The Oribe shampoo is nice but not worth the heavy price tag, same goes for the conditioner. Next time around I would rather splurge on the Gold Lust Hair Mask since it’s more of a hair treatment and not for everyday use, making this luxury treat last for longer. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is great but just wait for a good dupe since it goes quite quickly. but sure thing there is a good drugstore dupe for fraction of the price. Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil it is worth the splurge since its effective and will last a very long time.
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