I recently decided to change things up a bit in the hair department. I tend to get over things after a while and with so many different products on the market, I’m eager to try them all out. After about a year of using my Kerastase Therapiste hair products, I thought I would give Oribe a go.
Oribe first came to my attention about 3 years ago with their cult Dry Texturising Spray. Since then, the brand has become a lot more accessible around the world and well known. There are a number of shampoos, conditioners and styling products available, but before I splurged (they are pretty damn pricey) I thought I would check out some reviews first.
Overall, people were generally really impressed with the range, with there being a few misses. In particular, I looked into the Oribe Gold Lust range which is specifically designed to repair and restore the hair. Having quite a lot of bleach in my hair, I need to keep it strong whilst still nourished. So I bit the bullet and purchased the Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner. I was tempted by the Transformative Masque as well but restrained myself (this time).
I purchased my products via a Wellington hair salon named Sable. They allow you to order retail products online which I thought was quite convenient. When the product arrived, they were beautifully wrapped in maroon tissue paper and a Sable sticker. They also came with a small personal message which I thought was a nice touch.
Oribe packaging itself is absolutely stunning as you will see below. The bottles are even more luxurious. The Gold Lust range have black and white ombre bottles with metallic gold branding. They look beautiful displayed in your bathroom and every time I use them, I feel that little bit special.
Upon first use of the shampoo, I found it was a slightly transparent creamy colour, with a gold shimmer running through it. When shampooing, it spread evenly and lathered up quite nicely. There is not much of a scent when you smell the shampoo, it is very subtle. I could smell it more, once lathered in the hair. I always shampoo twice and found my hair had a squeaky clean feeling (and sound) to it. I love this, because during the week I use a fair bit of my Batiste Dry Shampoo, so I need to ensure I have removed it thoroughly.
Initially I was a little apprehensive about the Gold Lust Conditioner. I’ve always swapped them out for Masques instead, as I like something a little more intense and nourishing. Since growing my highlights out, I’ve found my hair tends to become oilier a lot quicker (no bleach at the roots to dry it out). So I thought I would go for something a bit lighter this time round. I’m actually so glad I did. The conditioner is light and creamy, it spreads evenly through my hair and has a beautiful perfumed scent. I leave it in for 2minutes and rinse and WOW is my hair soft and silky.
Since using Oribe for the past 2 weeks, I have noticed that when I leave my hair to dry naturally, it is more manageable and does not become fluffy. I’ve also noticed when I dry it off, it almost looks as if I have straightened it and I barely have to do anything. I had begun to notice my hair needing to be shampooed almost daily, however I can now go 2-3 days.
Overall I am really impressed with the Oribe Gold Lust range and couldn’t recommend it more. I can’t wait to purchase a few other products, to test out.