I really didn’t want to like Oribe. I wanted to find it overrated and the Emperor’s new clothes of the haircare world. This is because it’s more expensive than even most premium ranges and I like to think that just because something costs a lot it doesn’t mean it’s the dog’s bollocks. However, and you can probably guess where I’m going with this, the truth is I LOVE the products that I’ve tried so far. I would go as far as to say it’s the best haircare I’ve ever used.
I was given a sample of the Glaze for Beautiful Colour and the Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Crème and was so impressed by them I went out and bought the Dry Texturizing Spray, a product I’d been debating getting for a while due to it’s cult status.
All the Oribe haircare products have a signature complex consisting of watermelon, lychee and edelweiss flower extracts which generally protect hair against all the things that are detrimental such as photo-ageing, oxidative stress and natural keratin depletion. The products also contain the same light signature scent, Cote D’Azur, which includes Italian bergamot, pink lemons, white peach, cassis, muguet, apples, leafty greens, cedarwood, white amber and musk.
The Glaze For Beautiful Colour is a once a week treatment that you use after shampooing and in place of conditioner. It’s for all shades and basically makes hair gleam with health. I’ve quite recently had some lighter streaks put in my very dark brown hair and it’s toll on my locks. This treatment completely revives it and allows light to bounce off it again.
The Glaze For Beautiful Colour works well on it’s own but when I pair it with Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Crème I end up with hair that’s as close to ‘just walked out the hairdressers’ as I’ve ever managed to get. It’s contains lots of skincare ingredients such as amino acids, niacinamide and biotin. Alongside them there are ingredients that sound good enough to eat such as macadamia and sunflower oils, seaweed, ginsing soybean, quinoa and rice extracts. All of these work together to repair and prevent hair damage. It also has a ‘memory polymer’ for long lasting buy touchable hold.
The Dry Texturizing Spray is every bit as good as I’d been led to believe. When sprayed on the lower part of the hair it makes it tussled and sexy and spraying it into the roots gives great lift and volume. It does this without even the merest hint of crispiness or stickiness. It absorbs oil (but without leaving any powder behind) so it’s great to use as a dry shampoo. It also protects hair from UV rays.