Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Oribe Signature Shampoo & Conditioner review
Mr London bought these for me for Christmas. I love the smell (a light, sophisticated, slightly perfumed citrus) but what is really good is the way these make my hair behave.
Put succinctly, Oribe gives my hair guts. I have volume at the roots and controlled non-frizzy body at the ends (I usually find that volumising shampoos and conditioners give me finger-in-electric-socket hair.) I also find it gives really good shine to my hair. I wash my hair every other day, and with the Oribe my hair still looks decent on day two, and doesn't look like it really needs a wash by the end of the second day.
If I was being really picky, I'd say that sometimes my scalp feels a bit dry after a couple of weeks non-stop use, and I do need to occasionally rotate with a more moisturising formula. Less dry/shorter hair would probably like this shampoo exclusively. I'm now very tempted by the Oribe Shine shampoo and conditioner to add into my routine for this purpose, despite the horrible UK price tag.
The conditioner does contain some silicones, for those who try to avoid them (cyclopentasiloxane is the second ingredient.) It doesn't make my hair either lank or crispy though, which I commonly experience when a brand contains too much silicone for my hair. The first listed foaming ingredients in the shampoo are sodium laureth sulfate, TEA-lauryl sulfate, lauramidopropyl betaine, cocamide MEA, glyceryl cocoate and disodium laureth sulfosuccinate.
Oribe is sold at SpaceNK in the UK.