This is not a product I’d normally buy, because:
- I have no need for a texturising spray, I want my hair shiny and silky.
- The hefty price tag is nothing short of ridiculous ie £20.00 for a 75ml travel-sized can.
WHAT IS IT?
Like a sturdy roll of duct tape, this multi-tasking spray is the ultimate quick-fix product. Part dry shampoo, part texturiser, its unique formula soaks up oils in grimy hair, and gives your flattened, blown-out ‘do an instant dose of altitude.
Patented polymers absorb oil to give hair a rough-and-tumble texture, while adding a bit of hold to keep things in place — all without the powdery residue that some dry shampoos leave behind.
With colour-protecting properties, this is a multi-tasking spray that is just what is needed to defend the hair from the damage caused by harmful UV rays.
I have no idea where my little can came from, I certainly didn’t buy it, so I’m assuming it was in a beauty box. It was knocking about in a drawer for months. I needed a quick spritz of hairspray on my freshly washed hair because it went all floppy, but grabbed this instead.
It shooshed up my hair without making it look stiff, or matt – my big fear with these texturising products, which is why I don’t touch them. My hair had hold, volume without stiffness and retained the shine.
The next morning, on ‘day old’ unwashed hair, I reached for it again, whacked in my sleep in rollers while I did my make-up, and it was as if I’d just washed my hair and had it professionally blow-dried. Volume and hold again without stiffness.
The clever double duty spray gives grip and hold to just washed hair and revitalises unwashed hair – if only it wasn’t so outrageously expensive!
ONE LITTLE GRIPE
Because I always have one. I don’t particularly care for the ‘amazing’ signature Orbie scent. It’s distinctive, yet I can’t properly describe it. Although I realise now that a very put-together, high maintenance woman I know uses it, because I recognise the smell.
If you delve deep there are shed loads of negative feedback for this product, but the reviews below are ones I can relate to. I guess it depends on your hair type.
This stuff is a freakin’ miracle and I’ve bought it again and again. I finally decided to buy the big can after years of buying the tiny ones – I can make those little guys last months though. This is literally the only dry shampoo/texturizer that’s ever worked on my coarse, slick, heavy hair. And I’ve tried dozens. It turns out that the ones that have grip are usually mostly stark white, which does not work for my black hair. And the ones that are tinted for dark hair get all over everything so NOPE NOPE NOPE.
I can get some gigantic hair with this product. It’s literally the only thing robust enough to hold up my hair. Elnett is like water compared to this stuff when it comes to teasing. Plus, it’s great for refreshing normal non-giant hair on lazy mornings! It can breathe life into my tired blowouts better than anything else I’ve ever tried and I’ve tried a lot, because I despise blow-drying my hair and will do anything to stretch it out for a week.
WHERE TO BUY
I’d love to link you to a website where you can get this for a reasonable price, but nope, Oribe obviously have a firm hold on prices in the UK.
However, Birchbox USA has a Limited Edition set on sale for $68.00 (about £54.00), with a full-size can of spray and deluxe samples of other products. You lucky, lucky people, I want it so much!
Birchbox UK has a sprinkling of Oribe products, but you can buy a wider selection on the Cult Beauty and SpaceNK websites and a lot of the range on Net-a-Porter.
I feel my hair isn’t ‘right’ without this spray, so I felt obliged to buy a full-sized can, until the glorious day I’m able to wean my hair off this ‘more expensive than diamonds and gold’ spray.
I bought the Dry Styling Collection from Net-a-Porter UK for £65.00.
The set consists of a full-size and travel size of Texturising Spray with a 62ml can of Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – the ‘freebie, worth about £9.10.
Hopefully, these will last forever.