Archive | July 2016

My Oribe Dry Shampoo Review

 

Hey guys, in this post I want to tell you about a really cool product that I started using just a few months ago, but it soon got on my list of “favorite products”. So, here’s my Oribe Dry Shampoo Review. 😀

I’ve been planning to review this great spray for a long period, but time hasn’t been on my side lately, so I can only do it now.

My Oribe Dry Shampoo ReviewI know you’re probably expecting it to be a classic dry shampoo, but this product is actually a texturizing spray.

So why do I call it a shampoo? Why did I actually name this post “My Oribe Dry Shampoo Review”?

Because I use it mainly as a dry shampoo rather than a volumizing spray and I’m extreeemely  satisfied with it! So much that I consider it almost exclusively a dry shampoo…

Anyway, you don’t have to do the same, it’s actually an amazing volume product so you can use it as such, but in my review I will try to focus more on the “dry shampoo” part. That’s because many people asked me about this Oribe spray as a dry shampoo, so I guess they are more interested in this.

So let’s not make it any longer and begin. 😀

Product name: Dry Texturizing Spray

Producer: Oribe

Price: $22.00

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

Mark: 9.70 /10

These are the general facts everyone should know about this product, plus one thing. The price seems pretty good, as $22 isn’t a big deal after all, is it? 🙂 But the problem is that the quantity is just 2.2 ounces, which is quite little. 🙁

The good news is that there is also a 8.5 ounces size, which would last enough months. But…there is also a but; the price for this size is $44, which isn’t very little…

Anyway, we’ll talk more about this a bit later, for now all I want to say is that, in case you got scared by the big price it has, you should know it’s the only bad thing I found about it.

And if I gave it 9.70 out of 10 as a mark, this means I really really like it, right? 😀

Now let me show you more clearly which are the does and dont’s of this Oribe spray. And once again, I will try to focus first on the “dry shampoo” part and only secondly on the “spray” part.

PROs

  • It manages to clean dirty scalp easily, even if you apply a very little quantity like 3-4 sprays

  • No marks: you won’t get any white hairs or spots in the places where you added the spray, because it gets absorbed easily and also pretty fast

  • I love that my hair doesn’t feel like when I would add hairspray (although as a texture, this spray is similar to a hairspray). It actually seems and feels pretty soft, not harsh as I expected

  • You can use it any time your hair gets greasy. In my case, it’s a great option when I don’t want to wash my hair twice a week because I apply it and my roots aren’t oily anymore (I have curly hair, that’s true, but even so it’ s pretty good achievement)

  • Another useful tip is that you don’t need a high quantity of product every time you use it, a few sprays a enough to make the greasiness do away. Of course, it also depends of your hair’s thickness and volume, but overall you don’t need too much

  • It’s a great product for straight and oily hair, as it manages to make the impossible and give it a lot of volume that lasts

  • So overall I really recommend it to anyone who needs a high-quality dry shampoo and a volumizing product all in one

CONS

  • The price is definitely the biggest downside I could find. I guess it is so high because the quality is also very high itself, so they somehow have to compensate. But you should keep in mind that you’re saving a pretty good amount of money if you buy the 8.5 oz size instead of the 2.2 oz one

  • It only ships within the US, no other countries are available 🙁

Below you can see this Oribe shampoo, in both versions: the 2.2 oz size and the 8.5 oz one. Also, the second time I bought this shampoo I decided to listen to the advice of several people and get the conditioner and mositurizing creme together with it. And I didn’t regret it.

So I also added them here, you can click on each if you want to get a better idea about them.


Meanwhile, I will try to tell you more about the Oribe dry shampoo: how it works, what other things it does besides cleaning my hair and other things of this type. So keep reading! 🙂

How it helps me when I get oily hair


Okay, I won’t pretend I’m a specialist about this, all I can tell you is how I use this spray. And I see really good results, so I guess it’s the right way. 🙂

So let me explain you how it makes my oily hair look better and how it can do the same with yours, even if you have naturally greasy hair.

In one of my previous posts I showed you 7 steps for a faster hair growth, and if you remember, one of them was using a special oil that will stimulate your hair’s roots. I use Castor oil, and have been doing so for several months, because the results are pretty visible.

But that’s not what I want to talk about now. 

The problem with Castor oil is that you should apply it a few times a week in order to see these results you want, and if you do this, your hair will always look very very oily. That’s how mine looks after I apply it. And that’s where the good part comes.

This Oribe shampoo is the perfect solution in this situation. And don’t misunderstand me, it’s not like it would clean your hair completely and make it look perfect right after you applied the oil. I wish I could tell you it is so, but it’s not.

However, it manages to make my hair look much better and way less greasier than normal. And by this I want to say that I afford to go out of the house without being ashamed. I just apply it at my roots a few minutes after I applied the oil and boom!…my hair looks a bit more normal.

Now it’s true that my hair is curly and normally it’s not greasy at all. So you’re probably wondering “Would this work for a naturally oily hair?”.

My answer is YES, it would. It’s exactly the same thing, except that I add the oil on my scalp manually and in your hair it’s automatically produced (but in a lower quantity :D). So this means that you have even bigger chances of success.

Just add a few sprays on your scalp, making sure you applied it all over, and you’ll see the difference in a few minutes. For now it’s the best solution I can give to people who have greasy hair, because this spray really makes miracles in this case.

Don’t forget about the “volume booster” effect


I know that’s a common problem of people with oily hair, that try to hard to get the volume they want by so many ways (back-combing, blow-drying or so many other things) and it’s still in vain. I have many friends in this situation, and in the last months I’ve been recommending them exclusively this spray.

I can’t really explain how it does it, but it manages to give volume even to very flat hair, that is normally extremely straight and thin. It sometimes surprises me, especially after many of my friends bought it at my recommendation and they’re really satisfied with it.

So although I chose to review it as a dry shampoo (because I used it as such), you should keep in mind that it’s first a volumizing spray, and only after a dry shampoo. Most people use it as a volume booster, actually.

And if they’re so satisfied with it as a volume booster, I guess it’s not just my impression. 🙂

If I recommend it? Yes, despite the high price, I do


I know it’s not extremely easy for everyone to buy a shampoo of 8.5 ounces that costs $44, I am perfectly aware of this. But this doesn’t stop me from recommending it.

In my opinion, it’s the best product you could use as a dry shampoo. It has a great quality, it doesn’t leave any marks and it cleanses the scalp correctly and completely. That’s basically what I need from a dry shampoo. Plus that it gives a great volume, so that’s an extra advantage. 😉

So if you ask me, I say it’s worth buying. Even if you think it’s a bit expensive, I’m sure you can make a sacrifice and not go out one night, in order to buy this product. Yeah, I know that this thing with going out isn’t the best example, but you get my point 😛

That’s my honest opinion…

 

So what do you think, did you enjoy reading my Oribe Dry Shampoo Review? And what do you think about this product, would you try it yourself?

Ashley

My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2″ Curling Iron Multi Heat Control

 

My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2" Curling Iron Multi Heat ControlHello everyone, I apologize for not posting anything for years! It’s been a very busy period in my life (yeah, I know I also said this last time but…) but I hope I’m through with it! 😀

So in this post I want to tell you about my last acquisition, a pretty cool curling tool called Hot Tools Supertool 2 Curling Iron Multi Heat Control.

I bought this styling tool a few weeks ago because I really needed a curling iron, as my old one (finally :P) got broken. Yeah, I guess it was about time… I’ll write a review about that one too one day, but for now…let’s focus on the Supertool Curling Iron.

Product name: Supertool 2″ Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control

Producer: Hot Tools

Price: $34.78 right now

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

Mark: 9.00 /10

 

Okay, so now I want to tell you exactly what I liked and what I didn’t like about this product, because there are a lot to say, believe me. 😀

Before I start with this, I should mention that I received this tools as a gift, I didn’t buy it for myself (I would have probably chosen something else, but… 😛 ). Anyway, here are the does and don’ts.

PROs

  • After about 2 weeks of use (weekly use, not daily) I’m pretty satisfied with how it curls my hair because it doesn’t make it frizzy or dry. I mean that it remains soft even the next days, although I would have expected it to get frizzy the next morning

  • Works pretty good on thick hair too, mine is pretty thick now and this tool still made its job

  • I have the 2″ version, but there are 6 other sizes, according to your hair’s length and thickness, so you don’t have to choose a standard one

  • It has a pretty good temperature range, up to 430 Fahrenheit or 220 Celsius. Plus that it gets hot really really fast, I have to wait about 10 seconds

  • I also like that it’s pretty light. I don’t know about the other versions, but the 2″ one that I have isn’t heavy at all

  • It has a one year warranty, but I don’t think there are serious chances that it gets broken in such a short period

  • I had no idea how much it cost (I said before, I got it as a gift), but I would have said it about…$45. As it has pretty nice qualities. But I was surprised to see it was $10 less, so I guess the price is really good on Amazon. Plus that I noticed it’s the cheapest place for this tool

  • You can buy it even if you’re not from the US, as it can be shipped internationally

CONs

  • I absolutely hate the package! To me it looks like a very cheap toy made in China. You’re probably making fun of me right now, but that’s how it seems to me…I would definitely change it if I were the producer

  • From what I know (and I hope I’m not wrong because I don’t want to deceive you) it’s not dual voltage, so it can only be used in America, not in Europe or Australia

  • No automatic shut off button, which can be pretty bad if you tend to forget styling tools on 😛

  • It’s not made of ceramic (which is the best fabric for styling tools, as it protects hair best of all)

That’s basically my general opinion about this curling tool, which is a pretty cool product but of course that is also has enough downsides. Here’s where you can get it from: the first product is the 2″ version that I have, and the other are some of the other 7 ones.



 But if you want even more details about my experience with it, well…here they come! 🙂

 

So, let’s get to the real review


Like I said in the beginning, I got this Supertool Curling Iron as a gift from a friend who knew I was about to get another curling tool. I can’t say it was a huge “luck”, as I would have probably bought a more professional one myself, but…this one is a gift so I’m pretty satisfied with it.

Just to make things clear, this friend of mine doesn’t know about my blog, that’s why I allowed myself to tell my “honest” opinion about the curling too I got. 😛

Anyway, now I want to give you a bit more details about what this tool offers and whether it would be suitable for your hair or not. Stay tuned! 😀

 

The most important question: Does it make good curls or not?


Yeah, it does!

I was surprised of this myself, as this product isn’t the best I’ve tried in my life, and because of its pretty big number of downsides I didn’t really consider it quite a “must try”.

But asking myself if “Does it make good curls?”, the answer is absolutely yes!

Just take a look at this picture.

It’s true that I have naturally curly hair so it always remains curly after using any curler in the world, but it generally gets frizzy the next morning… And the curls don’t remain as fixed and as good looking when I wake up the following day.

But with this curler, it seems like my problem disappeared completely!

My hair doesn’t get frizzy in the morning, and the curls’ pattern remains pretty much the same. So it’s not like I have to re-curl my hair every day, it stays in good shape until I wash it.

Believe me that I wouldn’t praise it if I haven’t had any reason, it’s not my favorite tool at all, but… when it comes to the curls it makes, I can only praise it.

 

What size should I get?


I told you before that there are 7 options available, based on the tools’ size: 1″, 1 1/2″, 1-1/4″, 1/2″, 2″ (the one I have), 3/8″ and 5/8″.

Now what is the difference between these 7 sizes?

It’s about which would be best for your hair. The sizes are made according to hair length and thickness.

The smaller dimensions this tool has, the more proper it is for shorter hair. To make it easier to understand, if you have short hair (like shoulder- length), I guess the 1″ is the best choice for you.  On the other hand, if you have thick, long hair, the 2″ is probably what you need.

That’s kind of the mechanism. And from what I know, you can also message Amazon before buying it and ask them what size they would recommend. Yeah, I know that Amazon staff’s strong point isn’t probably hair issues, but you can try. 😉

 

Gets heated up really fast…


My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2" Curling Iron Multi Heat ControlYeah, here I have to admit that I was extremely impressed by this tool, especially because it’s not a flat iron…I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a flat iron that gets hot in 10 seconds, but with curling tools it’s different.

So I have to praise it for this.

The temperature range is also more than you actually need, I mean no girl would curl her hair at 430 F, isn’t it so? Well, at least I wouldn’t and I don’t know anyone who would…

So it’s important to know that the temperature range is between 280-430 F, which is about 140-220 C. These temperatures perfect for anyone, no matter how loose or not loose you want your curls to be.

 

…but I wish it was made of ceramic 🙁


That’s probably the biggest complaint I have about this curler, besides the package of course. 😀

My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2" Curling Iron Multi Heat ControlNow, using styling tools on your hair isn’t good at all, you probably know this because everyone says it. And it’s true. We sometimes have a great alternative because there are more and more ceramic tools, that offer a pretty good protection so the hair doesn’t get very damaged.

But tools that don’t have ceramic protection will, at one point, damage your hair. That’s available if they’re used regularly, not just from time to time. And they will damage it even if you use protection sprays or stuff like that, because…that’s how it is. 🙁

That’s why I really wish this curler was made of ceramic.

It’s true that it’s still a curler and it won’t damage your hair as much as a straightener, but even so, this damage could be avoided…

Anyway, all I can recommend you is not to use it daily. Try to use it at most every 2-3 days, even less often if it’s possible. In this way you won’t damage you hair too much and too fast.

 

My final opinion


I guess I have to conclude my review now, in order to give you a proper idea whether this tool is worth buying or not.

My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2" Curling Iron Multi Heat ControlWell…If I have to be honest, I guess it is worth buying.

The curls it makes are really nice and resistant (at least for me 🙂 ), it has a wide range of sizes and temperatures, and last but not least, a very good price.

But keep in mind that you shouldn’t use it daily, as it’s not made of a ceramic fabric, so it could at one point harm your hair. Anyway, once you use it 2-3 times per week you shouldn’t worry too much. 🙂

As for me, I’ll continue to use it weekly and in case I notice any split ends, I will update my review. For now, I’m pretty satisfied with it and I do consider it to be a good curling iron, but by far not the best.

Just a pretty good item for a lower budget. 😀

 

So what do you think about the Hot Tools Supertool 2″ Curling Iron Multi Heat Control? Have you ever tried it? Or would you be tempted to?

Let me know your answer in the comments below.

Ashley 😀