It’s time for my Oribe Dry Shampoo review – because at this point, it’s the best dry shampoo I know.
Compared to most products I tried – Oribe seems 100% professional.
But what’s so special about it? Let’s analyze all of its aspects.
Note: I tried this product myself so this review is based on my personal experience. I’m not trying to praise/criticize this shampoo or its company – I am simply telling my opinion about it.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Gold Lust Dry Shampoo from Oribe
Best Actual Price: Around $40 for the 6 oz size
Cheapest Place To Buy It: Probably Amazon, they have the best prices for Oribe products.
Designed For: Any type of hair.
It’s the typical dry shampoo – but it also works for prevention, unlike the rest (I speak from experience here).
My Rating: 9.80 out of 10 – One of the few products I rated that high
Worth Buying?: Totally. It’s the best dry shampoo I tried:
- absorbs the oils and dirt immediately
- doesn’t leave any marks
- prevents your hair from getting too greasy in the next days
- allows you to wash your hair more rarely
It is indeed more expensive than regular products. But you need to use a lower quantity in the end – so it’s a better investment.
What I Liked About It
- Original ingredients that don’t exist in any similar product
- Pretty natural (contains lots of herbs)
- Works within seconds
- Doesn’t leave absolutely any traces on your scalp
- The effect lasts for 1-2 days
- Also helps your hair get less greasier on the long term
- Has an unique, sophisticated smell
- Very professional – compared to any other dry shampoo I used
What I Didn’t Like About It
- Pretty expensive – around $40 for 6 oz (depending on where you buy it from)
- No large size available – the 6 oz is the largest one
#1. Ingredients (9.50 out of 10)
To tell you honestly – Oribe has probably the best ingredients among all dry shampoos I tried:
- original ingredients
- no alcohol
- over 7 natural extracts
That’s one of the main reasons why it’s my favorite product.
But let’s a take a closer look at each ingredient.
1. Oribe Signature Complex – this is a brand mix that you can’t find in any other product:
- it’s responsible for hair protection
- keeps your hair free from damage and drying out
2. Translucent Starch Blend – that’s another brand ingredient, but it’s totally different:
- absorbs the extra oils and dirt from your scalp
- leaves your hair like it’s just washed (I can guarantee for that)
3. Celery Seed Extract – it’s the substance that prevents greasiness.
I’ve never seen it in any other dry shampoo – which explains why Oribe is so effective for prevention.
4. Bamboo & Rice Silk – they booth smooth the hair.
5. Myrrh Extract – helps if you have damaged ends.
6. Lavender & Chamomille – are great if your scalp is dry or itching.
#2. Texture & Smell (9.90 out of 10)
Honestly, I was very impressed by both the smell and the texture. They’re both way better than in any dry shampoo.
1. Texture – here’s what you should know about Oribe:
- it’s actually a colorless spray
- I tried spraying on a paper – but there’s no color
- once you apply it, there’s no white traces on your scalp
- the spray doesn’t wet or thicken your hair (as most dry shampoos do)
So overall, Oribe’s shampoo is extremely light and thin – if I may use these words for a spray.
But in my opinion – that’s exactly how a dry shampoo should be.
2. Smell – I would have bought the shampoo again just for this:
- it’s really refreshing, light and sophisticated
- smells like expensive fragrances (without being too strong)
- it’s not the kind of smell of any other product
- however, it lingers in your hair for a few hours at least
I would describe its smell in one word – clean. But personally – I’m really in love with it.
So I could only recommend this shampoo for how well it smells.
#3. How It Works (10 out of 10)
As I said – it’s the best dry shampoo I ever tried. And I tried a lot, believe me.
1. The Effect – that’s what actually makes it really valuable:
- Removes the oils and dirt within seconds
- It’s a translucent spray, so it doesn’t leave any single marks
- I used it on dark hair and there were no signs of powder or anything
- Also, the effect lasts for more than 1 day
- I noticed that I didn’t have to wash my hair the next day – it wasn’t too greasy
- It doesn’t dry out your hair (as many others do)
- Also adds a lot of volume (in my case, it really did)
- Overall, it was super effective – especially because it lasted more than 1 day
So to be honest – Oribe remains the best dry shampoo I tried. I’m probably not going to use another one – since it has everything I need.
2. What It Does Best – this product is really good overall. But in my opinion – it has one major advantage:
- It prevents your hair from getting as greasy as usual
- So you can wash your hair more rarely
Obviously, that’s a long term effect. But if you use this shampoo for a few weeks – you will surely notice that you can wash your hair more rarely.
And honestly – that’s something I haven’t seen in any other product. That’s why Oribe is my #1 recommendation at this chapter.
#4. How To Apply It (10 out of 10)
There isn’t a lot to say here – you have to follow the instructions from the label.
Here’s how to do it:
- Start by shaking the bottle for a few seconds.
- Place it about 8 inches from your scalp (I’ve had best results at this distance).
- Spray a few times.
- Run your fingers through your hair and spread it all around the roots.
Basically – it’s just like every dry shampoo. So if you used any other before – you surely know how to do it.
#5. Quantity (8 out of 10)
You can find this dry shampoo in 2 versions – depending on the size:
- Purse size – 1.3 oz
- Regular size – 6 oz
I personally would have wished to see a larger size. The 1.3 oz one is super small – so it would probably last just for a few weeks.
The 6 oz form can last about a month – but it depends of:
- how much spray you apply
- how often you use it
In my case – one bottle of 6 oz lasts around 5 weeks. But I use this shampoo every 3-4 days – which isn’t too often.
That’s why a 9 oz version would have been a much better deal overall.
So that’s my only objection when it comes to sizes.
#6. Price (7.50 out of 10)
Now – the price depends a lot on where you buy it from.
But from what I’ve seen – Amazon has the best prices, so I will refer to those ones:
- a 6 oz bottle costs around $40
- a purse bottle is about $20
Obviously – the larger form is a much better deal overall.
However, anything around $40 for 6 oz is a lot. And I totally agree – price is the biggest downside of Oribe.
It’s extremely expensive for the quantity – but as I said, it’s really professional in terms of how it works. So I totally recommend this product, despite its high price.
Now – here’s what you can do. You have 2 options:
1. You buy a regular dry shampoo for $20 a bottle and you finish it in 2 weeks
2. You buy the Oribe shampoo for about $40 and you finish it in 1 month
Considering that it slows down your hair’s greasiness – you need to use less of it more rarely. So in the end, you save a few dollars and a lot of time.
I say it’s worth it – that’s why I recommend Oribe, despite being pretty pricey. It’s also really effective.
#7. Final Conclusions
Here are the main things you should remember about Oribe. That’s what makes it different – and better than the rest:
1. No Traces Left – unlike most products, Oribe doesn’t leave any traces:
- contains a special translucent powder
- this means it has an invisible color
- that’s why it’s impossible to spot any marks left
That is definitely the best trick I’ve found in a dry shampoo. You can tell – Oribe is really professional.
2. Prevents Greasiness – no other dry shampoo I tried could do this:
- the Celery Seed Extract keeps away scalp oils
- so your hair won’t get greasy as often
- that’s why you could skip washing for 1-2 days
Thing is – Oribe’s product is great for emergency cases, when you don’t have time to wash your hair too often.
3. Protects Hair – Oribe is also good if your hair is damaged:
- protects against sun rays, heat or dryness
- also helps maintaining the color (if your hair is dyed)
So overall – I have a great opinion on Oribe’s ingredients. They’re surely the best ones I’ve seen in any dry shampoo.
Should I also add that it’s great at absorbing the oils from your scalp? I think it’s pretty obvious…
Here’s a short sum-up about Oribe’s dry shampoo:
My Verdict – Is Oribe Worth Buying?
I tried a lot of products and none worked better than this one:
- removes dirt and oils without leaving any marks
- uses a translucent powder – so there are no visible signs
- prevents your hair from getting greasy as often
- you can wash it more rarely (about 1-2 days)
- smells really good
- contains some unique ingredients
So overall – there isn’t much to say. It may be a pricey dry shampoo, but it’s totally worth that price.
And on the long term – it’s actually a better investment, because you won’t have to use as much as with other dry shampoos.
So as for me – I will definitely stick to Oribe. It’s the best one I’ve tried for many years.