Monday, July 6, 2015


oribe dry texturizing spray

Limp locks needing a lift? I have the answer to all your prayers.  Meet the Dry Texturizing Spray and Tousled Texture Surfcomber Mousse from haircare range Oribe.  Oribe has been making waves the past couple years with their impressive products, and although I have tried many in the range, these two are definitely the standouts.  They both give such amazing volume and are a dream for fine hair yearning for altitude and texture. 

I first tried the dry texturizing spray a couple years back when I was at a Blue Mercury in NYC and the sales associates was raving about this Oribe product that could give my slippery fine hair some oomph.  I purchased it then and am now on my fourth bottle of the stuff.  Part dry shampoo, part texturizer this unique formula has patented polymers that absorb oils much like a dry shampoo, but without leaving behind any icky residue.  I love to use this to revitalize second day hair and it gives my mane such great volume and texture, helps it hold a style, and leaves it looking and feeling thicker.  The best way to use this is to hold the can four to five inches from your head and spray generously on dry hair.   Give your roots a quick tousle to maximize texture and then style as usual, it’s that simple!  If the $42 price tag is too hefty they do offer a travel size version for $22, but this product is worth the splurge in my book.  There are many dry texturizing spray "dupes" on the market, but this deserves all the hype it gets for good reason.

Did you know: The Oribe range is the brain child of famed hair stylist to the stars Oribe Canales.  The Cuban native launched the haircare line in 2008 and the intoxicating scent of all the products is said to be inspired by Jennifer Lopez whom he had a close working relationship with.  

The second  product in this all-star volumizing pair is Oribe’s Tousled Texture Surfcomber Mousse.  I have not had the best luck with mousse in the past, that crunchy vibe is not my thing, but this product has changed all that.  This light mousse gives great volume without that crunchy feeling and it also hydrates strands and boosts shine.  Now when I first purchased this and it had surf in the name I was expecting my hair to have a sticky piecey look to it, like many sea salt products on the market, but that just wasn’t the case.  I don’t think it really gives my hair a tousled look, but it does give my fine locks incredible texture and volume.  I like to dispense a small pouf of mousse into my hands, massage between palms, and work through damp hair staying away from my roots.  I then follow up by blow drying with a round brush.  This can also be used on dry hair and if you have naturally curly or wavy hair I think this would be perfect for scrunching into damp hair and then letting your locks air dry.  My only tip with this is to start with a little product because it can easily be too sticky and gross if you apply too much (I made that mistake the first time I used it).  The full size version of this mousse retails for $37 and the travel size for $22.  While expensive I need such a little bit of this product that even the travel size offering has lasted me six months already.  I can’t recommend this product enough and it gives more volume and oomph than any mousse I have ever used.

And one more thing I forgot to mention, every Oribe product smells heavenly!  I don’t know what exactly the fragrance is, but someone should get Oribe Canales on the phone and convince him to bottle the stuff because I would totally buy it.  If you're looking to add some volume and texture into your styling routine I would highly recommend giving the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and Touseled Texture Surfcomber Mousse a go.  Oribe products can be purchased at department stores Barney’s and Neiman Marcus, Blue Mercury boutiques, as well as online retailers Amazon and Birchbox.  What are your favorite products from Oribe?  What other volumizing haircare products should I try?  Let me know in the comments below!  And happy Monday everyone!! 

xoxo Nicole

1 comment:

  1. Dang I really need this... I have such limp hair. Thanks for sharing!!


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