Oops! There goes another quarter into the beauty product-related swear jar (I don’t actually have one of those, but sometimes I think I should).
Seriously, Oribe, why’d you have to make me fall in love with your Dry Texturizing Spray when you knew the last thing I needed in my life right now was another bank-breaking hairstyling product?
Cue Beauty Wayback Machine. Destination: one month ago…
BAM! Bright light, aaaaaand, we’re here. 🙂
It’s mid August, 2014.
I’m just about to haul my cookies out of the salon after getting my roots touched up when I realize that I need (“need,” air quotes) a small travel-size bottle of dry shampoo to bring with me on my upcoming trip to LA (it was still upcoming at the time), so I ask mini Stevie Nicks (which is my inside voice nickname for the gal who works behind the front desk counter, on account of the witchy, floaty outfits she’s always wearing) for a recommendation. She points me to Oribe’s Dry Texturizing spray with the following caveat: “You gotta be down with grit. If you want smooth and silky, you’ll need something else.”
Since I am down with grit (I think), I grab the small 2.2-oz. Purse Size for $21.50.
As I hand mini Stevie Nicks my credit card and the bottle, I hear my penny-pinching mother’s voice in my head. “Hooey, put that down! Let’s go to Rite Aid instead and get an extra large bottle of Aqua Net for $2.”
I do my best to ignore her. “I cannot get addicted to this,” I tell myself, walking out the door. If the little bottle is $21, I don’t even want to think about how much the big bottle costs (side note: it’s $42).
Sadly for my wallet, it’s love at first spray.
Fast forward to today…
Volcanic volume at the roots, tremendous texture, legendary lift, and UV filters
This stuff is kinda magical. It does a little bit of everything, too, and it does it all well.
- As a dry shampoo — I use Dry Texturizing spray between washes to absorb oil and refresh my janky-smelling roots. Like the other Oribe products I’ve tried, it smells elegant and expensive, like a light yet complex jasmine floral perfume.
- As a finishing spray — Whenever I curl my hair, I spray Dry Texturizing on the middle sections and the ends for shine, hold, bounce and texture.
- As a root lifter — When I spray it on my roots, ERMAHGOD! The volume is volcanic. Its lift is the stuff of legends. I’m talking big frickin’ hair, man.
On top of everything else, it also includes UV filters to protect color-treated hair against sun damage.
No powdery residue, stickiness or hairspray crunchiness
Like Wonder Woman’s jet, this stuff is invisible…once you work it into your hair. It’s virtually weightless and undetectable.
I mean, I can see the spray as it leaves the bottle, and the mist shoots out forcefully and evenly, as an expensive hair styling product should, but once it’s in the strands, it’s almost as if there’s nothing there.
It doesn’t leave behind a powdery residue either, or a sticky or crunchy film, but yet it’s, like, DOING stuff.
Sure, there’s a slight roughness to the texture of the strands (“the grit,” as mini Stevie Nicks put it), but it’s not a problem.
When I use this, I feel like my hair looks magazine caliber (this is how I justify the price). 🙂
PRICE: $21.50 for a 2.2-oz. Purse Size bottle, and $42 for an 8.5-oz. Full Size Bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at salons and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,