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Arrived in a plastic satchel so the box it was in is trashed, and there’s a dent in the bottle so unfortunately for me it was supposed to be a gift. Won’t be putting that in the hamper. I will add more to the review when the wife uses the product if I decide to gift it. My wife was extremely happy with the anti friz and colour assistance that this shampoo provide. As the Zohan would say” silky smooth”
The shampoo is glorious. What can I say. I've only used it for a short time but so far it's kept my hair nice and smooth and silky. 4 stars because its outrageously expensive for the size of the bottle.
On the back of the very glamorous-looking bottle, it says: "Lather, indulge, rinse". This is basically the three-step outline for my review of this ORIBE "Shampoo for Beautiful Color".
LATHER - It's a lovely lather. Not too foamy. Not too un-foamy. This is the heart of the shampoo - the experience of using it. The scent of this lather has got to be in the top 5 shampoos I've ever used. It smells a bit like fresh grapes and grass. Nothing too chemical-based. The shampoo itself has a lovely white pearlescence to it that sort of shimmers.
INDULGE - And an indulgence it is. Did I feel Fancy as F@ck using it? He!l yes. The bottle is a gorgeous burgundy colour, the cap snaps down with a pleasing finality reminiscent of the vault-like sound of a BMW door closing...but come on, this costs $50. FIFTY dollars. For some shampoo.
RINSE - And here's the third step, where all of the above sharpens into reality. You're paying almost $6 per ounce on something that is literally getting rinsed down the drain. I understand this is made in the USA with the highest ingredients. I would be inclined perhaps to spend that money on the final step in the process - conditioner - or a styling product which has a specific application. But it's difficult for me to fathom spending this much on a product that is getting rinsed out as soon as it is applied.
Having said all of the above, the Lather, Indulge, Rinse cycle of this beautiful ORIBE shampoo is an enjoyable luxury if your bank account can afford it. It is a lovely shampoo that cleans your hair and makes you feel good doing it. At least ORIBE didn't add the old standard money-grab line on the bottle: "Repeat".
4.0 out of 5 starsTruly luxurious shampoo, salon quality, but with an overpowering scent I find unpleasant
Reviewed in Canada on 6 August 2017
Truly luxurious shampoo, salon quality, not a detergent-like, overly soapy store brand. The shampoo is absorbed where it does its job without too much soapy lather. My brittle, bleached and toned hair felt soft and silky even without a follow up conditioner. Definitely a high end product. However, I just don't like the smell. Its' strong, overpowering while showering and smells like aftershave. It's less strong after its washed out. The company is trying to keep up with the times and manufacture a product that appeals to both genders. However, it's a man's scent and I find it unpleasant. I'm not going to feel good walking around with the scent of my father's Old Spice on my hair and pay all that money for the privilege.
They could have used something neutral like green tea and cucumber or such which is OK but just OK, not wonderful, but instead they chose this aftershave scent. If I am going to treat myself and spend a lot of money for hair care, I want it to smell rich, opulent, spicy like Opium or deliciously floral such as Joy or another expensive perfume. Or at least like strawberries or roses or the like, but definitely not like aftershave.
Pros: Very nice packaging, nice enough for a gift No drying detergent-like qualities; instead, moisturizing and silky feel Good for damaged hair and for retaining colour or toner Not much needed to thoroughly clean.
Cons: The scent is unpleasant It's overpriced
To the manufacturer: even although it's pricey, I'd buy it again if the scent appealed to me. For that kind of money I expect the scent to be rich and delicious, something a woman would love and feel glorious using. Women would be 60% of your target market so choose something to attract and keep that market.
4.0 out of 5 starsMarvellous Hair Results Even With Some Controversial Ingredients
Reviewed in Canada on 7 August 2017
This shampoo comes in a gorgeous burgundy bottle and an elegant presentable package that would make a lovely gift. The shampoo is medium creamy in consistency, much like most of ORIBE's other products. You only need a quarter size amount for short length hair. The aroma of the shampoo is just heavenly and unisex as well. However, much like ORIBE's other shampoos it is not a subtle scent, so those looking for non-perfumed or gentle smelling shampoos may find this a bit too assertive.
The formula for this shampoo is quite lengthy and contains many premium ingredients like Keratin, all types of fruit and root extracts, as well as proteins and bioflavanoids, all shown to be beneficial for hair. However, it also contains harsher ingredients such as SLS, which some people will not like due to it's notorious reputation. Another ingredient that caught my attention towards the end of the list is Methylisothiazolinone, which is a preservative. The problem with MIT is that it has been shown to be a potent allergen, with Europe banning it in leave-in products, as per a well referenced Wikipedia article.
On the bright side, this shampoo has given me marvellous hair results, the most impressive out of all of ORIBE's shampoos I've tried. It leaves my hair shiny, soft, manageable, gives it depth and body and brings out my brown hair colour with natural auburn highlights.It also doesn't feel like it strips the hair of any oils, so it should be fine to use on a bi-daily or any regular schedule. Best of all, unlike ORIBE's many other shampoos, the formula does not contain any silicones, which tend to leave my hair heavy and dull after a short while. Overall, this is honestly one of the best shampoos I've tried, but the inclusion of some controversial ingredients prevents me from loving it unconditionally, or giving it the full marks it would otherwise deserve.
4.0 out of 5 starsOnce again, Oribe has made an exceptional product
Reviewed in Canada on 5 April 2018
This is one of the many Oribe products that Amazon has offered me to review, and I have to say that I’m consistently impressed with the quality they have to offer. Unlike the more well-respected salon brands like Avon and Redkin, I can see that Oribe as a brand is working hard to establish itself on the laurels of its products, not what it once what was or it’s name.
As a result, this shampoo, like all of their other products, is highly concentrated, silky and robust in texture and feel, and leaves your hair not only very clean but noticeably well-cared for. There’s not much to say in addition to this thought, except for the fact that packaging is very nice (their bottles feel like glass, but they’re plastic, so you do the math) and their longevity (uses out of a bottle) easily best anything I’ve ever used.
4.0 out of 5 starsGreat smell. Good lather. Moisturizing effect. But, some ingredients are bad for human health.
Reviewed in Canada on 14 August 2017
We have been using this shampoo for over a week now and here are our early impressions. - The shampoo has a great smell. We like the smell of various fruit and flower extracts in the shampoo. However, I can also see that people who are sensitive or allergic to some of these scents (the shampoo also has some nut extracts, like almond) may find the smell overwhelming. My point is: while me and my wife find the smell nice and mild, people sensitive to such scents may find it to be a bit too strong. So, bear that in mind when you decide to purchase this shampoo. - The shampoo produces a decent lather and rinses off easily. The abundance of various oil extracts, like sunflower and almond, means the shampoo leaves the hair moisturized, silky and smooth after a wash. We have found that the moisturizing effect is better on shorter hair than longer hair. Longer hair requires quite a bit of shampoo to provide the same level of moisturization. - The ingredient list, the packaging, and the price clearly shows that this is designed and produced as a high-end shampoo that most average folks like me cannot afford to purchase. However, as other reviewers have pointed out, there are a couple of chemicals in this shampoo that have been banned in the EU but not in North America. That worries me and I feel people (even the rich ones who can afford to buy this high-end high-priced shampoo) should research that first before deciding whether they want to purchase this shampoo or not.
4.0 out of 5 starsIf money is no object then you'll be happy with this shampoo.
Reviewed in Canada on 25 August 2017
I have long (past shoulder length) fine, wavy colour treated hair that leans toward the frizzy side and was excited to use this.
Given the cost for this product ($50 for 8 oz at the time of this review) I would have hoped that a little would go a long way. Sadly that's not the case. I found that I needed to use a LOT of shampoo to get this to feel like it was lather nicely. (Two very large dollups, like 2 tablespoonfuls.) And on top of that, I felt like I needed to rinse and repeat - which I normally don't do. (The product instructions don't actually say to shampoo rinse and repeat like some shampoos. It actually just says, "lather, indulge, rinse".)
Otherwise it cleans well and my hair feels good now. I followed up with Oribe's "ORIBE Hair Care Signature Moisture Masque". ORIBE Hair Care Signature Moisture Masque, 5.9 fl. oz. I'm happy to use this product up however I can't justify spending $50 on a small bottle of shampoo on a regular basis. This shampoo is fine, but I honestly don't feel like it's any better than a $10 bottle of drug store shampoo.
I compared this high end shampoo to a mid to high end shampoo. The right side was washed with ORIBE and the left was with a slightly cheaper brand. After 30 days there was not much difference between the two. My hair looked and felt the same on both sides. So why would I recommend this one?
I use a little less with this because it lathers up better and rinses out just as easily. My hair is soft and manageable even at the end of the day. But that’s not all because the packaging is lovely making it very gift worthy. It also contains zero parabens or sodium chloride. From the lovely bottle to the job it does, it makes you feel you’re getting that extra special treatment you deserve.
Normally I would go with the cheaper brand but this just seems to make you feel good about yourself. After all, isn’t that what it’s supposed to do.