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3.0 out of 5 starsMakes Hair Soft And Managable, But Silicones Prevent Me From Using it Regularly
Reviewed in Canada on 26 July 2017
I used this conditioner alongside this company's Repair and Restore Shampoo. I like that this conditioner contains no parabans, sulfates or sodium chloride. This conditioner builds up a luxurious creamy lather with a very minimal amount, so this bottle will go a long way. The smell is a very pleasant, unique, but not overpowering floral scent. I found that this conditioner will make your hair feel clean without stripping it's own oils, which is a great thing. After your hair is dry, it will feel soft, bouncy, manageable and shiny. On the down side, the ingredient list on this conditioner is extremely long, at easily over 100. Many of these ingredients, such as Keratin, Green Tea, Argan, Eddeweiss flower, Patheneol, Biotin and many others are premium, natural and beneficial ingredients. But at least a good third of substances on the ingredient list seem to be completely synthetic, so this cannot be classified as a natural conditioner, nor does the company claim that, to be fair. Of some concern to me, are the various forms of silicone, such dimethicone and amodimethicone in the upper portion of the list. In my past experience, silicones do a great job of instantly softening your hair and making it super manageable. However, with continuous use the silicone material builds up on the shaft of the hair, causing it to be heavy, dull and lifeless. And that's what happened to my hair, after about a week of use with this conditioner. So, just like this company's shampoo, I think this conditioner is great for occasional use, but I would not recommend to use it regularly, especially because of the presence of silicones in the formula.
In comparison to various other conditioners that I have used at various price points, this Gold Lust conditioner by ORIBE is a little disappointing.
I appreciate that the scent of this product is very neutral - not too feminine nor manly, which I appreciate since it is advertised as a unisex product. Though I do prefer more feminine scents, this one wasn't overpowering at all. It does linger slightly in your hair after washing, but it goes away after a day.
The product itself did leave my hair shiny and soft, but again most conditioners that I use give the exact same result at much lower price points. The drugstore conditioners I've used in the past for less than $5 are just as great in my opinion. Unless you're someone who only uses luxury products or has specific ingredient allergies, you're better off purchasing other brands to maximize what you get.
The amount of product that is given at this price point is also disappointing if you're someone who has long hair. It is definitely more justifiable if you have shorter hair, but since I have long and thick hair, more product is used per wash in comparison, making this an expensive product in the long run. Of course, understand you are paying more for the brand than anything since it's a fashion house brand.
I actually rather like the packaging, even though it's more on the simple side. I did expect it to be fancier at this price point, but it functions great and is sleek and simple.
One thing to note is that just because it says "free of sulfates" doesn't mean it's a superior product. Pretty much all conditioners do not contain sulfates because your shampoo contains sulfates instead. Conditioners typically contain silicones which make your hair shiny, while shampoos contain sulfates to wash out the oils in your hair.
Overall, not that impressed with the product, but it still does the job fine as a regular conditioner. But at this price point, I expected much more significant results.
I have thick, shorter hair and regularly try different conditioners. My goal is to find conditioners that are a great balance between performance and price point. This conditioner does not stand out in any way for me. It almost seems generic in the way that it feels in the hair while using it and then the final result is lacklustre. The scent was "boring" to me. The packaging is simple and generic. For a premium priced product, I feel it fell short.
This Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner by Oribe for Unisex is not bad. My biggest problem with it is the price. At $60 for a 6.8oz container is a little bit much for everyday use. I could see maybe spending this amount if it actually made my hair better than my average bottle of conditioner. But it wasn't any shinier or mositurizied more than usual. So I say save your money, as this product is not worth the price tag.
3.0 out of 5 starsThe conditioner is a much better product than the shampoo
Reviewed in Canada on 22 July 2017
I used this conditioner along with the Oribe repair and restore shampoo. The conditioner is a much better product than the shampoo. It has a lovely scent and it made my hair feel very soft and silky. However for the price point I don't think I would ever buy this. I have such long hair that I would use this entire tube in 2 weeks.
I first tried this product in the travel size at my salon and loved it. The smell was out of this world great and I felt it made a difference in my hair. HOWEVER, unfortunately this purchase did not meet the standards of what I remembered. The smell is there but not really and my hair quality is just okay. I dont know if I got one from a bad batch but it definitely made me sad, especially for the cost :(
I don't know what the reviews are talking about this smelling so great ?? I did not smell anything.. The product is ok, does leave a nice shine and easy to comb out my waist length hair, but it is just ok nothing that special