[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] First of all, I hate the fact that most expensive shampoo you can buy is the one that is really suiting my thinning hair best at the moment. On the plus though, you need such a tiny amount – I’d say a quarter of your regular application – that perhaps, somewhere in the mathematical world, it might make sense. I’m being so careful with my hair – some of you might have seen that I’m trialling the Current Body LED Hair Growth Device (paid content) which I’m using religiously every day – but I’m trying to cut out extra steps for day to day maintenance. I tried the new Neccessaire Shampoo and it was just not right for me – my hair felt dull and stripped – and for complete clarity, I didn’t use the conditioner because that’s the step I’m removing from washing, using the JVN leave in conditioner spray instead. So possibly not fair to snap judge without the completing steps – although my scalp felt very clean!
However, I can say that with Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo I don’t need a conditioner at all. I can use the Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil or not – my hair is still shiny and bouncy either way. The shampoo is just so rich – and I mean it about using a tiny amount otherwise you will be swamped with foam which is funny but adds extra rinsing time. The formula is generous in oils – argan, cypress and maracuja – but doesn’t leave hair heavy with residue. My hair actually looks fuller from using this and feels extremely soft. In fact, I’d say that while the softness is lasting and lovely, if you have very fly away hair, you might then need to tame it a bit with something in the mornings if you haven’t tied it up. My hair was clearly doing some nocturnal billowing on the pillow! I brought it back to normality with a very quick and light run through with irons and it fell back into place perfectly.
It’s a big recommend if your hair is being impossible one way or another and I’ve searched around for offers – it seems the most money-value way to buy Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo is in this £40 set HERE where you get 75ml of the shampoo, 50ml conditioner and 75ml texture spray OR just the 75ml at £16 HERE. That way you can try it all without committing £50 for the shampoo, but if you feel like doing so, it’s HERE.
Yesterday’s hair vs today’s (Oribe) hair for reference.
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Jane, as always, you’ve sold me! I’ve only ever tried the Oribe dry shampoo but never the actual shampoo so it’s going on my list. Also, ‘nocturnal billowing’ was a fantastic phrase, haha. Re: the previous post, the MAC tint looks gorgeous on you and am obsessed with your puppy distraction. xx Zoe
thank you so much Zoe – I’m obsessed with Rocky too!
I am the same but with Oribe’s Serene scalp. It is honestly the only shampoo that helps my itchy scalp. With the matching conditioner it’s an £80 purchase! I have to psyche myself up to but it. I’ve tried everything else but it’s the only that works for me.
I’ve just complained to the PR about why did I have to like a £50 shampoo so much!!
OMG!!! This really is the holy grail for me. I try to save up points with SpaceNK or wait for their offers of X off if you spend Y to buy. I have a short pixie crop and agree a tiny amount is all you get to use. Since I colour my hair, I do use the conditioner and just leave it on for half an hour. Agree, the oil is wonderful, my hair feels like silk with it.
Thank you for the review, so excited to see you review these products.
thank you Donna!
Awwwwh… Everything Oribe makes looks so luxurious and beautiful! Glad for you though – expensive or not, sometimes it’s just a pure joy: to find a product that perfectly fit, especially if there is an issue you need to resolve with it… I tend more and more to use my Japanese foaming net not just to the face soaps, but to anything potentially foaming – it really helps to use less (sometimes ridiculously pricey) products AND they say it’s also better for your skin/hair to apply already foamed stuff and not concentrated…
You’re quite right – that’s a really good tip.