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on 6/30/2016 11:36:00 AM
More reviews by PISALISA
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I had my eyes on Oribe Gold Lust Oil for about a year before I finally purchased a bottle. I was very hesitant to buy this oil because the price is ridiculous. I finally caved because I had some Birchbox points saved up to help absorb some of the cost. For reference, I have thick, coarse and wavy hair which is color treated and has some flat iron damage as well. I have tried what seems like every "hair oil" including Moroccan Oil, B&B Hairdressers Oil, Macadamia Oil, Orefluido, Loreal Mythic Oil and quite a few others. Bumble and Bumble Hair Dresser's Oil had been the most effective oil for my hair so far.For my hair, this oil did nothing for frizz. It made my hair super soft but that's about it. As a matter of fact, it made my hair TOO soft...It wouldn't hold a curl, Bobby pin or a hair tie. My hair seemed to take much longer to air dry and my frizz looked far worse than I've seen it in a while. I will say that this oil smells so good! I can't get enough of the scent. I would not repurchase this oil because it's just not heavy enough to tame this beast that I call my hair. I could see how it might be good for those with fine hair but for me it was a huge waste of money.
on 12/27/2015 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by MUAsAlbino
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I'm going to go against the grain here and say that I think Oribe is yet another overhyped brand. MUA as a whole seems to be in love. But I...am left unimpressed. There are no miracle products with miracle ingredients. There are however, mediocre-yet-decent formulations with a steep price sticker. The first ingredient in Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil is silicone, followed by coconut derivatives, then natural oils, and extracts. Yes, this does have a lot of natural and beneficial ingredients. However... it's not a formulation that stands out to me as ground breaking. I actually prefer my beloved Ion Keratin Dry Oil Mist still. Natural doesn't always equal better. Did it keep my hair soft? Yes. However it was a bit heavier than I'd prefer. Applying a tiny bit too much of this will leave you with greasy hair. I don't think this preformed any better than a much cheaper brand. There are plenty of natural brands at a low cost point. Hell, you might even be better off just applying straight argan oil.I'm giving 3 lippies because it was not a bad product. Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil just didn't blow me away, so I'd never repurchase. I will give Oribes props for not adding a ton of useless fillers or alcohols (i.e isopropyl) to the ingredient list. I'm seeing too many companies go this route as a cost cutting, profit increasing method.
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on 3/24/2015 11:43:00 AM
More reviews by CJCJ
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Love this oil. I've tried many and this leaves my hair silky, healthy, shiny with no residue or weight. I do have other oils I use for scalp massage (mainly because I bought them and want to use them up) but they are TOO heavy for daily use along my long hair. This can be used on damp or dry hair and is considered a heat protectant by Oribe.Won't be without it.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 2/28/2015 5:50:00 PM
More reviews by MusesX9
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
WOW! I love this product. I can certainly tell when I use this because my hair is softer, shiny and looks healthier. It IS pricey. I know that there are products that come close, however, having tried so many other products (from drug store to Fekkai, Paul Mitchell, Lazartique, Leonor Greyl, etc.) I can honestly say this is a winner. The only other product that has ever come close is Macadamia Healing Oil, but it tends to weigh down my hair. This is awesome. I highly recommend it. Yes, it's pricey but a little goes a long way. The pump makes it easier and it's a nonslip, raised front so it makes it easier to hold. There is no obnoxious superslip feel to it and it's plastic container is not a detractor because, honestly, the design of the color, etc. is really luxurious looking.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/22/2015 4:45:00 AM
More reviews by pkuyken
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Grey, Wavy, Fine
I received a small sample of this months ago and finally used up my keratin gold hair oil just in time to buy yesterday at Neiman Marcus's beauty event. I only keep one hair oil on hand, and it has to be good. I use this from my ears down, on my toweled dry hair, and also once a day in-between shampoos. I have a ton of shoulder length t fine hair. This is the only styling product I use, except in "frizz" season, I use the Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidty Spray. I am 56 years old and want to avoid that "cotton ball hair" texture and this handles it well. This product doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. It doesn't matter if I blow dry or let my hair dry naturally, it keeps my hair "swinging" without "sticking".. I have a lot of hair, and it takes a very small amount to get big results.
8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 2/15/2015 4:07:00 PM
More reviews by aladie
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I love this oil, I will never be without it. I agree with the woman who said her hair "drinks this" as mine does too. It is full of nourishing oils that are absorbed into my hair, rather than coating hair with silicones. It leaves my hair looking so shiny and healthy. I have long, fine, straight, highlighted hair and I often use hot tools. This virtually eliminates the dry crunchy ends that i used to encounter. HG, worth every penny.
5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 1/28/2015 12:02:00 AM
More reviews by Suekysu
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
I really like this oil. My thick hair seems to drink it, although I avoid the roots as it can weigh it down a little bit. It gives nice shine and the result is much softer than normal. I will definitely buy this again when I run out. I like to cover one hand in a thin layer and rub it into the other hand before running it through the lengths of my hair. I mix this with the Oribe supershine moisturizing cream, although it is lovely on its own too.
on 12/29/2014 11:59:00 PM
More reviews by Milena
Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
The salon I go to uses Oribe products, and because of that, my hairdresser has turned me on to his brand. This oil is so luxe! I have tried many hair oils on the market, but nothing compares to this. Gold Lust is moisturizing and smoothing, but actually light - your hair will not be weighed down. The smell is just heavenly, a little goes a long way (I use two pumps total for my bra-strap length hair), and it does not build up. I usually use this all on its own, but lately I've combined it with a bit of Oribe's Split End Seal on my ends for a bit more polish. One last note: I always just air dry my hair with this, but when used before a blow out, it makes hair unbelievably soft and smooth!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 3/12/2014 2:06:00 AM
More reviews by squiggles37
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse
I generally only apply one pump (if not a half pump) full of this product to below ear level/ends of my towel-dried hair and let my hair dry naturally. Once dried, my hair is shiny, not frizzy or oily or weighed down, and has retained its slight natural wave. Occasionally I will apply this product again to the ends of my hair (scrunching) after I've blown it out just to give my hair a bit of a "lived in" look. It's no secret that Oribe products are expensive, but I love the scent and one 3.4 oz bottle will last me forever. Are there better performing products that are also cheaper out on the market? Most likely. Is this a groundbreaking unique formula? Obviously not, but it works for me, and I enjoy the Oribe scent so I don't mind paying beaucoup bucks for this stuff! Ingredients: cyclopentasiloxane, coconut alkanes, dimethiconol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, crambe abyssinica seed oil, coco-caprylate/caprate, limnathes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, argania spinosa kernel oil, tocopherol, parfum/fragrance, hordeum distichon (barley) extract, orbignya speciosa kernel oil, santalum album (sandalwood) extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract, astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil, jasminum officinale (jasmine) oil, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) fruit extract, litchi chinensis (lychee) fruit extract, lenotopodium alpinum (edelweiss) flower/leaf extract, TBHQ, limonene, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, citral.
10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
on 1/23/2014 6:56:00 PM
More reviews by LUVrascal
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
I haven't used a hair oil in years. They just don't work on my fine hair, especially the kind that's used as a styling aid rather than as a wash out treatment. But seriously, wow. This stuff is just amazing and makes my hair look and feel like silk. Whenever I use this my hair is the softest I've ever felt it and it really protects my hair during blowdrying and flat ironing. I find myself compulsively running my hands through the ends of my hair throughout the day just to feel it. Sounds strange I know but I can't help it. It's a clear, lightweight oil with a thin, non-sticky consistency. Runny but not watery. I need about half a pump (a few drops) and I rub it between my hands then work it into the length of my damp hair starting with the ends first. I use it with the Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream before blowdrying. It helps detangle too. My hair feels so nourished afterwards and it still holds a style well. No residue, not at all oily to the touch, no limp, stringy looking ends. It feels like nothing in the best possible way. And it smells so pretty! Very faint but feminine and it doesn't linger long. Just a soft, fresh, natural scent. For reference my hair is bottom of the shoulder blade length with long layers, highlighted, with natural wave. It's fine but I have tons of it and it's generally very healthy. With the right products my hair holds a style well, which is good since I usually wear it in loose waves or curls from my flatiron.The packaging isn't the best though. It's a plastic bottle with a removable cap and a pump dispenser and it feels flimsy to me. The cap seals well and I'm not worried about leaks but the pump doesn't work smoothly so either it dispenses way too much or not enough. I wish it were in a glass bottle with a better pump. Overall this is wonderful. The bottle's going to last me forever but I'll be repurchasing this in a hot second when the time comes. If you have a similar hair type then this would be a great product to try out. I imagine it's perfect for so many hair types though.
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