Hey lovelies! So I’ve been on the hunt for different products to try in my hair, and until recently, I hadn’t had much luck. Then I was introduced to Oribe, a luxury haircare brand that can be found in most salons. They invited me to try the latest additions to their Moisture and Control line, a series of products specially tailored to women with curly, kinky and coily hair! I recently did an unboxing of the PR package on my Instagram stories (follow me if you don’t already 💁🏾), and I finally was able to take the products for a test drive this past wash day. Read on to learn about my process and my overall thoughts on this line! *These products were gifted, but all opinions are my own.*
I don’t usually deep condition (don’t judge me, I was much lazier before I cut my hair again lol), but I was excited to try the Moisture and Control Deep Treatment Masque. I was intrigued by the variety of oils and butters on the ingredient list that help to deeply nourish and moisturize the hair, such as coconut oil and shea butter. I shampooed and conditioned normally (I only use shampoo once every few wash days to really get my hair and scalp squeaky clean), and then left the masque in my hair for one hour before rinsing. My hair felt noticeably softer and more moisturized, and I had way more curl definition post wash than I usually do. I am looking forward to adding this to my regular routine, as my hair has never felt so good with no product in it!
Next, I applied the Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler to my hair, following up with a wide toothed comb. This product has loads of slip, which is fantastic for a quick and easy detangling process. It’s also loaded with all the good moisturizing oils, such as olive, avocado and cupuacu seed. I don’t have a lot of hair to begin with, but I love that the detangler greatly shortened my time with the comb. I was able to comb my whole head in 1 minute! I think this product is great for kinky hair, as it allowed the comb to glide through my hair like butter. *drool*
Finally, I styled my hair in my usual twistout, using a combination of the Styling Butter Curl Enhancing Crème and the Curl Gelee for Shine and Definition. Both products are very lightweight and have non-greasy formulas. Between you and me, I hate when products leave a slimy film on my curls after using them, so this is my favorite part of the line so far. I used the products to define my twists, and as a plus, I added some of the Gelee to the back of my hair (the faded part) and finished with the curling sponge. After letting my hair completely dry, I noticed that my hair was well defined, soft and very moisturized. To top it off, my hair didn’t feel heavy or crunchy at all! I think it’s especially important to have a product that will do what is promised, while giving the user a spa experience in the process! I almost feel like I went to the salon, and I love that. 😍
Overall, I recommend this line to any of my curly girls who are looking for a luxurious wash day experience. While not all of the big brands may be on board for us yet, Oribe has definitely stepped up to the plate in providing quality hair care for all. Check out Oribe’s website here for the full product line! And thanks for reading. ❤️