Oribe (pronounced OR-bay) is a luxury hair-care brand that you need in your bathroom, if you don’t already own anything from the brand. The brand was founded by Cuban-born American celebrity hairstylist, Oribe Canales; and beauty industry stalwarts Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger.
The brand has reached cult status among models backstage at Fashion Weeks the world over, for its high-performing product ranges for different hair concerns and its signature fragrance when used.
Cote d’Azur is the scent’s name, and it is was carefully concocted by a French fragrance house to evoke a calm yet sensual and invigorating experience throughout the day. With bright notes of Italian bergamot and white peach; soft woody notes of cedarwood, white amber, musk and Cuba’s national flower, la mariposa blanca, the fragrance is unmistakably Oribe’s and sets it apart from other fruity-scented hair brands in the market.
Oribe is also well-known for its sleek and luxe packaging that makes you want to keep the bottle even after you’re through with the product inside. Housed in jewel-toned bottles with a strong architectural slant, the products evoke old-world charm while maintaining their modern sensibility with sleek lines. Oh, and more recently they have also launched a lipstick range.
Celebrities like Zooey Deschanel, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jennifer Lopez love these luxurious hair care products!
Where Can I Get Oribe products in Singapore?
While the brand is not available at counters in Singapore yet, beauty gurus know already know how they can get their hands on these and we’re sharing their secret with you! You can easily get yourself some Oribe online at stores like Lazada (free economy shipping), Nordstrom (shipping to Singapore is available, rates are calculated per order), Net-A-Porter (shipping is a flat USD$15, or approximately SGD20), Beautylish (free shipping on orders above USD75, or approximately SGD100), or direct from the Oribe website (ship to Singapore via a forwarder like vPost).
Now that you’re ready to explore products from this awesome brand, here are seven best-reviewed ones to start you off with.
1. Oribe Signature Shampoo and Conditioner
These are one of the first things you should try from Oribe! While Oribe has a few ranges of hair shampoo and conditioner for different hair concerns, their signature range is your best bet if you’re just starting out.
This is aptly named as Oribe’s signature set for a reason: these two products are star performers in the range and work some magic on your hair. Both the shampoo and conditioner are moisturising and indulgent, concocted to silken, detangle and protect your hair with every use, leaving it weightless and smooth. Both the shampoo and the conditioner are free from parabens and sodium chlorides, and contain Oribe’s Signature Complex (Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts) and other natural extracts and oils meant to gently cleanse and protect the hair from UV rays.
The Signature Shampoo and Conditioner are both available in three sizes, and we recommend trying out the travel size one first to see if you like it.
2. Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray
This is a spray that has won beauty awards from magazines like Allure and Fitness for its almost-mythical ability to bestow an ethereal shine onto even the dullest of hair. It has a lightweight texture that does not weigh hair down, and freshens it up with a beautiful sheen.
Spray this over styled hair for that perfect finishing touch so you’ll walk out of your house looking and feeling like a radiant goddess. Its most effective ingredient is a special silicone-free blend known as Light Reflecting Complex, which coats hair such that light bounces off the hair cuticle rather than being absorbed into it. Other ingredients in the formula such as Argan Oil fights frizz; Lemongrass Extract adds lustre and strength to the hair shaft; and Sunflower Extract that protects against damaging UV effects from the sun.
This is available from the Oribe website at USD39 (approximately SGD53).
3. Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil
4. Oribe Split End Seal
A serum with a light gel-cream texture that its users love for its efficacy on split and damaged ends, it works wonders on the appearance and feel of those annoying split ends. While nothing actually truly repairs split ends except a trim on the ends every few months, this serum is a great way to make those split ends look freshly snipped and healthy in the interim.
Apply this to slightly damp or dry hair before styling and voila! Other than Oribe’s Signature Complex, this serum contains Carob Tree Extract, Heat-Activated Vegetable Protein, Artichoke Leaf Extract, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Mirabelle Plum Oil, Moringa Seed Oil and Baobab Oil to provide a potent punch of antioxidating protection from UV rays and heat protection from styling.
5. Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse
As its name suggests, this mousse is meant to give your hair a volume boost of grandiose proportions where needed! If you dislike traditional mousse cos of the crunchy texture it imparts on your hair, using just a small pouf of Oribe’s Grandioise Hair Plumping Mousse will make you a convert. It gives hair a luxe lift while leaving it soft, weightless and most importantly, voluminous, and has impresively has whole-day setting power to boot!
The effective formula of the mousse is made up of Oribe’s Signature Complex, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin E, glycerin and hydrolised wheat protein to keep hair moisturised and hydrated; while Panthenol volumises hair and Superior Styling Polymers and Structure-Forming Starch Polymers provide a smooth, flexible and long-lasting hold. We highly recommend this for fine and limp hair.
6. Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color
This masque is a wonderful addition to your hair care routine for coloured hair! Formulated to protect and enhance colours on the hair shaft so that your colour job looks pristine longer, this masque also does some awesome work to glossify and repair dry hair due to the colouring process.
The light whipped texture of this masque makes it easy to massage it into your hair after shampooing. It is recommended you leave it on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off for best results.
Its main ingredients include Watermelon Extract to protect against oxidative stress, Edwelweiss Flower Extract to protect the hair from the drying and colour-stripping effects of everyday elements, Wild Mango Butter the fortifies coloured hair, and Keratin and Hydrolised Keratin to protect the surface of the hair shaft all the way into its cortex.
7. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a must-have for days that you are dog-tired and simply cannot wash your hair before falling into bed. A good dry shampoo is a lifesaver and you’ll definitely want to try Oribe’s Gold Lust Dry Shampoo.
A spritz of this all over will absorb the oils from your hair and leave it looking freshly washed and instantly clean! Impressively, it does not leave a powdery residue on the scalp, not does it weigh your hair down. A puff of this on your head also imparts Oribe’s signature fragrance on your tresses for the whole day, super bonus points for this product.
Contains Transluscent Starch Blend to absorb those oils dirt and buildup from your hair, Celery Seed Extract to reduce oil secretion on the scalp, Bamboo and Rice Silks to give your locks a silky texture and Lavender and Chamomile Extracts to soothe a dry and itchy scalp.
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