Hair Secret: Oribe Brilliance and Shine


Have you ever been in a situation where you reach the register only to find out the product you thought was reasonably priced is expensive? Then, you feel awkward not buying so you go ahead and buy it. #stickershock Yeah, that happened to me.

I’ve been getting my hair done by Ashley at Revel Workshop for a little over a year. Ashley takes really good care of me and understands me even when I say few words. Prior to seeing her, I swore I wouldn’t color my hair until I saw a grey hair. I didn’t want to spend tons of money getting my hair done and maintaining it. Maintaining bleached hair is a true art form﹘especially if you’re brunette going blondeish. Anyway, so everytime she washes my hair the shampoo smells delicious and my hair feels amazing. So, I finally gave in and asked about the shampoo.

If you’re a brunette and have ever colored your hair, you know it takes some serious maintenance to keep hair lustrous. Not only that, but coloring hair is expensive so you have to show it off. That’s why after about 3 hours of buyers remorse, I decided I was going to keep my Oribe Brilliance and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo is made with all quality ingredients that do different things. Oribe approached their hair products similar to how skin care companies do. The science behind the ingredients is awesome. Click here to read about the shampoo and here for the conditioner. I mean, their signature complex alone is pretty awesome. The complex is a mix of lychee, watermelon, and edelweiss flower extracts that protect against the elements and oxidative stress. How cool! Go read because I can't explain as eloquently. Ha

The particular shampoo I bought is made for moisturizing, which is very important because bleach is brutal on the strands. It also lathers really well so I only use about a nickel size. Oribe also has this Cote d’Azur signature scent. If you see me smelling my hair, you should probably smell it to understand why. Seriously, the scent is so luxurious - it's an experience. Oh, and, the conditioner is very creamy! Thank God. I don’t like watery conditioners. They feel like they’re not coating my hair and doing their job. 

So far Oribe has been living up to my expectations. Here's to hoping the bottle lasts me a loooong while.

Tip: Get a trim about every 6-8 weeks as well.