Oribe ‘Gold Lust Dry Shampoo’ Review

This is the second dry shampoo I had in a beauty box in March, the other being the Batiste 2-in-1 dry shampoo and conditioner from March’s Birchbox. I didn’t like it, but as I mentioned during the write up I don’t really use dry shampoo. I’ve not yet found a dry shampoo brand that refreshes me enough to make me feel clean and not self conscious. As such, I find that it’s no substitute for good old fashioned washing. That’s not to say it doesn’t have a place though – whether you’re running late, trying to extend your hair colour (especially if you use rainbow colours), or have an oily scalp I can see how this product could be something that makes a huge difference, and this is why I’m testing it out. This one I got in the Beauty and the Beast Limited Edition box by Latest in Beauty. The card says:

Translucent powders instantly absorb dirt and oil from the hair and scalp, cleaning hair and preventing damage, whilst also extending the length of your blowout. Leaves hair with body and movement – hair is touchable, soft and smooth. Dermatologist-tested. Formulated without parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride. Colour and keratin treatment safe. UV protection for hair. Vegan, cruelty free and gluten-free.”


This is a 43ml sample aerosol spray of the dry shampoo. Full size, the bottle contains 286ml and is available for £36 from spacenk.com, where you can get £15 off when you spend £60 using code EXPLORE60. Assuming a similar pricing structure, the shampoo is worth 12p per ml, or £5.41 for the sample. 


The dry shampoo design is really pretty, the front of the metal aerosol can is black at the top and fades into a silver/grey colour. There are random black lines drawn at different angles, I don’t know if it’s meant to be anything but I looks pretty. The product and brand name is printed in gold on the front. The cap is also black, and on the top of the cap is the Oribe logo. On the back of the can in gold writing are some precautions, standard to the use and storage of aerosols. The company contact details and place of manufacture (USA) are also printed on the back. 

Ingredients: Butane, propane, SD alcohol 40-b (alcohol denat.), aluminium starch octenylsuccinate, focus spiralis extract, tetraselmis chui extract, bambusa arundinacea stem powder, oryza sativa (rice) hull powder, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, commiphora myrrha resin extract, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, disloxane, methyl metharylate crosspolymer, magnesium carbonate, bis-carboxdecyl dimethicone, diisopropyl adipate, disteardimonium hectorite, butylene glycol, polyquaternium-59, aqua/water/Eau, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, perfume/fragrance, hexyl cinnamal, lemonene, linalool.

Directions: Shake well. Spray 8-10 inches from scalp. Tousle with fingers or brush through until product is completely absorbed. 

I usually wash my hair every other day, I’m going to see if I can get an extra day out of my shampoo for this test. By the second day of not shampooing my roots are starting to get a bit greasy, but I lavishly spray my hair with the Oribe dry shampoo before bed, and go to sleep while I let it work it’s magic. When I wake I the morning I brush through my hair, and check the result. The dry shampoo has actually improved the appearance of my hair, which I’m amazed at. My hair still feels a little heavy of top, but it looks quite shiny and it definitely doesn’t look as greasy as it should. I decide to tie my hair up anyway as I know that it isn’t clean, but to look at it looks okay. It also smells quite fresh too – the spray is sweet and smells a little powdery but is actually quite pleasant. I do notice that I have little white dusty bits on my scalp which can’t really be seen from a distance, but are noticeable to be up close. I also have blonde hair, I wonder whether this would stand out more on darker hair. 

I’m quite pleasantly surprised by the result I’ve had for the Oribe – it definitely would help me in an emergency (if I’ve overslept for example). I’m still not converted to being a dry shampoo fan, but this is the best dry shampoo I’ve tried. Being the best, this is also quite an expensive dry shampoo, so whilst I’ll keep this little sample for an emergency situation I can’t see me shelling out £36 to buy another one. 

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