Oribe Gold Lust Collection Review!


A few weeks back, I did a post on my current hair care products and because I really loved the Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray, I treated myself to a couple of other Oribe goodies. I have been hearing rave reviews about Oribe’s Gold Lust Nourishing Oil and thought it would be a perfect item to try for my curly, color treated hair.  After scrolling through multiple sites that retail Oribe products, I purchased the Gold Lust Collection from Birchbox since carried a set with 1.7 oz of this oil along with travel sizes of the Gold Lust Shampoo and Gold Lust Conditioner that when used in conjunction, “strengthens and rejuvenates hair to its natural brilliance.”

Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo

Gold Lust Shampoo  

The Gold Lust Shampoo is described as a rejuvenating cleanser that, “combines centuries old healing oils and extracts-cypress, argan and maracuja-” with a “revolutionary bio-restorative complex to balance the scalp and reinforce the inner strength of each strand.”

Both bottles of shampoo and conditioner are virtually identical so embossed on the top of the bottle is the letter ‘S’ signifying ‘shampoo’. This scent to this shampoo, like most of Oribe’s hair care products is laced with Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood.  Personally, I love it.  For a shampoo that’s formulated without sulfates, it lathers nicely and the best part, it rinses clean without stripping hair.  As much as I like this shampoo, unfortunately there is an ingredient or ingredients that made my skin itch, so I will be sending this back.  (Side note: I have very weird skin so sometimes it’s more difficult for me to find something that works amazing and that won’t cause a reaction.)

Oribe Gold Lust Conditioner

Gold Lust Conditioner

Using the same oils and extracts as the shampoo, this “ultra-hydrating conditioner softens and revitalizes, smoothing each cuticle to undo the damage of time (and style).”

Again, Oribe’s signature scent is present in this conditioner and the letter ‘C’ is written on top of the bottle for easy identification.  The consistency is pretty thin for a conditioner as I am more accustomed to using thicker, masque type consistencies.  Sadly, I didn’t find this conditioner hydrating and in fact, it seemed to tangle my hair even more.  For a conditioner that boasts healing oils, I expected my hair to feel smoother which sadly ended up feeling and looking frizzy on the ends of my hair.

Oribe Gold Nourishing Oil

Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

This oil is said to “deeply condition, strengthen and smooth-imparting intense nourishment and incredible shine.  Works wonders on dry, damaged and color-treated hair.”

I agree with all the reviews out there on this product that state this oil doesn’t weigh hair down.  It’s incredibly light-weight and absorbs quickly into hair.  My ends are pretty dry and when I applied this oil on them, it helped their appearance slightly but not by much.  Perhaps this would work better on my hair if it was straight, but I’ve been leaving it curly and I’ve found other products that work just as well, if not better, than this one.

Note: These products are formulated without parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES) or sodium chloride.  They are also color and keratin treatment safe, offer UV protection for hair, vegan and cruelty and gluten free.  

Bottom Line: I wasn’t impressed with this line.  Had I not reacted  the way I did to the shampoo, I wouldn’t mind buying the shampoo as it’s hard to find a shampoo for curly hair that cleanses well without stripping it.  Some shampoos clean too well while others I feel don’t clean at all, leaving a greasy appearance to hair.  This shampoo manages to strike the perfect balance but alas, it wasn’t meant for me. 😦  The conditioner and oil are items I would skip out on though.

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25 thoughts on “Oribe Gold Lust Collection Review!

  1. These seem pretty great! 🙂 I really love my Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Shampoo, Conditioner, and light leave-in cream. I have been really impressed what they have come up with.

  2. I hate that when hair products cause me skin reactions. It’s so annoying. & you never know whether it be itching, dry skin, cystic acne, kp, ugh! I was hoping this would be awesome. Oh well. Thanks for this awesome post!

    • I hate that as well. It’s not just hair products but also skin care items, body washes and lotions. I never know how I react until about a week later. I’ve been trying to figure out what ingredient(s) are causing this reaction so that I can avoid them 😦 I really do like the shampoo though-it’s great if you ever want to try it out yourself. Birchbox has a great return policy if you’re dissatisfied with any product. They even provide you with a return label so you don’t have to pay for it.

    • Yes. 😦 I really love the shampoo but I can’t use it. The conditioner I didn’t care for at all and the hair oil is meh. I had no reaction to it but it didn’t so anything spectacular either so this set is going back.

  3. That stinks the line didn’t work out for you 😦 I really enjoy Oribe Surfcomber Mousse minus the sticky film on my hands afterwards, but sadly I don’t have any good shampoo/conditioner loves. I tend to buy what’s in bulk at Costco lol which I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help a good deal xoxo Janet

    • How do you use the Surfcomber Mousse? I’ve been using it but I just don’t find anything too special so maybe I am using it wrong? I hate that sticky film too! Kind of annoying. Well, whatever works for your hair. One of my sisters uses drugstore shampoos and they work great for her and when she tries high end, it dries out her hair. Go figure. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

      • Well I have a lot of hair and it is fine and wavy (sorry I don’t even know if that is possible lol) If I let it dry naturally it will dry straight with a slight wave to it, but if I blow dry it will dry with more of a wave regardless there is so much of it. I am addicted to curling my hair because of this I love surfcomber it sets my curl beautifully after I curl my hair and wrap it in a bun for a couple of minutes. It takes away my flyaways and it keeps the curls all day. I have been best friends with my curling iron for close to two decades and Oribe Surfcomber is the only one to leave me with very happy results. But it is like you said every hair is different and so picky 🙂

      • I’ve tried using the mousse on wet hair but didn’t like it. I think I am finding it works better on dry hair but I will try what you suggested. My hair is very weird though. Sigh. I’m glad it works for you though. I know how it feels to find something that finally works for you. 🙂

  4. I’m sorry they weren’t the best for you :0( That’s always a bummer when you have high hopes. I recently purchased a travel size of the Oribe Texture Spray. It’s amazing. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive….
    I hope your next try is a better fit, and thanks for sharing!

    • I know. I had originally received a little packet sample of these and decided to give them more of a chance but just didn’t work out. 😦 I have the Oribe Texture Spray too and I actually really love it. It is pretty pricey though but worth it in my opinion. I’ll do a review on that along with some others I have been testing soon. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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