Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil Review

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Best of Beauty
  • Best of Beauty
  • 2019, 2019

TL;DR:

The bougie Oribe Oil that puts frizz in check, softens, and adds shine.

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As someone with kinky-curly 3C-4A-textured hair, having an oil (or in my case, a few of them) in my hair-care stash is an absolute must. They're the ultimate multitaskers. You can slather 'em on before hitting the shower as a pre-poo. You can use them to seal in moisture in your hair, tamp down on frizz, or even help break up that crunch you sometimes get when you put too much gel in your hair.

There are so many different types of oils which you can use for a number of different hair textures. And thankfully, they come at a wide range of price points. You can even just hit your local grocery store, buy a bottle of EVOO and there, you're covered. But look, not everyone's hair texture can withstand such a heavy consistency, and let's be real — some folks would rather their hair smell a little different. Even further: Some folks are just bougie.

If you fall into the latter category, you'll love Oribe's Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil. This pricey potion is infused with the brand's proprietary complex, which in made of lychee, watermelon, and edelweiss flower extracts. It's also made with argan oil to give your strands some shine and conditioning, along with a host of other extracts, all there to moisturize your hair, protect from UV damage, and strengthen your precious crown. You can also use this on your ends when they need some love. The oldest parts of your hair deserve it, wouldn't you agree?

On my texture, I use this as a way to temper any frizz I have. Of course, because my hair naturally can't help but frizz, it by no means eliminates it. However, I have noticed that after putting this on, it does smooth things out a bit, as well as leave a shine that doesn't make my hair feel greasy after it's absorbed in. It takes a second for it to penetrate — on a kinkier texture like mine, you may see some tiny, shimmery droplets of oil in your hair at first, but again, no grease.

Associate visuals editor Joelle Hyman is also a fan of this oil, which she likes to use on her hair, which is densely packed but has fine individual strands. "I have a lot of hair so a nice oil helps just give it a little movement," she says. "This doesn't leave you greasy–just super glossy, healthy hair that looks like you spent a lot of time styling even if you applied it at your desk (like I do)."

Associate social director Danielle Odiamar like to use this on wet hair to control any frizz that might try to pop up. "After washing my hair, I leave it on my damp strands as they air-dry to help control some of the inevitable unruliness," she says. "If it’s been a few days between washes, it's great to use a bit right on the ends to condition the dried out bits. My favorite thing about it is no matter how I'm using it, just a small drop goes a long way to make my hair feel healthy and smell great, too."

Like I said, she ain't cheap, so be prepared to part with a cool $55 for a 3.4-ounce bottle. But for shiny hair that looks as expensive as it feels (and as it is,) it's worth it.

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