Oribe vs. Bumble and Bumble

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Full disclosure: I love Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. L-O-V-E, love. So it will take some kind of magical, fairy dust product to make me no longer use it. Saying that, I am a product junkie and I love testing out new things, even if that means I’m cheating on a favorite.

The salon I get my haircut at uses Bumble & Bumble products, so I’ve tried out a fair amount of items to know what works for me and what doesn’t. The hairsprays are usually pretty reliable, so I decided to give the Thickening DrySpun Finish a whirl, especially having read that it was supposed to be a direct rival to Oribe’s Texturizing spray. Add to that, the girl behind the counter told me I would become addicted to it.

The DrySpun Finish is a bit sticky at first and when it dries, it feels as though your hair is like straw. While it gives a good amount of volume, it’s not as good as advertised. It does helps in adding that “grit” to your hair, which helps in holding styles. In comparison with the amount of product in each can, both work out to be around the same price.

Reality check – this is a decent product and had I never used Oribe’s spray, I probably would have enjoyed it, but alas, I am spoiled. So while I most likely won’t be buying another can of the DrySpun, the one I do have is helpful for spraying all over when I curl my hair, as it helps keeps them in place all day and few fluff-ups bring back the volume throughout the day. Although it does make my hair very dry, so I use it sparingly. I still prefer my Oribe for adding volume at the crown of my hair.

So Oribe still wins the day and I am a fan for life. Have you tried DrySpun? What’s your verdict?

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