The Battle of the Texturizing Sprays: L’Oreal vs Oribe! Who will win?

L'oreal Techniart 60s Babe & Oribe dry texturising sprayI had my hair chopped several months ago and was seeking a product that would give texture and volume to my new shorter choppier do. My hairdresser recommended the L’Oreal Wild Stylers 60s Babe by Techniart Texturizing Spray (*and breathe*) which I bought. In the back of my mind I recalled a product that I had heard about over and over on YouTube, the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, so I also bought that! (*In order to review them both for you of course!*) ;-) So let’s compare the 2 products and see which YOU need to buy…

My Hair:I have fine, wavy-ish, black, colour-treated hair that is styled in a longish non-structured bob…a ‘lob’ if you will! My hair can be quite limp and at other times a fluffy mess although it’s generally in good condition as I get it trimmed regularly. In this photo I have used my straighteners to create more defined waves and a texturizing spray for a little bit of oomph…but which one have I used?my-hair

Now if you have used a texturizing spray before you will know they they don’t make your hair feel silky and smooth. They make your hair feel a bit dry and you definitely struggle to run your fingers through it. For me they are not an every-day product and are definitely to be saved for when you want that extra oomph.

The L’Oreal Wild Stylers 60s Babe by Techniart Texturizing Spray comes in a very pink 250ml can costing £15 ish (prices vary online). I have had it for several months and it’s still going strong!L'oreal Techniart 60s Babe dry texturising sprayL'oreal Techniart 60s Babe dry texturising sprayPros – The size of the can (250ml), the price (£15), the smell (nice and fresh), the volume (wow!), the lasting texture/volume (no need for me to re-apply) and there’s no powder residue visible on my dark hair.

Cons – It is hard to brush my hair through at the end of the day, if you want to change your style the next day you have no chance, if you put a lot in it really has to be washed out and there’s no travel size so it’s not easily portable.

The Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray comes in 2 sizes, standard and travel size. At £19 for 75ml or £39 for 300ml, it is definitely the pricier option. I bought the 75ml travel size can and I seem to be going through it quite quickly.Oribe dry texturising sprayOribe dry texturising spray

Pros – Easier to brush out than the L’Oreal spray, although it doesn’t brush out fully, no powder residue visible on my dark hair, the sexy-looking can, it comes in travel and regular sizes, it’s a cult product and all the cool kids are using it! Seriously they are! 😉

Cons – The price (*gasp*), the smell (ugh, it’s just not nice), I needed to re-apply it to maintain the texture and volume as my hair flattened quite quickly and  due to needing to use quite a lot of product the can does not last that long.

And the winner is…

The L’Oreal Wild Stylers 60s Babe by Techniart Texturizing Spray! 🙂  This is significantly cheaper than the Oribe spray, it smells nicer, feels almost exactly the same on the hair, provides longer-lasting texture and volume and the can lasts for way longer. Yes it has to be washed out if you put lots in your hair but as it’s unlikely you would do that for everyday use, it’s a small price to pay!

Traci-Ann 🙂

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