Must Have Hair Care: Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream
How Many Hair Products Do You Use?
This morning as I was doing my hair, I felt decidedly low-maintenance for using only two products. Yes, “only.” That’s not because I’m a beauty product hoarder—it’s because I have naturally unruly hair that requires three to four different products at a time. Maybe this is just a curly hair problem, since when I blow-dry and flat-iron my hair straight, I just use one product: a finishing shine spray (Kérastase Vernis Nutri Sculpt Shine Spray). But when I want to show off my natural hair, I go through a very unnatural process. First there’s an anti-frizz serum I apply to my hair when it’s wet. After it dries, I apply a leave-in conditioner to make it soft, like Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream. Then I spritz on the Kérastase, and then I use—depending on the weather, how recently I’ve washed my hair, and other ridiculously specific calculations—a mousse, gel, or pomade-ish wax to keep it that way; right now I’m obsessed with Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Defining Flexible Cream. What about you—how many products are in your morning hair routine?
WHAT IT DOES:
Tames frizz and adds softness and shine to hair
Kaempferia galanga root extract (provides natural UV protection); soy protein biopolymer (fights frizz); lychee extract (protects from oxidative stress); amber extract (strengthens and conditions); edelweiss flower extract (protects hair from drying, damaging, and color-depleting effects of the sun); watermelon extract (protects against deterioration of natural keratin); active keratin (fortifies and provides anti-aging protection and shine)
HOW IT FEELS/SMELLS/LOOKS:
It is a silky cream with a mild floral scent.
WHY WE LIKE IT:
It calms frizz and adds shine without weighing down hair or making it look greasy. It’s also a good way to tame flyaways and smooth dry ends after a blowout.
Best of Beauty 2010