Oribe Moisture & Control Hair Line for Naturally Textured Hair

Today I’m sharing my review of the Oribe Moisture & Control Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave-in, and Curl Gelée styler.

Too often, those of us with naturally textured hair are overlooked when it comes to luxury and salon-quality hair care products. Oribe has finally come through with an attempt to cater to us naturals who want to elevate our hair routine.

I’ve been interested in trying the Oribe Moisture & Control line for a while. Being both a luxury beauty lover and a coily girl, I longed for a line of products that would make wash day feel like an indulgent experience. I finally decided to splurge on my hair care routine in the hopes of getting healthy and moisturized coils.

Oribe’s Moisture & Control line ranges from $38 to $68 and is geared towards coily curls to moisturize thirsty hair, but is it worth it? Keep reading for my full and honest review of the Oribe Moisture & Control hair care line.

Oribe Moisture & Control Review

See the products in action below

The line currently has 11 products. Here are the 4 I tried out:

Oribe Shampoo for Moisture & Control, $46 (8.5 fl. oz.)

This shampoo is supposed to add intense moisture to dry hair. While it didn’t strip my hair, my hair didn’t feel noticeably moisturized either. It’s a silky shampoo that is easy to distribute throughout the hair with just a small amount. My scalp was left free of dirt and oil without feeling parched.

Oribe Intense Conditioner for Moisture & Control, $49 (6.8 fl. oz.)

The conditioner was thick and had a nice amount of slip as I worked it through my curls. I decided to sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes to try and get the deepest conditioning I could. After rinsing the conditioner out, my hair felt soft but was missing the elasticity I expect from a moisturizing conditioner.

Oribe Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler, $38 (8.5 fl. oz.)

This product was my favorite of the 4. It is a buttery, creamy lotion that melted into my hair and left it feeling so soft and moisturized. There was a little slip but I didn’t have trouble gently detangling my hair. My hair loved the cupuacu and mango seed butter used in this detangler and I would highly recommend it.

Oribe Curl Gelée for Shine & Definition, $44 (8.4 fl. oz.)

Unlike other hair gels I’ve tried, this curl gelée is slightly watery and really lightweight. I used this product on damp hair after applying the leave-in and styled my hair in a twist out on the longer pieces and a wash n go on my tapered sides and back.

Based on the texture, I had high hopes for this product but sadly, it left flakes in my hair after the first use. I’m hoping to try some different techniques to get this to work because my hair turned out softer than ever before. Otherwise, I will be returning this product.


Individually, aside from the priming lotion leave, these products didn’t blow me away. However, as a system, this line left my hair the softest, lightest, and healthiest it’s ever felt before. I didn’t have as many single strand knots or rough ends as usual, and my scalp felt nourished as if I just left the salon. For that reason, I would recommend this line to those with natural hair looking for a routine to get healthier-feeling hair. I can’t recommend the Curl Gelée as a styler at this time but I will update you if I find a way to get it to work.