Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray Dupe

Back in January, I ditched my long locks for a cute wavy bob. I’ve stuck with it ever since — I still absolutely love it. It took me awhile to master the wavy style that I wanted, but I eventually figured it out. The MVP of my hair styling was the Oribe Thick Dry Finishing spray.

oribe thick dry finishing spray | whatlindseylikes

Oribe’s thick dry finishing spray is kind of amazing. I mentioned back in January that it was kind of a miracle product: hairspray, volumizer and dry shampoo all in one. Here’s how I used it: after washing my hair, I’d let it mostly air dry, spritz in a little sea salt spray, blow dry with a diffuser and curl. Then I’d lift a few sections and spray the Oribe thick dry finishing spray at my roots, then ruffle the area with my fingers for volume. I’d also spray all my curls/waves and scrunch.

My style would last basically all day. If I noticed things looking flat, I’d ruffle my hands at my scalp to up the volume.

I’ve had some issues with my curls holding lately, but I think it’s a sign that I need a trim to fix up the layers more so than an error on the product’s end.

OK, so I love this product, but I don’t love the budget-busting price: $39 (5.3 ounces). I can find it on Amazon and other sites for maybe a couple bucks off, but nothing major.

When my can of Oribe was out, I cried a little, then Googled dupes for the product. (Note: “dupe” means “cheaper alternative.”) I found two options, one from Oscar Blandi ($24 for 4 ounces) and one from Garnier Fructis ($3.49 for 3.8 ounces).

I obviously went for the cheaper version: Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease Hairspray (available at drugstores).

garnier fructis de-constructed texture tease spray | whatlindseylikes

I’ve used it three times now — using the same method as with the Oribe spray. This product is almost as awesome as the Oribe spray. The Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease spray has a stronger, stiffer hold than the Oribe spray. One thing I loved about the Oribe spray was that my hair was still touchable. The Garnier product makes my hair a little crunchier…but not mega crunchy. I’m happy with the volume and its ability to maintain my curls. The scent is OK…not bad, but not as awesome as the Oribe spray.

Based on my experience so far, I would repurchase the Garnier product, rather than the Oribe. I love Oribe’s spray, but just can’t rationalize the price.

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What I Bought: Old Navy Haul

Hi friends! I did a bit of shopping at Old Navy last weekend. I had several rewards certificates to use, and I did an amazing job of spending as little of my own money as possible. Here’s what I bought:

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What I Bought: Old Navy Fireworks-print linen blend sundress

What I Paid: $32.94 (although I had a rewards certificate, so it ended up being like 50 cents!)

My shopping excursion this weekend was all about securing an outfit for the 4th. This fireworks-print dress might be a little overboard, but it’s super cute and, more importantly, super comfortable. I have plenty of non-overboard outfits I could wear…it will most likely be a game-time decision.

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What I Bought: Old Navy Go-Dry compression capris

What I Paid: $9.99 (on sale – regular price is $27; with my reward certificate, the price was closer to 10 cents)

I love Old Navy’s activewear more than any other store’s workout gear. First, it’s super comfortable (I’m assuming most other brands’ activewear is comfortable too). Second, and more important, it’s super inexpensive. Their clothes are so cute and you don’t have to spend a fortune, which seems to be the only option for me when all I’m going to do is sweat profusely while wearing them. OK, and the occasional get-together with a friend. Good thing their clothes are so cute! The pair I have featured here isn’t the exact pair I bought — I’m assuming mine are sold out online and on clearance in stores.

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What I bought: Old Navy burnout tank

What I paid: $1.97!!! (original price – $15; my price was closer to 5 cents with my reward certificate)

Um, so I can’t really resist an item of clothing that’s priced under $2. Like I said earlier, Old Navy’s activewear is comfortable, inexpensive and cute. Love love love. I bought two of these (but in a light blue color — it was the only color on sale in the store when I was shopping), as well as another one in a slightly different style that was $4.50.

When the cashier totaled up my purchase and redeemed my reward certificate, my total was $1.50!! What an awesome deal! It did take me at least 20 minutes of pacing the store while doing math in my head to get as close to my certificate amount as possible. While this isn’t something to brag about, I’m going to brag anyway: I was able to get my total purchase price down to 34 cents a year ago. I’m an amazing Old Navy shopper. It’s a gift.