Does Obliphica Have What it Takes?

There are so many hair product companies, it can be hard to keep track. And each one has their own little specialty that sets them apart from everyone else.

Today, I’m talking about Obliphica. This brand uses the sea buckthorn fruit to rejuvenate hair with its vitamin C and antioxidants. Plus, it has John Blaine, celebrity hair stylist, as the official spokesperson.

But, as you probably already know, you can’t really know a product is good until you try it (or read a trusted and honest review).

I did the legwork for you and tried three products from the Obliphica Original Treatment line:

All three products are formulated to help dry, damaged or color-treated hair. And, since I dyed my hair black a few weeks ago, my hair fit perfectly with that.

Obliphica Treatment Shampoo

This shampoo works like any other, except that it uses a pump.

obliphica02Pump it into your palm and work into damp hair. Rinse.

It has an oily, thin consistency  that you don’t normally find in a shampoo.

Here’s something I didn’t like, that’s true for all three products: I hated the scent. I didn’t like it at all. When you hear that the star ingredient, sea buckthorn, is a fruit, you think it’ll probably be sweet and fruity and fresh. It was none of those things. Instead it smelled bitter and harsh and like chemicals. It reminded me of the scent you get with home hair dye kits. I was really disappointed.

As far as the quality of the shampoo, it cleaned my hair okay and left it feeling pretty soft. Still, I can’t get past that scent, so I give the Obliphica Treatment Shampoo a…


You can pick this up on the Obliphica website for $33.

Obliphica Treatment Hair Mask

This hair mask, used as a conditioner, comes in a wide-mouthed tub.

obliphica03After shampooing, spread a thick layer of this mask over hair. Let sit for a few minutes, then rinse.

By the whipped butter consistency and the name of this product, I expected it to deep condition and make my hair ultra soft and hydrated. Unfortunately, it didn’t work that well. Instead, it seemed to do about as well as standard drugstore conditioner formulated for normal hair. Not the super conditioning for dry and colored hair that it promised.

Add in the scent problem, and I give this one a…


You can pick up the Obliphica Treatment Hair Mask on the Obliphica website for $32.85.

Obliphica Treatment Hair Serum

This oil promises to help style and improve dry and damaged hair.

obliphica04Pump a bit of this thick oil into your palm, rub hands together, and apply it to damp or dry hair. Style as usual.

And the disappointment continues. Since this is formulated for dry, damaged and color-treated hair, you’d think it would tame frizzies and make it smoother and nicer.

Nope. None of the above. I tried it on my damp hair and, once dry, my hair was a complete frizzy mess. As in, frizzier than normal. When I tried it on dry hair, it didn’t seem to do anything at all. When I tried it on straightened hair, it made it a tiny bit smoother, but didn’t get rid of frizz by any means.

All it seemed to do was make my hair super frizzy. I’ll stick to my Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Cream Mousse, thanks.

For these reasons, and because of the scent issue, I give the Obliphica Treatment Hair Serum a…


You can pick this up at the Obliphica website for $34.95.

It’s always a bummer to write negative reviews, but it had to be done.


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