We Tried Odele’s New Hair Products for a Full Month—Here’s Our Honest Thoughts


If you have your heart set on having shiny, smooth, and ultra-soft hair this spring, it might be time to consider adding some Odele products to your hair routine.

For the unfamiliar, Odele is a clean haircare line that was founded by Lindsey Holden, Britta Chatterjee, and Shannon Kearney, with the mission of democratizing the beauty industry by creating salon-quality products that are gender-neutral and affordable. Every single one of their products—from shampoos and conditioners to styling products—are sold for $11.99. Not to mention, the brand abides by EU standards of clean so they’re products are made without synthetic dyes or fragrances. They’re also vegan, cruelty-free, and sulfate-free, too!

Last month, the brand dropped four new products including a Hair Oil, a Flex Hair Gel, and a Purple Shampoo and Conditioner—all which are available at Target and, of course, the Odele website. From tackling shine and taming frizz to helping boost your blonde, these products couldn’t be more perfect for giving your strands a bit of spring refresh.

We were lucky enough to have a few members of The Tease’s editorial team test out some of the brand’s most recent offerings to share their honest review. Keep scrolling to read their thoughts.

Hair Oil

Camille Nzengung, hair features editor: “I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with hair oils because I love the hydration, smoothness and shine they bring to my hair, but it’s always a struggle finding a good oil that won’t leave my curls in a big greasy mess. For context, I have 4C hair that’s extremely prone to dryness so, in an endless pursuit of moisture, I’m constantly treating my curls to different hair oils during my wash days and when wearing protective styles.

With that said, when I heard that Odele launched a hair oil last month that’s suited for all hair types, I naturally grew curious about their claim and knew I had to test it out for myself. Luckily, I was able to receive a sample of the brand’s Hair Oil, which I’ve been using for the last few weeks. My verdict? This hair oil is insanely good and deserves a spot in anyone’s hair routine.

Billed as a highly concentrated yet lightweight oil, the Odele Hair Oil promises to repair strands while adding touchable softness, smoothing frizz, adding sheen, and sealing split ends. And, in my opinion, it fully delivers on that promise. Just one to two pumps of this rich formula, which is infused with a nourishing blend of camellia, baobab, and argan oils, left my curls feeling instantly hydrated, soft, and with the perfect touch of shine. Not to mention, it worked like a charm when it came to taming my frizz and most importantly, didn’t weigh my hair down or leave behind any greasy residue. And, let it be known, when they say lightweight, they’re really not joking around because this oil feels almost like water in your hands, which I find truly amazing. Add in the fact that this hair oil has the most delicious fragrance (it’s the brand’s signature “Marine” scent!) and comes housed in an ultra-chic glass bottle and truly, what’s not to love about it?” 

Manon Bushong, editorial intern: “I love the idea of hair oil in theory, but I often let them collect dust in my medicine cabinet. The reality of most hair oils is that although they moisturize your hair, it is never worth that greasy feeling that they often bring to the table. For this reason, I loved Odele’s hair oil formula. I struggle with dry hair, and it is such a relief to have a product that minimizes the brittle look without sacrificing volume. My hair is shiny, but does not look overly oily or dirty. After a week of trying it out, Odele’s hair oil became a staple in my hair care routine. The sleek, translucent bottle now sits on my shelf next to my beloved Odele Leave In Conditioner.”

Hair Gel

Camille Nzengung, hair features editor: “I don’t typically use hair gels often in my hair routine, so I was honestly surprised by how much I’ve grown to like Odele’s Flex Hair Gel. At this point, it’s honestly become a key player when doing twists outs on my hair. 

After gently detangling my hair in the shower, I like to work a good-size amount of this medium-hold gel through my strands before doing any sort of styling, twists, or even for wash-and-gos. It’s so easy to apply and it really works well to create frizz-free definition on my curls, with no crunchiness or crispiness. Instead, my curls feel touchably soft and maintain their shape.”  

Purple Shampoo + Conditioner

Manon Bushong, editorial intern: “As someone who has been bleaching my hair for over five years, I have certainly tried my fair share of purple shampoo and conditioners. With this self-proclaimed expertise, I can attest to the fact that Odele has killed it with their Purple Shampoo and Purple Conditioner formula. 

Although I usually have an easier time finding purple conditioners I like, I have found that hunting down a solid purple shampoo is a nightmare. The biggest issue that comes with them is the fact that they often do not have any redeeming shampoo qualities, and are essentially only useful as a toner. They can be drying and difficult to lather, leaving my scalp feeling stripped and my hair brittle. Odele’s purple shampoo has a much gentler formula, yet I have still noticed a difference in terms of combatting brassiness. Will definitely be recommending this set to all of my fellow blondes out there!”

 For news about the latest Odele product launches, be sure to follow @odelebeauty on Instagram.

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch: cnzengung@thetease.com.

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Manon Bushong

Manon Bushong is currently an Editorial Intern at The Tease. Manon adores liquid eyeshadows, thrifting, and spontaneously changing her hair color. Manon loves experimenting with semi-permanent hair color, and her favorite brands for them are Overtone and Loreal Colorista.

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