I've become a huge fan of Bumble & Bumble products over the past year or so. I fell in love with their Straight Blow Dry styling treatment and have tried other products here and there since. This shampoo is decent, a little above average, but not enough to justify the high price tag. I will say I used this with a Loreal conditioner, blow dried it and put a curling wand to it. I am assuming this is meant to be used in conjunction with the Surf Spray (and matching conditioner) and the hair is meant to be left to air dry. Therefore, you may want to take this review with a grain of salt (as you should all reviews)! As another gauge, I have very long, never chemically treated or colored hair that is wavy and regularly heat styled. I felt the shampoo gave my hair a great cleaning and the scent is very summery and fresh (kind of similar to Soap & Glory's signature products but less overpowering). I love great smelling hair products personally, although I know fragrance is something a lot of people are annoyed with in beauty products. I think I would repurchase this if it were on sale/discounted. Good product!
While this shampoo smells lovely and works well as a cleanser, it doesn't give my hair the 'seabreezy texture' or 'buoyant body' I was hoping for. It might work if you have waves already but for my fine, straight hair it doesn't do more than cleansing and giving it some volume. It works a bit better if I wash it at night, don't condition and sleep with my hair in a braid, but I think that to get the surfer babe hair that Bumble & Bumble is advertising it's essential to also use the surf spray. I still like this product but for something that really makes my hair look and feel like I took a dip in the ocean I prefer Lush's Big. The price is also pretty steep, I was able to get 20% off but wouldn't buy it at full price.
I got a sample of this product, and was interested to try it to enhance my naturally wavy/curly hair. I usually blow dry my hair straight, but recently have been letting it dry au naturel to give it a break from heat styling. This shampoo made my hair really, really curly and added lots of body which would have been great had it not dried my hair out to the extent it looked a bit frazzled. This may work better with a leave in conditioner added after use.
Really, just your average shampoo. I haven't noticed that it gives my hair any more texture. While it hasn't left my hair terribly stripped of oils and tangled like some reviewers, I haven't found it to be very gentle or conditioning. Bumble Seaweed Shampoo and the Thickening Shampoo, while not HG, at least felt like they left my hair softer than this. I don't think I could tell the difference between this and an $0.88 bottle of Suave. It's really bad or anything, just not particularly impressive. For this kind of money, one ought to be able to find a product with a lot more bells and whistles.
Terrible. I have naturally wavy hair and thought this would help enhance the waves, NOPE. Instead it left me with a head full of knots and dry dry dry hair. Never again! Good thing I got the travel size shampoo and conditioner from my boss for free. Yeesh.
Edited 4/15-- After using consistently I found my hair too dry and very hard to comb through. There was also a significant amount of breakage after a couple weeks. It may be ok if used once a week or so but I couldn't continue using exclusively.
3/21--Loved this shampoo. Received a sample, got 2 uses out of it and had to order right away! My hair is very fine with just a little body, usually have to wash daily even though I use very little products, my scalp tends to produce more oil than I need. I usually let my hair air dry overnight and then I style in the AM with either a curling iron or straightener. Using the shampoo and conditioner together allowed for me to comb through with a wide toothed comb after letting it sit up in my Turbi Twist for a few minutes. I did as usual, allowing my hair to dry while I sleep and in the morning I freshened it with the Surf Spray and scrunched it a bit. It was the easiest, nicest, soft "undone" style I've ever been able to acheive. I don't find that my hair feels dry, but without the conditioner, I would have trouble detangling it. This is a very expensive shampoo and conditioner but it works for me and that I'm not having to heat style my hair every day makes it worth the money for me. I have gone to washing my hair every 3rd day now with no oily roots, no need for dry shampoo or a partial wash. I'm a happy customer!
Love the smell of this. It is fun to use in the shower. However... this makes my fine, knotty hair knottier! Like horrifically knotty. So knotty I have to wash my hair the next day with a different shampoo. Not recommended for hair that easily tangles.
So not gonna lie, bought this stuff after liking the packaging and concept of a salt based shampoo that evokes that "day at the beach" hair. Does it do the latter? For me, not particularly. I still need the salt spray styler to accomplish that look. But I'm still hooked on this shampoo because it cleans well without weighing hair down or leaving product buildup. It also smells friggin FANTASTIC - salt watery clean and light. Hair is soft and manageable so I'm a devotee.
Horrible. Didn't enhance my waves at all and left my usually healthy hair dried out. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.
I got my hair cut at a Bumble and Bumble salon in Chicago and the hairdresser pushed me to try this shampoo and gave me two samples saying it was perfect for my curly hair. At this point in my life, I've tried high-end hair products and low-end products and aside from Kerastase Bain Satin 2 shampoo, I haven't found that the high-end did anything that a really good drugstore shampoo like Suave Moroccan Oil Shine couldn't do for $3 versus $35.
And this was just case in point. The shampoo had a wonderfully smooth texture and lather, and rinsed easily. I also felt that any knots in my hair got smoothed out very easily. The conditioner was very nice as well, and my hair dried soft and smooth, but without much extra wave or kink as one might expect from $60 worth of shampoo and conditioner to make hair "surfer-like". Back to Suave.