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.
I got a sample of the shampoo and conditioner and it left my hair with incredible body. It also held a wave a little more but not that much (I already have wavy hair with body). I was reluctant to try it because it seemed likely that it could make my hair too dry. It was well moisturized but prior to shampooing I conditioned my hair over night with Ojon restorative treatment so it is likely that it stayed well conditioned because of that. I wouldn't take this product too seriously.
The new shampoo and conditioner in B&B's surf line are just okay. They smell great and the bottles are cute, but that's not good enough when they cost nearly $30 a pop. For me they did very little in the way of creating beachy hair or waves...at best they leave a matte finish which can be a good foundation for beachy hair if you use a curling iron.
Very expensive, but it really does what it says! You almost don't need the surf spray after using this to get the beach waves. I bought the trial sizes, but maybe one day I can splurge on full sizes.
I hate this intensely.
My hair turned into a complete rats nest...could not even get my fingers through my hair to toussle the 'beachy waves' after blow drying it out.
My hairstylist initially recommended this but once she used it on my hair and personally felt how sticky, unmanageable it made my hair she immediately exchanged this out for a different B&B shampoo and conditioner.
I was skeptical, since no shampoo/conditioner combo ever gives my fine hair volume or lift, but THIS WORKS WONDERS! My hair is long, soft and straight, so I didn't expect this to give me crazy big curls, but paired with the Surf conditioner and spray it does give a lot of tousled soft texture and extra body. With this I'm able to air dry and hardly use any product at all (except from Surf Spray and a bit of Grooming Creme maybe) and my hair looks full and luscious! And since I'm using so little styling product, my hair stays clean for a longer time too which is a huuuuge bonus. This is gonna save my hair from heat styling damage and product overload, so I'm very thrilled. For volume and texture I'd recommend the Surf range over Thickening any time.