The stuff is expensive, but I still gave it a five rating because it is honestly one of the best styling products I've ever used on my hair. I have fine, naturally wavy hair that I usually let air dry, yet sometimes blow dry straight. I can use BB Styling Creme for both hair styles, and it works perfectly. It gives my waves definition and my blow out volume and texture without ever weighing my hair down. It's great for smoothing bangs too!
Sometimes the price gets to me, and I think that I can find a more affordable substitute. My lesson is learned very quickly because I'd rather pay the money for a product that I know is going to work rather than spend it on a bunch of product that won't. I also find that I don't need to apply a lot... about a quarter size at the most, so the bottle lasts a really long time.
If anyone has found something comparable, please let me know! Otherwise this will be in my bathroom for a while!
I've been using this for a year on my thick, dark hair. it gives me so much body, it's unreal. i have tried other gels, mousse, and creams, but never anything as good as this. it's not sticky (like aveda whip - no no no!) and it honestly makes my hair a little curly if i just let it air dry. my hair used to be super straight but as i've gotten older i have a wave in it now and this brings it out nicely. when i blowdry it just has lots of body without the curl. i bought the sample bottle twice thinking i didn't really like it, and then went six months without it. i will never be without this product again. my hair still looks good 12 hours after fixing it, seriously. it could just be my fantastic hair itself, the amazing haircut i got last week, i don't know. but this stuff holds all day. i follow it up with Spray De Mode and these are the only two bb products i would rebuy, i go to a bumble salon and believe me - I'VE TRIED THEM ALL! This styling creme is the best styling product i've ever used.
I use this every day and it does not make my hair greasy and I use about a quarter sized amount.
This is super expensive, but is a HG for me.
I love the way my hair looks when I blow it out using this product.
I have to be careful though, because even though my hair is very thick, it is fine and if I use more than about a nickle sized amount on my shoulder length hair....it gets really greasy...and the only remedy is to wash it out....
So, I use a little at a time...and that works. And, I love it!
My hair blows out straight easily with it and is shiny and bouncy all day!!!
I bought this as part of a kit with the coconut shampoo/conditioner and found that it did nothing for me. The whole line was atrocious and left my hair hard, sticky, and dry. I've used everyting from Kerastase to Herbal Essence and it all works sooo much better than this stuff. Also, the price is rediculous. If you're willing to spend close $30 for a bottle of this stuff, just go straight to Kerastase.
I know a 2 is a pretty harsh score... this product works fine, but the smell is just atrocious! I can't explain the smell - it's almost like a mix of cucumber and licorice. And once it's in your hair, the smell doesn't lessen. You can smell it on your head. If I'm gonna pay big money for a hair product, I don't want it to smell like garbage!
I recently got my hair cut short again (chin length) and I wanted to find a product I could use to let my hair air dry so I could just "scrunch and go". My stylist told me to try mixing this with the defrizz, combing it through, and then using the BB curl creme and comb it through, and then scrunch or twirl sections of hair. I don't think this product is exactly what I needed. I have very thick hair and I combed this through when my hair was damp and scrunched and let it air dry but I got so much volume just from doing that that it was ridiculous. I was also put off slightly by the scent--it smells like celery and isn't exactly pleasant (I'm not sure if they changed the fragrance or what since other reviewers feel that it smells good). It also gave my hair a pretty matte finish so I suppose I would have to mix it with something ilke brilliantine to get more shine. I was disappointed with how big it made my hair when air drying so I got my hair damp again with a spray bottle and got a round brush and blew out all of the waves. This produced a style that wasn't over the top HUGE but yet still had the holding power to still look nice the next day. It also appeared much more shiny than it did when I let it air dry, even though it does change the texture of your hair to have more "oomph". I don't think I will try to use this product to air dry again since it gave me so much volume, I will probably just use it as a blow drying product.
I like this - my hair is straight-to-wavy, and this works wonderfully if i just work this through my damp hair, scrunch, and air-dry. I never blow dry my hair, so this keeps my hair free of frizzies, soft, and shiny. Plus it smells great.
I'm going to use a double whammy on this one- and also copy and paste it with the defrizz.
BUT, this, with a touch a defrizz is everything I need to make my hair HAPPY!!!! My hair is flat, yet never wants to cooperate. I can never do anything with my hair. It's flatt, frizzy but I have a lot of it, and it's fine in texture. It's horrible hair.
BUT...this maybe about a dime size with the defrizz is enough to tame my frizz ball hair that never wants to cooperate into something I can manage, and something that looks nice and pretty! It gives me shine, it gives me defintion and really it's a great product!
After discovering my beloved Sebastian Potion #9 was turning my bleached blonde highlighted hair brassy and orange (since the Potion #9 *is* orange), I had to switch styling products. I set out looking for something that would give my thin hair hold, lift, volume, and texture during blow drying and straightening...but wouldn't ruin my expensive dye job.
So far, so good. While I miss some of the stuff that the Potion #9 provided (like the conditioning properties), I'd say that the Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme is just as good for hold and texture as the Potion #9. I just run a dollop through my hair before blow drying and it provides texture and control for my shoulder-length hair.
The Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme is a bit spendy ($25 for 8 ounces, where I was paying about half that for the Sebastian Potion #9), but an 8 ounce bottle so far has lasted about three months. Totally worth it, if you ask me.
While I'm sure there are better styling cremes out there, for now I am happy and content with this one, and I will definitely be buying it again!
This styling cream to me seemed a little over priced to me. 23 bucks for 8 oz??? Overall it was an average product with a nice smell. It seemed like it was made of some mix of light weight conditioner and hair gel mixed together. I had read that it was suppose to be good for curly hair but did not notice any improvement. It did not hold my curls together any better.