Bumble & Bumble • Texture • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
GODSEND for my hair
So I have lots of fine, stick-straight hair. It is very slick & silky, so it falls flat and is so prone to oil. I have absolutely 0 natural texture. My hair looks pathetic in a bun or ponytail.
Enter this product. I use a large dollop, like the size of 1.5 quarters, on my armpit-length hair. I concentrate on the roots and really squeeze/scrunch it in when my hair is wet but not dripping. I don't blow dry my hair.
When worn down, this gives my flat straight hair some serious oomph, it makes it look thick and prevents it from being plastered against my scalp. It makes it not shiny, but that can be added back in with another product.
Now, I am terrible at curling hair, but for those of you who have straight hair that doesn't hold a curl, this would be wonderful. It gets rid of the slickness and gives your hair grip so that it can actually curl, although you should still probably set it with hairspray.
This also makes my hair look much better in a bun, braid, and ponytail. It makes my twerpy little buns look voluminous, it makes my flat ponytails look more energetic, it makes my scrawny braids thicker.
And, it doesn't weigh down my hair. And, if you screw your hair up, then just re-wet it and the texturizer still works. It is kind of drying, so don't use it every day. I highly recommend this to my flat-haired comrades.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought the small sample size, but will definitely repurchase when I run out--and this is rare for me. I almost never use anything in my hair, which, until recently, was down to my lower back. I'm incredibly lazy with it and don't do much more than blowdrying it upside down if my hair is wet before I go outside.
I felt like I needed to leave a review because NOTHING ever works for my hair. On various whims, I've tried thickening spray (B&B's left me underwhelmed), thickening creme, curl definer, blah, blah. All of them either didn't do anything or left my hair looking disgustingly greasy. I have extremely fine, long, Asian hair (type 1a) that is so smooth and slippery I can't do a French braid unless my hair is wet. It escapes from buns. When I put it in rollers, it slides out. This gives it a lot more grip.
Anyway, I was very skeptical at first, but put a nickel-sized dollop in my palm, then rubbed it through my hair. It makes my hair HUGE. So much volume! That never happens. It also lasts all day, which, again, NEVER happens. I actually have to use way more than a nickel, maybe more like a quarter size, for a more noticeable effect, but it gives so much volume and separation it's ridiculous. I don't know if I'd dare to use it without blowdrying and a lot of brushing, though, because otherwise it seems to be so sticky.
Bottom line: I use it to get lots of volume and texture in my hair. Instead of being flat and super shiny it looks like the layered cuts in hair ads... of course, some people spend a lot of money on stuff to make their hair flat and super shiny. We all want what we can't have.
- It doesn't make curls last for me, but nothing ever does.
- If you don't brush it while it's drying, your hair will be crispy/sticky, if it's anything like mine.
- It actually makes my hair matte/almost rough-textured, and like I said my hair is very shiny. If you don't like that look you might want to add a shine spray. This is good if you have oily hair, though.
- The twist cap that doesn't come off is annoying and gets messy but I suppose it's good not to have to fumble with a cap and leave the thing open.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is definitely a staple in my haircare routine! It is the only hair product that allows me to air dry my hair and go out! It makes my waves look wonderful! I never go out without straightening my hair, and this product allows me to not have to! It also does well when I straighten my hair with it. My hair is a sexy messy straight and gives a great grit and texture! I love this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a weird product. If I use it in just the right way I get amazing, defined waves. If I deviate just a little, I get stiff, sticky, slightly crunchy hair. I had to mess around with this for about a week until I got the hang of it. But that room for error is just so small that it makes this a near miss for me.
I use about the size of a nickel, concentrating on the entire length and roots and making sure to disperse it evenly throughout. Using a cream texture near my scalp seems counter-intuitive for my hair type (very fine, wavy, color treated, long) but it does add volume and thickness. Anyway, after applying I comb through really well, then blowdry until my hair is about 90% dry. While blowdrying I have to brush my hair or else my hair will dry into crunchy sections. At this point my hair is still is still just barely damp. I wrap it up into a bun and bobby pin and leave it for a few hours. When I take my hair down I look like I have twice the amount of hair with tons of long loose waves. My hair isn't dry and stiff like it would be with hairspray, but it does have more of a rough texture and a matte appearance. Not dull, just matte. It has great memory so that the waves stay intact even through sleeping.
The only other way I change it up is by blowdrying until my hair is completely dry and then using a flatiron to make waves or curls. It holds them intact better than the majority of other products I've tried.
There's a few downsides. The cream is like a cross between a clear liquid glue and a white cream, with a sticky texture. It doesn't feel pleasant, and it doesn't smooth through hair well unless you rub it into your palms for a bit and really work it into your hair. Applying it in dry hair is a total failure and won't leave me with anything but a mess. Also, applying it into wet hair and not blowdrying produces crunchy string-hair. If I use even a touch too much my hair is actually sticky to the touch and looks filthy, weighed down, and lank.
I like the tube packaging and twist-dispenser cap. There's a perfumey fragrance that's noticeable for awhile but it's not strong enough to bother me and I'm fairly sensitive to scents. The price is reasonable considering the amount and how little I use each time.
I gave this a 3 because there's just no gray area to using this (at least as far as my hair's concerned). I don't think this is for every hair type, and anyone with fine hair like mine may have to be super careful using it. I'll repurchase for now until I find something similar that creates a beautiful wave just as easily.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this product!! I have shoulder length curly hair, kind of thick, and it is difficult to find a product for curly hair that doesn't make my hair frizzy. My friend loves this product so I tried it. It is expensive, but I used a dime sized squirt of this product on my wet hair, and scrunched. The texture seemed a little strange, kind of stiff, so I was worried. Then I blew dry with a diffuser, and I could not believe the volume and curls I got!! Three days later, my hair is still curly and full of volume. When I wake up, I wet it with my head upside down and scrunch, then blow dry with the diffuser and it looks great. I have never had success with Bumble and Bumble before, but this product is the only one I will use now. Plus it will last forever because you do not use much. Very happy!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm a fan of the messy, next day hair look even though I can't stand not washing my hair every day! So this product has definitely helped me achieve that look. I use about a dime size everyday after my shower and run it through my hair (after spritzing it with B&B's styling lotion) and then I blow dry my hair (no brush, just head flipped over; drying it about 80%) and then I just sleep on it! Next morning, it looks just as I'd want it - not too sleek, not too messy. And it looks thicker! If I shower in the AM, I do the same thing, but then I'll twist my hair up in a high bun for about an hour or so then I'll let it down. It gives me the perfect "kink" to my hair, giving it that - effortless wave and body. I finish off all my looks with B&B's Brilliantine. Awesome product for those with my hair - limp, fine, and stick straight.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Love this product. It's the only one I can use letting my hair airdry or with a hairdrier. Letting my hair dry naturally I come away with non-frizzy/not huge waves (my hair tends to dry really poorly without some 'help' ) When I use it with a blowdrier to straighten my hair, I come away with perfectly straight hair full of volume! I especially like the way my hair 'conforms' to whatever I want to do when using this. Will buy again and again and again....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Bumble and Bumble products make for gorgeous hair when I leave the salon, but I can not get it them to translate when I bring them home. This made my hair dry (not just matte) and a bit crunchy - I much prefer surf spray or John Masters Organics Sea Mist for texture and slight waviness. Even when combined with a shine serum, grooming cream, or all three, I just don't get it. For the record my hair is long, thick, layered, wavy and virgin - should be perfect for this product.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Hated this. Thankfully, only used a sample from Sephora and didn't actually buy this, otherwise it'd definitely be going back! It made my hair really sticky, frizzy and strawlike. It was really tangled and I had to put argan oil in my hair to defrizz it. It made the ends of my hair frizzy and stick out, but made my roots really flat even though the instructions on the packet said to apply to the roots for extra volume.. nuh-uh. If you have fine hair, you're better off doing the wash-every-other-day routine to get that piece-y look.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have color-treated naturally curly hair. My hair falls a few inches below my shoulders. My hair isn't particularly thick (strand-wise), but I have a lot of it. It tends to weigh down throughout the day and gets flat on top. Bb Texture gives me all-day-long lift and volume.
I only use it on the roots when my hair is damp. I put about a pea-sized amount on my fingertips, rub them together and then rub it at the roots on damp hair. Then I clamp my hair with a couple of those claw clamps along the part while I do my makeup, have breakfast, etc. (i.e., while my hair is drying a bit naturally). I finish drying the top of my hair, lifting it with a pick or my funky looking Deva dryer attachment. Voila - root volume all day!