Bumble & Bumble • hairdresser's invisible oil • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
First of all, I feel like this is one of the nicest hair oils on the market. The reason why is that the ingriedient's are way nicer than the ones you will find in MoroccanOil etc.
Obviously, silicone is the number one ingriedient, but that actually makes sense. Silicones are nothing bad.
For example, my second cousin is 8 years old and has the most amazing long, shiny and healthy hair.
The reason for that is definitely not that she uses silicone free products, because she doesn't. The reason is that she doesn't color it, doesn't use heat on it and doesn't wash it too often.
It's simple as that, children are the best example.
I know that she uses her mom's haircare, which is Bumble & Bumble (full of silicones most of the time) as well as this oil.
The trend with silicone free hair products definitely came from people with already damaged hair.
Now on to the product.
It's lighter that most of the oils I've tried, which is perfect for my wavy to curly hair since it can be wheighed down so easily.
Does a lot against frizz which I tend to have around the hairline a lot, plus reduces this kind of "fluffiness" and unmanagable puffiness.
The smell is delish, kinda like orange cookies or something, nothing too heavy though. The shine you get from it is very nice, not greasy looking because of the product's lightweight I suppose.
My ends are a little dry and the funny thing is that they're cut straight, but most of the time for some weird reason it looks kinda messy and unruly, like some hairs in between the straight cut ends were missing. This oil kinda managed to smooth every single strand down and makes everything look sleek and put together.
The price you pay and the amount you get is obviously horrendous, I'd buy it again though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
i like this a lot. i would give it a higher rating but it's a bit pricey. i use two pumps on 50% dry hair, concentrating on the ends. i have quite long hair (approx. mid-back length) with dry ends from frequent heat styling and the two pumps i use is perfect for me. i think maybe if this makes your hair too greasy you may want to scale back the amount you use and avoid brushing your hair once you've put this in to avoid transferring the oil to the roots. i would buy this again if nothing better comes along, but like others have said i think that my current bottle will last quite a while.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I'm a huge Bumble fan from way back, but this product was a total fail for me. It's actually been collecting dust in my bathroom for months...so I have fine, frizzy/curly hair and a lot of it. I generally blow my hair out every day as my scalp is greasy and I need to shampoo every day. In the summer I will air dry more often. I purchased this last summer in August, and from the way that it was marketed I expected this product to be a perfect multi-tasker for me-light, conditioning, a little taming...none of the above. It's awful. I know these oils generally contain some 'cones which I am not averse to but this just left my hair a total silicone-y mess. One pump in my collarbone length hair just made the parts that it touched look greasy and weighed down. It does not spread well through the hair. It does not wash off of my hands with ease, it does build up in my hair, I had to use a clarifying shampoo just to get it out. I don't do products that don't wash out for the most part with an everyday shampoo (semi sumo-you're negative review is coming...), and there is no way you could use this product two days in a row with out a deep clean. I tried it in dry hair and I tried it in wet hair. It just doesn't work. I have a friend with super thick, coarse curly hair who likes to flat iron it and doesn't have to wash it everyday, I think I will give this to her. Maybe she'll like it on her hair before the iron, if she finds a use for it with such different hair I'll let you know. I do have oil/serum products that I love-Kerastase Elixir Ultime (the green one) and Couture Color's oil serum are both fabulous.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have fine hair and have a hard time finding products hat I can work with that don't weigh my hair down. I recently cut about 6" off the length of my hair in an attempt to get my hair healthy again. Years of coloring, highlighting, styling and daily washing have wrecked havoc on my tresses leaving them dry, split and straw like in texture. I bit the bullet and had my stylist cut more than the usual trim and love that my hair is starting to regain its luster and health. Since my hair is now shoulder length I only wash it twice a week. After washing I will take 1 pump of the B&B invisible oil and work it from mid shaft to ends and then run a wide tooth comb through my hair and let it air dry. The next morning I will take a half pump and treat the ends before using my T3 single pass straightener and I experience no heaviness or fly aways. I also live in the humid gulf coast of Texas just south of Houston, and have found that this product also helps my hair resist humidity, which is a huge plus. It's a great product and I will continue to use it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
To start, I have fine, shoulder length, color treated, fairly healthy hair, that needs a trim and I wash it every 2-3 days. After, washing I apply 1 pump starting at the ends and work my way up to the roots, then I either blow dry or let it dry on its own. After its dry I apply 1/2 pump to the ends and whatever is left I smooth fly aways at the crown. This does not weigh my hair down or cause me to wash it more often. Whats so great about this product is my hair actually feels and looks silky and shiny. Not shiny fake but healthy shiny. I will buy this again, it'll be awhile b/c I use so little at a time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I run about 2-3 pumps through my hair when it is wet and put it up in a bun or put some Bumble Texture Cream with Grooming Cream to air dry curly. My hair has never air dried so shiny and soft, I can't stop running my hands through it! There's really no detectable scent which is just as well as I'm allergic to lots of fragrances. My previous HG was Shu Uemura Essence Absolue which cost about twice as much (Haidresser's Oil is $38 for 3.4 fl. oz. and Essence is $68 for 5 oz.), ouch! I also like Organix Macadamia Dry Styling Oil (especially for the price) but this blows both of these out of the water. My hair looks very healthy and it feels like silk.
Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Isododecane, Dimethiconol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Bis-Cetearyl Amodimethicone, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Squalane, Tocopherol, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum).
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I said "yes" about buying it again but I think my bottle will last a lifetime. (I tried Morroccan oil a couple years ago but despised the scent so much that it didn't matter if the product was great.)
I have only skimmed the reviews and I'm surprised by the negatives. Maybe people are using too much? I use a partial-pump, which is really more like a fat drop. I rub it onto my hands and then really rub/massage it into all my hair. I usually just comb and let my hair air dry, with a couple "scrunches" along the way. This product does just enough to smooth the surface of my hair without weighing it down. As I said, I use just the tiniest bit of it. It's crazy expensive because if you hate it, you've wasted $38 (+tax), but if you can sample it or swap for it, it's worth trying.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have never used Bumble and Bumble before and was given a sample of this and could NOT believe how nice this made my hair look and feel!!! I am so amazed how much better I like this one over the Kerastase I have been using!! The real test will be how it holds up with the high humidity we get in the summer. I really hope this one keeps up the good work:)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I can't believe everybody here apparently hates this stuff. Since I'm a major Bb fan I still had to try this and I'm very satisfied so far.
My hair is fine, long and pretty healthy, but I love the idea of an oil product for heat protection and extra moisture. I've been using Davines Oi Oil until now, recommended by my stylist who taught me that oils are wonderful for fine hair too. It prevents tangles and split ends, and today I wouldn't be without one. I only wash once a week but use my hair oil every day.
Compared to Davines and Orofluido (my first oil) the Bumble oil is a lot lighter. Yes, it does contain silicone, but so does every oil out there. Unlike Davines, this does actually contain a lot of good oils too like coconut and olive. I feel like this gives me way more nourishment than Davines.
Since my hair is blond and fine, EVERYTHING shows - and this oil is not the least bit heavy or sticky. I use one pump before I blowdry and one pump after. I think the trick is to really spread it well between the palms before applying to hair. My hair feels light, bouncy, healthy and very soft.
The packaging is not that pretty (whyyyy neon orange??) and it's quite expensive, but I would buy again. Sad that it's got so many bad reviews here, for me it's the best hair oil.
EDIT 1/4/2013: Giving this 5 lippies, since it's proven to be consistently amazing. My ends seem thicker and healthier than usual one month after a cut and the silicones doesn't seem to build up. So happy I switched to this from Davines.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Dimethicone is in almost all shine products including those from high end lines like Kerastase. However, this product also contains several other types of oil missing from the other silicone-based products on the market. As a result of these other oils including olive oil, coconut oil, and safflower oil, as well as grape seed, I find Bumble and Bumble's version to be much better for color-treated hair that is dry. The trick is to only use a little bit. One pump, spread over the palms, and then apply to the ends of your hair avoiding the scalp. Too much of any shine product with make your hair greasy. Invisible Oil works great for me and makes my hair very soft and manageable. For reference, I have hair of medium thickness that is dry due to blonde highlights and regular exposure to sun (I live in a sunny desert climate).
If you find this too intense for you (for example, if you have fine hair that is not dry), you will probably like Bumble and Bumble's Brilliantine product for shine.
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Isododecane, Dimethiconol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Bis-Cetearyl Amodimethicone, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Squalane, Tocopherol, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This made my hair so greasy. It definitely isn't invisible. I felt like my hair was coated and weighed down. A definite no.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I probably would not have bought this, if I had read the reviews here. It is not a popular product! I bought it, when I was having a desperately frizzy day. I wasn't sure about spending so much money on an oil. The Sephora SA assured me I could return it, if it didn't work. For me, it did work suprisingly well. It smoothed the frizz down without looking greasy or heavy, just shiny. This is the best oil I have tried and I have tried alot. It is an investment though, so worth trying a sample to see if it works for you. UPDATE: Not quite as impressed as I was. Some days this works and some days, it doesn't. Not sure why results vary for me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Don't buy into the hype! This is in no way an oil that is good for your hair. The first ingredient is dimethicone, a synthetic silicone oil that is known to cause skin sensitivities and acne. It's a cheap ingredient that is in tons of lotions, cosmetics, and hair products - especially inexpensive drugstore ones, so why are they charging $38 for this oil? Sure it may smooth your hair initially (if you blow dry) but sure enough it will eventually dry out your hair. All it does is coat the hair. Bumble and Bumble is good at marketing, too bad their products can't live up to their claims. Stick with Moroccan oil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have very smooth straight coarse black hair that is very shiny idk why in the hell I decided to try this as a professional cosmetologist myself I should've known better! This crap made my hair so greasy it looked as if I was a dirty bum with greasy slick hair I only put a drop and I have 18 inch long hair omg my hair was attracting fuzzies and dust literally! Why would I pay $30+ for a silicone based product when I could easily go to a drug store or Armstrong McCall and get something for a better value and better quality instead of paying 30 something for this "High End" trash!
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I have to agree w/the negative reviews. I purchased this at my salon during a B&B event, becuse of the UV protection. I have extremely thick course wavy red hair. This just isn't heavy enough to reduce the frizz like the argan oil does. I've been using it after I blow dry to lightly smooth out any flyways. It doesn't make my hair greasy and smooths nicely, but due to the price I won't purchase again. I think it might work better for someone w/fine hair.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I tried this in-store (it was impossible to miss the huge displays with testers in Sephora!) and I'm so glad I tried it before buying. I'm generally a sucker for hair oils and leave in smoothing type products. My hair is coarse, wavy and prone to frizzing in humid weather. I flat iron regularly (2 to 3 times a week, though more lately because of hot yoga!). I might have just grabbed this had the price not been so steep. Anyway, I smoothed it onto the ends of my hair and the results were not very good at all - in fact, it left the ends of my hair feeling "crispy" and sort of sticky. It also left my hands feeling sticky - I had to go to the mall washrooms to wash the residue off my palms. I will stick with my trusted Moroccan Oil or Osis Magic as smoothing treatments. I was surprised by how poorly Hairdresser's Invisible Oil performed. Based on trying it, I wouldn't buy this even at a budget price!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
EXPENSIVE! for a poor performance. Did nothing to smooth my frizz at the ends. I might just mix it with my conditioner since I don't want it to go to waste. The new Garnier Morrocan oil is much better and cheaper.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I got a sample of this from Sephora. I was very surprised when the sample packaging said that the person used a dime sized portion. I have highlighted hair that is VERY dry on the ends, but I also have an oily scalp so I have to be careful. Even about half of that made my hair look greasy (of course, I got nowhere near my scalp with it), and it didn't help with smoothing out the flyaways. Like the first reviewer said as well, it left a disturbing, gummy residue on my hands that required me to use a scrub to get it off. Sorry, but this just isn't invisible, or a good product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
Light oil, great for the ends of my hair. I use only one-two pumps for the middle-ends of my long hair (and I have a lot of it). Gives shine and definition. I can't use it on the top of my hair or my bangs, weighs it down. Makes hair soft. But too much can make it flat.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Bumble & Bumble's newest offering is *anything but* invisible: the marketing hype alone propels it to hypervisibility: blog reviews, free give-away offers, email campaigns, etc etc. Oils have been on trend for some time now, especially argan oil (included in this formulation). Despite the fact that *this* oil is overloaded with heavy silicones (just try to wash this stuff off your hands and imagine how it is clinging to your strands!) I was curious to try it, because it includes a few other highly beneficial oils as well (coconut, argan, macademia nut, grape seed, safflower). Alas: it is prohibitively high-priced, and in my 3c curls (loose waves and broad ringlets), it tends to flatten the hair, weigh it down, and depress the curls. I tried this on wet hair, damp hair, and dry hair---it gives nice shine and some definition, but is just too heavy and makes locks lanky. If you have straight hair, this may perform better for you. If you want to elongate and stretch out your curls, this may do that for you. It's too much bad weight for my hair, and at a high price. It smells like cheap orange popsicle, but the smell dissipates quickly and is not a problem at all in the end. The way it performs, at this price tag, is a problem. I prefer Marrakesh oil (also loaded with heavy silicones, but doesn't add as much lanky weight).
Bumble & Bumble.com is currently offering free shipping on any order that includes this oil by the way.
The bottle is super cute. 40 bucks. super cute. Spend your twenties on a nice wine instead.