This is a review of my three favorites at the moment from the Bumble and Bumble hair care range. Bumble and Bumble is a hair care range that works directly and exclusively with high end salons and department stores around the world, such as Selfridges, Space and they have also released their rage in some major Boots stores. Lots of the celebs/models are using Bumble products e.g. Kendall Jenner, Kirsten Dunst, Liam Payne the list is endless. They were founded in 1977 on the fringe of New York’s Hairdressers Row and their first product was revealed in 1990 called Brilliantine, born out of a need to develop products (that weren’t around at the time) that hairdressers could use editorially – ones that could be layered and mixed to produce a broad range of effects.
We are super lucky to have a salon in the North Devon area called Steven & Laurent Hairdressers that stock the Bumble products in their extremely beautiful London style salon (its definitely one to visit if your in the area, the way id describe the decor is ‘Lost In Wonderland’) they have the full range available in their ‘in salon’ Bumble store and have regular Bb product training so they have all the product knowledge available! The next Bumble registered salon or store would be Exeter, Bristol or Bath.
Pret-a-powder is one of Bb’s top sellers and has been rated a four star rating on their website its equal parts dry shampoo, style extender and volume in a pinch! This is one of my favourite products at the moment I love dry shampoo I even use it as a styling tool to create volume and to give my hair a boost on its second or third day of its big bouncy blow dry. The Pret-a-powder is the perfect mix of dry shampoo and style extender for giving your hair that much needed boost from the root, I apply this to the root of my hair sectioning around the face and applying on dry hair. The more I use it the more I love it and its my go to instead of my usual dry shampoo.
The Pret-a-powder comes in two different sizes 56g £22.00 and 14g (travel size) at £7.50 I’ve had mine (56g) for three months and I don’t think I’ve even used half of it yet! So its great value for money. This is going to be one of my must have festival products that will come with me to every festival and trips away I have this year!
My second product is the Thickening spray teamed with my third the Thickening Dry Spun Finish. These products are the perfect combo for big; bouncy, healthy and thick looking hair! The way Bumble and Bumble have designed their products is that they can be layered with out creating a heavy build up and giving your hair that greasy look! Every product can be teamed with another creating endless looks.
I use the Thickening spray from root to ends on clean towel-dried hair, I love that its a liquid pump spray bottle meaning you can apply accurate and evenly giving my hair the full and luscious look. This spray does not leave your hair feeling heavy or sticky. Bumble and Bumble have some really helpful tutorials on their get the look page, demonstrating all different styles that are easy to create at home using the Bb range.
I’ve posted a couple of my favourite curled looks that I have created using the Bumble and Bumble Thickening range from root to ends and Pret-a-powder to give me that extra root lift. I have used the Babyliss Pro Conical Wand 32-19mm to give me a “big bouncy blow dry” look. I finished these looks by using the Thickening Dry Spun Finish its perfect for all hair types and to use after heat styling to give your hair that instant fullness and texture.
Products to try next?
Full potential hair preserving booster spray – A highly potent and restorative Booster Spray that includes the Full Potential Hair Preserve Blend that helps hair look fuller and feel thicker. This is for anyone who wants fuller looking, stronger feeling hair – especially those with fine, thinning or breakage-prone locks.
Repair blow dry – This serum-in-creme elixir for dry or damaged hair helps seal split ends and protects against heat, breakage and UV damage, too. Proven to help repair hair and keep styles looking healthy for up to 3 days. For dry or damaged hair that needs tender loving care.
Bb Curl Defining Creme – Its a shape-enhancing creme that creates flexible curls with separation. Their curl-optimising HydraSculpt Blend, mixed with Brazilian oils, helps create controlled, moisturised curls.|
I hope you enjoyed reading this post, if you’ve used Bumble and Bumble products before id love to no what you thought you can leave me a comment below.
Photo credits – Gabrielle Antonia