Saturday, 12 April 2014

Something Beginning With... B: Bumble and bumble.

After getting super excited at my newly created SBW concept, I've definitely dropped the ball a little. But here I am on this lovely Saturday morning with the long overdue 'Something Beginning With: B' post. Now, I'm something of a Bumble and bumble fiend, so it only makes sense that they should be the focus of todays ramblings. The majority of my haircare routine comprises of their coveted offerings, so here is a collection of Bb. product that I would be lost without.

I'd had this knocking around for a while, but didn't really have an inkling of when I'd get use out of it. But having recently taken the plunge and cut my hair short, I think I'd go as far as to say that it's my new holy grail for hair styling. A soft pomade, I just rub the tiniest amount onto my fingers and run them through my freshly styled tresses. Say hello to tamed flyways, managed frizz, and an altogether glossier barnet. This little styling beauty was the only hair product I thought worth mentioning in my March Favourites and, as I plan to keep my hair short for a while now, I'm sure my beloved semisumo will remain pride of place in my haircare collection for a long time yet.

My hair is a little on the fine side, so it often looks a bit flat - droopy, if you will. For that reason, I've long been a fan of the Bb. thickening range for adding that much needed oomph. Sadly, I've run out of the shampoo and conditioner, and have made a promise to myself that I'm only allowed more when I have enough Boots points. You cannot even fathom the immense willpower this is taking. However, I'm still enamoured with the Bb. thickening hairspray. I just spritz it into towel dried roots and blow-dry, and it makes such a massive difference that I'm not too sure how I ever got by without it. It does have a tendency to go a little crispy if ever I get too trigger happy, but as I have to use it so sparingly, the bottle lasts me for ages, which can only be a great thing, really. 

I'm not a huge fan of hair powders. I find that they only ever dull my vibrant hair colour. However, another Bb. gem is their sough after pret-a-powder. Translucent and extra fine, I love this for adding a little texture to my hair and, again, have been getting much more use out of it since I went for the chop. I don't find that I have the same issue of dullness that I do with brands like Batiste, making it the perfect product for second (ahem, third) day hair styling. Another one of those great volumising products, I originally thought that the bottle would be awkward to use and wouldn't last very long, but it's fared surprisingly well in my clumsy, accident prone hands. 

Having fine hair, oils can often be an absolute disaster for me - like brushing lard through freshly washed locks. However, I've found a friend for life in the Bb. hairdresser's invisible oil. I used this a lot more when I had longer hair, running the tiniest amount through the ends. The result was silky soft, super shiny, frizz free tresses. It is also said to have strengthening qualities, but I lopped my ends off before I could testify - sorry about that! Now, I only really use it when my hair's feeling particularly dry, but I love it all the same! 

This thickening gem has developed something of a cult following amongst Bb. fans, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm one of the masses that launched themselves onto the dryspun bandwagon. As well as offering volume by the bucket load, I particularly like using this product straight after drying my hair.  Although I love the feeling of freshly washed hair, I'm not an avid fan of the fluffiness, always opting for a more 'lived in' style. And dryspun finish is exactly that in a can. Volume and strategic mess in one. It's everything I want in a hairspray.

I hope you enjoyed this little round-up of my Bb. babies. What are your favourite Bumble and bumble products? What haircare brand could you not live without? Let me know!


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  1. Wow, that's quite the collection!
    I like the sound of the invisible oil, my hair needs quite a bit of taming :)

    The Oxford Owl

    1. And that's only the styling products! You should see the clutter in my shower haha, it's getting to be a bit of a problem! Yeah the invisible oil is perfect for taming, as is the semisumo actually! :) Xx

  2. I actually quite love Bumble and Bumble products and I'm super jealous of your collection! I have really fine hair as well so the thickening spray sounds amazing! Will definitely look into it. Great post :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

    1. I have really fine hair too, I'd highly recommend the thickening range - particularly dryspun finish and the full form mousse. Amazing! Xx