Good morning all!!!
I realized the other day that I have not done a review post in far too long and, with the perfect outdoor lighting for photographs, I thought I would finally post about the Bumble and Bumble shampoos that I have been loving for the past few months.
Before I get into my thoughts on the three Bumble and bumble shampoos that I have been using, I wanted to write a little bit about the brand itself. Bumble and bumble was founded as a New York City salon in 1977 by Michael Gordon. The brand has become renowned for its hair salons, design school and amazing lines of stylist-inspired, editorial-quality products. My one complaint about the brand is that it tests on animals, probably because it is owned by Estée Lauder Companies.
Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo
This multitasking sulphate-free shampoo is the first Bb shampoo that I tried. I came across it in a three-product travel-size pouch in a Sephora in Paris after the hotel shampoo was starting to seriously dehydrate my hair. I was able to try the shampoo, conditioner and heat/UV protective primer for a solid week and the range completely transformed my hair. According to Bb, this shampoo is formulated with six feather-light oils to make hair smoother, softer, and silkier, while taming frizz and protecting against breakage from heat and UV radiation, all while not weighing down hair. This shampoo has a very fruity scent that I am obsessed with because it is so lovely and fills up the entire shower. This shampoo is available in two sizes: a 2oz bottle for CAN $14, and an 8.5oz bottle for CAN $38, perfect for traveling.
This is the second Bb shampoo that I tried. I was finding the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil formula to be very nourishing and hydrating, but prolonged use left my hair feeling flat. This shampoo is lightweight and serves the dual function of moisturizing hair and sealing split ends, while also building body to add fullness to fine or limp hair. Bumble and bumble describes it as “ideal for fine, thinning, limp, or flyaway hair,” which perfectly describes how my hair was feeling. This shampoo is also compatible with colour-treated hair, thank goodness. For best results, it is recommended that this shampoo is paired with the rest of the Thickening range including the conditioner, serum, and hairspray. I have only tried the shampoo but it worked wonders on my fine hair. The shampoo is actually available in three sizes: a 2oz bottle for CAN $11.50, an 8oz bottle for CAN $29, and a 33.8oz bottle for CAN $74. I know the latter seems like a ridiculous amount of money to pay for shampoo, but it has done amazing things for my hair and I find it lasts months and months so, broken down, the cost is equivalent to the number of shampoo bottles purchased from other brands.
This sulphate-free shampoo is designed to reduce frizz and tame flyaways. It features Concen-straight Technology®, formulated to smooth and soften curly, thick, and unmanageable hair. While my hair is neither curly or unmanageable, I have pesky hairs that pop out the top of my head, irking me to no end, and this shampoo does a wonderful job of keeping them flat. Also, this shampoo is safe for colour-treated hair. The only downside to this one I can find is that it is only available in one size, an 8.5oz bottle for CAN $38, which is not ideal for traveling, but will still fit nicely into checked baggage.
All of these shampoos have similar suggested uses, specifying that a little goes a long way so only a small dollop is needed to fully clean hair. Also, by applying the shampoo only to the scalp and roots of hair, the rest of the hair strands are cleaned once the shampoo is rinsed out, running down the strands.
While it is recommended that each shampoo be used with additional products from the same line, I prefer to use the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner after washing my hair with all three of the shampoos mentioned above. It is formulated with the same light oils as the shampoo, helping to make hair softer and smoother, while also taming frizz and protecting against breakage. This conditioner is safe for colour- and chemically-treated hair, and is available in two sizes: a 2oz bottle for CAN $14 and a 6.7oz bottle for CAN $42. This may seem expensive to some, but this is the only full-size bottle I have purchased to date and I have been using it after every wash for a good 6 months already. Like the shampoos, a little goes a long way so only a small dollop is needed.
Have you tried any shampoos, conditioners, or other hair products from Bumble and Bumble??? Which formula is your favourite???