Thursday, March 27, 2014

Purchase Review: Bumble and bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner

Back in January when I was staying over at my mom's, she made the comment to me that I should stop coloring my hair because it looked like my hair was thinning out. Oh no! This is not good! I born with baby fine hair that is not all that plentiful and NEED to color away my grays. I happened to watch some beauty blogger's video (sorry, I can't remember who) in which she mentioned her recent favorite purchases and one of the items she mentioned was this Bumble and bumble line. I was very happy to discover that my local Sephora carried it and that they also had it in a travel size. Although there is better value buying larger sizes, I really do not mind spending on smaller sizes if I am not sure how the product will work.

What it says that it will do: the shampoo is a lightweight cleanser which builds body and gives fine, limp hair a lift while moisturizing and sealing split ends. It's ideal for thinning, fine, limp and flyaway hair. The conditioner is a featherweight conditioner which moisturizes and detangles hair with ultra-light silk fibers. It moisturizes, protects, and separates strands to make fine hair look and feel fuller Again, it's ideal for thinning, fine, limp and flyaway hair.

I've been using this set for about a month now and I do think that my hair does seem a slight bit fuller. I don't believe claims (for any product) that it will repair split ends and I can't vouch for that, but I did find one stray hair the other day which had a huge split end. Hmmm.... The shampoo does clean well and doesn't irritate my scalp. I'm still not quite sure about the conditioner though. I don't feel that it's emolient enough. Usually when I use a conditioner, my hair feels slick when I'm putting it on. I don't get that with this conditioner. In fact, my hair feels on the squeaky side, thus I don't feel like it's detangling like it should. I'm not quite sure how to explain it. I have to apply either Moroccan Oil or Kerastase Oleo-Relax before I attempt to comb out my hair because I really feel like without it, it will tug and pull my hair and not glide through.

I did go back to Sephora last week to buy the full size of both products, but only because I'm reluctant to not use the conditoner together with the shampoo. Do you think that I'll still get the benefits if I use only the shampoo and Lux Super Damage Repair conditioner instead?

I noticed that I need to color my hair again because the grays are really showing. Interestingly, I noticed something curious. I often get migraines and sinus-migraines and the pain is usually off to the right side of my head. If you measure where I might do a middle part and where the top of my ear is and then mark off about 1/4th of the way from the center, that's where my pain is usually located. That's also the section where the majority of my gray hairs are. Do you think there is a correlation?

The weekend is coming! I hope that you'll all have a wonderful weekend.



Bijin Blair said...

Go ahead and replace the B&B conditioner with LUX. No point in using something that isn't giving you the results that you're after anyways!

galpal.hi said...

@Bijin Blair--Thank you for your comment. I noticed a drugstore brand came out with a similar line. I wonder how it will work out. I need to check the ingredients and compare.