I have seen Bumble and bumble around for some time. I knew they had created products that gave the sea-breeezy surfer girl look and for a time I wished I could recreate the look. I’ve not worn that look since leaving the Caribbean, however, I’ve long since embraced my natural curls and no longer chemically strengthen my hair. When I saw that they had created a curl care range, I was sceptical if it would work for me, plus I had not seen anyone on social media with hair like mine promoting the products. However their website does feature a stunning brownbeauty with coily hair on the product page.
Bumble and bumble Curl range has six products, Bb.Curl Sulphate-Free Shampoo, Bb.Curl Custom Conditioner, Bb.Curl Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer, Bb.Curl Defining Creme, Bb.Conditioning Mousse and Bb.Curl Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil. Whatever the weather Bb Curl Care will promises to make you feel like it’s the sunniest day with cute curls to match. I used my three Bb Curl products together, as well as alongside quality organic products and it delivered good results every time.
I tested out the Sulphate Free Shampoo, Custom Conditioner and the Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil. The first time I used the products I washed my hair with the Sulphate Free Shampoo, rinsed then applied the Custom Conditioner. I detangled my hair while the conditioner was still in and left it for about five minutes. After I rinsed out the conditioner, I towel dried my hair and applied the anti-humidity gel-oil. I set my curls with a diffusers. I normally apply a leave-in conditioner before my hair gel but I didn’t feel I needed with the gel-oil. My dry hair felt soft, moisturised, and silky. The curls were well defined with no frizz at all.
During the week, whenever there was a part of my hair that required more curl definition I applied more of the oil-gel. This product has a gelee consistency and feels a slightly clammy on application to dry hair, but once dry that feeling goes away. My hair simply felt moisturised, elastic and bouncy and it was not weighed down by the product.
The second time I used the anti-humidity gel-oil after washing and conditioning my hair with my usual products. Then I flat-twisted my hair and diffused to set the twists. When I untwisted my hair several hours later the curls were shiny, bouncy and well defined.
Bb uses their trademarked ingredient in the Curl range which is called HydraSculpt Blend TM . They describe it as ‘A cross-linking polymer that blends styling benefits with moisturization so that each curl is controlled and hydrated.’ It contains a blend of oils from Brazil such as Brazil Nut Oil, Babassu Oil and Pracaxi Oil. With the exception of the Brazil Nut Oil, I’ve previously used those oils in their organic form on my hair. I know they are excellent and fosteri hair’s natural hydration and elasticity.
The range also contains a Rich Moisture Mix which is combination of glycerine, Sodium PCA and so on. It’s not an organic range, so there are ingredients that many of us will not recognise. I’m not overly cautious about every ingredient in my hair products, however it may matter to some naturalistas.
Bb’s tagline for the Curl range is ‘For every swirl and whirl on the texture spectrum’. I believe they are right. With the six products from the range, naturlistas can select the combination that works best for them. Although, based on a video I saw on their website, I think 4C naturaliatas who prefer more curl definition may need to apply the Curl Defining Crème, before using the Oil-Gel, then set their curls using the two-strand twist technique. To find your perfect blend visit their website
Bb.Curl Sulphate-Free Shampoo is priced at £23.00, the Curl Custom Conditioner at £25.00, the Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer at £20.50, the Curl Defining Creme at £23.50, the Conditioning Mousse at £22.00 and the Curl Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil is £25.00.
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