Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bumble and bumble

Many females my age look to their moms for skincare advice, makeup know-how, and general tips and tricks. For some, it's the reason they pat serum into their skin rather than rub. Perhaps it's why they started using eyeliner. Well, like many things, my mom is different--thank goodness all our mothers aren't the same. But my blonde predecessor and creator didn't have a solid skincare routine until maybe a year ago when I vehemently urged her to get one (right after she told me she used to sleep in her makeup...eeek). As for makeup, other than some eyeliner and a swipe of mascara, she was done. Somehow, she still managed to look gorgeous, and happens to receive more "you're so pretty" compliments that I, but there is one facet where she has stayed sturdy: haircare. With highlights, cuts, coloring, shampoo bottles, and many mornings of waking up to the roaring of her blow dryer, it's fair to say that she is the most influential when it comes to haircare. And there was always one dominating brand in her drawers: Bumble and bumble.

Luckily, this plentiful array has allowed me to steal some Bb loot for my own joy. But once my allowance started rolling in at a Barbie Doll exceeding rate, I bought some own booty for myself. And, once, my mom even treated me to a cut at one of their salons. With the first one opening in 1977 in NYC, Bumble and bumble began a race with a new philosophy. Exuding creativity to elevate their craft, revering authenticity, and creating editorial-quality products, they soon grabbed the attention of haircare lovers alike. It's the latter statement that truly set them apart, though. Their first product, Brilliantine, was revealed in 1990, designed to be used editorially, a new facet that many products didn't tap. And after that single launch, many others followed--and many now perch in my stash.

Although I don't possess Brilliantine (it's pending on my wishlist...), I have other treasure to enjoy. Their shampoos and conditioners serve a variety of hair types. Specifically, their Sunday Shampoo works wonders for cleaning out a clogged scalp, and the expansion of their Surf line with a shampoo and conditioner duo imparts beachy, texturized, and appealingly gritty hair that's model-worthy. Their famous Surf Spray is a favorite of mine, urging extreme texture and naturally beautiful locks with hold for other styles. They also recently expanded their Thickening line, previously just consisting of the Thickening Hairspray, which is a perfect compliment for blow dryers, and a shampoo and conditioner, with the Thickening Dry Spun Finish*--an aerosol spray the bursts fibers to whip hair into an airy delight. They also cover moisture with offerings of masks and creams, such as the Quenching Complex which always succeeds in making hair look healthy and polished. And, for more texture, their Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Creme works wonders for achieving the stereotypical British do. 

Establishing a new trend in 1977, Bumble and bumble have achieved in forming a new path of haircare, covering all needs and hair types. I wonder how long it will be until my mom's next Bumble order?


  1. Really want to try some Bumble & Bumble products! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  2. I would love to try some B&B products but they are so expensive. and I heard a lot of amazing things about all those products. And great post. xx


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