This morning I took a trip down memory lane and remembered how stressful planning out my haircare routine was going to be for the day, because earlier this year my hair was literally so damaged thoughts of it falling out or just being unsalvageable clouded my every thought. It was possibly the most stressful personal issue I’ve dealt with in a long time, because my hair is usually the first thing people notice about me. Anyways, I literally had drawers full of products I thought might help, though ironically I kept most of them in rotation and only used each maybe once or twice a week tops to see if one day something would break the mold and suddenly heal my hair back to perfection. That never happened, but I DID manage to find a few keepers that I used more frequently and actually would still use even now when my hair is 100% back to normal. One of my favorite finds was Bumble and Bumble’s Leave In (Rinse Out) Conditioner.
Bumble and Bumble is a relatively unknown brand to most people, because their products are extremely hard to find unless you have a Sephora close by, which many people don’t. There’s also the issue of their pricing: travel sizes of their products are at least $7 each, and full sizes are $22 minimum for an 8oz standard bottle. I’ve tried something from pretty much every line they offer, so I’m well-versed in B&B quality, which I find to be superb and actually worth the price.
Honestly, I have yet to use a B&B product that has disappointed me. I had originally purchased the Leave In (Rinse Out) Conditioner in January at the beginning of my hair nightmare to replace the subpar leave-in I had been using for around 6 months (lookin’ at you Nexxus Pro Mend, which I’ve since tossed); I had used it for so long because I figured it was getting the job done – or at least it was dealing with my hair as much as possible at the time.
Man, was I wrong. That’s where the B&B comes in – I wanted a change and wasn’t completely satisfied with my previous product. Now I finally understand what an actual good leave-in is supposed to do. I used this from January 19 to October 24 on a daily basis, and it worked wonders on moisture/protein zapped hair!
First off, let me say that when I originally started using this my hair was breaking off like crazy. Little pieces were falling off everywhere, and my hair is extremely fine and thin to begin with – so that was like hair suicide. Needless to say it was absolutely imperative that I used products that attempted to restore balance to my hair.
I liked to use this product primarily as a leave-in, but once a week I used it as a rinse-out after I co-washed (I used B&B Creme de Coco as the first conditioner), and that worked wonders for me. I have long hair as you know, but I only used about a dime sized amount of this on damp hair and it kept my hair moisturized, weightless, and smooth all day long – results I had never seen with my previous leave-in. The smell is almost non-existant so there’s no clash with perfume or other hair products, and it’s almost like you can feel the moisture when you hold it in in the palm of your hands, like it literally feels like moisture solidified (I know that’s hard to visualize but it’s the only way I can explain it).
This costs about $21 at Sephora, though the price doesn’t bother me at all – not only because I’m willing to splurge on my hair, but also because you only have to use a really small amount to get results. After about a month of usage I wasn’t even a fourth of the way through the bottle, and it ended up lasting me a little over 9 months.
This stuff is literally pure moisture in a bottle – light enough to not weigh hair down, but potent enough to get the job done. If you have even remotely fine hair like I do, this is definitely worth a shot!
Five out of five stars, keep up the good work Bumble and Bumble!