I received this sample in a sephora holiday party sample bag with my most recent online purchase. I was really excited to try this out because I use the shampoo from this bumble and bumble line and am enjoying it. The sample that I received is 07 fluid ounces which is a pretty decent amount of product. I have used the sample three times and still have enough left for one or two more uses.
This product is formulated with:
“Six Oils and Two Extracts: Moisturize, soften, and add shine to hair.
Bis-Cetearyl Amodimethicone: Conditions and detangles hair for easy combing; protects from heat styling and provides manageability.
Dimethicone and Dimethiconol: Provide heat styling protection.
It is described as being transformative, lightweight, quick absorbing, and suitable for all hair types (From sephora.com/bumble and bumble.com).
(Since we’re on the topic, my hair has been described by my hairdresser as “thin, but a lot of it.” It is colour treated and mainly straight with a little bit of wave).
The oil has a really nice scent (identical to the shampoo) that smells to me like the perfect balance between sweet and floral.
The directions on the sample packaging says to work the oil into wet or dry hair to achieve softness, shine, reduce frizz and to strengthen strands. I really like how this oil can be used on both wet and dry hair, making it more versitle than the other hair serums that I own. I also like how thin the serum felt as I applied it in my hair. It didn’t make my hair look greasy or gross even when I applied it to my dry hair.
The results I received from this serum are overall awesome. I have no complaints. However, I’ve been alternating between my two tried and true serums for a few months now, and they are both great options. They are also both from the drugstore so they’re really affordable.
A few things that this bumble and bumble serum has over them is that it is much thinner and therefore works much better on dry hair. The John Frieda and L’Oreal serums are a little too thick to smooth out frizz without showing up as a little greasy on dry hair. The bumble and bumble serum also has UVA, UVB and heat styling protection which the other two products do not. Besides those differences, all three work extremely well to smooth out my hair and give me shine.
Is the full size worth it?
This is definitely a great hair product if you want a really good hair serum that also protects your hair from damage. A full size bottle of this retails for $50 (for 3.4 oz) on sephora.com, and $39 (for 3.4 oz) on bumbleandbumble.com.
Because this is a pretty pricey product (say that three times fast!) I definitely won’t be running out to buy it. Even though it worked really well on my hair, I already own two serums that do pretty much the same thing. This serum may come up to the top of my “to buy” list in the summer when I’ll need more sun protection, but for now I am content using my drugstore serums 🙂
However, if you’re someone who really struggles with unexpected frizz after you’ve already styled your hair for the day this would be an easy fix to smooth it out.
Have you tried this serum before? If so, let me know what your thoughts are on it! Also if there is anyone out there that has “thin hair but a lot of it,” let me know so that we can compare hair products 🙂
Thanks for reading!