Saturday, 24 May 2014

Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo Review

I use a load of hair products in my hair so I can more or less roll out of bed and not have to worry too much about how it looks; but lots of products can lead to lots of build up in the hair (there's a reason my Tangle Teezers haven't found themselves photographed and on the blog!) so I like to use a clarifying shampoo once a week to take everything back to square one. I'm slowly but surely upgrading my haircare routine and investing in more expensive products to keep my hair in tip top shape and this is one I'd been umming and ahhing over every time I was stood in front of the B&B stand, and I finally cajoled myself into the final purchase.

Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo retails for £17

For hair reference, I have fairly thick, long, straight hair with colour treated ends (yes - I'm still rocking that ombre in 2014 and loving every minute of it!) Whenever I shampoo my hair, I shampoo it twice, once at the very front of my head (fringe girl problems) and the other, flipped upside down and on the back of my head for the grease I don't see and for added volume. This shampoo lathers up really nicely and whilst in the shower is a joy to use. I tend to follow up these types of shampoos up with a deep conditioner or mask to give it the moisture it needs. This shampoo doesn't feeling stripping on the hair whatsoever, it leaves it feeling well cared for and clean.

The main (and frankly, only) issue I have with this product is the grease factor. Day 1 hair is perfectly fine, but whenever I've used this I've found myself reaching for the dry shampoo earlier in my shampoo cycle than I would with even daily shampoos, which is particularly odd for a detox shampers. Trust me, I've tried to make this work for me, using it in conjuction with my regular shampoo, switching out the wet styling products I use just to see if they're a bad match - but no - the result is always the same and I always end up with a premature greasy mop. For a product that's almost touching the £20 mark, these measures shouldn't even have to be taken, and especially to have no avail. As you can see from the photo, I'm around the halfway mark with this one, and it's a massive bummer because on paper this shampoo sounded perfect for my routine. I am going to use this up - I don't have the heart to let this pretty penny sit on the wayside but I won't be shelling out for it again as I've found drugstore alternatives which work better for me at quite literally a third of the price. It could just be a bad match with my hair type and may work better on finer hair, but for me the juice just isn't worth the squeeze!

Have you tried Bumble & Bumble?
Do you have a favourite detox shampoo?

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