22 November 2013

Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish & Creme Contour, worth the hype?

The Bumble and Bumble Bb. Thickening range is one of my favourite hair ranges, ever. The Thickening Hairspray is one of my holy grail products for added volume and lusty locks, and as soon as Bb. Thickening Creme Contour* (Bumble and Bumble*, 50ml, £21.50) and the Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish* (Bumble and Bumble*, 150ml, £21.50) were released, I was hooked on reading review after review. I've been lucky enough to road test these new products to the Bb. Thickening range over the past few weeks and it's time to share whether these coveted hair care products are worth the hype... and price!

Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish - For me this is by far the most exciting of the products to join the Bb. Thickening range. A translucent dry spray which works to create instant fullness and texture to your hair, Dryspun Finish has been hailed as the more purse-friendly dupe to it's high-end counterpart, the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (Space NK, £38) I haven't personally tried the Oribe Texturizing Spray, but I have tried a few texturing sprays in my time which I could compare Dryspun Finish to. Suitable for all hair types but even better for those with fine hair like me, Dryspun Finish is designed to be used after blow-drying and heat-styling - this won't work on damp or wet hair. Shaking the can well before use, I like to section my hair into three big sections, and with the spray around 10-15cm away I spray the product towards my root area. My hair is naturally curly and wavy, but it's my roots where I completely lack any volume. Dryspun Finish has the perfect consistency of a dry spray which doesn't make your hair feel moist after applying and settles into my hair nicely. There's no crispy feeling, which is something I don't like with hair products, but it definitely adds texture and that little bit of volume at the roots that I need. I also find it very easy to use, the spray of product which comes out is a fine mist and the perfect amount each time. Other benefits to Dryspun Finish over other varieties I have tried is that Dryspun Finish doesn't make my hair look like I have used product. The finished look is natural, lightly tousled locks that have volume and definition, texture which can be manipulated easily to your desired style. For me, it's a fantastic product. I also find it works fantastically on hair which is a little lifeless if I've skipped a hair wash for a day, and works wonderfully to refresh my hair with the ease of a dry shampoo. I think we're on to a winner here - definitely worth the hype!

Bb. Thickening Creme Contour - This one took me a little longer to get to grips with, purely because my hair is pretty style-less right now. I am in desperate need of a trim and some layers! A dense, pliable shaping creme, Creme Contour has a formula which will melt on your fingertips to create a very fine and lightweight paste. Like Dryspun Finish, Creme Contour is for after styling and when your hair is dry. It adds contour and shape to your style, suitable for every hair type and textures, but most beneficial for fine hair. This is the kind of product I know would work absolute miracles on my hair if I was to have some shorter layers chops in, but as it stands with my hair all one length, I haven't had the best of luck. I have however loved this for a few up-do's, using Creme Contour to define and shape a style after using Dryspun Finish before putting my hair up, to add volume at the root. Creme Contour is perfect for sprucing up my mid-lengths to end when in an up-do and I can't wait to experiment with it properly once I've sorted my chop out. The Tattooed Tealady Jury is undecided... keep an eye out for an update! 

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