Bumble And Bumble Curl Care Collection
Having wrestled with curly hair all my life, it’s still strange to me to celebrate the curl. Which is ridiculous, of course, because curly hair ROCKS! Of course, that’s not always been the case. There was a time in the 1990s when new curly hair collection launches might have been laughed out of salons.
But, Bumble and Bumble’s new Curl collection is most certainly not a laughing matter – it’s actually brilliant. It’s such a comprehensive collection that your curly locks will feel loved, teased and beautified to within an inch of their pretty little ringlets (or corkscrews, waves, etc).
This collection has been created to ehance every curl on the texture spectrum – from waves to corkscrews, and everything inbtween. There are six multi-tasking products that will give you enviably gorgeous curly locks.
All of the products are infused with a HydraSculpt Blend, which is a mix of Brazilian oils, and a cirve-defining polymer, whcih Bumble and Bumble say humidity is no match for. Hooray. No Monica fro Friends in Hawaii hair here then.
So, you can mix and match to suit your curl. There are no suplhate cleansers, no phthalates and no parabens in the products. There are UV inhibitors to help protect against the drying effects of the sun.
Start with the Bb Curl Shampoo (£23), a gentle suplhate-free cleanser for all curl types, then follow up with the Bb Curl Custom Conditioner (£25). It’s a 3-in-1 multi-purpose conditioner. Use it after shampooing to detangle and defrizz. Leave it in if you like for smooth, touchable curls, or, if your hair is extra thirsty, you can skip the shampoo step and use this as a co-wash.
The Bb Curl Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer (£20.50) nourishes and re-energises those curls. On day one it will help to detangle and hydrate your hair, and one day two and beyond, it will refresh dry curls, giving a litlte bit of hold and intense hydration. So, you use it on damp hair first, then dry hair until you wash again.
Bb Curl Defining Creme (£23.50) is for waves to ringlets, and is to be used before air-drying or diffusing, to give sleek definiton to those curls.
The Bb Curl Conditioning Mousse (£22), for waves to ringlets, creates curls with no crunch!! Those cruncy curly 90s nightmares are not a good look, right?! This stuff is whipped, and creamy and conditions, moisturises and holds.
For ringlets to corkscrews, try the Bb Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil (£25), a frizz-fighting gelee that will loosen and elongate wound-up curls. I have these little corkscrews at the nape of my neck, so if you have that all over, then this stuff is your hero product. It gives the hold of a gel, and the nourishment and shine of an oil.
And in case you don’t know your corkscrews from your ringlets, etc, here’s a handy Bumble and Bumble guide to curls!
Waves – Wide set ripples with straight roots
Spirals – Round curls with a loose, loopy bend
Ringlets – Springy curls that fall in an ‘S’ pattern
Coils – Straw-sized curls with volume
Corkscrews – Tightly-wound tresses that tend to shrink
The BB Curl Collection is available from April 17, from Bb.Network Salons, and bumbleandbumble.co.uk – the website ha a fantastic microsite all about curls!