I love that undone, matte, beachy mussed up hair look that girls with Caucasian hair seem to easily pull off but I’ve never been able to quite get the look on my own tresses. Even when my hair is blow dried straight and/or flat ironed, it seems to veer between big and poufy or straightened to within an inch of its life.
In an attempt to achieve the look, I tried out the Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme. It has received mixed reviews online with some claiming it doesn’t do anything and others saying it makes their hair too greasy.
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme was specially formulated for ‘colour-treated hair, and calming coarse, curly or African American textures’ – in other words me! The Creme contains a blend of Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Safflower and Castor Oils and gives a nice subtle satin finish to the hair.
Simply add a 10p size amount to damp hair and blow dry and usual. I used BaByliss Big Hair and twirled each section as i dried to get the choppy ‘lived in’ finish I was after. my hair dries very quickly so some sections were semi dry before I got round to them so I re-hydrated them with Bumble and Bumble Tonic; water mixed with a blend of herbs, vitamins and Tea Tree Oil to replace moisture, soothe and detangle.
I really liked the finish Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme gave to my hair; it didn’t weigh it down at all, it smelled pleasant and it left a matte, textured look to my hair; not too neat and flat but not too big and crazy either. As it was especially formulated for thick, curly and afro hair, i find a great way to make my blow dry look a little more interesting.
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme – £21/150ml