If I could go back many many years ago and give myself beauty advise after knowing what I know now, one thing would be… DON’T DYE YOUR HAIR!!!!
Once you start, you can’t stop, and its damaging! So, so damaging. Oh well.. it is what it is. The other struggle I have with my hair is its long, I have to take really good care of my hair to prevent split ends and to help maintain its healthy shine.
The last time I went to the hairdresser, which was the first time in a year by the way, I decided I had to colour it somehow, I couldn’t just leave it as it was because previous dying has left it dull and lifeless. So i decided to go ombre.
Ombre, in case you have been under a rock for the past year is basically bleaching the ends of your hair to have a gradient effect Thats right, bleach. I decided it was a good idea, to not let my hair grow back naturally and over time restore its health, but to attack the bottom half with bleach and fry the crap out of it. Seemed like a good idea at the time, and it also looked really nice.
Since doing that however I have had a lot of problems with dryness in the ends, to a point where brushing it causes breakages, very hard to untangle, even in the shower and it becoming more and more frizzy and uncontrollable when I let it dry naturally.
I have been wanting to try some Bumble and Bumble products for a while, ever since seeing a lot of US you tubers and bloggers have nothing but good things to say about the brand.
I recently was in Mecca Cosmetica, the only place in Australia to buy Bumble and Bumble and the sales lady there suggested I try the ‘Creme de Cocoa’ treatment for my dry ends.
What they say about it: “Words can’t describe how soft, silky and glossy this trio of tropical butters and Kukui Nut Oil leave your hair – You just have to feel for yourself”
Straight away that is giving me up for high expectations. Now to try it out.
The directions say ‘Once a week after shampooing, smooth a generous amount into hair and relax for 7 minutes or more. For especially thirsty cases, wrap in a warm towel (or sit in the sunshine). Rinse thoroughly.’
The first thing I noticed was the scent, a coconutty, caramelly, nutty scent which is just divine. A smell that takes me right back to a beach in mexico! I like those rich smelling products for my hair.
As I washed it out, I was kind of expecting my hair to have that silky ‘just been conditioned feel, but it didn’t. I was starting to think that this was yet another hair product that doens’t fill my expectations.
As my hair was drying, I kept thinking that I was expecting it to be silky and baby soft (i do realise my hair will never actually feel that soft). I had basically written it off as a waste of money and then as my hair was starting to dry I ran my fingers through my hair and there was some big changes happening. My hair felt soft and silky and as it continued to dry, the more I could notice it.
Once my hair was completely dry, I noticed that my hair was half the size that it usually is. There was hardly any frizz, the ends seemed to be tamed down and it just looked shiny and healthy. Now I understand that once your hair is damaged, there is very little you can do to ‘bring it back to life’ as such, but this really made a noticable difference even after 2 washes, I could still notice a big change in my hair.
This has made its way to the top of my hair treatments list very fast. I haven’t used any other hair treatment that has left my hair feeling this good. Time will tell if my hair gets used to it and it may stop being as effective, but at the current moment my hair and I can’t live without this product.
Have you tried any Bumble and Bumble? What is your favourite hair treatment?