Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chronicle 13: Bumble & Bumble Product Review

Remember how I regaled you all with the charming tale of my post partum hair loss? 'Member that? Well, if you're just jumping on the bandwagon, let me update you: I had post partum hair loss. I thiiiink that about covers it. As you know, I am all about looking good so I can feel good. Losing my hair seriously put a dent in my self-esteem, BUT, I believe I have found a quick fix! Behold: Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray! (Get it? BeHOLD?? Yeah? You got it? Oh... good.)

The hair loss is most prominent around my hairline and part, as well as my cowlick. This picture is not of me, but it's a fairly accurate portrait of what I've got to work with currently. I do have baby hairs that are about an inch long. The trouble comes when I wear my hair up, or try to sleep on it. That's when I have very noticeable "bald" spots. 


Taking matters into my own hands, I turned myself into a guinea pig, looking for a quick fix. The solution: thickening products! Not volumizing products, ladies. That actually emphasized the problem areas by lifting the hair off the scalp and exposing the folicly challenged spots. After trying a few cheapie products from the drugstore, I just about threw in the bath towel. I was beginning to feel defeated, AGAIN. That is, until a recent trip to Sephora. I love Bumble & Bumble's products because they actually do what they claim to do. I had no idea they made thickening products...but was thrilled when I saw this winking at me from the shelf.

                                    

HALLELUJAH! I swear it all happened in slow motion, and the sales lady was drowned out as I reached for what I hoped would be a cure all. I was so tempted to do a few tests spritzes on the down low, but I was surrounded. I quickly checked out and hurried home. One shower later and there I was, face to face with the spritz. Unable to control my excitement any longer, I grabbed the bottle and proceeded to what can only be called a dousing. My trigger finger completely spazzed out and I had to re-focus. Ok...this is what happens when I buy new beauty products. Call it an addiction, call it insanity. It works for me. It's my natural high.

Back to the review.

Three wonderful things happened:
1. I got my magical high. I mean, natural.
2. My hair was still wet, but definitely thickened.
3. My hair dried, but definitely thickened.
And, ok there are four. 4. The thinning spots were covered by my wavy and newly thickened hair!

SUCCESS!!

Again, this is not a picture of me, but the top picture is exactly what my before and after looked like. Unfortunately, I was not able to come down from my beauty high to take decent pictures of my head. On a side note, I'm glad the older woman in the picture also had success. You go, girl.


So, to sum it up...if you have thin hair that needs a boost or post partum hair loss, this is the way to go! I believe it was around $27 at Sephora. The sales lady even commented that it not only helps thicken, but it's a great all around styling product. It protects from heat, as well. BONUS! This is my new favorite product, and will give me that little extra boost of confidence I'll need on "those" days. 

What are some products you can't live without? What helped you feel beautiful after having a baby? Drop me a line in the comment section below, and come visit again soon!

Xoxo, 
The Hot Mama

(Disclaimer: I was not paid to review this product. I'm just super obsessed with it!)

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation! I'm going to see if they have it in the Sephora here in Madrid. How exactly do you use it? I'm not good at these things, even if the directions are fairly clear. :)

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  2. I usually let my hair air dry for 5-10 minutes (no towel, they cause breakage!). Before I use any other products, i just spray it all over my hair and then run a wide tooth comb over it once or twice to distribute the product. Depending on the weather, that is all I use and I just let it air dry. Other days, when my hair is exceptionally frizzy, I will add some curl cream or smoothing serum. Thanks for reading, bebe! Miss you! Xoxo

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  3. Thanks for the response! I still haven't made it to Sephora, but I plan to this week and I'll let you know how it turns out. :) Love your blog, miss you!

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