7.06.2013

Easy Beach Hair...Minus the Beach.

I'm typically pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair, and I couldn't be any less picky when it comes to shampoo and conditioner for the most part. However, when I recently ran out of the random drugstore shampoo and conditioner pair I was using, I suddenly had an itch to try something new....something higher end. So, with the beautiful summer weather we've been experiencing and all the buzz circulating around a certain Bumble and Bumble duo that had just launched, the decision was more or less made for me.

The Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Creme Rinse Conditioner claim to help hair achieve "buoyant body and soft, seabreezy texture." Sounds pretty incredible if you ask me. 

I was hopeful yet apprehensive at first, but the two really do deliver. I'd say they're best for normal to oily hair types, though, as the shampoo can make the hair feel a bit stripped of moisture (I think this helps to achieve volume and texture), and the conditioner is one of the least hydrating conditioners I've ever used. If hydration, softness and shine are what you're after, these are not for you. To be honest, I like the shampoo more than the conditioner since my hair can often still feel a bit knotty after conditioning, but somehow I believe that one needs the other in order to work as brilliantly as they do together. My hair that is normally silky, sometimes to a fault (meaning, no texture...just flat and pin straight), is left feeling like I've just spent the afternoon at the beach, rolling around in the sand, frolicking in the water....except cleaner and more importantly, sandless.

To run with my newfound beachy,voluminous hair, I've been loving sleeping with it in a bun while it's slightly damp in anticipation of loose, effortless waves by the morning. When I wake up, I shake out the bun and admire my Victoria Secret-wannabe waves while creepily giving myself a wink (or two) in the mirror before spritzing in a bit of the Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray and messily and haphazardly scrunching and fluffing (technical terms there, obviously). The Hair Resort Spray smells deliciously of coconut and sunscreen and just maximizes my hair's beachy texture while offering a light, scrunchable hold to make it last all day.

Here is the finished product:
Considering the photo was taken at the end of a 9 hour day, I don't think it looks too shabby! 

I could not be any happier to say goodbye to my limp, flat and lifeless hair and hello to tousled, effortlessly chic beach hair. I have a feeling this triad of products will be all that touches my hair this summer.

I purchased the Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo ($24) and Creme Rinse Conditioner ($25) from Sephora, and I purchased the Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray from my hair salon, but it looks like it's also available on Amazon.

23 comments:

  1. I LOVE the way your hair looks!! It is perfectly messy and tousled but still looks put together!! Wish I could get that look down ha ha :-) I'm trying, but for some reason I have great difficulty achieving the beachy wave look. BUT I have recently started using the LUSH sea salt spray thing and that has helped a lot...I actually quite love the way it makes my hair feel and I think with some practice I could almost get it the way I want. Hopefully?!! Maybe this shampoo combo would help!

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  2. Your hair is GORGEOUS holy cow! I have to get this for my daughter! She totally wants this look, but has such trouble achieving it. LOVE.

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  3. Super sexy hair! I love the volume, beachiness and loose waves that just scream "I didn't try and woke up looking like this" ;)

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  4. Your locks look AWESOME! Huge fan of KM but must get my hands on that Bumble & bumble duo ;-) x

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  5. Your hair is absolutely stunning! I really want to try the shampoo & conditioner, my hair needs all the help it can get at the moment! xo

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  6. Oh wow, the result is GORGEOUS!!! So dang perfect! I've tried a spray that is supposed to do this, but it's filled with salt so not the best thing for the hair. Your selection of products beats that thing hands-down!

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  7. Your hair looks so summery, I love it! I have a hard time achieving a style with a shampoo and conditioner, but this one clearly delivers. Nice to see.

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  8. it looks great! i'll have to give this a try. i bought their thickening shampoo and conditioner and its really hit or miss sometimes. on some days it gives a nice lift, on others nothing. maybe this will wokr better for me :) glad you reviewed it.

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  9. Wow, your hair looks amazing in that picture! I want that too! My hair's natural texture is pretty beachy (if beachy means frizz and uneven waves) so I usually run a curling iron to tame the waves. But that shampoo sounds really good - I might give it a go!

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  10. Your hair looks gorgeous! It makes sense I guess that the conditioner wouldn't deliver that much hydration so it can create texture. My favorite look has always been beachy waves a la Gisele <3 On me it takes much effort to look so effortless, unfortunately. My hair is a frizzy mess :-(

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  11. Thanks, Gummy! I know what you mean. Asian hair is just so thick and straight a lot of times, and it's hard to get it to do anything else :-/ I've also found that washing it at night and sleeping with it either in a bun or not and allowing it to dry overnight while I'm sleeping gives my hair more volume than when I used to wash it in the morning and let it dry that way. Weird!

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  12. Thanks, lady! You totally should get it for her! I think it would work even better for someone whose hair actually has a bit of wave already (unlike mine). Let me know what she thinks!

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  13. Thank you so much! That's the look I'm going for...I don't always succeed, but I try ;)

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  14. Thank you, Jessica! Let me know what you think if you end up giving the B&B a try :)

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  15. Thank you, Jennie! If it can work for my flat and lifeless hair, I'm sure it could work for you too! :)

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  16. So glad you like the result, Sunny! Honestly, I've been trying since middle school to get my hair to be anything other than straight, and I've only just started to succeed in doing so without heat! I've still never tried a salt spray, but they've always intrigued me.

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  17. Thanks, Alison! I'm definitely appreciating the shampoo and conditioner, but sleeping in a bun helps a lot too :) My hair is so flat otherwise!

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  18. Aww, that's a bummer about the thickening line....I wonder why that is. I haven't tried much else from Bumble and Bumble. If you end up giving these ones a go, definitely let me know how they work for you!

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  19. Thanks, Annick! Let me know what you think if you end up trying it out at some point :) I think my hair is the opposite of yours, and I still complain! We always want what we can't have, I guess ;)

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  20. Thank you so much! And yeah, as much as I sometimes wish the conditioner was more moisturizing, I don't think my hair would have as much volume or texture that way, so I guess Bumble and Bumble know what they're doing ;) I remember when you IG'd a picture of your curly hair and I still thought you looked amazing!

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  21. your hair looks so pretty!!! :)

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  22. oh man how did i miss this post? good thing i come back and check them all sometimes!!! must buy this, love the effect after the whole day! i can't wait to try them for the same effect! my favorite kind of hair style!

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  23. Thanks! I hope you like it too. I recently stopped using it because I wanted something more hydrating for the cooler months, but I definitely still like the combo!

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