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12 July 2006 @ 01:03 am
A banner day for me, I showered twice. When I woke up, I sort of forgot that I'd be having a horseback riding lesson, so I showered then and had to again later. For both showers I used the Shampoo and Conditioner, but I only used the Creme after the first shower.

Also of note is that while drugstore.com is usually cheap, I got these products for $10 less (each-so $30 total!) from the spa at Ballantyne.

Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Creme

pictured is the medium to thick hair version, I used fine to medium

This has some very tedious directions, involving separating hair into tiny sections and sinding each section around a finger up to the scalp, and then pressing the would section against the head. I'd say it took 20 minutes or so, a lot longer then I care to spend on my hair. It made my hair less curly than usual, and quite weighed down. I used the suggested amount, and in most cases I have to use more because my hair is getting faily long. I'll try this one more time, scrunching it and then leaving it be, and see how that goes. When I got home, James said he liked my hair, and that it looked straighter than usual. I'll take the compliment, but I won't use a "curly hair" product that makes my hair straighter.

Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo and Conditioner

My second hairdo of the day has been much more successful. My hair feels very soft and has just the right amount of curl to it. It's never shiny, and there's been no change on that front, but I do have a lot more volume than usual, which is very unusual. Almost always, my roots are completely flat, and my hair doesn't start to have body until it's a couple inches from the scalp. Even products designed to imbue volume have never done so before, so I'm happy about that. Still, it's hard to tell how good a shampoo and conditioner are from the first few uses, so if things go downhill, I'll reupdate. Otherwise, I might buy this again.
Extraordinary Machinelisavee on July 12th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of the Aussie hair products (you know, the purple packaging & commercials that say "Add some Roo to your Do!"). They came out with an "in-between" line for hair that's oily on top but dry on the ends (which is what I use) and recently one that delivers great volume. I'm curious to see how that would work on your hair!
i get the news i need on the weather reportmelena on July 14th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
you know what? my second-day hair of this shampoo (when i woke up wednesday and then also when i woke up today after my shower the afternoon before) was TERRIBLE. i don't like to shower everyday unless i'm sweating a lot, and this shampoo and conditioner won't allow for that. so while i was at target i picked up a big bottle of $3 aussie stuff :) i didn't get the one you said b/c i don't have oily roots, but i got their volumizing one. so far my hair looks fabulous, but it could just be the new shampoo effect. i'll know more tomorrow :)

aussie was my favorite when i was like 10 or so b/c it smells SO GOOD. i totally forgot. thanks for the reminder!
Extraordinary Machinelisavee on July 14th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
You'll have to post whether the volumizing one works! (That was the one I meant when I was suggesting you try it, b/c somewhere you had mentioned your hair is always flat.) I love Aussie stuff too, it's relatively cheap and smells yummy! The only bad thing about the smell is I have their scrunch spray & gel, and if I use it, wearing perfume or some kind of body spray after that is out of the question. My hair smells enough already! LOL

I tried a new hair product yesterday and so far it's worked well! Publix has some clearance bins and in it was CitriShine curl-enhancing gel, for $1.50. I said why the hell not? I like it so far, so my $1.50 was worth it haha.
i get the news i need on the weather reportmelena on July 14th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
second-day hair... lookin' good :D i'll do a review afte ri get back.

i'm not great with gel (i think it makes no volume worse). james' mom uses that same product though. i LOVE how their stuff smells, but the shampoo/conitioner dried my hair out.