I suffer with really oily hair and have done since becoming pregnant with my youngest daughter who is now 18, I think it must have been a shift in my hormones at the time but I went from having normal hair to very oily hair and it has remained oily and the bane of my life ever since.
I've tried many different shampoos over the years and recently I have found some that work really well for me (hair care routine post coming soon) but I have never really been able to use styling products on my hair because they all make my hair really oily. I have tried so many different products on my hair and in the past I used the Wella Luxe Oil on the ends of my hair and liked that but something changed, whether it is the oil or my hair I don't know but I can't use it anymore so I was despairing a bit because using a hair dryer and straighteners/wands on my hair without any sort of treatment to protect my hair bothered me. Then I saw the Bumble & Bumble All Style Blow Dry and I was intrigued.
Bumble & Bumble All Style Blow Dry rrp £23 150ml
What Bumble & Bumble Say About The Product
Bumble and Bumble All-Style Blow Dry is the one-step wonder creme for healthy, fine and even oil-prone hair fights frizz, protects against heat damage, and has (invisible) microfine oil-absorbing powders to extend the life of your blow dry right from the start.
What: This one-step wonder creme for healthy, fine and even oil-prone hair fights frizz, protects against heat damage, and has (invisible) microfine oil-absorbing powders to extend the life of your blow dry right from the start.
Who: For healthy hair, even fine or oil-prone. When: On clean, damp hair before blow-drying.
How: Work evenly through damp hair. Blow-dry, section by section, until dry using a flat brush for sleek looks or a round brush for more movement and bend. For pin-straight styles, finish with a flat iron.
My First Impressions & Thoughts
Because of my medical condition I struggle to style my hair, I can't blow dry it and my version of a blow dry is my hair being blasted off with the hair dryer and then straightened with hair straighteners, but when it has been blasted off despite being so thin (thanks PCOS) and poker straight it looks frizzy and unruly before it's been straightened and the ends look sort of bitty even though I have a trim every 5 weeks and my hair is in good condition.
The first time I used the all style blow dry I worried so much my hair would look oily straight away because it usually does when I use a styling or heat protecting product, so I used a small amount of the product just on the ends of my hair after combing through and before drying with the hairdryer. The product is a white coloured product and is quite a thick product in constancy, if it were a body cream it would be a cross between a lotion and a body butter if that makes any sense at all? The product was easy to distribute through my hair and smells lovely it has a nice fresh scent to it.
The first thing I noticed after using the product for the first time was how smooth my hair looked after it had been dried with the hair dryer, it wasn't frizzy and the ends didn't look bitty at all, my hair also seemed to take less time to dry. My hair looked so much smoother and also shiny, my hair is blonde so shiny isn't something I am used to my hair being at all. And when it came to straightening my hair it didn't need much straightening at all, I was really pleased and it didn't look oily, but although I was happy I worried the oil would come throughout the day and the day after and it would look terrible, but it didn't! The day after my hair looked fine and I was able to have the ends straightened over and that was me done. This is unheard of for me, usually by using my current shampoo and conditioner I can get away with not washing my hair the day after but I can't have my hair down it always has to be up.
The next time I used the all style blow dry I used more of the product and again brushed my hair through after washing and then distributed the all style but this time I distributed it all through my hair and not just on the ends, my hair looked so much better after it had been dried with the hair dryer and when it came to straightening my hair it didn't have to be sectioned off first it was fine with just being straightened over a little bit, I was so impressed, this cut down the time it took me to have my hair washed, dried and styled by a lot which for me is important. The next day my hair didn't look oily at all and I was able to wear it down again, and then the day after that I used a small amount of dry shampoo on my crown area and wore my hair up and then washed it the day after. I also noticed that my hair stayed straight all day, although my hair is long and very straight it does have a tendency to kink out at the ends but it didn't do that and my hair stayed the way it looked straight after it had been straightened all day, I was so impressed, never before have I had results like that from a hair treatment or styling product.
Overall Thoughts & Would I Re Purchase?
I am super impressed with the Bumble & Bumble All Style Blow Dry it has made such a difference to my hair, it looks so much healthier and shinier and it doesn't go greasy quickly meaning I can go 2 days without washing my hair which for me is unheard of, so now if I wash my hair on a Monday I can go Tuesday and Wednesday without washing and then wash it on Thursday, I do have to have my hair up on the Wednesday and by Thursday it resembles an oil slick but I really don't care because it has made my life a lot easier in terms of washing my hair and the time it takes to dry and straighten it the oil slick head by Thursday is soooo worth it!
Although this isn't what I would call a cheap product I do think it's well worth it and if you're like me and suffer with oily hair I'm sure you'd agree, both myself and Alicia use this and we have had our current tube for around 5 weeks and we have around a third of the tube left, I wash my hair 2-3 times a week depending on how I wear my hair (if I wear it down more it needs washing 3 times) and Alicia washes her hair every day, not because she needs to but because she likes to. So the tube lasts well and I use less shampoo because I'm not washing it as much and less electricity when styling so it's a win win situation.
You can pick up a sample of the all style blow dry from any Bumble & Bumble counter and I would definitely recommend you do especially if you suffer with oily hair but this is suitable for all healthy hair types (not damaged or very damaged) so if your hair is frizzy or like me your hair looks a
little lot unruly when it's been dried off with the hairdryer I'd definitely get a sample and give this a whirl because it's a great heat protector and if you do blow dry your hair it keeps the style and even if like me you just have your hair dried off with a hair dryer and then straightened it stays in place all day.
I would most definitely re purchase this product it does exactly what it says on the tin and is the first hair styling product I have tried that does, writing a blog means I get to try a lot of hair products but this is something else it really is fantastic and I would 1 million percent recommend it.
If you do want to purchase the Bumble & Bumble All Style Blow Dry you can buy it online from the Bumble & Bumble website and Boots priced at £23.00 for 150ml or you can buy a smaller tube from Look Fantastic priced at £12.00 for 60ml.
Do you suffer from oily hair? Do you have any products you can recommend to me or have you tried the all style blow dry? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading, much love as always,