Bumble & Bumble Surf

IMG_3348I’ve always wanted to try this range, I love the other Bumble & Bumble products I’ve tried but these always looked so fresh and beachy. When they arrived last week I couldn’t wash my hair fast enough but even as I was in the shower I felt that they weren’t doing what my regular duo would.. my hair felt very clean but even after using the conditioner it had that squeaky feeling, no soft ends and lots of tangles.. hmm. Not really ideal for very bleached, blonde hair.

As the bottle suggested I combed it through and left it to air dry but as it dried it just felt crispy. Once it was totally dry I couldn’t even get a brush through it, I have a lot of natural texture but this took it to a whole new level. It was messy and huge, in theory this is great but I need something that will condition and detangle.. this wasn’t it. I put it up and went to bed expecting to have to wash it again the next day but bizarrely I woke up with totally different hair. Lots of volume, much softer, easier to brush through.. nothing like the night before. I’m still not entirely sure what happened but if this leaves it to look better after a nights sleep that is excellent news for me as I almost wash my hair at night.

I will say this, it gave so much volume from day 1 that when I did throw it all up I had so much more hair to play with. If I was going for a messy bun or some such style this would be just about perfect prep. It gave a very similar effect to that of a texturising spray without any of the stickiness or residue, if you’re a hardcore user of those kind of styling products I think you would LOVE this.. especially if your hair is is great condition and you’re just looking to add some life. If like me you need some heavy duty nourishment this is not going to be your regular shampoo and conditioner. Nice as an occasional primer for a beachy style though, you just need to be prepared for the result.

If you’re looking to try this Boots have a great mini set of these as well as the famous Surf spray at the moment online here for £18.00, otherwise the full sized shampoo/conditioner are £18.50/£22.50 each (ouch) – special occasions only!

Miss BB

*PR Sample



  1. 21 October, 2014 / 3:10 am

    I would love to try these, but thank goodness I read your review first! My hair is also coloured and has enough volume on its own. I really love all the other B&b products I’ve tried though – they all have such nice, fresh smells.

  2. Rosalie (4BeautyandLife)
    21 October, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    I’m actually very curious to see pictures of the difference of your hair. I have been standing with these bottles in my hands but as it is rather pricy I did not buy it. Also not sure what it would do to my curls. Maybe I will look around on Google to see if there are any reviews on that. Curious curious

  3. 22 October, 2014 / 3:56 am

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  4. Fi
    23 October, 2014 / 6:37 am

    Ohh, why do you tempt me so Khila?! I had never tried a Bumble & bumble product up until about 3 months ago when I got their Sunday clarifying shampoo (I used my Boots points for it!). This combination sounds perfect for a treat style. I think I will get the minis and see how I get on before committing to spending £36 on a shampoo and conditioner!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      23 October, 2014 / 7:15 pm

      haha it’s nice it just doesn’t suit my hair type so much

  5. 23 October, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    I remember receiving this as a sample in Boots months ago and I’d wanted to try the set out for quite a while, so I couldn’t wait to get home and try them out! I can’t say that I had the best experience.

    Whilst it left my hair feeling lovely and smooth and gave it more volume than I already have, it also made it harder to brush which was annoying. I have really long hair so when I was trying to brush it, it made it a hell of a lot harder than usual!

    I think this is a lovely shampoo and conditioner, but not for me. 🙁


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