Feb 8th

My (very long) Quest for Perfect Beachy Curls

Bumble and Bumble 

Umberto Giannini

Ok perfect and beachy don’t really go together but I’m sure you know what I mean. I have tried numerous things so get a decent wave in my fine, flyaway hair. Pinning it, scrunching in leave in conditioner as I had heard that was what Jen Aniston was doing at the time and who knows what else, but I have never found the perfect product/technique.   
The first I heard about salt sprays was last year when I was recommended Umberto Giannini, but before buying it I did a bit of research as I normally like to do and a few good reviews came up for Bumble and Bumble’s salt spray….then I looked at the price, £20 for a spray of salt! I think not…
So I forgot about the Bumble and Bumble and bought the Umberto and have had good results, it has also been a repeat purchase. .. till the other week that is while reading Hannanh May’s blog who raved about it. Hmmm did I need to try this??!
I must have booked marked a link to Windle and Moodie for the spray as all of a sudden it was there starring at  me. Weird as I hadn’t noticed it was there before (I save links to so many pages and forget I have them till I need to clear them out!) so I click and there was 25% off! The gods were telling me to buy and buy I did! Postage was only £1.50 which was a decent price as I do hate it when companies over charge for postage!
 With the Bumble and Bumble I sprayed quite a bit on damp hair and left to dry as I don’t have a diffuser and prefer to use hairdriers as less as possible. The results after were not very pleasing and I would’ve had the same result had I just left it to dry naturally. From the instructions you can spray on either damp or dry hair so I sprayed some more and achieved a much better result. In fact I loved it!  My hair still felt light and had a great wave.
I used the same method as above with the Umberto. I found a better wave than the B&B when first left to dry. When sprayed on dry hair it left my hair looking like it had product in and slightly ‘crispy’ unlike the B&B, the wave was still pretty good though. 
The main problem with leaving my hair to dry naturally is that I don’t get much volume, pretty not existent really and I need volume! I may need to bight the bullet and buy a diffuser. They both last pretty well and by the end of the day my hair is a big fluffy mess which I don’t mind too much to be honest.  Out of the two I would go with Umberto. It’s much cheaper and the result is great, I just couldn’t justify the cost of Bumble and Bumble when in my opinion there isn’t much difference. The results of course may vary with different hair types. I will still carry on my quest as it’s not ‘perfect’ just yet….
Has anyone else tried either of these? 


Bumble and Bumble 

Umberto Giannini

Ok perfect and beachy don’t really go together but I’m sure you know what I mean. I have tried numerous things so get a decent wave in my fine, flyaway hair. Pinning it, scrunching in leave in conditioner as I had heard that was what Jen Aniston was doing at the time and who knows what else, but I have never found the perfect product/technique.   
The first I heard about salt sprays was last year when I was recommended Umberto Giannini, but before buying it I did a bit of research as I normally like to do and a few good reviews came up for Bumble and Bumble’s salt spray….then I looked at the price, £20 for a spray of salt! I think not…
So I forgot about the Bumble and Bumble and bought the Umberto and have had good results, it has also been a repeat purchase. .. till the other week that is while reading Hannanh May’s blog who raved about it. Hmmm did I need to try this??!
I must have booked marked a link to Windle and Moodie for the spray as all of a sudden it was there starring at  me. Weird as I hadn’t noticed it was there before (I save links to so many pages and forget I have them till I need to clear them out!) so I click and there was 25% off! The gods were telling me to buy and buy I did! Postage was only £1.50 which was a decent price as I do hate it when companies over charge for postage!
 With the Bumble and Bumble I sprayed quite a bit on damp hair and left to dry as I don’t have a diffuser and prefer to use hairdriers as less as possible. The results after were not very pleasing and I would’ve had the same result had I just left it to dry naturally. From the instructions you can spray on either damp or dry hair so I sprayed some more and achieved a much better result. In fact I loved it!  My hair still felt light and had a great wave.
I used the same method as above with the Umberto. I found a better wave than the B&B when first left to dry. When sprayed on dry hair it left my hair looking like it had product in and slightly ‘crispy’ unlike the B&B, the wave was still pretty good though. 
The main problem with leaving my hair to dry naturally is that I don’t get much volume, pretty not existent really and I need volume! I may need to bight the bullet and buy a diffuser. They both last pretty well and by the end of the day my hair is a big fluffy mess which I don’t mind too much to be honest.  Out of the two I would go with Umberto. It’s much cheaper and the result is great, I just couldn’t justify the cost of Bumble and Bumble when in my opinion there isn’t much difference. The results of course may vary with different hair types. I will still carry on my quest as it’s not ‘perfect’ just yet….
Has anyone else tried either of these? 


By Sam

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