Today Heather from Of Beauty and Nothingness Blog is taking over the blog, she’s written a guest post on the amazing haircare product that is Bumble & Bumble Pret-a-Powder. I’ve heard so many great things about this product, so if you want to hear more, read on….
Since I started blogging back in 2012, which seems like a lifetime ago now, I have always read rave reviews of Bumble and Bumble products; I have tried the Bumble and Bumble Surf shampoo/conditioner which I adore but one product I didn’t think I would like was the Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder which is a dry shampoo and volume booster/texturizer in one. I didn’t think I’d like it as my hair hates dry shampoo, I don’t know why because I would love to use it but it just doesn’t work for my hair.
The Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder is a white powder, just like dry shampoo or talc but it has a salon like scent to me. I have been using it on and off since I received it last summer I think and I LOVE it! I thought the bottle container would make it harder to use but it doesn’t and it is so much more economical than an aerosol dry shampoo (and it’s better for the environment).
To use, I just dispense some of the powder into my hands and distribute it through out my roots and around my hair line, it can make my dark brown hair a little grey but after rubbing in for only a few seconds it disappears. My hair hates dry shampoo because it doesn’t get rid of the look or feel of greasiness but this does on the whole – it’s the best ‘dry shampoo’ I’ve ever used. The powder helps reduce the look and feel of greasiness (up to around the three day mark for me), it adds volume and it gives a little bit of texture to my hair too. Even when my hair isn’t very greasy at all I’ve been using this powder in my roots to add some volume and grip to my hair so it makes my hair look so much better when it is tied up as otherwise it can look so flat.
Even though I’ve been using it for so long and I’m not stingy when using it, I still have more than half left in the bottle so while it is pricey, it’s well worth it with regards to the effects on my hair and in terms of the longevity of the one bottle.
Overall, at around £22 per bottle, it does look really expensive for what it is and for such a tiny bottle but a little goes a long way and the one bottle has lasted me so long and I’m no where near the end of it! For my hair which is coloured and thick and it doesn’t like dry shampoo or styling products on the whole, this powder is a little miracle for my fussy, temperamental hair! However if you are expecting it to be a heavy duty dry shampoo or an amazing hold volumiser/texturizer then you will probably be disappointed.
Thank you to Heather for guest posting! 🙂 Heather is a Manchester based blogger, who likes to write about beauty and fashion with some lifestyle posts thrown in for good measure. She’s been a reader and commenter of my blog for as long as I can remember so it’s been a real honour to have her guest post! You can read more of her posts here.