08 June 2015

Product Review: Bumble and bumble. hairdresser's invisible oil products

If you know me or read my blog, then you know that I'm pretty picky about my hair care products. You probably also know that my favorite products are from the Living Proof haircare line (and you can read my review here).

But even though I'm happy with and loyal to Living Proof, I still like to try other products. You just never know when you'll find something that you like just as much - or maybe even more!

I had heard good things about Bumble and bumble's invisible oil products, so when Sephora had a deluxe sample set available as a 500 point gift for VIB members, I had to have one.

Product review: Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's invisible oil products!

Included in the set was the shampoo, conditioner, heat/UV protective primer, and a small sample of invisible oil.

According to the Bumble and bumble website, the shampoo, conditioner, and protective primer are "infused with 6 featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle, and protect". The protective primer also "protects against breakage, heat-styling and UV". The oil product is a "transformative blend of nourishing oils that vanishes into hair, leaving a smooth feathersoft feel and a trace of shine".

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's invisible oil shampoo, conditioner, protective primer, and invisible oil

I'll give you a brief run-down on my hair: I have long hair (it hits my bra strap in the back) that is layered. It's very thick and naturally wavy. I would say that it tends to be "normal", because I can usually go 4-5 days without shampooing before it starts to look oily. Sometimes, my ends will look a bit dry, but that's because I do get highlights and lowlights every 10 weeks, and I use a flatiron on a regular basis (not daily, and when I do use it, I use a protective spray).

Okay - on to the products...

The shampoo is sulfate-free, which is great. It has a nice thick, creamy consistency that lathers really well - very similar to the Living Proof shampoos. It also rinses easily. The only thing I didn't care for was the fragrance. It just smells like chemicals to me. Luckily, that doesn't seem to linger.

The conditioner is also fairly thick and creamy. It's easy to work through long hair, and after leaving it on for a few minutes, it was also easy to rinse out. It left my hair feeling soft and tangle-free in the shower. Again, not a great scent, but it didn't seem to be as strong as the shampoo.

The protective primer comes in a spray bottle, which makes it easy to apply to towel-dried hair. The fragrance of this product is more pleasant. I can't really describe it - just a clean scent.

When I dried my hair with the blowdryer, it felt a little weird to the touch. Almost like it had a slight film on it - which it probably did. I put a little of the invisible oil in my palm, rubbed both palms together, then smoothed it over and through my hair prior to using the flat iron. Once I used the flat iron, my hair felt soft and smooth - even smoother than usual.

The main thing I noticed with these products is that the ends of my hair, which tend to be a little on the dry side, were perfectly normal. They were soft and smooth, just like the rest of my hair. My hair was "swingier", if that makes sense. It was so soft and smooth, it just wanted to swing back and forth!

I like to put a little bump in the top of my hair, and I didn't have any problem putting that in or keeping it in - which is sometimes an issue if my hair is too soft. As a matter of fact, the only "problem" (and it wasn't really a problem) was that I noticed that my hair needed to be shampooed a little more frequently. Now for me, that meant every 3rd day instead of every 4th or 5th - so I doubt that anyone else would even notice a difference.


Now - would I buy these products, full-size, full price? I'm torn. I like them well enough to use them - but they are even more expensive than the Living Proof products.

  • 8.5 oz. hairdresser's invisible oil shampoo $31
  • 6.7 oz. hairdresser's invisible oil conditioner $34
  • 8.5 oz. hairdresser's invisible oil heat/UV protective primer $27
  • 3.4 oz. hairdresser's invisible oil $39

So, I don't know. I do like the way my hair feels after using these products, but I don't think I would necessarily like using them all of the time - especially during the summer. So I might wait until cooler weather to invest, and then alternate between these and the Living Proof.


Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's invisible oil shampoo, conditioner, protective primer, and invisible oil

(Disclaimer: This review was not sponsored in any way. I used points that I earned by making purchases to get these products. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. Clicking on them and making a purchase will result in a small commission for {enjoy the view}.)

Have you tried these products?
How much would you spend on hair care products?
How much do you consider "too much"?

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