Friday, April 22, 2011
Review : Bumble and Bumble Damage Therapy Conditioning Creme, Treatment 2
Multi-delivery hair and scalp care through the science of skincare. Damage Therapy during your color service and as a part of your daily regimen prevents oxidation that can cause color to fade, counteracts toxins that can compromise the scalp, provides the energy and the amino acids to rebuild protein, and supplements the lipid system that balances moisture. Your hair will be shiny, silky, soft, supple and smooth.
-Nutrient-rich formula protects color, rebuilds and strengthens abused or fragile hair
-De-stresses and protects hair from the elements while warding off chemical damage
-One part of a complete restorative cleansing/conditioning regimen
-Strengthens, bolsters, repairs and restores hair that's been damaged, colored, permed, or chemically straightened
Gosh, I must have been way overdue for this cream. The truth is, I have tons of hair products lying around at home, brand new in boxes. I normally do not review products which I used inconsistently and this cream happened to be in this category hence I have been putting off the review for ages.
Well, its just that I do not like to layer too many products in my hair hence when I used a sculpting lotion for my curls, I tend to skip this leave-on conditioner since I already used a conditioner after my shampoo in the bathroom and my sculpting lotion also acts as a hair treatment.
Anyway, I have been back to using this conditioner lately so I thought its time for a review. The tube is almost 80% used up for now, and surprisingly the squeezable tube is not in an unfavourable shape, unlike most hand creams tubes. The white colour tube still looked good, despite months of using it on an on-off basis. I cannot remembered how much I paid for it, since like I said, it was ages ago, but I bought it off beautyticket website, so I reckon its much cheaper than the original retail price.
Frankly speaking, while I do heard of this brand in magazines, it never occurred to me that their products were so expensive. This website was selling it for like US$48. Gosh, do people really pay so much for BB products? Then it must be super duper good, right?
Looking at the long ingredient list, there are several preservatives and fragrances but mainly located at the bottom of the list so I believe that their percentage is not that high. However, surprisingly, it also contains UVA/UVB protection for the hair (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-4, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane), but I guess thats part of their claims on protecting the colour and warding off chemical damage. By the way, I am still new in reading ingredients so kindly correct me if my interpretation is incorrect. I will study harder next time! :P
Apparently the number 2 on the box meant step 2 in a 4 step treatment for damaged hair, which include shampoo, conditioner, leave-on conditioner and mask. Then again, since this is a leave-on conditioner, shouldn't it be step 3? That kinda confused me.
I only bought this conditioner since it was the only one available on the site for a cheaper price. I do not remember about other products on sale on the web, but then again considering how poor my memory is, since I left school, don't take my word for it. :P
The yellow cream conditioner is non-greasy and is easy to apply but I will still need to spread it evenly throughout the hair, to avoid having a yellow glob on a portion of the hair though. The scent is abit strong but nothing unpleasant.
My damaged hair ends from the yearly perm and colouring job just looks better and healthier, instead of the dead dull locks it always have been. It has not been able to give me shiny and silky locks yet as that takes time on my damaged hair ends. I believe it probably works faster on normal hair but would still require more maintenance on damaged hair like mine.
But for something so expensive, I expect it to work faster. Then again, it probably may be, if I get the whole 4 step treatment.
Water (Aqua Purificata) Purified, Cetyl Alcohol, Pantethine, Ceramide 3, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Cholesterol, Retinyl (Vitamin A) Palmitate, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Phytantriol, Hydrolyzed Wheat protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Creatine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caffeine, Saccharomyces Lysate (Yeast) Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Mannose Phosphate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-4, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, propylparaben, Butylparaben, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, Fragrance (Parfum).
Source : Amazon