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Although I have used Bumble and Bumble products in the past I have to admit I have not bought any for a while. The purchase of the B+B Surf Spray was a spur of the moment thing and the 125ml spray bottle cost around £15 online. There are always offers on such products from various online retailers, so it is worth shopping around for the best deal. The price may appear pricey - especially considering this is just a 125ml bottle, but B+B products are not cheap by any stretch.
The packaging is very striking, with a jet black bottle finished in a silver screw-on pump spray. This is done very neatly and oozes class and expense! The black bottle creates the perfect backdrop for the aqua coloured text and bright yellow sunshine, the wording reading 'Bumble SOUTH' and 'Surf Spray' which is the name of the product in question. It is evident to say that I love the packaging and it sets the tone for the product really.
According to B+B this 'Surf Spray' will give your hair a 'sexy, salty, windswept look', very much what you would expect after a day on the waves I suppose. You could say that B+B are trying to sell a lifestyle and I get the impression such a product is for aspirational individuals that have just arrived home from a few weeks in the Sun and Surf. I have to say that the look I did expect to achieve was the typical 'wet look', and I am most glad that this isn't what happened. A few sprays of the solution through my short hair allowed me to get good coverage - I don't need to use much. I style my hair using both my fingertips and a comb and were pleasantly surprised to see the finished look. The spray leaves my hair with a matte finish and not a shiny one, giving a more modern look and feel. Texture is plentiful and ensures my styling stands out for all the right reasons.
For best results I always apply it to damp hair, though I also do this as I find my hair easier to work for styling purposes. I let my hair and the spray dry naturally and the matte finish unfolds once dry. I always do the styling before the product has dried in my hair, as once it has dried and you start messing about with it I find it loses its hold and you start to comb the product out of your hair.
For the price the jury is still out, and if you aren't comfortable paying £15 for a hair styling spray then I can imagine you being disappointed. If you are looking for a very professional and stylish looking finish then B+B are a brand to turn to, and the results can be truly amazing if applied correctly. On short hair I find the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray great, though there are still reservations over price.