Date tested: May 2020
Available from: bumbleandbumble.co.uk
What is it?
Suitable for all curl types, Bumble and Bumble’s curl range focuses on hydrating the hair. It’s also designed to leave hair de-frizzed, smooth and bouncy. Both the shampoo and conditioner in this set are packed with oils and a group of actives called humectants, which draw moisture from their surroundings to hydrate the hair. The conditioner can be used three ways: as a moisturising conditioner, a leave-in treatment or a co-wash (used alone without shampoo to cleanse the hair).
GHI expert verdict
This shampoo and conditioner combination was voted best for defining curls in our 2020 test. The shampoo thoroughly cleaned and easily removed any unpleasant residue, too. Our testers liked that the conditioner didn’t weigh the hair down, instead, it left locks soft and bouncy. Both products have a rich texture and 93% of testers agreed they properly hydrated. The duo also easily detangled tresses, managed frizz, kept curls defined for longer, hair smoother and also shinier.
- Produced a pleasant creamy lather
- Easy to rinse off
- Didn’t make the hair greasier
- Some would have preferred a longer lasting scent on the hair
- Packaging could’ve had a more premium feel
- Ease of use: 4.5/5
- Design: 4/5
- Instructions: 5/5
- Performance: 4/5
How we test
We recruited over 160 curly-haired women of all curl types – from 2A (light waves) to 4C (strong kinks/coils) – to put 12 shampoos and conditioner sets to the test. They trialled them for two weeks and then gave us feedback on curl enhancement, hydration, lather and product texture, where applicable.
All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.
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