Remember my HG shampoo the Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisble Oil Shampoo? Well meet its source of inspiration – the original Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil (goodness what a mouthful):
- What is it
- A lightweight, quick-absorbing hair oil that softens, time flyaways, and add shine immediately and over time.
- How to use
- Work sparingly into damp hair before heat-styling, or smooth through dry hair for a soft + shiny finish
- First Impression
- Smells absolutely divine and feels very light. Absorbs quickly into the hair without giving it a greasy look.
- Best suited for
- All hair types
- Size & Price
- 3.4oz – $40
- Where to buy
- Sephora, Net-a-Porter
Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Isododecane, Grape Seed Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Avobenzone, Octinoxate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Squalane, Tocopherol, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Fragrance.
This oil is actually blend of 6 different oils, which are listed pretty high on the list. Macadamia seed oil and argan oil are pretty popular oils you’ll see in hair products, and I’ve personally had great experience with coconut oil as well. Grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, and safflower seed oil are of the dryer oil types, making this great for fine hair folks as it won’t weigh your hair down.
Avobenzone and octinoxate are common UVA/UVB filters found in chemical sunscreens, and it’s nice to see it incorporated into a hair product. After all, research has shown that sun exposure can result in significant protein and color loss (source)!
Lastly this oil touts the inclusion of grape seed extract and tiare flower extract, which would’ve been nice if this oil is for your face. But your hair is essentially protein, which can’t absorb or process these extracts. Now you could apply the oil on your scalp, but who wants a greasy scalp right?
I like using the Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil both before and after I blow dry my hair. Per the instructions, I use a dime-sized amount each time and it really makes my hair so softer and shinier.
Unlike my old favorite the Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment, this did not weigh my hair down one bit nor give it that slightly greasy look. I know a lot of people with fine hair tend to avoid treatment oils because of those very reasons, so I’m here to tell you, you friggin’ need the Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil!
And did I mention how delicious this entire line smells? It has this sweet, nutty scent that’s quite unlike anything I’ve smelled before, and after layering on the products from this line, my hair smells fantastic. Some people complained that the scent is overwhelming, but I didn’t find that to be the case at all. It’s definitely noticeable, but only if you get all up in your hair and take a big whiff. Besides, when it smells this good, I don’t think being noticeable is a bad thing!