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Bumble and bumble Sumotech

What it is:A mid-weight molding compound that combines the texture and effect of a wax, paste, and cream.What it does:Much loved by men—especially the "buttoned-up-by-day, funk-it-up-by-night" types—this product creates exceptional pliability and lasting memory.What else you need to know:This product was inspired by the part hairdressing played in ancient Japanese sumo wrestling traditions.
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Questions & Answers for Bumble and bumble Sumotech

Question
Is hair still touchable with this product?
or does it leave your hands super gross if you touch your hair throughout the day?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
rachel24
(Rexburg, ID)
on Sumotech
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I absolutely hate it when people touch my hair when I have this product in, as it feels rather sticky, or something; it does not feel nearly as bad to the touch as the other products I've used, however. I suppose no hair product is truly "touchable", at least in my view!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
azurite
(Canada)
answer 2
The sumotech does not leave your hands or hair sticky. It adds shine to your hair and leaves it feeling soft.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
penni
(Madison Wi)
answer 3
It's definitely touchable. There's some hold, but it's NOT stiff or sticky. If you use too much, it'll be a little greasy-tacky, but you'll see an improvement by just using less the next time. In our household's experience, it's best for short hair -- pixie to a couple of inches.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ejonics
(Atlanta)
answer 4
I have short, highly textured, fine hair. Sumotech leaves my hair somewhat sticky and very, very dull and dirty looking. I don't think it feels touchable unless you like greasy, sticky hands! I have been mixing very small dabs of Sumotech with a way cheaper Garnier product containing brilliantine to make my hair a little softer and shinier. It still feels kind of goopy but it holds. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years ago
bj522
(Sterling Heights, Michigan)
answer 5
No, it's not very touchable. If you run your fingers through, you definitely know you have the product in your hair. I definitely recommend this for men because of the fragrance.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cyli
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
It is very touchable, People dont have to use very much and it is a flexible hold, if your hand comes away gross your probably using to much product, that goes for most products.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
italomeatball
(Phoenix)
answer 7
My husband uses it for his straight and strong (but not coarse) hair. He gets good separation and definition with it,but yes, I can feel a bit of residue on my fingers if I grab his hair...that being said, he probably uses more in his short hair than a typical long hair female hairdo would for some slight texture and separation...it does not dry like a gel...no crispiness
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
not2himaint
(Mexico City)
answer 8
It depends on how much you use. When I'm going for the punk style, my hands do feel a little sticky when I have to remold the strands later on the day. But when I used just a little to tame the hair, my hands feel fine after running them through.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
skepticalshopper
(Queens, New York)
answer 9
Leaves it very touchable and not sticky at all. Has a good smell too.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
kted
(Metariie LA)
answer 10
Totally touchable. Not sticky or gummy like a lot of wax and paste products leave my hair. This is my big gripe about MOST wax/paste products -- the disgusting feel. This stuff feels soft and natural -- but I do apply to wet hair.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
elspeth2189
(Columbia, MO)
answer 11
Hi rachel24. As mentioned, warming the product before applying is key to allow even distribution without getting clumpy or sticky. Try placing a small amount in your hand and rub palms together, or shoot the container with some hot air from your hairdryer.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 12
hi, yes your hair will still be touchable. I really like it. After I blow dry my hair I use just a small amount & warm in my hands (rub between my palms) scrunch it on throughout & pull it through some of the ends & pieces. My hair is always too soft after I blow dry it, so this gives it body, texture & breaks it up alittle & without a heavy feeling. I'm going to also try the sumowax.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
Question
Matt or Shine?
Can someone tell me if this is a matt or shiny finish?
asked 2 years ago
bugirll
(Baltimore, MD)
on Sumotech
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Slightly shiny. No too much.
answered 2 months ago
Ginessa
(Huntington, NY)
answer 2
Matte, but if you wanted a shiny look you could layer the, let it shine on and on spray from bumble and bumble over it. But use this very sparingly cause it could make your hair look greasy if you use too much.
answered 8 months ago
rebec
(Topeka, Ks)
answer 3
matt
answered 9 months ago
bulkyangel
(kailua, hi)
answer 4
I would say this is a matte finish. I usually have two different products in my bathroom for styling my short hair. One with matte finish (sumotech) which also has the perfect hold for short hair btw. And one with a shiny finish (a bedhead product). One trick I did find to get a slightly shinier finish from sumotech is to apply it to damp hair.
answered 11 months ago
FadeToBeauty
(Los Angeles, California)
answer 5
It's not supposed to be shiny but I felt like it was if you used more than a teeny tiny amount. If you want no shine and completely matte hair, try Fat Boy hair paste. It has clay in it and completely mattes out my hair.
answered 1 year ago
Maoface
(Casselberry, FL)
answer 6
Matte.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
OzarkOrigins
(Branson, Mo.)
answer 7
Matte
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Kermie09
(Oregon)
answer 8
This product is totally matte with proper usage. I only find that overalls liberal application will create grease and shine. Tip: you can always add more, so start with a tiny bit!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
danyelleb
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 9
It has more of a shine finish, but isn't super shiny (like a shine spray would be).
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
kojack
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 10
I would call it more of a matte finish
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
tazman4846
(Naples, FL)
answer 11
Matte
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
mrsshowtime
Question
What's the difference?
What's the difference between Sumotech and Sumowax? Is it like one is for girls and the other for guys? What do they both do differently?

Also, which one is better? i have an a - line mini cut with bangs and want some chunky texture on the sides and front. I Also need control. My hair is really thick stranded, if that helps.

Thanks!
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
keithebrave
(Sacramento, CA)
on Sumotech
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sumotech gives you a matte finish. Sumowax is glossy with a more extreme hold. Both are great, it just depends on what you are looking for. I would say Sumotech give you a lighter hold. These are unisex products.
answered 2 days ago
ahe325
(Winnipeg)
answer 2
I'm a biased and loyal Sumotech user. I find it better than using a wax if all you want is a little grit and texture to your style. It's matte and totally workable throughout the day!

Both are unisex products. I would say the sumowax is a little heavier than Sumotech.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
danyelleb
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
Sumotech is cleaner and less sticky. It also does not melt or break down in heat....like a gym bag in a hot car.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
tazman4846
(Naples, FL)
answer 4
I have used both Sumotech and Sumowax. definitely prefer the Sumotech for a lot of reasons - sumowax is exactly that - wax, and it makes your hair feel like it, and I think it makes your hair look and get dirty faster. the tech is creamier but still has stiffness without making your hair look and feel like a grease ball. A friend of mine uses both - she mixes a tiny bit of the wax with the tech and so you can get little more spike without the gunk.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
sumogirl
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Personally I'd recommend sumotech over sumowax. It gives great texture and isn't as sticky as I found the wax to be. I also find i holds the style better than the wax. It's ok for women to use - doesn't smell like a men's product.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
penny
(Williamsville, NY)
answer 6
Sumotech-I think it's definitely designed for men because of the fragrance. Sumowax, I felt the texture but forgot to smell it. Sometimes when I am low on products, I'll use my bf's sumotech on my bangs and it works! I actually like it more because it does not leave a greasy look or a dirty look. Try the Sumowax in the store and see if you like it. I'm thinking the Sumowax would be the one for your hair style.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cyli
(Seattle, WA)
answer 7
Sumo Tech is for buildable, flexible hold while the sumo wax is for very strong hold. Think of straight spikey hair, like mohawks for sumo wax and wavy, textured hair for sumotech.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
italomeatball
(Phoenix)
Question
What does this smell like?
Masculine like guys' cologne or unisex? Synthetic perfume smell or natural and earthy?
asked 6 months ago
sallyb71
(Irwin, PA)
on Sumotech
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Smells earthy and natural
answered 2 days ago
ahe325
(Winnipeg)
answer 2
I cannot say that it smells like any of these; it kind of has a smokiness to it. It's a strange smell, but I love the product any way.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
azurite
(Canada)
answer 3
I would say the fragrance is unisex. It's more of a natural and earthy smell. It almost has an incense-type smell. This product can definately be worn by a man or woman.
answered 4 months ago
1pisces
(DC)
Question
parabens?
some ingredient lists include parabens for sumotech, but sephora doesn't. does it have parabens?? thanks!
asked 11 months ago
nutbut
on Sumotech
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nope no parabens
answered 8 months ago
rebec
(Topeka, Ks)
answer 2
I don't know, and I did google them. All I learned was that the company uses different ingredients depending on the country from which the product is sold.
answered 11 months ago
griselda
(Blue Mound, IL)
Question
Will it make gray hairs lie flat?
I have very short hair with a few gray ones that poke out. I want to lay them down. Will this do that for me?
asked 6 months ago
marty28804
(Asheville, NC)
on Sumotech
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I expect that it would make ALL of your hairs lay down flat.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
azurite
(Canada)
answer 2
This product has some major holding power without making the hair stiff. I have a cowlick above the left side of my forehead, and a few flyaways. This product settles them down.
answered 4 months ago
1pisces
(DC)
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