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Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Defining Creme

What it is:A styling cream that offers support for soft, fine curls that tend to droop.What it does: This cream keeps curls shapely and resilient. It's a must for anyone with naturally or chemically treated curly hair.
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Questions & Answers for Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Defining Creme

Question
How does this work on Wavy Hair?
My hair tends to have random waves in it. If I use mousse, hairspray, and a diffuser, it looks fairly curvy and even. BUT it also tends to look crunchy or wet. Do you think this would be a good substitute for me?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
maadmax
(Silver Spring, MD)
on Curl Conscious Defining Creme
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I had much the same problem before I used this product! It defines curls evenly (particularly if you apply it while the hair is completely wet and hasn't had time to dry into curls yet) without making them look either greasy or crunchy. In fact, it makes my hair feel softer.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
urbanredneck
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 2
Yes - give it a try. I have hair that is curly in some places and only wavy in others. I use this on those wavy areas to get the curl to agree with the rest of my head - work like a charm.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
faithie
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
might work for you. I would try the Living Proof Brand...I prefer it
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melrw
(Phoenix,Az)
answer 4
Love it on my hair. I have mainly waves and some curls. Don't use too much. Works really well with a diffuser.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jccrowe
(richmond bc)
answer 5
I think this would do wonders for your hair, you could always use the Curl re activator as well whenever you need that fresh wet look. If this doesnt work keep on experimenting with other BB products like Texture maybe. Trust me something will work and u will LOOOVE it. I think BB is the best brand for curly wavy hair there is on the market!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
curlyfrizzy
(Bedford, MA)
answer 6
Yes, I have thick medium long hair that is wavier underneath and in the back and this product helped keep the waves in the front of my hair from pulling down and had them looking more consistent all over.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
tj12
(Mill Creek, WA)
answer 7
YES!! It's a great substitute and the best part is your hair won't be crunchy from the mousse!! If you manually curl sections of your hair and use the diffuser you'll get beautiful loose curls. It will also work without curling, you just won't have as much definition. Good luck!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kcortez
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 8
Yes. It leaves my fine wavy hair perfectly soft and defined. Try it!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
grapefruit123
(New York, NY)
answer 9
My hair has random waves too - like the under side is super wavy and the top just looks like it has a kink in it if left to do what it wants.

I work this through, then twist my hair section by section (while wet) into tight ringlets (take about the same amount of hair as you would put in a curling iron to make curls). Then diffuse or air dry. You will have a full head of even, well defined curls. But keep it away from your roots! Put it in the bottom half to 2/3 of your hair strands.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
emerald583
(Victoria, BC)
answer 10
yeah, i'd recommend it. this whole line has a patented ingredient that enhances curls in addition to defining them. it's wonderful and not crunchy or gooey/sticky.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
salsprkle
(mobile, al)
answer 11
I have wavy hair and I didn't see any definition in my waves. Instead it got straight. The smell wasn't that great either. I don't recommend, in fact I suggest you try it first. (Brilliantine/Grooming Cream worked better)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
valentina918
(Houston, TX)
Question
Does this leave hair crunchy if air-dried?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on Curl Conscious Defining Creme
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I hate hair products that make your hair crunchy.. For me this does not make my hair crunchy at all. My hair is super soft even with the product.
answered 1 year ago
mercylou
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
No, in fact it's one of the only ones I'ved tried that don't! Now, if you over use it (put way too much at one time) it will make it a little crunchy. But a hair pic takes that right out. This is a great product for woman that have fine but very naturally curly hair and they need some control. Wish they had this when I was growing up!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
laceyone
(Yukon, OK)
answer 3
not at all! very soft feel, but still holds the curls.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
lgio11
(cambridge, ma)
answer 4
Only if you use a lot on very wet hair. A small amount in damp hair will just soften, define and smooth.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Shansyl
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
Definitely not. Soft, bouncy curls.
No crunchiness.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
DrAnnie
(Erie, PA)
answer 6
Yes, but all it takes is one scunch with your hand and curls are soft and bouncy.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
doobella
(Redwood City, CA)
answer 7
Not at all. I never blow dry my hair and it is never ever crunchy.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
dconti
answer 8
Not at all! I use this product on my wavy/curvy hair daily. Never has my hair felt crunchy. I use the lite version. Rinse my hair, comb with a wide-toothed comb, work in a 1" strip of the product throughout my medium length hair. Great results!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
happychild
(Severn, Md)
answer 9
It didn't mine - I think if you use A LOT of it, it might, but you don't need to do that.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
amberanna
(Memphis, TN)
answer 10
Absolutely not. It leaves my dry gray curly hair soft, even after repeated applications.
answered 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Golden CO)
answer 11
No, I air-dry my hair and it remains soft.
answered 2 years ago
jeannieg
(Alameda, CA)
Question
~Short, thick, wavy hair~
Would you recommend this product for short, thick, wavy hair?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
jeanette1971
(Forest Hills, NY)
on Curl Conscious Defining Creme
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have short curly/wavy hair, it's fine but there's a lot of it. This product is okay. If I want my curls to be a lot more defined I use this tresemme curl spray gel; but for a relaxed, lightweight and smoother look, this product is good.
answered 7 months ago
YYCred
(Canada)
answer 2
Yes absolutely. I have long, thick, wavy hair and this stuff works great.
answered 11 months ago
leilasadeghi
answer 3
I'd give it a try -- It works well for my short-to-medium gray soft curls, giving them more definition.
answered 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Golden CO)
answer 4
YES. I happen to have long, thick, wavy hair and it works wonderfully. I'm assuming that it translates well to short hair as well!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
urbanredneck
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
Yes. They have one for fine hair and one for normal/thick hair
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jccrowe
(richmond bc)
answer 6
As long as you are fine with having your hair bold, then I would as it will definitely help hold the curls.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
tj12
(Mill Creek, WA)
answer 7
I've used this having short hair (at shoulders) and long hair and it works for both - just keep it away from the roots!

I have fine hair but A LOT of it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
emerald583
(Victoria, BC)
answer 8
No. I have a pretty similar hair style to what you're describing (though my hair is more curly) and I haven't had much success with it. I believe it's not really intended for thicker hair.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
laurmick
(New York, NY)
Question
What does this smell like?
I read a review on the CC conditioner & someone said it smelled herbally "like tea tree"...I don't live near a salon or sephora that sells these products so I can't go smell them for myself. can someone describe what this product smells like, & if it's strong?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
amylarot
(Iowa)
on Curl Conscious Defining Creme
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It doesn't smell at all like tea tree to me! I would describe it as more of a floral powdery smell maybe. You can definitely smell it when you put it in your hair, but it's not overwhelming in my opinion and I don't think it lingers once your hair dries
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
glambert
answer 2
This does NOT smell anything like tea tree oil AT ALL. Smells like chemicals to me. One of the reasons I returned it is because I didn't like the smell, to me the scent was too strong and not in a good way.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
kredstarz
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 3
I don't think it smells strong at all. A little floral, a little fruity. I suppose it has some herbal notes but nothing overpowering. I think it smells great!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Shansyl
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
I personally think it smells amazing! It's a very delightful flowery smell that's not too overpowering. However, people do notice the smell and I've gotten a ton of compliments of how nice my hair smells.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Lavi12
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
I don't think it smells like much of anything... kind of like a "fragrance free" body lotion. I smell it when I put it on, but once my hair is dry, I can only smell my shampoo.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
beckarooney
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
To my nose, this smells very lightly of sweet flowers, not tea tree (which I would describe as more herbal or astringent) at all. The smell is very faint and dissipates quickly - I can't smell it all by the time my hair dries (I let it air dry, so maybe an hour later). I have to say I don't like strong, perfumey smells in my hair, and I love this product.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lubee
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
The product definitely smells good, but not in an overpowering way. (I don't think it smells anything like tea tree oil, though). While it's a bit hard to describe, I would say that overall the creme smells like a salon. You know, when you open the doors to a salon and are hit with that rush of smell-good-hair-products?
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
urbanredneck
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 8
I dont think it has is anything signifiant in the way of scent...seemed pretty neutral smelling to me
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melrw
(Phoenix,Az)
Question
for straight hair?
I have super straight hair that barely holds a curl, and I'm wondering if this product would help to induce some sort of waves with my stick straight hair. If this product isn't right is there another product you'd recommend for someone desperate wanting some curl in their life?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
kpaulusma
(Montreal, QC)
on Curl Conscious Defining Creme
8 answers
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answer 1
I have curls, but I don't think this product might actually INDUCE curls if you don't tend toward them. Honestly, if you really want them, (and this sounds dumb), your best bet is to buy "curl construct" mousse from gardiner (you can get it literally at any drugstore or beauty section), put it in wet hair and sleep on it. It's cheap, and as long as you sleep on it first it might work. It just gets crunchy if you don't sleep on it.
answered 4 months ago
Elle2014
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 2
I wouldn't try this for straight hair. This is made for curly hair.
It would be too much product. A spray specifically designed to make straight hair curly would be more helpful.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
ALinBK
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
I think this product is to define existing curls. If you have pin straight hair and have never seen a natural curl or wave, I would highly recommend that you do not use this product. It could potentially make your hair too oily since the product is to thick. I would suggest using a light moose or gel because it won't weigh your hair down or make it look like you haven't washed your hair.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Lavi12
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I have fairly straight hair myself... A little wave but I need product for it to come out. This stuff isn't going to weigh down your hair.. It's pretty light but it will hold a curl. I get compliments all the time when I use it. You should def give it a try. You should also try beach bomb by AG. It works pretty well too... But this tops it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
elise23
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 5
No. Try a mouse or gel type product that will give better hold and definition when hair is wet. Dry with a diffuser while scrunching!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jesuisbelle
(wi)
answer 6
I have wavy hair, so I can't seak from experience, but I don't think thi shas nearly enough holding power to induce curls in straight hair. My advice is something you've probably heard: mousse and hot rollers. You put some mousse (enough to add hold, but not enough to be crunchy) in your hair when it's damp, dry it, then use hot rollers (really let them cool completely in the hair). Comb through with your fingers and set with a light hairspray (or a strong one!). Good luck!!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lubee
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
If your hair is stick straight this product probably won't work.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
dbscharl
answer 8
You should try a beach spray. Any curl defining creme just helps enhance curly hair, not create curls
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
pinkgirl86
Question
Use on dry hair?
Could I use this as a finishing cream on dry hair, or hair that is slightly dampened with tonic? I'm looking for something to freshen my waves on days I don't wet my hair. I've only used this a couple of times after washing, and I'm not a fan, but I don't want to give up yet based on the great reviews. I have shoulder length, fine waves. Thank you!
asked 9 months ago
lee82870
on Curl Conscious Defining Creme
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I only use the Curl Conscious product on wet hair. I highly recommend Bumble & Bumble Thickening Creme Contour. I use it most every day. After I have my curls the way I want (whether naturally or by iron) I rub this in the tips of my fingers and then go over most of my curls from the mid section down to the ends. I find this helps hold the curl during the day and overnight. Then the next morning I can curl with an iron or not, but always refresh the hair with this creme. I love it.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
cardiffkid
(San Diego)
answer 2
I haven't actually tried using the defining cream on dry hair. But I recommend you try the bumble and bumble curl conscious reactivating mist. I bought these two products at the same time and I think they both work beautifully. The defining cream for when I wash it, and the reactivating mist for whenever I don't. I hope this helps. :)
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
misskiaradee
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Yes, it works great on dry or damp hair as well! Use sparingly and add more if needed.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
I think it would make your hair very greasy to use on dry hair unless your hair is very short and coarse. I have very long, medium, wavy hair, and just the slightest bit too much on my wet hair makes my hair dry greasy. You really only need a tiny bit.
answered 9 months ago
prov31girl
(Raleigh, NC)
Question
How does this compare to Deva Curl's AnGel?
I was wondering how this product compared to Deva Curl's AnGel. I use Deva Curl almost everyday and I like it alright, but sometimes it still leaves my hair frizzy and undefined.
Has anyone used both products? Does one work better that the other?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
schmemma
on Curl Conscious Defining Creme
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've tried the Deva curl stuff and not only were my curls not defined my hair felt sticky and crunchy. Yuck. Buy this the B&B! It's the best!
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
bizzybeeflea
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I have used both and strongly prefer the B&B curl creme. The DevaCurl one made my hair lose volume and the curls just kind of hung lifelessly. Complete opposite with B&B - I have great volume, well-defined curls, and no frizz.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
DrAnnie
(Erie, PA)
answer 3
I hate AnGel for just that reason, it has ZERO control! This has light control. I add a little Ouidad Climate Control Gel to hold things together but I do live in the humidity capital of the country!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
mmarshall
(Boca Raton, FL)
Question
can I comb my hair after I shampoo, before or after I apply the product?
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Pattyjam
on Curl Conscious Defining Creme
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
I usually comb my hair in the shower after I've conditioned, then put in the product. My hair is super fine and the curls tend to separate if I comb after I put in the product and I end up with tamed frizz.
answered 2 months ago
meghmerritt
(San Diego, CA)
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