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Bumble and bumble Brilliantine

What it is:An oil-based styling cream that's unique and hard to define.What it does:This cream gives hair polish and a sort of languid, slept-in, sexy look with separation and extra sheen.What else you need to know:This first-ever product by Bumble and bumble was inspired by photos and films from the '30s and '40s and remains a must for both classic and casual razor cuts.
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Questions & Answers for Bumble and bumble Brilliantine

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Recommend for long, layered hair?
I have long, layered asian hair that's not frizzy. I'm mainly looking for a product that will make my layers more defined/separated/tousled. Will this do the trick or do you recommend something else?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Brilliantine
11 answers
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answer 1
buy it! its amazing.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sarahxo11
(mn)
answer 2
This product can help with that affect with the help of a good blow dryer, however you could get the same effect with a good aerosol hairspray and just blow dry your hair. I have three layers to my hair. After you blow dry your hair, go ahead and straighten it. After that spray your hand with hairspray (I prefer Not Your Mother's hairspray, pink bottle) and rub it between your hands a bit then lift your hair from the scalp and rub. It will look messy at first but let it dry then brush your fingers through it. It'll give a great affect.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ily2tori
(Fremont, OH)
answer 3
This will do it perfectly and leave your hair smelling amazing.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
arrison
(CA)
answer 4
I have long layered straight hair and love what this does for my hair. I only blow dry my hair very little when i use this product. Its great, use very, very little
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
goldsgirl9
(Miami, FL)
answer 5
This product works best with layered hair. I prefer using it while hair is damp. Helps keep shape for two days.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
dowlene
(Indian Springs, Alabama)
answer 6
if you're looking for shine & definition, then yes, I think this will do the trick
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mwabooth
(Hampton Roads, VA)
answer 7
omg yes PLEASE GET THIS PRODUCT YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!
I honestly think that this could do anything for ANY hair type. it does the tousled look perfectly!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
synysterstar
(McLean, VA)
answer 8
this, plus some type of lightweight wax for hold should do the trick nicely. for second-day hair, try some powder shampoo (or spray-in leave-in shampoo, like bumble & bumble's, or oscar blandi's) at your roots for some extra volume.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
soshime
(seattle, WA)
answer 9
As a hairdresser I would reccomend bed head pomade. This won't do anything for your hair. It actually clumps your hair together with a greasy look. It is a dispointment.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kattie29
(Traverse City, MI)
answer 10
In a small amount, I think this is exactly what you're looking for. My hair is also layered, and Brilliantine seperates the ends nicely, giving my hair a styled look despite my wash and go lifestyle. I think you'll love it!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
tashacoleree
(Hudson Valley, NY)
answer 11
I have really frizzy hair so I don't know about using this on non-frizzy hair. I would think this would separate it nicely if you find the right amount - too little won't do much and too much will look greasy. I would say to avoid the few inches nearest your scalp and try it sparingly toward the ends first. If you like what it does, experiment with starting a little higher up. Good luck.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lfk1
Question
Can someone explain what this product does for your hair?
I just want to know what benefit ill get out of this if i used it. i have medium length red oily hair
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
pinkainger101
(Rochester,NY)
on Brilliantine
11 answers
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answer 1
I would not recommend this product if your hair is oily.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
lisadell
(wayne,nj)
answer 2
It closes the ends of your hair after styling which makes the hair look and feel healthier as opposed to dry, brittle or having split ends.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
happyindublin
(Dublin, Ohio)
answer 3
if your hair is oily, use it just on the very ends. It gives great texture and shine to any type hair
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
spinaltap
(chestertown, md)
answer 4
It adds a little texture and control without being obvious that it's doing that. If your hair is flyaway it keeps it in check (sheen). Also, it can help your hair flow in the right direction (separation), but doesn't offer much hold.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
elegia
(Portland)
answer 5
You put that your hair is oily and this is an oil based product so this may not be what you are looking for. It isn't meant for a long term usage either. Its only to be used maybe once ever 4-6 days making sure you wash your hair well between uses. I would tell you to use Bumble and Bumble's beach spray. Its a black bottle with blue writing on it. It's better with oily hair than this product and you will get about the exact same effect.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ily2tori
(Fremont, OH)
answer 6
It seems to work like a serum. I believe it will tame frizz and had a sheen. I feel the product performed as described but in my experience, a little goes a long way. If you over do it hair will appear greasy and weighed down. It is an interesting product. I'm glad I own it, but I do wish it had a more pleasing scent!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
bibagirl
(Pennsylvania)
answer 7
unless you want to do something particular with your hair style, it doesnt actually do anything to benefit your hair.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
synysterstar
(McLean, VA)
answer 8
this might not be the product for you, if you have oily hair. not that this is oily, but it IS slick. if you DO use it, try just a little bit. you might get better curl separation and definition.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
soshime
(seattle, WA)
answer 9
I am not sure if an oil based product will work on oily hair, my hair is thin and dry and I love using this to give it a smooth look. It is especially great for wavy or curly hair to take out any frizz or static and it makes it shine and lay nicely.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ashlynkray
(Arizona)
answer 10
I twill not do anythig for you. If you use enough to matter it makes your hair look like you ran grease through it. If you don't use enough it doesn't do anyhting. There is no seperation or "messy" vibe with this product. I say avoid it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kattie29
(Traverse City, MI)
answer 11
It defines & separates hair into piecy chunks but doesn't give a waxy hold like pomade. It also gives a nice shine, almost a slept in sexy look but it looks put together at the same time. Just use very little,start with a pea size amount & start at ends of hair. I like to squeeze it onto my finger tips and run it through the ends and smooth/twist ends slightly to where it gives more separation. It makes my split ends mend together so it looks more polished.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
neema
(Riverside, Ca.)
Question
How much do you use?
I'd like to know how much of this product people use, how long their hair is and what types of effects people get with their particular haircut.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
daisies121
(San Antonio, TX)
on Brilliantine
9 answers
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answer 1
I use a pea size or less. My hair is inches below shoulder , dyed and highlighted. This product creates texture and makes the highlights show up nicely.
answered 7 months ago
jpos
(Farmingdale, NJ)
answer 2
I have curly hair naturally but it is thick so the curls don't show the way I want them to. I have only ever used the product when my hair is just below my ears in length to barley touching my shoulders. For my this product separates the hair and allows it to curl away from the mass my hair usually is. This then become these tiny ringlets al over my head, although its mostly in my bangs and around the sides because my hair is cut to short in the back to do anything. As for amounts use I start with something maybe the size of two peas and then add more as need in pea size amounts until it is worked all the way through my hair. I would experiment with adding it in wet and dry with different amounts because that really does affect how this product works in your hair.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
BriSilver
(New Rochelle, NY)
answer 3
I've used this product with long and short hair. I never use more than a dime-sized amount and I try to concentrate mostly on the lower lengths of my hair. It allows layers to be defined without making your hair sticky or clumpy. I've used it to style my hair and when I let it air dry. Either way it adds nice definition to a style without trying to hard or limiting movement.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jrose15
(Wilmington, NC)
answer 4
My hair is long and curly. I use B&B Straight before I blow out my hair. Use a pea-size portion of this product and start at the ends. Whatever residue is on your hands, apply to the crown of your hair. When I put this product on my ends, the B&B rep recommended that I twist my hair and then let it kind of fall - sounds strange but it works for soft waves/bend at the hair ends around my face.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
marshajg
(Palo Alto, CA)
answer 5
I have med-long hair. I use as my day 2 restyler. I start with the size of a dime, rub my hands together and rub throughout my hair, staying away from the roots. It makes my hair "brilliant."
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
lisadell
(wayne,nj)
answer 6
I have pixie cut. I rub a fingertip-sized blob between my hands and work into my hair, focusing on the top and sides. I use it on damp hair sometimes and finish blow drying, and sometimes I use it when my hair is dry to make it more piece-y and defined.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
nikki6699
(Newark, DE)
answer 7
Depending on your hair length, I suggest using a small amount (pea or dime size).
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 8
My hair is extremely long, almost to my butt. And I only use a pea size amount. When I had shorter hair, I used a rice grain size. Too much can make hair look greasy. Suffice to say, this one tube has lasted me years.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
glowbaby
(New York)
answer 9
It depends on your hair length. I have medium length hair and use a pea size and only apply to the ends. After applying, I wipe my hands on the top of my head to smooth down any fly aways but it is like most finishing products in that it will make your hair look flat if you use too much or at the root.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
happyindublin
(Dublin, Ohio)
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