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Bumble and bumble Gentle Shampoo

What it is:An ultra-mild, moisture-rich cleanser.What it does:This shampoo gently cleanses, moisturizes, and adds shine. It's a must for the chemically addicted (and chronically parched).What else you need to know: For best results, use daily, followed by Super Rich Conditioner or Deeep. This product is compatible with color-treated hair.
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Questions & Answers for Bumble and bumble Gentle Shampoo

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Is this for me?
I have very thick, coarse and naturally curly hair. My hair is healthy, but I Iive in a very hot and humid climate so I need moisturizing products to help control the frizz and keep my hair shiny. Will I be better off with this product from Bumble and Bumble, or should I get the Creme de Cocoa instead???
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
mandypeace
(raleigh nc)
on Gentle Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
I haven't tried the Creme de Coco...but if you can get your hands on the MoroccanOil shampoo and conditioner, get it! My hair is thick and long and the Gentle shampoo didn't impress me. I just got a small bottle of the MoroccanOil and loooove it!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
pinktorridora
(Portsmouth, NH)
answer 2
I did not find this shampoo to be moiturizing enough. It has a rich texture, but once my hair dried, I didn't feel an increase in smoothness or see extra shine. My hair actually felt heavy, as if residue was left in even after thorough rinsing.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
porcelaintaylor
answer 3
I thought the crime de coco left a heavy residue on my hair which I didn't like. I have lots of curly/wavy hair. I'm currently using the B&B Super Rich conditioner
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
megs1128
(Roseville, MN)
answer 4
You and I probably have the same type of hair because my hair is dry, coarse and naturally curly so I would say you MIGHT want to go with the gentle shampoo its not too heavy but moisturizing. I've been using this for 4 years now and I can't go a day without it. I've tried the the creme de cocoa and it is a bit too greasy for my liking.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tiffay
(PA)
answer 5
I have the same type of hair- I MUCH prefer Creme de Coco if you're looking Bumble and Bumble. I have recently discovered Angel Wash and Angel Rinse (my summer shampoo/conditioner), and Luxury Wash and Luxury Rinse- both Angel and Luxury are by Kevin Murphy, and I love them 1000x more than B&B for cleansing/conditioning- they cleanse gently but thoroughly, and the conditioners seem to actually MOISTURIZE, not just sit on my hair, weighing it down.

Angel is lighter, which is good for summer, since there's enough moisture to help engage my curls, but it keeps them from being frizzy, and Luxury is for fall/winter, when it's pretty dry and gross and I need loads of moisture, also to keep from becoming a frizzball.

I like B&B styling products better though- especially Tonic (all the time), Surf Spray (Summer) and Texture (colder temps) to keep my curls from becoming Troll Doll Frizz.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
birvy
(Chicago)
answer 6
I would choose this one and the B&B defrizz. I have the same issues and that's what I do. The cocoa shampoo was too heavy for me.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
michinarkansas
(Fayetteville,AR)
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Ok to use for just heat styled hair, and not permed or dyed hair?
I only flat iron my hair. It is fine and naturally slightly oily. I want to know if anyone has had experience weighing their hair down or causing excess oil.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
jackadoodledo
(va)
on Gentle Shampoo
5 answers
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answer 1
I've found that this helps minimize and repair breakage and damage from heat styling. It's a gentle cleanser and not overly moisturizing to the point of making your hair oily. I'm still able to wash my hair every-other-day with this product and my hair looks fabulous the second day. I highly recommend it. You may also want to use their thickening hair spray, that stuff is amazing, if you spray that on before you straighten your hair it'll look even better.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
bb3926
(Exeter, NH)
answer 2
I have a head full of fine hair, that I blow dry and flat iron, no color treatments or anything funky. Definitely does not weigh your hair down. No greasy residue either.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
eskiegirl
(Rochester, NY)
answer 3
I only straighten my hair if I haven't left it curly. I haven't noticed it weighing down my hair, but then I have a lot of hair.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
vailel
(Vail, CO)
answer 4
This product is for dry hair, bumble has a product that can help, perhaps betting one for normal hair, it will weight your hair down if you have olily
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
evitlokoyo
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
Not even a little weighed down! My hair is very fine and I LOVE this. While my roots are oily, my ends are dry. This is the best solution!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mkupconnoiseur
(Naples, Florida)
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How well will this clean my hair?
I have extremely thick and long hair that is naturally a little dry. Because of this, I do not wash my hair every day- more like 2 or 3 times a week. I want this shampoo for the moisture, but sometimes moisturizing shampoos do not leave my hair feeling clean, especially when I use product in my hair ( I especially can't use oil-based shampoos- I hated Morroccan Oil shampoo soo much because it didn't feel like it cleaned my hair AT ALL). Will this actually clean my hair or should I use something more cleansing such as the Tonic? Thanks for any help!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Stacey21
on Gentle Shampoo
5 answers
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answer 1
This products cleans gently without over drying or leaving your hair greasy. I have blonde hair and hate dulling cleansers. This shampoo left my hair soft and shiny without being greasy. I hope you like it.
answered 1 year ago
nevertan
(Apex, NC)
answer 2
You could use this shampoo every day and it will not dry out your hair and for the days you miss if your hair is oily it will clean it thoroughly.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Portsmouth, VA)
answer 3
This will definitely keep your hair clean and also moisturized! My hair is very dry, as I color it a lot, but with this shampoo it feels clean and also soft and healthy.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
maddielloyd
(Durham, NC)
answer 4
I didn't find this to be good for my oily hair with a dandruff prone scalp. I usually wash my hair every 2-3 days and this didn't get it clean enough. I do however love the Tonic shampoo and the Creme CoCo from Bumble. They seem to do really well with combination hair - just don't use too much conditioner on your roots or your 2nd-3rd day hair might be too oily.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
pyxie
(Georgia)
answer 5
This will def. clean your hair b/c it contains sulfates.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
patty10
(Souderton, Pa)
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are there any sulfates in B&B products?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
cunyja
(Greenville)
on Gentle Shampoo
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes. #2 ingredient on the Gentle shampoo.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
erinnorge
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
It depends on the product but the color minded line from b&b is great for color treated hair and is sulfate free!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
ultravivid23
(Wichita, KS)
answer 3
Yes, most of the shampoos have laureth-sulfates.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
pyxie
(Georgia)
answer 4
Yep, and it shows in the after shampoo feel. My color treated hair feels stripped and fades noticeably with this product.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
archymom
(Austin, TX)
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Dry scalp
I don't have a serious dandruff issue. I can wear black. Lol. But I have noticed that my scalp is dry. Will this shampoo give me a good wash without drying out my scalp. If not, which one do any of u recommend?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
virtuouswife888
(Downey, Ca)
on Gentle Shampoo
4 answers
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answer 1
Get a shampoo WITHOUT sodium laureth suflate!
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
erinnorge
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I have a bit of a dry scalp issue as well and I have started using this shampoo and the Super Rich conditioner and I have had a lot less issues with the dry scalp.
answered 7 months ago
hooverl
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 3
I also have dry skin/scalp and I use this product. You could also use the creme de coco - it's even more nourishing.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
redheadchick1988
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
This shampoo is very gentle and nourishing on the hair and will ease a dry scalp without leaving your hair feeling greasy or weighed down.
answered 2 years ago
dianabt
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does this product contain sulfate and silicons?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
yvonna91
(Québec, QC)
on Gentle Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
It does contain sulfates
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
msbbgunz
(Torrington, CT)
answer 2
This shampoo does contain sulfate.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
megs1128
(Roseville, MN)
answer 3
Yes - it contains ammonium lauryl sulfate, which is very harsh.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
patty10
(Souderton, Pa)
Question
which product is best for me?
I have both, fine and color-treated hair. Which shampoo will address both?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
avasnana
on Gentle Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
The gentle, tonic, OR the seaweed shampoo. I think gentle and tonic are great for color-treated hair because I use it on my color treated hair. Seasweed is almost like a clarifying shampoo its very light so for fine hair it might be a win-win too...
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tiffay
(PA)
answer 2
Definitely gentle. It's awesome! I have highlighted hair as well as extremely fine. I've found NOTHING that works like this. Enjoy!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mkupconnoiseur
(Naples, Florida)
answer 3
I also have fine and color treated hair. It works great. It smells nice and neutral, lathers well, etc. My only complaints are the price for the size, and that it only takes 3 weeks to go through this tiny bottle.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
eyeshadowhor
(Alabama)
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shampoo for swimmers?
Is Bumble & Bumble's Gentle Shampoo a good shampoo for swimmers? If not, or if there's a better one someone could recommend, that would be great.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
archygirl
(Greensboro, GA)
on Gentle Shampoo
2 answers
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answer 1
Try " ultra swim" . You can get it at most drug stores. It keeps chlorine out!!
answered 2 years ago
erinmotley
(wilmington, Delaware)
answer 2
Yes, this would be great for swimmers, you wash your hair often and this is gentle & moisturizing but totally effective, I'm still able to wash my hair every-other-day and it looks great, not oily or unclean looking the next day, so it should remove the chlorine and moisturize your hair without stripping it too much.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
bb3926
(Exeter, NH)
Question
does it contain sulphates
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
ruthbird
on Gentle Shampoo
2 answers
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answer 1
Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate are two of the ingredients. So, yes it contains sulfates.
answered 2 months ago
kguysick
(Augusta, GA)
answer 2
Hi Ruthbird,

Yes it does, you can view the list of ingredients under the ingredients tab or below:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-11, Glycerin, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Bisulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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