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Bumble and bumble Straight Blow Dry

What it is: A lightweight, heat-activated styling balm.What it is formulated to do:This balm helps deliver straight, smooth, healthy-looking styles with movement. Its non-greasy, lightweight formula tames flyaways and frizz, protecting hair from heat-styling and humidity. Ideal for curly, thick, coarse, or unmanageable hair, strands are left lustrous, beautiful, and silky soft.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- SulfatesWhat else you need to know:The Bumble and bumble Straight Line with breakthrough Concen-straight Technology™ was developed to help maintain hair's natural integrity, allowing hairdressers—and clients—to customize straightness, increase manageability, and reduce frizz. All products are free of formaldehyde, cysteine, and lye.
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Questions & Answers for Bumble and bumble Straight Blow Dry

Question
will it work on curly hair?
it doesnt give details on what kind of hair it works on
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
whyt
(hermon ,NY)
on Straight Blow Dry
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have 3A type curls (according to naturallycurly) and it totally worked for me. Even under humid conditions, it kept my hair straight... Usually, any kind of humidity will make my hair frizz and curl instantly.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
MsTStar
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
My hair is thick and wavy, not curly, and it works great! My girlfriend has very curly hair, and with a blow dryer and flat iron, it works really well on hers too!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
justme2372
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I have thick, naturally curly hair...this product works wonders I promise!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Chelle45
(Rockville, MD)
answer 4
It works on my curly hair, so I'd suggest it if you have curly hair. If you're not sold on the full size, try a sample of it. I'm sure you'll buy the full size if you try the sample.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
tinav
(Wilmington, DE)
answer 5
yes, it does work on curly hair. my hair is curly/wavy and i have found that it works very well with it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
tlf1
(New York)
answer 6
Yes!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
berie98
(NY, NY)
answer 7
I have natural curly waves that are frizzy. My hair is dry, coarse, and thick. I usually have to use a straightener, and it takes a few runs to get it straight. This product worked great and really does straighten my hair a blowdryer. You just have to play with the amount you put on. Too much and it gets a lil sticky, too little and not all the strands are straight and smooth.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
katiiness
(Brea, CA)
answer 8
Yes my hair is naturally curly. I use this, blow it out with a round brush and then a flat iron just to smooth it out more. Most people think my hair is naturally straight and are surprised when I leave it curly.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
vwolfe1
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 9
I have curly hair and used it. I loosened up my curls but I still had to use a round brush with hair dryer and finish with a straightener to get straight hair.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
laureng613
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 10
Hi i have only slightly wavy hair and i still need to use a flatiron after using this product so i'm thinking it might not work so well for curly hair. Maybe stop at sephora and ask for a large sample and try it before you (potentially) waste your $ on a product that won't work for you.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
scarlet8272
(ohio)
answer 11
I have mix, thick, coarse, curly chemically treated hair. I put in in before blow drying and my hair felt soft and looked smooth. Really good on curly hair.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Caitlina15
(Frederick, MD)
Question
Need to use blow dryer?
I have really tight, kinky curls and am looking for a product to make them looser. I never blow dry my hair, though, because it makes my hair super frizzy. Will I be able to use this to get looser curls without blow drying? Thank you!!
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
kmrobins
(Chicago, IL)
on Straight Blow Dry
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Unlike the previous (and better, in my opinion) straightening product by Bb which didn't require heat, this product only works when heat is applied. I'm like you, not a blow dry type of girl, but with this I have to. But it doesn't take a ton of blow drying to get it to work if you put it on damp hair.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
lucy4402
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 2
No, the product is heat activated and only works when you either blow dry ( or, if you are lazy like me, put it on dry hair then straighten.) When you blow dry it, it really works, but won't do anything on normal hair.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Caitlina15
(Frederick, MD)
answer 3
Hello,

I agree, this product is heat activated and it works best with a blow dryer.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
melissabt
answer 4
This product is meant to be heat-activated and works best with the heat of a dryer or a flat iron so i'm not sure how well it will work to give you relaxed curls without using any heat.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
makeupjunkyinca
(California)
answer 5
I agree with jannymac. I never used a blow dryer before, as it usually just frizzed and volumized my thick, curly hair; but that is NOT a problem nor the results you'll get if you use this product.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ohsephora
answer 6
Its best to blow dry straight. But if you roll the tips of your hair with your round brush while blow drying it and hold the heat over it for about 5 seconds, your hair will have a great flip!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
iamlindsey
(Orange, CA)
answer 7
Sorry ! I have curly hair and I applied this, got distracted and didn't have time to blow dry it. It didn't seem to relax them any but make my curls shiny!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
thompsle
(Mercer PA)
answer 8
It won't give you looser curls unless you use heat of some kind as it is heat activated. My hair also, would get frizzy after blowing dry. But now I blow it dry and use my curling/flat iron and it get smooth and straight. There is also something in the product to protect your hair from the heat. I love it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
jannymac
(New Ulm, MN)
answer 9
Yes.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sea121
(Denison, Tx)
Question
Will it stand up to humidity?
Almost all straightening products I've tried make blow drying easier and my hair look great...until I step outside on a humid day and it looks like I've done nothing (except waste all that time styling!) Is there anything that works for fine , frizzy hair in humidity?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
mikoli
(Kingston, ON)
on Straight Blow Dry
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes most definatley
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
amilev
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
answer 2
I live in Louisiana and use this in my hair by round brush and dryer. I also use its a ten with it and i do not have any problems with the humidity!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jenjodmon
(lafayette, la)
answer 3
This product has helped my hair in the humidity, but it might not fix 100% of the issue. I also don't live in an extremely high humidity area, such as Florida, but so far I have liked the results.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ddals
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 4
Yes, this stuff is the real deal. Definitely give it a try! I have fine frizzy curly hair and so far, it's the only thing that has worked!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
glowegal
(South eastern, NC)
answer 5
It helps keep some of the frizz away, but on high-humidity days I still have a lot of flyaways.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
karliedawn
(Norman, OK)
answer 6
Even with this product I am still affected by humidity. However, once I brush my hair again when I get inside the frizz does disappear.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
MackensieK
(Washington, DC)
answer 7
Hi i live in OH and we have decent humidity here in the summer but i'm not sure why type of humidity you are dealing with. I used this all summer and felt it held up pretty well in the humidity. i found for me the key was to use it along with a frizz serum. i really like the paul mitchel black bottle frizz serum (called something other than frizz serum but essentially that's what it is). it doesn't make my hair greasy and performs well with the B&B product. Just my experience....
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
scarlet8272
(ohio)
answer 8
Yes, it definitely helps keep the frizz out - even in humidity.
With other products, I've used them and my hair looks great - until I go out in the fog or humidity - but this product leaves my hair looking smooth nearly all day. I do use a flat iron after I've used the product before blow drying.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
juleee
(San Diego, CA)
answer 9
Yes, my hair does wave a little but nothing compared to what it normally does
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
DollyV3
(Whitestone, NY)
Question
Does this product provide any hold?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
shelpen
(VA)
on Straight Blow Dry
9 answers
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answer 1
No, this product doesn't provide any hold. It only helps straighten and smooth the hair.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
kyralc
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
Not a lot, it's very lightweight and smooth so it won't really act like a gel, but I find it does help minimize frizziness and fly-aways, keeping hair straight and smooth from that perspective.
answered 1 year ago
coastalsun
answer 3
It has hold, but it defiantly doesn't give a long lasting hold like a straightener+hairspray would have.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
productpocd
(Canada)
answer 4
YES! My hair is super fine and it needs an obscene amount of hairspray usually but this helps keep it smooth and not revert back to its random waves over the day :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Canad1anMakeup
answer 5
Not that I could tell.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
JenJane
(Mason, Ohio)
answer 6
If staying straight is what you mean by hold, yes. If you are considering an up-do, no. It is nothing like hair spray. It makes hair softer. I barley had to brush my hair for the following few days.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Betty0Rose
(Fraizer Park, CA)
answer 7
I have a chin length bob and used it with a round brush as I blow dried, it actually does seem to provide more hold to my style.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
NancyM44
answer 8
Not much hold, just smoothness.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
chellebean00
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 9
I do not notice any hold. I use it to protect my hair as I blow dry it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lorrainef
(Tennessee)
Question
Can this be used on dry hair to tame frizz?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
kailuasharon
(Kailua, HI)
on Straight Blow Dry
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I haven't tried it, but when I told my hair dresser that I used it, she suggested that I could use it as a spot treatment on dry hair for frizz
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Jessm219
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
I found that there are two ways to use this product:

For straightening you can apply it to damp hair and then blow-dry and flat iron, but I like to use it as a styling product, kind of like a finishing cream. It doesn't have any hold, but I find it really smooths out dry/frizzy/damaged ends and defines layers. It also smells amazing! :)
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
24682468
(CANADA)
answer 3
I don't think so, it makes your hair soft and smooth, but you might still want to put a frizz taming serum in befor blowdrying. The product does not work with out blowdrying though.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Caitlina15
(Frederick, MD)
answer 4
Yes, it definitely does. I've used this product more than once, and every time it fully eliminates frizz. I really recommend this product, but if other Bumble and Bumble products don't work for you, this might not really work for you either.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Rasi
(Portland, OR)
answer 5
No, I've found this is only effective on damp hair that you're about to blow-dry. It needs the heat to really activate.

I'd recommend the Bb Texture cream for what you want!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kaylaanne13
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 6
It really helped my fine and frizzy, color treated hair. Use sparingly.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jrh4
(Wayne, PA)
answer 7
Yes. It smoothes and increases shine. Should work well to control frizz.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
hawklovr
(Valley Falls, KS)
answer 8
Yes, just use a small amount.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
gracehappens94
(Monterey, CA)
answer 9
Yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cjthompson
(Halifax, NS, Canada)
Question
can I use this product on color treated medium wavy hair?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
blueeyes56
(Harrison City, Pa.)
on Straight Blow Dry
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yeah, I have chemically treated hair with highlights growing out, so the hair is really damaged and it still makes it soft. If you are going to blow dry your hair, I would suggest it, but in between blow dries a moisturizing hair treatment alway helps
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Caitlina15
(Frederick, MD)
answer 2
Absolutely! You'll have great results and No damage to color-treated Or permed hair.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ohsephora
answer 3
That is exactly the hair I have, and it really helped.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
arh86
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 4
I'm a hair stylist and....Absolutely!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
nolasriah
(Denver, CO)
answer 5
My hair is color treated and has bleach high lights. I use it. Its amazing! Keeps my hair looking smooth and lovely until I wash again. (Super silky also.)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
princess1464
(Shawano, WI)
answer 6
My hair is color treated and pretty wavy and so far this product works WONDERS for me.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kyleighks
(Eugene, OR)
answer 7
Yes. I have curly hair from a perm and I still had to straighten it however I was not spending as much time on my hair anymore. If you only have wavy hair it may work even better for you.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tink2010
(Greenwood, IN)
answer 8
Most definitely!! I have the same hair - and it truly is a miracle worker! PLUS you don't have to always "straight"en your hair either - you can also put curls in it and it stays JUST FINE!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kelleynichole
(Cleveland, TN)
Question
straight fine dry hair
will it give some body and bounce to thin fine straight hair??
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
kritterrn
(struthers, OH)
on Straight Blow Dry
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nope!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
24682468
(CANADA)
answer 2
I just put it in my hair before i blow dry with a round brush and it's amazing! It looks like a salon blow-out, plus it doesn't fall flat after a few hours.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Canad1anMakeup
answer 3
Adds body and control
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
amilev
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
answer 4
No, but it won't weight it down either like some other hair cream products!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
beautyqueenbee3
(Massachusetts)
answer 5
I would say no. I more found it to have the opposite effect, which I was looking for. But I do love its ability to calm fly aways and make my hair silkly smooth.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ddals
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 6
ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
DELMYTAZ
(DES MOINES, IA)
answer 7
No. It is for straighten hair and gets it bone straight. :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Katb85
(GA)
answer 8
It can. It depends on where you use it and how you apply it, in my experience.

You need the teeniest amount if your hair is shoulder length or shorter, just a smidge more for longer hair. It's frustrating because the tutorial videos show them using a LOT of this product which is misleading. But, it will weigh down the hair and do the opposite of what you want for fine hair if you try to use that much.

I use this by really rubbing it through my palms and then pressing it into wet hair from mid-shaft down. I never use it too close towards my scalp. I spray a bit of volumizing spray (Bumble and Bumble's thickening hairspray works well) all over the roots and then blow dry like that.

This product will give you a lot of nice bounce and volume at the ends, so it looks like your hair is thicker and more voluminous. It will also look smoother and softer. But you really need a different product at the roots to "lift" otherwise fine hair will just sink down.

Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
sbsunshine
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Question
Smell??
What does it smell like? I've used some products that smell so...herby. Like wayyyyy too strong. Can anyone comment? Thanks! :)
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Saratoga Springs, NY)
on Straight Blow Dry
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It kinda smells like cheap mens cologne but not strong enough to turn me off or for anyone else to really notice.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Jessm219
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
No, but it can provide some separation if you use it like a styling product, i.e., if you apply it mainly to the ends of the hair, and especially if you combine it with a light-hold hairspray. I absolutely love this stuff!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
24682468
(CANADA)
answer 3
There's no smell!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Canad1anMakeup
answer 4
Definitely would not describe the scent as "herby". It is kind of perfume-y and floral. I really like how it smells.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
emiliealice
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
It does not smell like anything. I wish it had a smell so my hair would smell good but it does not make your hair smell bad.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
erincamila
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
Very soft scent, smells subtle like what a stylist would use in a salon, not perfumey but softly nice.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
NancyM44
answer 7
This has a really light smell--not herbal smelling. I hardly even notice a fragrance, and it disappears once it's in my hair.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
marymatilda
(Murray, UT)
answer 8
Don't notice any smell.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lorrainef
(Tennessee)
Question
Does this product also work as a heat protectant? Or should I use an additional product?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
callmebobby
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Straight Blow Dry
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Make sure you use a heat protectant too, because the product doesn't have any heat protecting elements.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Caitlina15
(Frederick, MD)
answer 2
I bought it because it said heat protectant and it does work that way as well. Love it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
gracehappens94
(Monterey, CA)
answer 3
Most definitely
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cathieward
(Springboro, OH)
answer 4
Hello,

This product offers a heat protecting technology.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
melissabt
answer 5
I don't use a separate product with this, but I do use Ojon damage reverse treatment once a week and am liberal with conditioner.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
yankeespice
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
This will protect your hair from blow dry heat, but depending on the heat of your flat iron or curling iron, a light spritz with a heat protectant will be a safe bet (especially for long hair).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
ansleyb83
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
Yes, as it states in the "What it does" section, it will not only work as a smoothing "styling balm" for blow outs, but also for protecting your hair from damage due to the heat of your styling tools (i.e. blow dryers & flat irons).
Because it has the added bonus of being a thermal-protectant (a product you typically would have to buy separately to achieve true lasting results) while also combating frizz caused by humidity means you WON'T need to purchase any additional products to keep your hair protected from heat-causing damage.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
irukandji
(Orange County, CA)
Question
Does it work on thick wavy hair?
I have pretty think and wavy/curly natural hair so I was wondering, if it would work on my hair type?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Dee234
on Straight Blow Dry
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES. I have VERY long, thick, wavy, frizzy hair. This product knocks all of that out without a flat iron
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Jessm219
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
Absolutely. I use it with a small amount of hair gel and it not only make my hair silky smooth but doesn't make it feel heavy or weighted down. Curls are defined and perfect. When straightening it makes hair incredibly smooth without fly-aways. LOVE IT!
answered 7 months ago
kmosier717
(Pewaukee, WI)
answer 3
My hair is also very thick/curly/coarse and it works pretty well on my hair. Doesn't do much of anything if you let it airdry, but it cuts down on the "poof" that usually happens when blow-drying curly hair. Definitely doesn't leave hair straight like a chemical treatment, but overall it's a nice product.
answered 1 year ago
Abztractness
(Elko, NV)
answer 4
I have the same type of hair and it is the only thing that works on my hair. Lady's about 3 days. I cannot wash my hair everyday or it is completely fly away!
answered 1 year ago
Sunkist56
answer 5
Yes, I have similar hair type and this has worked for me quite well. You may need to touch up with a bit of hair spray to help with some fly aways but this is an awesome product.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
productpocd
answer 6
My hair is thick and kind of wavy. I flat iron it everyday. This product works GREAT to tame it and make it look a whole lot healthier.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
JenJane
(Mason, OH)
answer 7
I have fairly thick slightly wavy hair and it works pretty well for me but if you have really thick course kinky hair I don't know how much help it would be
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
nickidianne
(Reno, NV)
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