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Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish

What it is:A translucent dry spray for instant fullness and texture. What it is formulated to do:This translucent dry spray creates instant fullness and texture to spin hair into an airy silhouette. Raw silk powders with light-holding polymers adhere instantly for a softly interlaced texture to make hair look weightless and effortlessly full—and keep it that way. What else you need to know: In 1989, Bumble and bumble invented Thickening Hairspray, which would become an indispensible setting spray in our hairdressers’ kits for instant lift-off, hold, and versatility with heat tools. Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner soon followed to start building fullness in the shower, creating a trio with a cult following.
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Questions & Answers for Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish

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Surf spray or Dryspun Finish?
Which is better for giving your hair more texture and volume?
asked 9 months ago
jin2
(New York, NY)
on Thickening Dryspun Finish
11 answers
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answer 1
I'd suggest Beach Spray for texture and Dryspun for volume. Beach Spray gives that gritty, salty texture - almost intentionally drying. I didn't notice much of a texture difference at all after Dryspun.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
gretherself
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
Dryspun works better for me. The salt spray doesn't really do anything for my hair type. Salt spray probably does wonders for finer hair but doesn't work very well on my asian tresses.
answered 1 month ago
gnetoh
answer 3
Definitely Dryspun Finish. Surf spray is much stickier-- doesn't give you volume at all, just a sea-salt-treated texture.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
ale0203
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Before I purchased this product, I spoke with a B&B associate using the "live chat" feature on their website. The girl I spoke to was incredibly helpful--answered my questions and pointed me in the right direction for products.

PS. I LOVE this product. I have the Fekkai beach spray, which I like, but I use that when I want, well, "beachy" hair. More frizz. More natural. Dryspun gives me that "I saw my boyfriend's band last night and slept in my make up, but I woke up looking this fabulously cool" look.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
bosleyy
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
I feel like the dryspun finish is the better choice. It gives hair texture and volume. A little goes a long way. I dry my hair completely, then set on velcro rollers to smooth and add volume for 15 min. After I take them out, I tousel and spray dryspun. I wait like 5 min and add a little hairspray if needed. Lasts all day!!
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
sweetiepie86
(Wray, Co)
answer 6
Dryspun finish for sure. I will provide texture and volume, whereas the surfspray will only provide texture.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
aster81
(Houston, TX)
answer 7
dry spin is better
answered 5 months ago
sallyjanesmith
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 8
Surfspray adds more stickiness.
answered 6 months ago
poppyq
(Corvallis Oregon)
answer 9
I think the surf spray would be better for texture but the dryspun would be better for volume at the roots.
answered 7 months ago
bean14
answer 10
dryspun. The surf spray has a weird, kind of icky feel to it and can actually weigh down your hair. I think dry spun would work for a greater variety of looks whereas surf spray is just really the tousled, beachy look. dry spun works for nights out, church, and work.
answered 8 months ago
oncamera
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 11
Dryspun! I've tried both and dry spun is better for volume.
answered 8 months ago
ktcnnnghm
(Ridgeland, MS)
Question
Would someone with dark hair be able to use this product without getting white residue?
asked 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Mount Pleasant, TX)
on Thickening Dryspun Finish
9 answers
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answer 1
YES! I use it with my dark brown hair and my dark red hair as well and it blends right in when you give it a little rub.
answered 4 days ago
MargoMay
(Boise, ID)
answer 2
Yep-- no residue at all. (I have dark hair, too.)
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
ale0203
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I have dark hair and I see no residue at all.
answered 6 months ago
poppyq
(Corvallis Oregon)
answer 4
Yes! I just dyed my hair a darker brown and this doesn't show at all in my hair.
answered 7 months ago
bean14
answer 5
I have dark hair and this product has no visible residue.
answered 8 months ago
nikis
(Garibaldi, Oregon)
answer 6
I have dark blonde hair with low lites-med color. My daugher has dark brunette hair and neither of us notices any residue.
answered 8 months ago
jewels48
(New London, WI)
answer 7
I have dark brown hair and I LOVE this product. It is completely clear like a hairspray.
answered 8 months ago
kparthum
(Grosse Pointe, MI)
answer 8
Yes. Leaves no white residue. However it leaves a weird texture and makes hair hard.
answered 9 months ago
mtestan2
(New York)
answer 9
Completely!! It's totally clear, just like hairspray, so you should have no problems with it!
answered 9 months ago
whitbrassfield
(Memphis, TN)
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Scent?
Could anyone describe the scent if any of this product? I get headaches/allergies from some scents. Thanks!
asked 9 months ago
jrjbunny
(San Diego, CA)
on Thickening Dryspun Finish
6 answers
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answer 1
Hard to describe. Fresh, but not floral.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
ale0203
answer 2
The scent is slightly sweet when you first spray it on but dissipates within a few minutes.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
franlf
(Ashville, NY)
answer 3
The scent is a little potent when you first spray it on, but doesn't last long.
answered 5 months ago
sallyjanesmith
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 4
It has a light fresh scent. You smell it for the first couple of minutes after you use it but I don't notice that it is overly strong or long lasting.
answered 8 months ago
jewels48
(New London, WI)
answer 5
I really haven't noticed too much of a scent at all! If I had to compare the intial scent to anything it would probably be baby powder
answered 8 months ago
kparthum
answer 6
It smells almost like men's cologne or something....it's nothing too strong though, and it certainly doesn't linger on too long.
answered 8 months ago
htown127
(Minneapolis, MN)
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Use with hairspray?
I've tried this product a couple different ways and am still trying to figure out how to get the best volume that lasts through the day. I've tried spraying it on just after blowdrying and without hairspray and after blowdrying with hairspray. Any tips on getting really good volume and having it last?
asked 11 months ago
aholly
(Portland, OR)
on Thickening Dryspun Finish
5 answers
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answer 1
The best way to use it for me is after letting my hair air dry - my hair has a lot less volume if I use heat on it. Most of the time I shower at night and put my hair in a messy bun while still wet and sleep on it. I then wake up in the morning, take it down, spray some at my roots, tousle and go! Hope this helps.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
heybrianaaaa
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
When I use this product, I'm going for a Kate Moss or Alexa Chung look. However, I get long-lasting volume by a little teasing, spraying with L'Oreal Elnett hairspray (the gold standard), waiting a few seconds, and then lightly with Dryspun. You'll look like Cameron Diaz in "There's Something About Mary," but both hair products are flexible enough that you can still work your hair into your desired shape. Hope that helps!
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
bosleyy
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
Use B & B's thickening hairspray first, when your hair is wet, then blow dry. Then use the Dryspun finish. You'll get maximum volume with that combo. Also, with the thickening hairspray, don't be afraid to use a lot. When you blow dry, it evaporates, as you'll notice by the apparent smoke coming from your hair (it's not smoke, it's the product).
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
aster81
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
to get my hair at max fullness and volume with this product, i lift up sections of my hair and spray underneath the hair rather than just over the top as you would with hairspray. i have really long heavy hair that tends to just lay flat and after using this finishing spray im left with beautiful/full/sexy hair! its my favorite!
answered 11 months ago
kaylacelina
(san antonio, texas)
answer 5
I spray it on after styling- pouff up the hair volume a bit and then top it off with hairspray. My hair seems to stay great for most of the day.
answered 11 months ago
flygirl06
(Des Moines, Ia)
Question
I need to choose...
Which of these B&B applications is best, works best: Dryspun Finish, Serum, or Full Form Mousse?
asked 11 months ago
lalf
(LA)
on Thickening Dryspun Finish
5 answers
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answer 1
I recommend the dry spun fully!
answered 4 days ago
MargoMay
(Boise, ID)
answer 2
I suppose it really depends what you're using this for. Personally I like the Thickening spray because I love volume. The mousse is great but requires more effort for me.
answered 1 month ago
gnetoh
answer 3
Before I purchased this product (which I LOVE), I spent a few minutes chatting with a Bumble and Bumble associate using their "live chat" feature. Incredibly helpful. I was between Cityswept and Dryspun and the girl I spoke to pointed me in the right direction.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
bosleyy
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
All of those are completely different products. You wouldn't use them for the same thing. I would say the serum is the easiest because you add it before drying your hair. I love the dry spun finish spray for "second day" hair to give it a touch up.
answered 10 months ago
danyelleb
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 5
If you can ONLY get one, I say the dryspun spray. If you can splurge, get the volumizing foam and the dryspun spray. But the spray works very well on its own.
answered 11 months ago
ceruleangirl
(Bay Area, CA)
Question
How well does this work as a dry shampoo?
Is it just a volume amplifier or does it also function as a dry shampoo for slightly greasy second day hair?
asked 1 week, 2 days ago
PoorStudent
on Thickening Dryspun Finish
2 answers
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answer 1
I have very thin fine hair...I find this works best as hair spray with the benefit of some oil absorption. Too much hold compared to straight dry shampoo. I use it with my Batisse Light & Blond. Works great in combination!
answered 2 days ago
biri
(Harpswell, ME)
answer 2
It is only a styling spray. In my opinion, it would not work as a dry shampoo.
answered 4 days ago
winner
(Gray Court, SC)
Question
Is this product sulfate-free?
asked 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Marin County, CA)
on Thickening Dryspun Finish
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, it is sulfate-free. Here's the ingredient list they give:
Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., Vp/Va Copolymer, Zeolite, Silk Powder, Sunflower Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenethyl Benzoate, PVP, Fragrance, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
jellybean917
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