Reducing Frizz: Bumble and Bumble Curl Defining Cream Review

This past April, I noticed that my once straight hair is now wavy. I’m glad I use shampoos/conditioners with low ph levels because that is supposed to help with frizz (and be good for your scalp). But despite that, my hair is still naturally frizzy so I decided to experiment with some leave-in, anti-frizz products.


If I don’t put any product in it, my hair is mostly a big puff ball of frizz, rather than a defined wavy pattern. I began thinking that when I went out that people viewed me as this unkempt crazy women with weird, frizzy hair. And I was like, don’t judge me, this isn’t a lifestyle choice; this is how my hair looks. Until, I realized that it is a choice. All I have to do is put some product in and my hair looks better. It takes 10 seconds and no other work is required of me.

pH Level: 6.0  (Because the product gets onto my scalp, which is skin, I definitely want to keep it on the acidic side.)

Mia’s review: I started with Bumble & Bumble Curl Creme because I recall a coworker (from 7 years ago) loved this stuff a lot. Here are the results:


And here is no product picture that I will update as soon as I can. This was taken on a day with 30% humidity. It is usually much frizzier. But you can see that the wave pattern is less defined.


I like the Bumble & Bumble curl defining creme a lot. When I touch my hair, I can feel the product in my hair but it isn’t hard/crunchy.  I’ve noticed that a lot of folks say that after putting in a lot of gels/product that the hair feels kinda crunchy. And they fix it is by scrunching up small handfuls of hair.

To avoid having to do any scrunching, I also tried a few hair oils/serums.  I read a positive review about Ghost oil in a magazine but I don’t think it worked well (I’ll post pics eventually) and I was also worried that if it did work, it was because it is full of silicones. I tried using 100% avocado oil and it works but I have to use so much that my hair looks wet/greasy. I like that Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil takes away most of the frizz (and is silicone-free!) but it makes my barely wavy hair look a lot straighter. This is a great option for someone with much wavier/curlier hair!

I’ll continue to experiment and update this post if I find anything that works well. But for now, I use Bumble & Bumble curl defining creme nearly every day.

Ingredients*: Water , Glycerin , Cetyl Alcohol , Petrolatum , Cetearyl Alcohol , Isopropyl Myristate , Ceteareth-20 , Dimethicone , Phenyl Trimethicone , Pvp , Squalane , Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire D’Abeille , Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline , Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil , Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil , Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil , Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter , Pantethine , Urea , Peg-8 Dimethicone , Sodium Pca , Cetrimonium Chloride , Panthenol , Polyquaternium-7 , Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-7 , Polyquaternium-51 , Trehalose , Myristalkonium Chloride , Quaternium-14 , Phytantriol , Panthenyl Ethyl Ether , Sodium Hyaluronate , Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane , Ethylhexyl Salicylate , Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate , Fragrance , Linalool , Citral , Limonene , Geraniol , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Chlorphenesin , Potassium Sorbate , Sodium Benzoate , Phenoxyethanol


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