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Rated 4.61 out of 5 stars
Acting up is the one thing my hair does with any sort of consistency. As I've gotten older, my once curly hair has become more wavy. I have never been able to 'wash and go', and I've always wished for long, straight hair. Well, I've got the 'long' part down, but the 'straight' part has been a bit harder to come by.
I've never been a huge fan of "straightening products," as they usually leave my hair greasy, stringy, and just ew. I got into the Brazilian blowout trend and had a handful of those thermal fusions, diffusions, or whatever surgical terms they're called. While those treatments offered me straighter, less frizzy hair, they stripped away nutrients that I'm pretty sure I needed. My hair felt thinner, drier, and less healthy, BUT it was straight. For the last couple years, I've settled on using reputable hair products and good ol' heat. This worked fairly well until I relocated to a hot and humid [insert expletive].
Nothing worked to calm or even subdue my crazy hair. The humidity was so awful, it seemed to make my balayaged hair feel like straw. At a loss, I remembered a conversation with a woman I met in Southeast Asia (another humid area) who told me about sea salt spray. I thought maybe I could try the 'I did this on purpose' tousled look, ha. My search led me to Bb, the sea salt spray, and ultimately the Straight Blowdry balm.
As I blowdried my hair that first day, all I could think was, "Where have you been all my life?!" This product is magical. My hair is still my hair, but it is significantly better when styled with this balm. A little experimentation was necessary to determine the ideal method of application, quantity, placement, etc. For example, I have learned to avoid applying the balm near my roots, as it weighs down my hair and gives it that oily, needs-a-wash appearance. The balm itself has a nice smell and texture; it's not extremely greasy or oily, and most of it is absorbed into the hair during application, so your hands are free of residue. A small dab works for me, which is nice on my hair and wallet. I generally wash my hair every other day and I haven't noticed any particular buildup or difficulty with rinsing the product out.
When it comes to styling my hair, I use a ceramic and tourmaline iron (professional grade) at 400 degrees, along with a heat protectant spray. The balm allows me to have better control over the hairs I'm trying to straighten. Once finished, I use an oil to smooth flyaway and baby hairs, as well as enhance shine. Pre-Bb, the moment I would step outside my hair would poof out like a little puffer or blow fish. Since Bb has come into my life, my hair doesn't freak out like it used to. Neither do I. It's nice not running to my car in the morning when the sun is out and people are watching, haha. Again, my hair is not perfect and this balm is not the 1 and only answer to my problems; however, it IS pretty amazing. When used correctly and in conjunction with other styling aids, it can definitely help you achieve any look you desire.
I highly recommend this product!
I've used B&B Straight for four years and loved it. I ran out last weekend and went to my usual salon to purchase a replacement tube as I use it daily! I noticed the packaging had changed ... but OMG so did the product!! Although the description on the tube is the same as the previous packaging. When I went to use it for the first time, it's now white instead of clear, it feels like lotion instead of the nice glossy, rich texture. Smells like a men's grooming product rather than being fragrance free. And finally, after spending $31 for it, it doesn't work! It makes my hair very dry, much less protect it from the heat. Why did Bumble and Bumble change this wonderful product that made it possible for my hair to do anything I wanted? Now it just gives me dry hair and makes me smell like a guy. Extremely disappointed.
Leslie from Milwaukee, WI
I have long, fine, wavy hair. On days I want to style it straight, I have long struggled with finding a product that would smooth and hold the blow dry style without weighing my hair down. I feel like I have tried every product out there with average results. Until this. Started with a little hairdresser's invisible oil, then a dime sized amount of Straight, round brush blow dry as usual. Perfection. My hair is frizz tamed, holding the round brush blow dry shape, and I actually feel like I picked up a bit of volume. Finished with a bit of Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Soft Texture Finishing Spray and I have a perfect hair day! Thanks guys! P.S. Love all the Curl products too.
Mary Marg from St Johns Fl
I just tried this product and it seems to work well. I live in VERY humid Florida.
AngT from Tallahassee, FL
WOAH! This product is absolutely amazing. It smoothes out my hair making it way easier to style. I typically let my hair air dry then flat iron it, so don't think it is strictly for blow drying. It leaves my hair feeling light and frizz free, which is not common in with Florida's humidity.
LittlePeach from Long Beach, CA
First of all I love the smell of this product! My hair has a natural wave to it and also a little frizzy on the top. With this product I can create a beautiful smooth blow dry. If I choose not to flat iron I can actually go without doing that step. I loved this product so much I bought one for my niece who also has wavy hair.
A from US
I just love this stuff. I use it before blow drying my long, thick hair that is prone to frizz and static. It has a few course areas too. I usually use a flatiron afterwards too. This doesn't weigh my hair down or make it look greasy. It just makes it look great.
My sis (a hairstylist) was visiting and I asked her to do my hair with a straightener for me while I put on makeup. She did it to add some texture to the ends but said that my hair was already pretty straight and shiny. Wanted to know what I'd used. I showed her this and she said that if it wasn't the best product available for blow drying your hair straight, it had to be one of the best because she'd never used, or seen her coworkers use, anything else that worked as well.
LB from Racine, WI
I have wavy/curly hair that frizzes/has flyaways, especially in humid weather. I've used this once and am amazed at the results. It was very humid today with my day-2 hair and my hair did not puff up like usual in this weather. A little goes a long way! So happy I found something that works!
Lisa from AZ
The way this product works is : you put a little in your hand then work it through damp hair. Blow dry and brush hair and it will leave your hair mostly straight. Then straighten for like 5-10 minutes and you're done! Hair straight and soft.
J from Alabama
I have lots of fine have curly/ frizzy hair and I just went from brown to blonde. This stuff works great calming my hair and frizz my hair feels soft and not greasy or weighed down.
Anna from US
My hair is long, thick, and prone to frizz. I have to blow dry it every time that I wash it unless I'm up for having damp hair for at least 2 days. I then have to use a heated styling tool unless I'm okay with some frizziness. If I use a bit of this, just blow drying is enough because it isn't frizzy after being blown dry. It doesn't make my hair look flat or oily like many similar products do. I don't need to wash it sooner either. My sister, who is a professional hairstylist, came to visit and wanted to play around with my hair with a straightener after I'd dried it. She wanted to know what I'd used because she couldn't believe how smooth my hair already was.
GLRN from New york
Use it after shampooing and conditioning with Bumble and Bumble products and before blow drying and flat ironing. Used to do keratin treatments and with current pandemic I will not be doing so for a while if ever. I've tried my products over the years and none worked on my hair. So happy I tried this awesome product. Amazing job B&B
Lisa7 from Mississippi
This product did nothing to straighten my hair or reduce frizz. I tried 3 times and used it with the other products recommended. Was really hoping to love it. Disappointed and don't recommend it.
Moe from Boston, MA
I have used many blow-dry creams and oils to tame my curly, wavy, frizzy hair... this is the best product I have ever used. After using this and doing my regular blow out, my hair looks and feels amazing. It's not greasy, doesn't weigh your hair down, and doesn't make your hair shaft swell. Your hair will look amazingly healthy, shiny, and straight. I can't recommend this product enough!!! Well worth the price
Bootsie from Boston, MA
Following chemo and radiation my hair did not recover well. The hair around my forehead is very fragile and breaks off easily. This it is product protects it from the effects of blow drying with high heat. It has made my hair easy to style and I have had much less breakage.
L from Ri
Helps with my wild coarse curly hair. Love it
Rachel from California
I have naturally wavy hair that gets frizzy after blow drying, and i used this for the first time today after my shower and wow... all i could say when blow drying was WOW! It made my hair so shiny, soft, and straight i didn't even need a straightener because of this product. Thank you to the reviews on this for encouraging me to make the purchase. I feel it is well worth the money. A little goes a long way too!
Linda from MA
I love this product. It helps calm my wave when blow drying but still lets my hair flip here and there which I LOVE. I have fine wavy hair with messy layers. I only blow dry (no irons for me) and this is a favorite product. I've tried cheaper versions and they don't work as well.
Nat from Atl, ga
So my daughter is 11 (4c thick, hair length mid back length) and I'm a little older (3c thin, tight coils, shoulder length)... lol
GREAT product. My stylist uses it. I've tried EVERYTHING for an at home blow out and flat iron and can NEVER get it salon straight for more than a day. I've tried, mazani thermasmooth, redken serum, Paul Mitchell super skinny, and a list of others, even Marcia Keratin treatments. I do NOT like my hair weighed down and often times ethnic stylist use too much product.
This is PERFECT! I use about a quarter size for each of the four sections of my hair. My routine is simple, wash/conditioner, bb Straight while wet and section off, high heat blow dry, flat iron, cold blow dry, flat iron very low. Wrap at night and while I shower-stays straight all week.
BEST OF THE BEST!
Rose from Arlington, TX
I am Hispanic with very thick and very wavy hair. I will normally spend 45 minutes blow drying and straightening my hair only to step out side and have my hair flip out at the ends, frizz up and it curls up at my temples. UGH! I've tried many products. ...And then I found this and wow does it work! I used a quarter sized amount on freshly washed hair. I honestly could not believe the difference it made. My hair has ZERO frizz. (that's a miracle in its self) My hair is straight and light weight and it feels healthy. Night and day difference. It lasts until your next shampoo. For me its seemed like my hair was more manageable 2 days in. Oh and it cut down on the amount of heat i have to put on my hair. Less time using a flat iron. This is a must have!
j from New Jersey
It is the only one I can use to get my hair straight after years of trying and being unsuccessful.
Florida gal from Boynton Beach Fl
Read the the reviews and happy I did purchase it. I have very wavy hair and was looking for something as pick up for my Keritan treated hair., Yes it did work...smooth and straight till the next shampoo
samantha from Jefferson City
The store clerk reccomend this in place of my usual Rusk Str8. I was skeptical but when I tried it my hair is softer than it has ever been. My boyfriend commented on how pretty and how much vibrancy my hair had. Definitely will buy again. GO B&B STRAIGHT BLOW DRY. You wont be sorry
Mandy from Huntersville NC
My hair is thick and holds water after a shower. This cuts my dry time down, makes my hair smooth, and eliminates the frizz. I love it!!!
Chrisk from NJ
I have fine frizzy wavy hair. It is impossible to fine a product that doesn't way it down. I used only a pea size. My hair came out so smooth and straight! The best part was my hair still had volume. Best blow dry cream hands down!!
66Flowers from Spring Hill, TN
Since I have fine very wavy, super frizzy, color treated hair I wasn't sure what to expect. I first spray my hair with Bb thickening spray then apply a very small amount (slightly less than a dime size) of the Bb straight on my long hair. My hair falls a few inches past my shoulders. I start about halfway down and then go back and run my fingers through all of my hair. Wow! This stuff is amazing!!! I usually have to touch up the ends of my hair with a curling iron to get rid of the frizzy ends. Not so with stuff! I think it works with the heat of the blow dryer because I don't get the same results if I air dry. I love how healthy and shiny my hair looks when I do a full blow dry. No frizz and it lasts until I shampoo my hair again. Great product! Only downside is that it's expensive but a little goes a long way and I don't do a full blow out every time I shampoo. This will definitely be my go to when I want straight silky hair!
If anyone knows of a product for air drying, my hair type, to define curls without weighing it down and minimize frizz please let me know!
Pinky from Ohio
Love this since I found it I use it each time I shampoo and love the straight effect it gives my hair. Most people who have not know me long would not even know I have curly hair when I use this product. It is amazing