Rated 4.29 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Second chance well worth it.
I originally tried Sumo-tech out about a year ago after a buddy recommended it, but I ended up throwing it out due the hard, clumpy consistency of the product, which made it very hard to work through my straight, thick, medium length hair. Since then I've moved to the other "semi" products, semi-sumo and sumo-wax. Both are great however I find them both to be a little greasy. I decided to give sumo-tech another chance after hearing someone else saying they got a "bad" jar before, (maybe the one I had sat for to long at the salon) and I couldn't be happier with the product. It is a mix between a cream and wax, has great hold, more of a matte finish than the other products and no grease whatsoever, best part is my hair still feels clean the next day. Overall, A+. Would recommend purchasing through Bb directly to ensure a fresh product.
Most Helpful Critical Review Decline in product quality
I have used this product for years. This product is sensitive to "over working" and "temperature". I have ordered 2 or 3 times over the last year online when my salon is out of stock. On 2 of those instances the product arrived hard and unusable. I credit that to 2 things... 1 . The change in the material used for the lid... It used to be tin .. Now plastic. Second, there are no steps taken to protect the product during shipping. Hence, product leaves, melts, re-hardens and is un- usable..... Soooooooo frustrating
Reviewed by 94 customers Terrible! Changed! Why!!??
HowdoIstylemyhairnow from Land of dashed hopes and hair dreams
How in the world do companies take favorite amazing products and turn them into complete trash!?? This is not the same as loyal fans will tell you. So disappointed! Long time user with no idea what to turn to. An iconic product absolutely ruined! Please bring it back!!
Not what I was looking for
Pattiem from Washington
I was looking for a product to add texture to my fine hair to give it the manageability that day after shampoo gives. Doesn't achieve that. I even told the sales person what I was looking for and she recommended this product. I have used this brand before and found it worked well, just not this product.
Bcaz from NV
The best hair gel
LOVE my Sumotech. Been using for years and still the best!
Nancy from North Bend, OH
After I dry my hair with dryer, I use a pea size amount, rub it onto my fingers and spread it through my hair. Finger style it and then spray. Looks great all day.
Also love the travel size to keep in my purse for those days I am out from morning to night and want to touch up my hair.
My go to every day
LiMcGee from Tinton Falls, NJ
This is the best for my short hair. Holds the waves and style on top, gives the short sides and back texture and direction
This is pretty good but not as much as before.
Southern Principal from Camden, NC
Love the smell and that it doesn't make my fine hair greasy. I loved the old formula but now it is way too soft to have any hold. I used to have to scrap my fingernail in the container to get some of the product but now I can just scoop it out with my finger. I want the hold more firm molding product. I now prefer the gel just because it holds better for a more scrunchy look.
Not the same formula :(
J from New York
This is not the same formula and it is very disappointing, I really liked the old formula I don't know why they decided to change it
BT from ICT or NYC
I've used Sumo from day 1 - I thought I purchased a bad one from on line - then I found out B&B changed the product w/o saying anything. PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK. THE ORIGINAL WAS WAY BETTER.
Sumotech has changed (and not for the better)
Maria from Long Beach, CA
I've been using Sumotech for a long time to control my short wavy hair. It had the perfect amount of hold. Whatever they did to the formula has ruined it. It's much softer and feels like a cream. My hair looks terrible pretty much everyday that I use it. Unfortunately, it's time to search for a new go-to product.
New formulation & smell - bring back the old formula!
Nate_T from Washington, DC
I've been using this product for nearly 10 years. I loved it-amazing unique smell, held my hairstyle throughout even the muggiest of summer days. Then easily washed off of hand and hair.
The new formula that I just picked up is garbage. It smells cheap, the texture is much goopier, and barely holds through lunch time (in the middle of winter). Bring back the old formula, or else I'm switching products.
k from virginia
My husband has been using this product for 10+ years and all of a sudden a formula change. Glad to see other similar reviews, as I thought maybe we got a bad batch. We will be changing products, its a pain to ship it in anyway as I don't go to a Bumble salon anyway and the customer service on this site is lacking.
What happened to sumo tech — no longer desirable!
MARose from Washington, DC
I've used sumotech for well over ten years. I want to say 20 years, but I don't really remember — that's how long it's been. It is key to my hair regime and I have loved it. But the latest jar I just got has a completely different formula. I want sticky and tacky and non-greasy. I do not want creamy! PLEASE change sumotech back to the original formula. In the interim I'm going to have to look elsewhere for a shaping finishing product for my fine hair.
What happened to the formula?
MoistBetty from Orlando, FL
I have been using this product for at least 10 years. It used to be a very thick cream that had a nice fresh scent. I just purchased a new jar this week and to my disappointment, have found that it is no longer the same. It's much softer and even has a different scent. Very disappointed and will no longer be purchasing. Why change a good thing?
Why the change
KT from Downingtown, PA
I have used this product for at least 15 years. I will not be using it anymore. I'm not sure why the change in formula but I'm far from happy. I would typically use this product and my hair looked as if I had just done it at the end of the day. Seems like my hair is just drinks it and by the time I'm at work it's a mess. I'm not buying it anymore unless you return to the original formula. Bad move.
Changed their formula recently and it is way worse
Greg415 from San Francisco
I used Sumotech for approximately 15 years, it was the best on the market. They recently changed the formula to something creamier and more liquid -- it takes way more to achieve a similar hold (I probably went through a can TWICE as fast as before, therefore it is twice as expensive). I say "similar hold" because in using a lot more it is still not as good of a hold.
Please let me know if you change the formula back Bumble, until then I'm using something else.
Not For Me
SethP from Tulsa, OK
This product does not work as well for me as Sumoclay. It leaves my hair looking shinier than I prefer.
MominMB from Manhattan Beach, CA
My 10 yo daughter uses on her pixie cut. Easy for her to use and no overwhelming scent. Gives the right amount of hold and texture that she wants. She's only 10 so of course we tried the cheaper drugstore stuff but they don't work.
Shari from Grafton, Wisconsin
I have used this product for years, it works great for my hair. I apply after I have curled my hair and I only use a pick to style. It gives my hair body and stays for many hours. Unfortunately it is being discontinued.
Perfect for a non-greasy piecey look
Kellyannmac1976 from Kennewick. WA
I have fine, color treated short pixie hair. Sumotech is perfect for taming and shaping without weighing it down.
Best product in history
Bgradzik from Ortonville, MI
Bumble and Bumble Sumotech is by far the best hair product in the history of hair products.
This is the ONE!
Brett from Anna Maria, FL
This stuff is amazing! I'm not sure how to describe it, the smell is amazing & the texture is really unique. This is the perfect daytime, light hold for my short hair and I have been using this product for so many years without fail. I always have a spare in my travel bag!
Must have for pixies!
Themis from CONNECTICUT
I love this product and I have been using it for the last 5 years! It is a must have if you have short hair/pixie!
Great additional texture to messy cuts
Brunette from Charleston, SC
This is a fantastic addition to short sassy cuts OR to give a little fun twists to your ends as well as teasing up some volume!
Still the best
tbone from Boston, MA
It's been over 10 years since I was introduced to sumotech and it's still the best product I've ever used for styling my hair. I've tried tons of other products but none of them come close to the results that sumotech gives. Sumotech gives me the control I want without being fake and leaving my hair feeling stiff and obvious (that there's any product in my hair). I can't endorse this product enough! If you're looking for a product that gives you total control without the heaviness that other products produce, then sumotech is it!
Love this for a piecy look
Mgree from Tennesse
This is great when my hair is shorty for a more piecy look