Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Pleasantly surprised
I debated getting the surf shampoo and conditioner because I really didn't see how it could be any better than the gentle shampoo & thickening conditioner combo I was using. But, I style my hair wavy frequently enough that I thought I'd give it a try.
And I was pleasantly surprised!
I LOVE the smell (though others have reviewed that it's too strong). The shampoo generates a lot of lather. The conditioner is a bit richer than a detangler, but still very light. Again, people have criticized this...but if you know anything about creating wavy hair you would know that ideally you would skip conditioner all together! This conditioner is light enough that it doesn't weigh my hair down and I am able to get really wavy hair when I style it (with Prep and Surf Spray).
Most Helpful Critical Review Very drying for thick hair
As the previous reviewer said, I think this would be a great product for those with fine hair looking for curl or wave enhancement or a beachy texture. Bottom line for my thick, course wavy/curly hair: this line left my hair a dry, unhealthy feeling, tangled mess! Maybe in a humid environment where my hair needs extra hold to avoid frizz, this would style better. Up in the mountains in dry Colorado, I need more moisturizing and less weight.
My hair air dries into smooth waves and loose curls after using gentle shampoo/super rich conditioner followed by my styling products: Tonic, Curl Defining Cream, then Curl Foam mixed with a little Defrizz (to soften).
I thought I'd try the new Surf line for a more casual, textured look, because sometimes I style using only Tonic and Surf spray and like the result. I'm in the sun a lot, have naturally dry hair, live in a dry climate, and unfortunately this line is way too drying and left my hair knotted and less curly/wavy than usual, even when followed with Quench. I'll still use the Surf spray now and again, as it is light and doesn't weigh down my hair like the shampoo and conditioner do, but I'm back to my tried and true Gentle/Super Rich.
Reviewed by 46 customers I would buy this over and over!
SCrist from Vail, AZ
This was my first time trying Bumble and Bumble products and I love everything!!!
Love love love love love
Dtdtdt from Memphis
I cannot get enough of the surf shampoo/conditioner combo. I have long, extremely straight, thin, lifeless hair (naturally). I've bought dozens of products to try and put some texture and life into my hair and nothing ever worked. Until these! I swear, they have changed my hair game. I use the shampoo and conditioner and follow up with Bb grooming creme and the don't blow it hair stylers. I scrunch and twist and let air dry. OH MY GOD. My hair has tons of volume, life, and texture. It evens brings out some natural wave, or maybe it's creating it, unsure really. But as someone who has always dreamed of having little waves and texture in my hair, it's amazing. If I go one shower without using these, my hair is back to being thin and lifeless. It's wild. It really does work for me. I used to be a daily washer, too, and now I can go a few days between washings. Plus, the second day hair with this is beautiful and full of body and texture. I can't necessarily afford to keep using this but it works so well and is such a big confidence boost, I don't see myself going without it unless I find a cheaper competitor. I doubt I'll find anything that works better, tbh. My only "issue" is that it's kinda harder to brush my hair out after showering than it was with other shampoo/conditioners. It must be whatever is in there that is adding all of the texture to my hair? It doesn't bother me much, and is a tiny price to pay for such rockin hair. Just get a good detangling spray if you lack the patience. It really doesn't bother me much at all. Just try it out! PS: PLZ MAKE A BIGGER SIZE!!!!!!
marissam from Chicago
This conditioner works great with the Surf shampoo. It's moisturizing but light. Perfect thickness for my preference. Wish it came in a bigger size!
GG from Westport CT
This conditioner is a first time buy for me. I will definitely reorder-love the results.
Chrissy from Ohio
Makes hair soft but doesn't weigh it down
Great light conditioner
Lexy from Minnesota
I have very thin, fine hair that gets greasy in an instant. I find that my hair can get weighed down by a lot of conditioners, but this is nice and light. The only con I find is that it's not super moisturizing for my ends to prevent against split ends, which I guess makes sense as it's a very light conditioner. I like it, but I don't love it.
my fave over and over again
Elle from Rehoboth Beach, DE
My favorite summer time conditioner--perfect for getting my wavy-to-curly hair that beachy, messy-but-clean look. I don't air dry without it (or bb's salt spray), and it adds great volume and texture under a blow dry. Also love that its non-greasy so my hair can maintain its style for days!
Great product-- wish it was a little more moisturizing
Beachwaves11 from Asheville, NC
This conditioner smells great and doesn't weigh my fine, curly hair down. I like to use it after washing with the Surf Foam Wash shampoo (which also smells amazing) and have found that my hair does in fact have more bounce and texture after using it. I only wish it was a little more moisturizing however my hair generally requires more conditioning than most other people's. All in all it works well and does what it says leaving you with beachy hair that smells great :)
Yum yum yummy and it works!
alibeth from Salem, MA United States
Conditioners are critical to us swimmers. This enhances my curls, adds luster and smells divine. I use several Surf products.
Gemini78 from Minneapolis, MN
Now that I've received my order I can see that the Surf collection is designed for men. It smells like the old Tommy HF cologne- horrible! It smells slightly ocean like, but with a rotten undertone. It adds no body or volume and it weighs my hair down & makes it sticky & straw-like and my hair isn't dry to begin with. I spent a small fortune on this line & I'm very disappointed. :(
TremoughGirl from Burlington VT
I want to love this conditioner but never really do, and I've bought it several times :-/. It is very thick so hard to spread through my fine hair, and I find it does not detangle or condition well. Maybe that's the beachy salt thing? I get better results with thickening shampoo and conditioner, primer spray and then the salt spray and curling creme for a beachy wave look.
Surprisingly rich moisturizing
Saori from Santa Cruz, CA
Light, fresh scent. For something that moisturizers my long hair, this creme rinses out clean. Leaves my hair shiny and bouncy. I'm really impressed. Stands above drugstore conditioners and worth the price. Wish it came in a larger size.
Simple and easy
Melly66 from Austin Texas
Nice after a long day in the sun!
adds body to fine hair
Me in KC from Kansas City, KS metro
I use this product with the surf shampoo in the spring and summer. It adds body but is not too heavy. It is not moisturizing enough for colder months but ideal for hot humid months. I never knew how much I liked this product until I was traveling and was forced to use something else. Boy, could I tell a difference!?!
best hair day ever
frosty from bay area
OMG my hair looks amazing! Gave subtle beach curls, achieved the look I was going of with shampoo and conditioner alone.
Shellgirl from Charleston, SC
I have used this product for five years and have loved it. This product gives your hair body and you only need a small amount.
Conditioning without weight
SavvyShopper from NE Georgia
Surf Creme Rinse left my hair easier to control and didn't increase the curl. I could restore some style of my cut while I blow-dried it.
Kath from Bradenton, Florida
I love this creme rinse because it makes my hair very soft and manageable.
Not as hydrating as i thought
dom from denver, co
I still have to use a detangler with this conditioner. I'll switch back to the Invisible Oil Conditioner once I'm out of this one.
mecy from Northern Virginia
Provides amazing texture and body for my thin, fine hair.
Perfect Beach Hair
MAEABQ from Albuquerque, NM
I have baby fine hair but a lot of it and the surf product line changed how I thought about shampoo & conditioner. I use them together, washing & conditioning about 3-4 days a week. The shampoo and conditioner will leave you with hair that feels like you've just stepped off a beach but if you combine it with the "Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry" then it feels like you went swimming in the ocean.
The smell is by far the best smelling product of the Bumble & Bumble line (and that's saying something).
Not for me
bethcart13 from Santa Clarita, CA
I used this conditioner in compliment with the matching shampoo, and honestly wasn't that impressed. If anything I've noticed that the ends of my hair are dryer than they used to be. The product is thick enough that it's hard to spread around and work evenly into the ends.
light & effective
Patty1965 from Branford, CT
I use this creme rinse about once or twice a week. After shampooing, I apply and leave it in while I finish my shower. It rinses well and leaves my hair very smooth and bouncy. Whether I air dry or blow dry, my hair is shiny and smooth. I have mostly grey hair with violet and blue foils, my color stays fresh!
Good for adding texture and volume
SarahCDS from Cupertino, CA
I use this conditioner in conjunction with the other products in the Surf line. I do like it as it does not weigh my thin, fine hair down. Since it is such a light conditioner, however, it is not effective for adding moisture or de-tangling. I need to use a separate product on the lengths of my hair to de-tangle.
The conditioner didn't get the tangles out.
Skidoo from Green Bay, WI
The conditioner left a lot of tangles in my hair, so while combing my hair out I pulled a lot of hair out. I have very fine hair so I was surprised the product couldn't detangle.