If you have fine, thin hair that falls flat in what feels like seconds after styling, you know the struggle that is finding a good shampoo all too well. So when you find one that manages to cleanse and volumize hair without stripping it completely, you don’t let it go—in fact, you invest in a super size (with the conditioner to match) to ensure you never go a wash day without it.
Pro hairstylists say that’s the Super-Size Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner Kit (normally $190, now $119) by Bumble and bumble, the salon haircare brand behind the W+G beloved ‘plumping’ hair mask and cult-classic dry shampoo. But the *really* good news is, you can find the kit on QVC for only $119 (!) right now, a super-sized discount for a liter of salon-quality shampoo and conditioner. Here’s why stylists recommend clicking the kit into your cart, ASAP.
“The Bb.Thickening Volume Shampoo and Conditioner gives your hair the appearance of fullness and volume without weighing down your hair,” says Jamie Lynn DeSimone, a stylist at the brand’s salon in NYC’s Meatpacking district. “It still gives you enough hydration to give your hair softness and movability.”
The secret is panthenol (or vitamin B5) and aloe vera— lightweight hydrators that bring balanced moisture to dry, thin hair without bogging it down or leaving a greasy residue behind. They’re also some of the best conditioning ingredients for fragile, aging hair, according to derms.
To plump strands to their fullest potential, the Thickening Volume Conditioner uses emblica officinalis fruit extract—aka gooseberry extract or amla. “[It’s] a naturally derived ingredient that plumps strands and creates volume,” explains Jamie Lynn. Which explains why the duo leaves hair looking and feeling thicker immediately after washing.
Jamie Lynn says the Bumble & bumble kit is a great precursor to at-home blowouts, too. “Achieving a salon blowout at home can be tricky, but this shampoo and conditioner gives my clients a bouncy blowout that lasts all day,” she says. The Bumble and bumble pairing leaves your hair clean, bouncy and hydrated—and as a fun bonus: you might even be able to go longer between washes if you’re particularly prone to oily roots, like me.
“Anyone with finer hair would benefit from the Bumble & bumble Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner Kit, but it can be used on all hair types which is what makes it so great,” says Jamie Lynn. “For thinner and finer hair that may be dry from coloring or heat styling, this set will give them the hydration and softness that they need without weighing hair down.”
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