Things We Finish: Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil


Round three of our new feature: Things We Finish, in which we talk about the products we squeeze, scrape, or shake 'til there's nothing left. Today we hear from our managing editor, Elizabeth, on the hair product that she can’t live without.

You know that first scene of Legally Blonde, where “Perfect Day” is playing cheerfully over the opening credits and Elle Wood’s long, luscious, bodied, smooth hair shakes across the screen? I want that. I want the Marcia Brady, 100 brushes per side, hair commercial, “all-American” locks of silk. I have tried many a product to achieve this look—I’ve done the double-up, the triple threat, the still-wet application, the already-dried-and-styled run-through; I’ve done the gels, the mousses, the serums, the oils, and while some may have been good, none of them have taken up permanent residence in my apartment except Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil.

In the (almost) two years since it’s been introduced, I don’t think I’ve gone a day without it in my hair. I have a bottle in my medicine cabinet, I have a bottle under my sink, I have a bottle in my shower, I have one in my dopp kit, and there have been quite a few that have made their way into the recycling bin once I’ve drained them of all of their power. The oil is thick enough to weigh down any flyaways that cause photo-phobia, and thin enough to avoid flat-hair syndrome. For anyone whose hair does not agree with humidity, women who never venture near shampoo promising extra volume, or girls who have dabbled with bleach and have the brittle ends to prove it, try this wunderkind of an oil. I find it works the best applied while still standing in the shower; I smooth four or five pumps through my sopping hair while ringing out the excess water. The oil seeps in while I air dry, and leaves me with shiny, slightly beach-scented, smooth-to-the-touch, silk-to-the-eyes, Reese-Witherspoon-level hair.

—Elizabeth Brockway

Photos by Elizabeth Brockway.

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  • njanisch

    I haven't stopped using it either! I discovered it here on Into The Gloss almost two years ago, SWOON.

  • laura

    y'all should try big sexy hair shine spray too--it works really well!

  • Amy

    Totally true, I have hair products that are 3 years old because I just never use them that often or not typically inclined to grab (even when probably need them) but this product delivers on what it promises so well, I actually do finish it.

  • Shahnaz Cola-Wrensch

    Need to get my hands on this stuff as am a massive fan of bumble and bumble

  • isa

    just went out and got this after reading this post...thank you itg you have created a monster out of me!!! and i kind of love it!!

  • District Style

    Got it as a sample once and didn't believe it would actually work...but it did. I used my sample container now for travel – works great!

  • lisa robb

    I've never heard of this. But it looks good!!
    L x

  • SarahMKraatz

    The oil seeps in while I air dry, and leaves me with shiny, slightly beach-scented, smooth-to-the-touch, silk-to-the-eyes, Reese-Witherspoon-level hair.

  • Madeleine – The Daily Mark

    So good! It's the best hair oil out there for my fine locks.

  • Lizzy

    Hmm...I have a bottle of this in my medicine cabinet but don't ever really use it. I used it once and it made my hair look ridiculously greasy and gross. Maybe I used too much?

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    With a 'cone being the first ingredient, I'll skip this as a daily use product!

  • devonrozay

    im using it right now! got it as a leftover during fashion week backstage and now im obsessed. kerastase touche finale is also amazing.


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