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Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme, 8 Ounce Bottle

Well, It’s not mousse and it’s not a gel – some call it magic. It gives straight or curly hair body, hold, and allows lots of styling options.

Key features

  • One 8-ounce bottle of hair styling cream
  • Loaded with polymers and silicone for body, control, and humidity resistance
  • The more you use, the more it holds–from sleek styles to higher maintenance styles
  • Slick hair back, smooth it down, put lift at the roots, or add body
  • Ideal for all hair types

Honest reviews


Another on disappointed in the new formula!

I don’t know what I”m going to do. Why did they change it? I’ve been using it for years and years, there’s nothing else like it, and now it doesn’t do what it used to. I emailed the company and asked why they changed it. It doesn’t do anything at all for me now. I end up mixing it with some gel from the drugstore – just isn’t the same. Bleh.

Florence Sigel, PA

prefer the new formula

I noticed many reviewers complaining about the new formula. Had I not happened to have looked at the reviews & ordered on Amazon (I usually go to salons to pick it up, but found it cheaper here), I wouldn’t have known they changed the formula. (I’ve used for the past 3 years or so.) Though that would explain why I like using it again, after I’d stopped for a little while – I have a lot of hair, but it’s very fine & doesn’t hold very well. I used to use just a little bit of the styling creme, because it made my hair too “crispy” if I didn’t heat style after applying, or used too much. The “crispiness” is definitely gone and I still have light hold.Honestly, as I’ve been going through the process of “greening” all my toiletries, I’m glad to see that they changed it to be more environmentally-friendly. Otherwise, this is one of the products I would have gotten rid of and replaced within the year. It’s not worth it to me to use products that I love if they contain harmful ingredients of any sort.

Hollie West Glover, VT

keeps its hold, thickens the follicle

The styling creme gets 4 stars because it is not easy to predict if you can manage the styling with dry or wet hair. My experience has been favorable with adding it to towel dried hair and then scrunching the ends, if you want that effect, while blow-drying. It also works well if you use a styling brush while blow-drying. If you want the wet look, this cream is good, but may be too heavy for thin hair. A little goes a long way!

Charlene Greeley, KS

Love it!

This is my first time using this product, I was a little wary given the negative review but… it has done wonders for my hair. I have a ton of very fine hair that is wavy/curly if it air dries and straight if I blow dry it. This stuff is a miracle. It gives my hair body and shine. It does not weigh it down at all nor does it look greasy. It allows for a smooth straight look or if I want I can go curly and this product holds the shape and body all day long. My hair always feels soft and natural, like I have no product in at all. It does not dry out my hair either. I have no complaints!

Therese Brian Head, UT

Not great- many other better choices for less

I bought this product about a month ago after reading about it in a few magazines as a wonder product. The marketing buzz was the wonder, not the product. It leaves my hair feeling ‘crisp’ rather than soft even when I blow dry. My stylist recently recommended Moroccan Oil and used it before a blow-out. Loved the way my hair looked and felt after that product. I’d recommend it or a few other cheaper products over this one. Feels gloppy out of the bottle and stiff on the hair. Too bad I wasted $20 on it.

Holly Heafford Junction, WI

Functional but not the best

I bought this after watching the videos on Bumble & Bumble’s website, and I do not think that it is worth so much money. It has the texture of a runny gel and only gives moderate hold (but the hold has great memory). It smells like tall grass and plastic (not pleasant in my opinion). I can brush my hair after using this and have both hold/memory and volume without flakes, BUT even though my hair still looks natural, it feels like it’s coated with something synthetic and very lightly sticky. Before brushing my hair it has a fair bit of crunch to it for sure. I could see this being handy only for certain looks, but not for everyday – ergo, not worth the money in my case. Should have bought the 2oz version (or just something else).

Dorthy Ochelata, OK

Adds control on blow dry days

I wasn’t using the older version, so I don’t have a basis for comparison to the formula that might (or might not) have been so much better. It does seem silly that California…At any rate, I use this on blow-dry days for work, after Coco shampoo and conditioner, and a few spritzes of Prep. It adds just enough control without seeming to weigh down my hair, or turning it into some greasy, silicone mess like so many other styling cremes do. Fourteen hour days don’t even phase my Bumble and Bumble style. I can refresh my style with a spritz of water and some finger waves. On my days off, I just run my hands through my hair with a bit of Styling Creme and maybe a bit of stronger gel, and the look is perfect – no need to fuss. For work or home, I like a natural look without any noticeable scent, and that’s what this routine gives me.I do think the price of Bumble and Bumble products is high, but these products aren’t filled with water, alcohol, endless silicones, and revolting scents. A dab of each does what it says it will.

Cortney Walworth, WI

Greasy and nothing special!

I always cream my hair before blow drying it. I lovr Bumble and Bumble’s shampoo and conditioner but I was deeply dissatisfied with the styling cream. I would much rather use a drug store styling cream brand. I have very long hair and I only need to use a dime of this styling cream because it is so greasy.

Ethel Ben Lomond, AR

Controls the FUZZ

I have fuzzy hair – I’ve come to terms with that. So, I’ve been on the lookout for anything that will control the FUZZ and this really does the trick. It does turn the hair a bit stiff but does so without the white, dried out residue some products leave behind that makes it look like you have a serious case of dandruff.

Kim Le Roy, KS

Less than mediocre

I generally really like Bumble and Bumble product. I thought this would be the grooming creme with a little extra hold–it is NOT. While also a creme, this one is stickier and actually holds up less on my short, textured (male) hair. I do not like/recommend this product. In fact, I just saw it at a retail store for $6 (YES, SIX) and passed on it.

Sylvia Catonsville, MD