Product Type: Big Happie Hair Clothing
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Big Happie Hair Bumpits
Member Name: cherriberri
Big Happie Hair Bumpits
Advantages: Easy to use; comes with instructions; create dozens of styles.
Disadvantages: Works differentely with different types of hair.
I've always been a fan of the 60s with big beehive hairdos, and my hair just didn't work with backcombing. Then God sent me these! ;)
~Packaging and Appearance~
Bumpits come in a pink and black cardboard-stiped box which is a good design for a hair product like this. On the front of the box are before and after photos, so you can see the effect these objects have on your hair. The woman on the photo of the box does have very big hair, so it's pretty obvious that they used a wig, but Bumpits promise big things (and big hair!). On the back of the packet is a small description of the product plus it also tells you how to insert them in 3 steps, but there is a more detailed instuction booklet enclosed.
Bumpits are pieces of arched plastic that you hide under the hair on the crown of your head to give your barnet instant volume. In one pack you get three bumpits: One large, (for the full-on big hair) one medium, (for a more casual look) and one small (for giving ponytails, fringes and quiffs volume.). The bumpits come in three colours: Blonde, Light Brown and Dark Brown, but in the USA you can get them in more colours. Enclosed with the Bumpits is an instruction booklet which tells you how to do other styles using Bumpits, including one with a hairband, a French twist, Double Bumpits, and more. You also get a teasing comb with the Bumpits to help keep them in place.
OK, so Bumpits are described as leave-in inserts, and all you have to do for the simplest style is lift your hair on the crown of your head, place the bumpit underneath, the cover it with the hair and spritz with hairspray. I took these to my friend's house, who has perfect, shiny, hair, which is just shorter than shoulder-length hair, and because her hair was so lovely and easy to manage, the bumpits worked ever so well for her. However, I have a very curly bob that is somewhat hard to tame, and the Bumpits do work for me, but for me personally it is harder to put them in and I need a little bit of help from someone, whereas my friend could do it by herself with ease.
Judging by this scenario, I'm gusseing that Bumpits do work extrememly well, it just depends on the type of hair you have. The smoother, longer and straighter your hair is, the easier the Bumpits are going to go in. If you have hair like me, however, they still work very well, it's just that you may need help from someone else to help put them in.
Final result? I had Cheryl Cole-esque hair, which was just the look I was going for. The Bumpits stayed in place very well for me and didn't slip, but you will need some hairspray to keep your style in place.
Bumpits are sold at Claire's, Asda, Tesco, Superdrug and Boots, plus other good beauty retailers. They are usually £10 (mine were £10 at Claire's) from most places, which is a reasonable price for such an easy-to-use product but at some other places they may be more or less. You just have to shop around.
Summary: A great product for getting a 60s beehive!
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