I recently bought some Bumble and Bumble leave - in conditioner and, at the same time, I saw some Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo so I thought I would buy some of this as well as it was described as a detox shampoo. I was uncertain as to why it was referred to as a "Sunday" shampoo, but apparently it means that the idea is that you use it once a week (on any day!) and that serves to detox your hair from hair products, pollutants, hard water minerals etc. However, before buying it, I wasn't aware that this product wasn't to be used on colour treated hair (I'm not a natural red head!) and so this was a little disappointing to me - but I decided to take a risk anyway and try it as it had been several weeks since I'd dyed my hair.
The shampoo comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a black screw top with the Bb Sunday logo on the front. It has easy to follow and simple instructions, as well as a list of ingredients and do's and don'ts. You can seen the shampoo through the bottle so you're aware when the shampoo is running out and needs replacing. A 250 ml bottle cost me £14.65 from Amazon.co.uk and I'm guessing it lasted my partner and I about ten weeks. I think that £14.65 is really very expensive for any shampoo, whether it is a detox shampoo or not.
In order to use, you use like most shampoos. You simply wet your hair, put the shampoo in your hair, lather and then when it has been well massaged in, rinse well. It only needs to be done once i.e. does not need to be repeated. As I mentioned earlier, you are not to use this after you have coloured your hair, but it is recommended for use before you treat your hair. However, I did use it on my hair a few weeks after I have coloured it and I had no ill effects from it.
The shampoo does lather up well and it does have a neutral but fresh smell to it. It also rinses out well and, despite my sensitive scalp, I did not have any skin type reactions from using the product. My hair was left feeling clean and in good condition - but it did leave it feeling squeaky clean rather than silky. Usually when I wash my hair, my hair feels soft, but after using this, my hair actively squeaked if I pulled it between my fingers (I don't know how else to describe it!). And so I did feel like I wanted to condition my hair straight away afterwards as I do like my hair to feel silky and soft. However, the B & B Sunday Shampoo and the B & B Leave - In Conditioner, my hair really did feel very clean, fresh and soft.
I do think that in the weeks I was using the Sunday Shampoo that my hair did feel in marginally better condition - but really the result was quite marginal! I was also a little disappointed that I had to wash my hair after the usual amount of time (2 days maximum) and that it didn't extend the period of time that I could leave it before having to rewash it. Bumble and Bumble is an expensive brand and, I have to say, that the two products I have tried, really don't make a big enough difference to warrant the much higher cost. For this reason, I will not use this product again.
I don't have a lot of experience of Bumble and Bumble products, but I have used some of the hair care range in the past. The Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo is a product that was designed to be used occassionally - I suppose you could say as a 'detox' for your hair. The weekly detox is said to rid your hair of residue from wax/gel/spray you use during the week, and to eliminate hard water minerals and impurities. Other than the weekly detox angle, you could also say this product is very useful for use just before a colour treatment. Personally I often found that after the weekend when I would go out on an evening and use a lot of different hair styling products, I would find my hair in need of some care and a boost before the start of the working week.
The Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo comes in a plain designed bottle with a standard jet black cap. 'Bb Sunday Shampoo' is then emblazoned on the front label, in what gives a professional finish. The 250ml bottle costs around £15, but as I don't use this daily I find that looking at it as a treat allows me to justify this! In all honesty, it is a little bit pricey, but Bumble and Bumble isn't a cheap brand at all.
I use the Sunday Shampoo once or twice at weekends when I have been using a lot of hair styling products to give life to my hair. Sunday Shampoo contains rosemary, ginseng and sage, intended to invigorate and revitalise your hair, restoring it to its natural and healthy shine. Although the product doesn come with a warning that it isn't recommended for use with colour treated hair, use before application isn't discouraged. I think the reasoning is quite understandable, due to the intensity of the product. The shampoo does lather up easily in my hair and I therefore just have to use a small amount each application. I do have short hair, but I can imagine most other people getting quite a number of months use from this if used once or twice a week.
Since first using the Sunday Shampoo I have noticed my hair to feel a lot healthier. Although I am a bloke and have short hair, i think it would really give much more noticeable benefits to those with long hair. The results are clear to see, and with a soft and pleasant scent that often lingers for most of the day I find it most effective.