Battle of the Bumble: Dryspun Finish vs. Cityswept Finish

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When Bumble & bumble first hit the shelves of Got Beauty, we became glued at the hip like macaroni and cheese. We can honestly say that every time Bumble emerges with a new product, that product revolutionizes our salon in the best possible way. Once again, Bumble & bumble has revolutionized the world of finishing spray, and in the process, a two-sided coin has emerged. One side consists of the Thickening Dryspun Finishing Spray, which is a dry shampoo. The other is the newly-released Cityswept Finishing Spray, which is a dry conditioner. Bumble specially formulated these two products to meet the needs of all ends of the hair spectrum. Your preference for one or the other can be influenced by a few different factors: is your hair curly or straight? Is your hair dry or oily? Do you have trouble with frizziness or trouble with volume?

Last week, I took the liberty of asking a few Got Beauty Girls with completely different hair types to try out these two products and give me their feedback. Here is what they told me:



KARINA D., Head of Receivings
HAIR TYPE: Tendency to get oily, flat, stick-straight

I absolutely love the Dryspun Finish! I love the smell, the texture, the volume, everything! I use it after my styling to give me weightless volume on my roots. It’s great for second-day hair, and even better for a little bit of gritty texture for going out at night. I love love love it.

The Cityswept, on the other hand…not so much. I have fairly oily, straight hair, and the Cityswept did not seem to help me with that. I put it in when my hair was clean, and it made it impossible to style. I was just left with the feeling of waxy product in my hair. I can see how it would be great for someone with dry, frizzy hair, but I don’t have that problem, so it didn’t quite work for me.“ 



LINDSAY H., Got Beauty Hairstylist
HAIR TYPE: Coarse and VERY curly
“I don't like my first day of clean hair, cause it’s so naturally curly, even if I style it really well. I LOVE the Cityswept because it smoothens out my hair really nicely. It doesn’t feel like I have product in my hair, and it makes it look even cleaner. It makes your hair look 'finished', but not even greasy in the slightest. Now, as far as the Dryspun goes…it’s an airy powder, which is meant to give you more volume. My hair already has a ton of volume, so I don’t love the Dryspun for myself. I think it’s a terrific product for people with finer hair texture or more oil production, but I don’t think it’s the best product for curly, coarse hair.” 



JENEVIEVE H., Director of Marketing
HAIR TYPE: Dry, frizzy due to color treatment, naturally wavy

“I am already addicted to the Bumble Dryspun Finish, so I was excited to try the Cityswept. I used it in the morning after having washed my hair the night before. This usually means my hair is out of control frizzy and wavy. I used a bit of Dryspun Finish at my roots for volume and control. Then I spritzed the Cityswept from about the earlobe down to the ends of my hair below my shoulders. I totally love it. Sheen and pieciness to tame my frizz and a bit of grit - taking it into bohemian hair and avoiding the dreaded over-styled 'newscaster look'. The best part is it lasts all day. I honestly love them both!” 

It appears we have reached a verdict!

Those with straight, oily, flat hair: Try the Thickening Dryspun Finishing Spray.

Those with dry, curly, frizzy, voluminous hair: Try the Cityswept Finishing Spray

Those with hair somewhere in the middle: Try both and enjoy the best of both worlds!

How to use the Thickening Dryspun Finishing Spray

  1. Make sure your hair is completely dry.
  2. Shake well, hold the can about 10 inches away from your hair, and spray where you would like volume and texture. Spray more liberally if you want to refresh old styles, followed by ruffling the hair.

How to use the Cityswept Finishing Spray

  1. “Make SURE you shake well!” says Lindsay H. “I learned the hard way…”
  2. Hold can about 10-12 inches away from the head and mist through dry hair in quick, even strokes.
  3. Use your hands to squeeze in the product and create more shine and separation.


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Posted by Sadie Upwall

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