How to style a lob: beachy waves with Bumble & Bumble


I’ve had a lob (aka long-bob) for around a year now, and never bothered to do much with it other than straighten it. My hair was getting frazzled with heat and bleach, and my hairdresser has refused to let me grow it out – hence why I still have a lob! My hair is naturally really curly, so I’m trying to embrace the natural texture with these Bumble and Bumble products.


Hairdresser’s invisible oil heat/UV protective primer – £21 for 250ml

Some form of heat protector should be the first step in any haircare routine. This one is my favourite at the minute. Firstly, the bottle is hugeeeeee, it’ll take a lifetime to use this up. Secondly, it smells lovely and makes my hair silky and shiny. I feel like this step is key to making my beachy waves still look healthy, as textured hairstyles can often look dry and damaged.

Full form mousse – £23 for 150ml 

This is incredible. It makes my hair twice the size without adding any weird, sticky feeling like some other mousses can.

I put an egg sized dollop (or two, depending how extra I’m feeling) into my roots once my hair has air dried for around half an hour. Then I blow dry. However, I’m no professional with a hairdryer, my arm gets achey, I get too hot and flustered, and I’m lazy. I tip my head upside down and roughly dry my hair completely. If you do this you’ll look like a lion, which is always the look I aim for with volume!

Surf infusion – £23 for 100ml 

Bumble and Bumble call this beauty “A salt-in-oil innovation, this mellow mix of tropical oils and texturising sea salts creates soft, sea-tossed waves with sheen.

Take note of the “in-oil” part of this product. The first time I applied this, I put it on wet hair, blow dried, and ended up looking like a sticky, greasy mess.

For me, this is best applied to my dry hair once I’ve styled it. I think when your hair is wet, it’s difficult to tell how much of this you’ve applied, and how your hair is going to feel once it’s dry.

To style my hair, I re-curl any messy parts of my natural hair using GHDs, then add a few sprays of this to add some texture. It works wonders. Then I add hairspray, at the moment I’m using Schwarzkopf Professional Silhouette Super Hold Hairspray, recommended by my hairdresser, but I find my hair holds well just using the Bumble and Bumble products anyway!

Have you used any products from Bumble and Bumble? Leave me some recommendations below!

P.s. it’s extremely hard to photograph your own hair, so excuse the photo below hah!



  1. July 30, 2017 / 1:37 am

    I’m thinking of going back to a lob. I loved my shorter hair. I just get bored of having my hair a certain way, I change it too much!

    Becx xo

    • July 30, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Yess lobs are the best! I find my longer hair more boring..lobs are fun to style and play with texture 😊

    • July 30, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks lovely! Definitely recommended this kind of cut, it feels so thick and healthy 😊💖

  2. July 31, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I had a lob for a couple years and I loved it! I embraced my natural curly texture and always got compliments. I grew it out but now I’m thinking of cutting it again 🙂 Great post!

    • July 31, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Yesss definitely do it! I love having a lob 🙂 thanks lovely 💖 xo

  3. July 31, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I really like the look of a couple of the products here! I’ve had a lob too for a few months and I’ve really struggled with the styling aspect of it. Your post has inspired me 🙂

    • August 2, 2017 / 9:23 am

      I’d definitely recommend them all for a lob 🙂 yay glad I could inspire!! Bumble and Bumble often sell travel sized ‘try me’ kits too 🙂

    • August 4, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Oooh I’m excited to see what you think of that! 😊😊 x

  4. Laura Jacques
    October 28, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    This style looks so pretty and I love the sound of the heat defense product! I use Tresemme’s heat defence spray, but I need to try this 🙂 x

    • rosieslifexo
      October 29, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      Oooh I love the Tresemme one too! xx

      • Laura Jacques
        October 29, 2017 / 5:47 pm

        Its a good one isnt it! Makes my hair shiny ☺🖤

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