Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a Bottle


So you may remember a while ago I mentioned an amazing hair product I recently discovered that I was loving using. Well there is a story behind this discovery. On my shopping trip with Gemma and Nicola, I was having a bit of a whinge about my hair being flat. Cue Gemma. She whipped out the Backcomb in a Bottle and started doing a live demonstration on me in the Trafford Centre, after a quick spritz and some teasing with her fingers my lacklustre locks were transformed into volumised bedhead hair!

I've heard mixed reviews on this product, but I personally absolutely love it. Its basically like hairspray but better. I've also heard that this product is like gold dust to get hold of. I can confirm that this is true as Nicola and I managed to grab the last two bottles available in the huge Boots in the Trafford Centre! I basically use it by sectioning the areas of my hair where I want to achieve volume, usually 2 sections on each side of my parting, spray the product, then rub into my hair to texturise the area. I then "jujj" my hair a little bit with my fingers and voila thats it, easy as that! Granted it doesn't stay like this all day and requires some primping throughout the day, but unless you actually want to backcomb your hair, I don't think any product will keep it there all day.

This is my hair before, limp and lifeless


 And here it as after using the Backcomb in a Bottle


One of the main reasons I love this product is because I dont have to backcomb my hair whatsoever, something which I completely avoid unless absolutely necessary. My hair is only just getting something like after years of bleaching it within an inch of its life, and anything that gives me that voluminous and texturised finish with minimal damage scores highly in my book! I will most definitely be repurchasing this bad boy.

Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Backcomb in a Bottle is available from Boots and costs £5.49

37 comments:

  1. omg i cant believe how long your hait has gotten!!! this looks fab ... i cant back-comb my hair because ive got extensions so this seems like a FAB product!! will def have to pcik it up tomorrow!!


    x

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  2. Your hair looks just gorgeous Kelly (: Might have to pick this up in the VERY near future, my hair is so limp and flat at the moment. xx

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  3. i want this so badly, but its sold out in the three stores ive been in! WHYYYY

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  4. cannot find this anywhere!! mahhhhh!

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  5. I love this too! It's just brilliant, and lasts pretty well. Your hair is looking really nice :) xo

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  6. Oh my gosh I've had a bottle of this sitting in my draw for about 2 months now, doing nothing because I didn't like it when I first tried it, but I don't think I did it right. Definitely going to give it another go, I think there must be a knack to getting it right! Your hair looks fab :) xx

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  7. I'm on a mission to find this. My hair is stupidly flat and this would be perfect.

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  8. Beeyhatchhhh your hair is getting SO LONGGGG XXX

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  9. Oooh I NEED this. I love your use of the word 'jujj' I knew exactly what you meant!

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  10. Your hair looks lovely, i'm not sure how well it would work on my hair as it's so thick but i'd love to try it out :) x

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  11. I love backcomb in a bottle! It's so good<3, the only downside is that it leaves a fair bit of product build up in my hair,xxx

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  12. I've been trying to track this down for aaaages!!

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  13. I need to try this but i cant find it anywhere :( hopefully i will be able to track it down soon! x

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  14. oh wow. if it works that well, it's easy to see why it's difficult to find.
    and i second the love of the word 'jujj'. i saw your tweet asking how to spell it and had absolutely no idea!

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  16. I've had a bottle of this sitting untouched in a drawer at home for aaages. I can't even remember now if I didn't like it or haven't actually tried it! After this review I'm definitely whipping it out to try when I go back home for xmas. Thanks Kelly! xxx

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  17. Omg, I really need to try this out.... I backcomb my hair way, way too much!! I will certainly be picking this up, if I can find it (we seem to have nothing in Ireland :P haha) xo

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  18. Hi after I commented on this post I got an email on my Youtube account from someone saying that they could send me a bottle in the post if I gave them my adddress.

    The email said:
    "My name is Kaydine and I'm the Digital Liaison Officer at Mission.

    Umberto Giannini are our client here at Mission and we recently read on a blog that you're on a mission to find a bottle.
    We're sorry you've been finding it hard to locate -- it's a very popular product which sells out quickly.
    As a festive gesture I'd like to post a bottle to you - saves you having to go on a mission to find one :)"

    Should I trust this company?

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  19. Hey, yes trust the email and the company, it seems as though the PR people on behalf of Umberto Gianinni have contacted most of the people who commented on this post and offered to send them a bottle as a goodwill gesture which is so unbelievably nice of them! Enjoy! :) xxx

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  20. I loveee this little gem, I managed to snap up a bottle in Manchester and need to get round to raving about this aswell! x

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  21. I'm an avid backcomber so will have to get my hands on this beauty. The results look fab and without damaging your hair, win win situation!

    Felicity xo

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  22. Hahaha thanks for the mention Kelkel! Glad you enjoyed my little demo in the good old Trafford Centre! Knew you would be addicted! I seriously cannot live without this, I always bulk buy because my local boots shelves are barren and its so hard to find!

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  23. I love Umberto Giannanni stuff. Why is this such a tricky one to get hold of? I think they need to make more and ship them out to Shops pronto! :)

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  24. Ahh man, have been trying to get my little mitts on this!! The amount of time I spend backcombing my hair in the morning, this looks like it could solve it!!
    xx
    ps picture quality = amazing...it makes me want an SLR!!!

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  25. i went looking for this today after reading your post! was nowhere to be seen, must be golddust like you said! will keep looking as it sounds AMAZING! woo great review thankyou:) xx

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  26. Aww your hair looks amazing! Great idea! I really want to try this. It is on my shopping list xxx

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  27. Product looks fab! Would love to try and get my hands on it! Your hair looks fab btw Kelly :) x

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  28. I am going to get this, I have seen it a few times but doubted its powers, mainly because I am too lazy to read the back of the bottle, but now you have reviewed about it I shall get it, thanks ♥ x

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  29. I've tried it and didn't like it. It seemed to make my hair sticky. Smells nice though x

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  30. Argh!! I've been looking for this too, and I've only wanted it more and more everytime I've seen it is sold out! Some of these types of products I've found to be a bit drying... Have you found this?

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  31. ooooh! a product that gives you volume without damaging your hair?! I must check this out! xxx

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  32. Your hair looks fab! This looks like a great product, I'd never heard of it before! x

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  33. Your hair looks amazing indeed. I had already heard good things about the Umberto Giannini dry shampoo. And now you tell us about this product, which also sounds lovely and actually works. But I cannot find the brand in the stores in Romania :(. Anyway, very pretty, big hair, so good for you!

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  34. I saw this ages ago and thought it was too good to be true. After reading your review I had to get it, I love lots of volume, my hair is just too flat otherwise. I cannot find it anywhere now, just typical! Next time I find a little gem I'm buying it straight away! x

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  35. this stuff looks awesome i must look out for it x

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  36. Just bought this product and excited to use it. What does it involve, exactly, to jujj?! I've got a rough idea, but also just had nails done (gels) and trying to keep hair products away from finger tips. Can you jujj with a comb?!

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