Wednesday, January 06, 2010

High On Hair

So a few days ago I went to the Dollar Tree to get some flossers and I noticed that they had these fake Bumpits. Just in case you don't know what Bumpits are here is their commercial for your viewing pleasure:

I have to say that even though my hair is already quite voluminous I've always been curious about how to achieve some of these looks without having to rat and tease my hair. I thought to myself, "It's only a dollar--what the hay!" and I bought myself some High on Hair volumizing inserts. (Blogger does not think volumizing is a word.)

Here's what I got: one Pro insert, one medium insert, and one Lil' insert. They really used the word Lil'. It's right on the box.
Here I am with my regular hair after not leaving the house since Sunday due to our stomach bug. I did put on some lipstick just for this photo-shoot.
Let's start with the Lil' insert. It looks like I'm trying to hide a roll of quarters in my hair. Or is that sassy, flirty, and fabulous? I can't tell.
Here's the regular sized insert. Not bad from the front. Maybe it's even cutish. But wait till you see what happens from the side as I try to "rock a pony" as they say.

What in the world shape is that supposed to be? Plus, the regular fake Bumpit was really uncomfortable--digging into my scalp and you could totally see the combs sticking out from the top. UG. Lee.

Now the Pro size (aka Glamor or Hollywood Bumpit). I thought I should be more glam for this hairstyle so I found a scarf and added more lipstick. Here's the blurry arsty shot.

And the runway pose. I would not really call this red-carpet ready hair.

The close up. Not so glamorous.

Oh, well! They were only a dollar and the photo shoot was fun and you got to see me making this face:

I do realize that I could mess around with hair more and make it look nicer with some additional teasing and smoothing. But really, I could get the hairstyles I want without the Bumpits (fake or not) with the same amount of work.

P.S. My very most favorite review of Bump-It's ever can be read right here.


  1. Can't see anything but the mini-fake-bumpit pics (although they ARE adorable, I wanna see the others!) I mentioned this on FB, but my gracious, I lost count soon after touching down in NYC, counting bumpits and dyed black hair.

  2. Jeana - that is so funny! I'm glad you made the sacrifice for the rest of us. Those things have caught my eye more than once and I always wondered if they really worked! I'm so glad you to the plunge to find out. I can't wait to see the rest of the photos (only two show up right now). I'm glad you and your family are feeling better!

  3. Becky, I'm so glad to know that I could totally fit in in NYC!

    Rhonda, I'm happy to take one for the team.

    And pictures should all show up now!


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