Bumble and Bumble Concen-Straight Smoothing Treatment
Cursed with a thick, wavy (but not the pretty kind) head of hair, our managing editor is no stranger to professional keratin treatments. So we believe her when she says this magical little bottle works. The formaldehyde-free formula gave her salon-smooth locks in half the time, making it a quicker, cheaper, safer alternative.
The difference between beauty balms (BB) and color correctors (CC) can be found on most labels. (BBs hydrate and prevent fine lines; CCs are lighter and help even out pigment.) But like everything else, you won’t know if you like it until you try it. Here are the formulas we’ve fallen for.