Bumble and bumble are extending their blow dry portfolio with two new products that continue from their Straight Blow Dry product: All-Style and Repair balms.

Straight Blow Dry is something of a misleading name. It works alongside it's own Straight Shampoo and Conditioner, but all three are more about smoothing than straightening - the reason they carry the 'straight' title is because they make the job ten times easier for those who do straighten their curly, kinky or frizz-prone hair.

Let's have a look at the two new additions...

All-style Blow Dry might be my favourite idea. This one is designed to prolong the length of your blow-dry because it contains oil-absorbing powders that help to combat your style falling flat, making it perfect for oil-prone scalps and fine, limp hair. It still does everything that the other balms do - namely, add smoothness and shine and help to get shape and volume into your style, but with the added benefit of not having to style your hair as often. The reason I like the idea so much is that, as some of you will probably know, I'm an advocate of infrequent washing. Co-washers and no-poo fans will find it useful to their normal routine, but it's also a great product for weaning everyday washers off frequent shampooing and breaking down their routine.

Repair Blow Dry pretty much does what it says on the tin (or tube). It combines the benefits of a styling balm with the reparative qualities of a treatment. Great for dry and damaged hair, it helps to seal down split ends and strengthen the hair to prevent it from breaking. It also has built in heat protection to prevent further damage from hairdryers, irons and tongs.

All of these products are available now from Bumble salons, Boots and bumbleandbumble.co.uk