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Bumpits Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line

Pros

  • Works for some hair types
  • Available in a variety of sizes and colors

Cons

  • Painful after a while
  • Hard to conceal in thin or fine hair
  • May fall out
  • Hair still needs to be teased, sprayed and pinned
Our Analysis
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Bumpits are plastic, arch-shaped inserts edged with grippy teeth that promise to make hair look fuller. Designed to be concealed, they can be placed beneath bangs or behind hair at the crown.

We almost deleted our Bumpits review, because the official website has barely any information and no way to order besides sending an email to "Kelly." But then we heard the news: Katy Perry wore a Bumpit in her hair to the 2016 Golden Globe awards show, leading the founder of Bumpits, Kelly Fitzpatrick Bennett (apparently the "Kelly" of the email destination), to declare that she was bringing Bumpits back!

Katy Perry can pull off the Bumpit because she has the two things that reviewers say you need to successfully use the Bumpit: great hair and a professional stylist. While Bumpits will Bump it (your hair) up!!! as the website claims, it's not as easy to do as it seems. It won't work on too-thick or too-thin hair, and it goes without saying that your hair has to be long enough to completely cover the Bumpit.

Bumpits are marketed as an alternative to teasing your hair, but users say it still has to be teased and sprayed to fit over the Bumpit, and has to be well-pinned to stay there. Still they say that once you get your hair into place, the Bumpit holds it up well. The downside is that a number of reviewers say the hard plastic, and sometimes the teeth, were painful after a while. Although, we think it may have been Beyoncé that said beauty is worth the pain. But she may have been talking about shoes, not hair.

We did hear back from Ms. Fitzpatrick, who is very prompt about answering her email, who informed us that, contrary to the video on the website, Bumpits cost $10 for two, with $5 shipping, however they only have the brunette color in stock. If you want a different color, or all four colors, we suggest you order from Amazon, there are a number of vendors that sell it there for various prices, several with free shipping. As to whether or not the Bumpit is making a big comeback after the Perry incident, we don't know, but we don't think the Bumpit is ever really going to leave.

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