After reading mixed reviews, I was keen to try these out for myself. I recently found a seller on eBay who was offering Bumpits for £3.50. With such a low price, I didn't mind if I later discovered I disliked them.
I love the packaging, very girly and boudoir-esque.The pack contains 5 inserts in varying sizes (although the picture only shows four, I misplaced one, oopsie!) with the smallest inserts meant for creating a little quiff. I was little alarmed at first sight, these things didn’t seem to be very inconspicuous and I wondered whether I would be able to disguise them in my hair. They also looked rather uncomfortable being made of hard plastic, not the most pleasant material to stick in your hair!
The instructions advise to part hair at the crown, tease a little and then firmly place the Bumpit at the parting. I did as instructed and had mixed feelings. Although the insert created a nice amount of volume at the crown, I simply didn't have enough hair to cover the little prongs so these would be more suited to thicker hair.
They were also a little precarious once placed, so I wouldn't feel safe wearing them in public or on a night out, I think they would need constant re-adjusting to prevent them slipping or showing.
Overall a disappointment, although I never expected amazing things from them. Next I want to try Foxy Lock's Instant Beehive. These look a lot more wearable and hair-friendly. My quest for big hair continues...