Have y’all heard of hair Bumpits?
I don’t even know if Bumpits are made anymore, but they were fairly popular on the infomercial circuit about 10 years ago.
You know those ponytails that have a nice bump in the back…just a bit of height in the back (or maybe more than a little)? Or, I’m sure you’ve seen girls who wear their front pinned back with a little poof (I actually did this with my blond Ellen Wille wig)?
If your bumps/poofs are a little wimpy, hair Bumpits to the rescue!
I found these in the back of my closet when I moved…and just about died laughing. I remembered what a horrible fail these were back when I had a full head of hair.
Why so horrible?
My hair was simply too thin (even though I had much more of it) to even cover the Bumpits! You could see lovely plastic peeking through my hair.
Fast forward 10 years, and I knew I had to try again.
First up, let’s try the smallest Bumpit, meant to give your hair a little oomph in the front.
Oh yeah, can’t wait to see what this looks like.
Just as I thought. Simply magnificent.
Ok, so let’s try the back.
Apologies for the fuzzy photo—I didn’t realize it looked like this until I uploaded it to the blog.
What a perfect bouffant!
Seriously, how good does this look?
I think it makes my bald spot directly in front of it stand out even more, woohoo!
You can see in the closeup the little “teeth” that stick out from the Bumpit. So it looks like a headband-gone-wrong combined with a torture device.
Seriously, you must have thick hair to wear these things. And even then, I’m not sure how they’d look natural as hair Bumpits do provide quite a bit of height.
Then I had a brilliant idea. Why not try it on a normal head of hair?
Luckily, I have at least a dozen wigs at my disposal.
This wig certainly doesn’t need any extra volume, but at least now I can see what the outcome actually should be.
Speaking of this wig…what do you think about it?
Can any of you wig aficionados (or wanna be hair gurus) tell what this wig is? I’ll help you narrow it down by giving you the color: it’s Iced Mocha.
It’s got some major highlights, but I love that the color is on the cool side.
More on her later.
So there you have my adventures in Bumpits wearing (they actually are still out there!).
Mine are currently at a Dallas-area Goodwill if anyone is interested!