I'm out sick today so, naturally, I made a point of indulging in the one guilty pleasure that comes with staying home on a weekday — daytime TV. Just as I was flipping though the blur of court cases and love triangles, I happened to land on a Rachael Ray beauty segment featuring — you guessed it — Bumpits. The name alone made me want to drop the remote and attempt to focus through my medicated haze.
What are Bumpits exactly? According to the brand, they're "volumizing plastic hair inserts [that] take your hair from flat to fabulous in seconds without the use of heavy creams or gels. [You can] simply place the piece underneath hair at the crown of your head to instantly transform your look."
Now I'm all for a lift, but these plastic pieces seem to better fit the age of Marie Antoinette or The Ronettes than the modern day. Hair should have movement, which is why I tend to prefer extensions, fillers (made of natural/synthetic hair) and styling products to these sorts of rigid inserts. But then again, I haven't tried a Bumpit, so perhaps I'm terribly mistaken ...