My hair is mostly straight. It’s the sort of hair that, when left to dry naturally will have a bit of a wave and not a vast amount of body. If left to it’s own devices, it’s not a hair style at all…more of a hair there.
Much more annoying than that is when it gets damp (and let’s face it, living in England – it’s going to get damp pretty often!) It gets this really annoying layer of frizz over the top, you know the kind I mean? It makes me want to gently shave the top layer off. (Thankfully, I’ve resisted, so far.)
Any product that claims to get rid of this is a friend of mine and so I decided to try TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out. The blurb on the bottle states ‘98% humidity-defying straightening cream’ So far, so good. But what’s the result actually like?
Well, firstly I have to say what an absolutely delicious smell it has. I just want to eat it. The smell lasts also, leaving that lovely smell on freshly washed hair. The directions on the bottle say ‘Apply to damp hair and comb through for even distribution.’ Sounds pretty straight forward right? (forgive the pun) My problem with this is that it gives absolutely no indication of how much to use. This is a primary cause of complaints in hair care – people aren’t using products correctly. But if the product itself doesn’t tell you how much you’re supposed to use, you’ve just got to guess right?
First time I used it, I squeezed out enough product to form a 2p size amount in my hands. Clearly this was too much as I found out the next day when my hair already began to look greasy. Not to be put off, I searched the TIGI website for further instructions. There’s none there! So, back to the drawing board, take 2: I used enough to form a 1p size amount and this was much better, my hair didn’t need washing again for the normal amount of time.
But does it do what it’s supposed to? Actually I found it hard to tell. Yes, it worked really well once I blow dried and straighten my hair, as the instructions say to do. This would be impressive except my hair remains straight and frizz free if I do this anyway. Another time I used it and allowed my hair to dry naturally. There was the natural wave again and a reduced frizz level, but not gone completely.
Overall I think I haven’t got the sort of hair that demands this product. It’s slightly beneficial to me, but would be better suited to someone with more problematic frizz than mine. It’s the sort of thing I imagine would work really well on holiday, in order to tame and style the beach hair look and so I’ll try and save some for my next holiday, whenever that may be. Realistically, in the meantime, I’m going to continue using it anyway, the smell alone is irresistible.