“ Brand: Tigi / Suitable for: curly hair / What it does: Smoothes, „
Tigi bedhead control freak hair straightener
I bought this product as part of the set with the shampoo, and conditioner although when I read the instructions they tell me that this is stage 4 of the hair regime, but I'm not sure what else is on offer other than the shampoo and conditioner.
**What does it promise?...**
This promises to give me extra extra straight hair apparently with one blast of the spray and apparently, it's as good as using straighteners without the heat damage; I already have my doubts that this will be as good as my ghds! If the promises are to be believed then all frizz will be eliminated and I will be left with sleek and soft hair. Fabulous!
**Who is it for?...
The product is heat activated so I do still have to use my straighteners. It can be used to give fine, straight, or curly hair strong definition and texture. So really, its for people with all hair types.
**Product and packaging...**
The mousse comes packaged in a 250ml green spray can with a pull off/push back on lid and all of the information on the back of the can. When I pull of the lid, I can see that the product is dispensed via a push down spray mechanism. When I press down the product is dispensed quickly; perhaps too quickly, because rather than being almost a single dollop of mousse it does spray around a bit. This isn't a problem in itself but given that it comes out almost like a fineish spray and then fluffs up and develops into a thicker mousse, I can be left with dollops of mousse where I don't want them. The mousse itself is white in colour and does have a fruity smell which so far is the best thing about it, because I do really like it and it lingers nicely in my hair and makes it smell clean and fresh.
**How to use it?...**
Its easy to use. Simply spray onto damp or dry hair and then style as usual. I find that a couple of press downs on the dispenser gives me sufficient mousse to work evenly though my mid length hair although obviously longer hair would need more.
**Price and Availability...**
Certainly not the cheapest product on the market. This costs around the £15 mark although it can be bought more cheaply if willing to shop around especially online.
I generally quite like the tigi products but to be honest I wasn't impressed with this one. I didn't like the way it was dispensed and would rather it had either come out of the can as a spray or as a mousses and then stayed that way. I tend to use the mousse on damp hair and find that it is relatively easy to get an even layer of the product through my hair, although I do find sprays easier. I find that its important to ensure there are no lumps of mousse in my hair before styling.
I still use my straighteners but find that when I use this product my hair feels much stiffer and the irons run less easily through my hair. At the end of the drying and styling, my hair doesn't really feel softer, and in fact, it feels harder and almost as though I have sprayed some hair spray on the finished result.
I can't vouch for whether it protects my hair or not, but its definitely not poker straight after use, and I tend to have more kinks in my hair since its not as easy to style.
On the plus side, the product does smell great but its not something I would recommend or buy again.
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My hair is naturally pretty straight, however I often find it becomes extremely frizzy at the drop of a hat which can be extremely annoying when I make such an effort to straighten and style it in the mornings. I have noticed it seems prone to flick at the bottom of my layers, which I understand is quite common and although they do initially straighten and stay flat, they don't stay like it.
Bedhead are a well known brand for providing high quality hair products for every hair type imaginable from blonde and frizzy to red and poker straight, there is something for everyone! My hair is very long and thick so it can be difficult to create great volume. I had tried literally every product on the market until I came across the bedhead range by TIGI. After buying several products from their range, I can now say I think extremely high of their products and I think everyone should try them!
At first glance, this product is attractive with it's lime coloured large bottle which looks great on any girls dressing table! It is very striking - as are most of their products and it smells great too with a fruity scent to it which unfortunately I found didn't really linger in my hair. It is applied as a foam which is slightly odd considering most similar products are in the form of a cream or spray. I sprayed it into my hand instead of directly into the hair however I expect it can be done either way. I worked it through my hair, without too much focus on my roots as I didn't want to end up with greasy hair and tried to ensure an even coverage.
After drying my hair I immediately noticed how it seemed more tame with much less frizz than normal and I was really impressed. To make sure it didn't go back to it's ok'd ways I straightened it and used the product again in sections - this may not be necessary but it works better for me.
With a price tag of up to £10, some may be put off however do take into account that similarly to other bedhead products, it does exactly what it says on the run and really is great!
I thought this product would be better than i thought the way everyone talks about it. I do really like it but it doesn't suit my hair very well. It does keep my hair very straight to be honest but it makes my hair a bit tangled and i feel i have to put something on my hair after to soften my hair again.
It does look very nice and it doesn't smell horrible, it is also affordable about £8 but i don't know if your suppose to put it in your hands then on your hair or straight on your hair because it comes out like liquid and the like foam so it confuses me a bit. However i just put it in my hands and smooth over my hair. I wouldn't buy it again but this doesn't mean that it isn't a brilliant product because it does keep your hair very straight but it just doesn't suit my hair type. My friend has used it and has had no problems with it at all.
It does last a while and is a big bottle so it is good for the money. It keeps your hair straight for a long time too.
This is great for people who love straight hair and can't stand that slight flick!
The never ending quest to achieve straight hair. Probably one which will never be fulfilled, but in the meantime, I shall continue to try products which claim to de-frizz those locks and give you smooth tresses. Part of the Tigi range is the Control Freak Extra Straight foam. The idea of a foam is unusual, usually straightening agents are creams or sprays, a foam though?
The bottle looks the business, but then all Tigi stuff looks smart enough to impress your mates. The metallic bottle keeps the foam fresh and at the right cool temperature, I am guessing the metal bottle was selected on purpose to keep it cool. It dispenses like an aerosol and the pump action will allow you to control how much you need with accuracy and precision.
You do not need loads, so just squirt a blob into the palms and then work into a lather of sorts. I find it best to work through towel dried hair, section by section. This will allow you to target root areas and be careful where you're applying it to. A wide toothed comb will help ensure even distribution further. It smells jazzy enough and gives off a vague fruity aroma.
The product is activated by heat, so the heat from the blowdry will assist the process. You will notice as you blow dry that the hair seems less tangled and seems to respond better to manipulation and brushing. To really get the look, finish with straightening irons to achieve perfect smooth locks.
I was impressed enough with the results, left the hair looking vibrant with a sheen and glimmer and it did make straightening a little easier too. Whether or not the foam is any better than a cream or spray I am undecided. I think it could be another ploy to get us to buy into new technology, but pleasing enough results. The bottle can cost up to ten quid, depending on where you buy it from.
My friends all know how obsessed I am with achieving poker straight hair and how I can't abide even the slightest clink in it at all. They all also know that if they're ever stuck for something to buy me hair straightening products are always a pretty safe purchase really. Therefore it shouldn't ever be a surprise to me when pretty much not a single birthday or Christmas goes by without me receiving some sort of hair straightening product. One of my latest acquisitions in the form of a present was the Tigi Bed Head Straight Talking pack which contains not one but two hair straightening delights! I've owned and used several Tigi Bed Head products before now and have always been quite pleased with their quality and their results as well. Tigi Bed Head is quite a high price brand that is usually found either in salons or online - it's not available on the shelves of Boots as it's advertised as quite a luxurious product with matching luxurious price tags too! I can remember opening the Tigi Bed Head Straight Talking pack and being excited to test out the products, here's what I found with the first one...
This review is on the Control Freak Hair Straightener liquid foam which is the product I always apply to my hair first - there's no rule which suggests you use them in this order and I think you can use your own discretion really. This comes in a metallic light lime green coloured bottle with the Bed Head logo clearly shown on the front along with the product name and some basic information. On the back of the bottle there is further information on what the product does and also directions for applying it. The bottle itself has a frosted plastic lid which is easy to pull off and reveals a typical aerosol style dispenser underneath it. To dispense the liquid foam it's recommended that you shake the bottle and then press down on the dispenser to allow the foam to collect in the palm of your hand. The liquid foam comes out and quickly foams up in your hand. The foam itself has a lovely professional salon style scent to it which I really like and is white in colour. It also doesn't leave your hands or your hair feeling at all sticky when you have finished applying it which is always a good thing in my opinion!
So onto the application... and thankfully it really isn't rocket science as it seems to be with some hair products these days. It's recommended that you dispense the foam onto your two hands and then evenly throughout damp or towel dried hair for the best results. I would recommend drying your hair off with a towel as there's no point in applying it to soaking wet hair for half of it to drip out instantly. As the foam comes out of the can it foams up and obviously grows in volume as many foams do. I then dispense the foam equally onto my two hands and then gently pat my hands over my hair before pulling my fingers through it to try and ensure even application. I also comb my hair through to help here and remove any knots left in it. After that it recommends that you dry and style your hair as you would normally do and the foam will simply work in connection with this to improve the finished effect. Quite a simple process and it takes only seconds to apply it which means it won't lengthen your hair straightening time significantly... I wouldn't get away with spending more time on my hair!
The Control Freak Hair Straightener liquid foam promises to give you strong definition and texture for your hair as well as giving you smooth and straight hair while removing any frizz at the same time. So what do I think of it? Well I very rarely use the product on its own as I tend to team up the two products together but for the purposes of this review I did use it alone at the weekend. My thoughts were that it was really easy to apply; I simply dispensed it onto my hands and then ran my hands through my hair before combing it through to ensure it had been applied evenly. It left my hair smelling really nice with no signs of hardness or stickiness at all. I then proceeded to dry and straighten my hair as normal and the end result was poker straight hair with very little frizz indeed. This effect lasted right through until the next wash as well and the foam didn't seem to encourage greasiness or anything that. It certainly helped to straighten my hair and maintain it too. I'd give this particular product the full five out of five stars as I'd certainly recommend it and rate it really highly indeed!
The overall impression I got of these were that they work really well together although the Control Freak Hair Straightener definitely seems to be more worth its money than the Control Freak Serum does. so this is the one I'd probably purchase again Used together these products create a really good result, far better than the result would be if I used no products at all. Naturally my hair remains a little frizzy and prone to clinking even when I straighten it and I've found that using products is the only way to avoid this. I would say there are better products out there that I do prefer but I would buy the Control Freak Hair Straightener. It left my hair poker straight and didn't have any negative effects such as increasing grease or anything like that. This product comes in a 250ml size and is priced at £5.30 on Amazon or£7.68 on the Look Fantastic website. I've seen it priced at £10.00 in a local salon so it's certainly worth checking it out online as it does seem you can make quite a considerable saving. So Happy Summer Straightening!
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Heat activated liquid foam which gives strong definition and texture to fine straight hair or smoothes the frizzes away on curly/wavy hair /