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I have tried plenty of the Tigi products before and I have been more than happy with most of them. Their products are pricey but most of them do their job well. My most recent purchase was the Brunette Goddess Shampoo and conditioner. This is the review of the shampoo.
About the product
The product promises to cleanse the hair of brunettes to leave it feeling soft and smooth. It claims that it will give the hair a healthy shine leaving it silky looking and to the touch. It nourishes and strengthens the hair with Sunflower Extract and it also promises to stop colour from fading and from becoming damaged by the sun. It contains plenty of vitamins to leave the hair as healthy as it looks.
Packaging and Price
The shampoo comes contained within a large plastic pump bottle which is bronze and golden, which suits the name and purpose of the product. It has a white pump dispenser which you push down on in order to release the shampoo. A smaller tube bottle is available too. I bought mine for half the usual price in my local B&M but usually for a large 400 ml bottle, it will cost you around £20. Smaller bottles are available and these obviously cost less. The product can be bought from most good hairdressers, online websites and your local B&M store.
The shampoo is a pale caramel colour which suits the product well. This isn't one of the best smelling products which this brand has produced. The fragrance is described as burnt almond and it is sweet and nutty. It doesn't quite work for me however it isn't strong enough to put me off using the product even though it does linger in the hair a little after use.
As with the other Tigi shampoos, the consistency of this one is thicker than what you would expect. Nevertheless, it comes out easily when you pump the bottle although you do need to use quite a few pumps to get enough to wash my long hair. The product works up a massive lather in the hair which make you feel like it is doing a really good job of cleansing the hair. The aroma is evident doing this process but again not strongly enough to put me off using it.
When you have finished massaging the product into the hair it is easily rinsed away. After following up with the matching conditioner, I towel dried my hair and was able to brush it through straight away so it doesn't leave your hair tangled. Once it was dry, I noticed my hair was squeaky clean with all signs of grease and hair product well and truly gone. It had a healthy shine to it and it does feel just as silky and soft as promised. It doesn't have any effect on the colour of my hair but then I didn't buy it for this purpose. The formula is gentle and it hasn't caused me to experience any irritations.
All in all, this is another lovely product by Tigi. It cleanses the hair well and leave it feeling fresh and clean. It makes my hair silky, soft and easy to brush through and although the aroma isn't for me, it doesn't put me off using the product. This is a lovely shampoo for us beautiful brunettes and you can find it half the usual price in your local B&M.
Tigi Bed Head Brunette Goddess Shampoo
I have a mixture of predominantly brown coloured hair with two large blonde slashes through it and so I tend to flit between shampoos for blonde and brown hair. I had a very large bottle of this Brunette Goddess Shampoo on my bathroom shelf for ages using it sporadically when I went for a bath.
Tigi products are used in lots of salons and by professional hairdressers and stylists. I have used a range of their shampoos, conditioners and styling products over the years and do really like them; however the price tag often puts me off. A 400 ml bottle of this currently retails at £5.99 on Amazon and you can also get a larger 750 ml bottle for £14, you do the math!
The Tigi Bed Head bottle are very well designed I have always thought. They are made of a tall and thin plastic that is coloured to match the shampoo or conditioner type inside. In this case the bottle is a lovely golden brown colour that has a slight metallic tinge to it. The Bed Head Logo is written boldly across the front with Brunette Goddess below.
The bottle has a pump action dispenser, which is very solid and quite funky! It is a see through plastic with the small tube distributor, which you press down to get to the shampoo. I like this pump action as it means you can control how much of the shampoo you use rather than tipping it out and getting more than you need.
This shampoo is designed for brunettes and advertises itself as being nutrient rich which gives the user ultimate shine and smoothness. It uses natural sunflower extracts that protect your hair from fading colour and UV rays and is meant to enhance your brunette colour.
The shampoo smells delicious, it has almond scent added to it and this comes across very strongly as soon as you pump it from the bottle. This smell lasts well on your hair even after washing, but it is not as strong and more subtle. The texture is silky and it has a golden tinge to it, which makes it feel even more luxurious.
I use about two small pumps of the shampoo and massage into wet hair. The shampoo lathers up really well and you get a good amount of suds to completely cover and clean your hair. After washing my hair with the Brunette Goddess shampoo and along with using conditioner my hair always feels silky and soft and very much in a better condition than it was before. I can't see a huge different in the colour, but the shine and glossiness definitely gives my hair a boost. As I have already mentioned my hair also smells faintly of almonds after using this shampoo and you get nice whiffs of it during the day.
I very much like the Brunette Goddess shampoo, as I have said I don't use it all of the time because I have a mix of brown and blonde hair but when I do I can see and feel the difference in my hairs condition. The only downside I can find with this is that it is more expensive than most shampoos but the quality and results are great and as such I am rating it as 4 stars.
Earlier this year, around February time, I had my hair styled in a very different manner. I had a lovely visit to my hairdressers and I left feeling fantastic and much lighter in the pocket for the privilege. As I had my hair cut AND coloured (I usually colour at home) I had a number of products used on my hair and when I remarked that my hair felt fantastic I knew before I even finished uttering the sentence that I was going to be cajoled in to trying some expensive product that likely wouldn't be quite as wonderful out of the salon. I ended up paying £16.00 for a 400ml bottle of this shampoo and a 400ml bottle of the matching conditioner.
This shampoo comes in a lovely looking bronze coloured bottle that is recyclable after use. The top of this bottle has a pump action dispenser to release the shampoo and I've found this quite novel as it is not often that I buy a shampoo with this type of packaging. This pump is simple to use and it does dispense a reasonable amount of shampoo, normally enough for my shorter length hair to be washed. The only downside to having a pump dispenser is that by the time you get to the bottom of the bottle you know that there is more product in there but a very small amount is dispensed and I hated knowing that there was wastage. I do like how this is a nice colour and that it matches the colour of the conditioner that I purchased too. They look inoffensive sitting together on my shower shelf but the packaging is quite average in my opinion.
My hair is currently a brunette colour with red tones to it and it looked lovely and shimmery after I had visited the salon and this was something that I wanted to maintain. You use this in the same manner as any other shampoo, wet your hair (the shower is my preferred method for hair washing), lather this and then rinse. I always lather my shampoo up for a good two minutes before leaving it for a moment (usually while I wash myself) and then wash it off afterwards finishing with cold water after shampooing AND after conditioning to try and improve shininess where possible. I love the look of this shampoo, it actually appears shimmery in my hand and is a lovely golden colour that makes me feel confident that my hair is going to look shiny and smooth. This shampoo lathers up easily and produces a large amount of lather too which goes through my hair nicely and allows me to cover from root to tip in a matter of seconds. A little goes a long way with this shampoo and it has lasted me around 6 months with me using it about once per week. This is not a shampoo that I use every single day, just because it was expensive, and so I tend to use it when I have an important meeting at work or when I am heading out for the evening and want to ensure my hair is as shiny and smooth as possible. This shampoo washes out of my hair with ease and it does literally leave my hair squeaky clean. I do rinse for a moment or two because of the amount of lather but then I finish my hair with a cold rinse so it always takes me a few minutes to be sure I've removed all shampoo.
The actual scent of this shampoo is quite strong and it smells like vanilla, chocolate and almond. This may sound very sweet and overpowering but although the scent is strong I absolutely love it and it makes me feel like I'm using a luxury shampoo and while it isn't very noticeable on my hair after I have finished drying and styling it I do love the scent anyway and it makes me feel uplifted and happy when I use this in the shower.
My hair is styled and dried with a hair dryer frequently and because of this it can sometimes be in poor condition. However since I have been using this on a regular basis and making slightly more trips to the hair dresser my hair looks and feels so improved. My hair looks and feels amazing after I have used this shampoo and it even has a light fragrance to it too even hours after I have washed it.
It is fair to say that this shampoo, combined with the matching conditioner, makes a huge difference to my hair. My hair looks glossy, shiny and shimmery and it is light in weight, catches the light and generally feels fantastic. Having amazing hair boosts my confidence hugely and makes me feel more alive and energetic - bizarre maybe but its true! I love how vivid my brunette colour looks and the red tones to my hair stand out even more now, particularly when they catch the light. My hair has less wild hairs going everywhere and it looks smoother and sleeker to boot. I can definitely feel the benefit of this expensive shampoo when I use it and that is why I have prolonged use of this for so long. My hair was manageable to style and dry too and it took me less time to brush it because it was nice and manageable after using the shampoo and conditioner.
I am going to give this shampoo a 5 out of 5. It has done wonders for my hair and the only negative comment I have is that recently I went back to the same hair dressers to purchase another bottle of the shampoo and conditioner only to be told that they were no longer able to stock it as it appears to have been discontinued. Obviously I was really disappointed but I have recently managed to snap up a 400ml shampoo and 250ml conditioner from eBay for similar to what I paid at the salon originally. I would definitely recommend this shampoo, if you can find it, as it has done wonders for my brunette hair and has left it feeling truly amazing and looking well cared for, even without using it every time I shampoo.
My Husband brought me this shampoo for my birthday; I had been wanting to try it for some time.
I have very thick, wavy and frizzy hair and I have tried so many shampoos over the years I have lost count, from the very expensive to the very cheap.
I love the look of this product, the bottle is a nice design tall and slim and a lovely chocolate brown colour.
It has a nice easy to use pump and it dispenses a good amount so you don't have to pump like mad to get enough.
The best thing about the shampoo was the smell. it was a lovely sort of marzipan fragrance.
The smell stayed with me for a while after washing but it wasn't overpowering.
The wash felt nice to use, not as much foam as some and at first i was a bit concerned as it felt a little sticky as i was washing it out and my hair felt a little 'rough' to the touch so i was starting to worry this would end up in the shampoo graveyard otherwise known as the bathroom junk draw.
However when my hair dried it was lovely and soft and very clean feeling.
I love this shampoo now and I am already considering putting in a request for the matching conditioner for my Christmas list.
When the girls at work bought me some of the Tigi range for my birthday I have to say I was a little intrigued the only dealings I had had with these was reading review about them and there seemed to be quite mixed opinions. The lovely ladies I used to work with bought me two different shampoos and conditioners apparently as I am always moaning about the quality of my hair!
For the purposes of this had a look on Amazon as I know that is where they purchased this and found that the 400ml bottle seems to start from £6.45 and the 750ml bottle which apparently is the salon size starts from £14.99. Personally my salon doesn't use these products so I wasn't sure what to expect but as they are supposed to be of salon quality I was quite looking forward to trying the products.
This product is aimed at people who have coloured or brunette hair which is me on both counts so this product was made for my hair. The product comes in a see through plastic bottle with a pump mechanism on top for dispensing the product which I quite liked as it was easy to use even with wet hands. On the front of the bottle there is the name of the product and the name of the company written in white and the promise of powerful nutrients and shine. As the bottle is see through you can see the brown liquid inside which I don't think is as attractive as some of the other Tigi products.
The shampoo apparently contains jojoba seed oils which help to form a protective layer over the hair and seal in moisture and also sunflower extracts to help stop your colour fading. I really like the smell of this product as it remind me of marzipan although to be honest I found it a strange smell for a shampoo. The shampoo itself has a thick consistency and lathers up nicely, it rinses out of the hair easily and the smell does remain on your hair for quite some time and even when you think it's gone you will move and get another whiff of it.
After using this shampoo (and the matching conditioner) my hair was left very soft and silky aswell as free from tangles which sometimes an issue as my hair is long and thick. I felt that this shampoo did enhance my hair and it felt lighter than usual which was nice, I managed to go 2 days without washing which is the average for my hair but with some shampoos I find it is left greasy after a day but this wasn't the case with this one. This is a shampoo that I may buy again as a treat to myself as I do like to use a decent one every so often to give my hair a boost.
My favourite shampoo without any doubt is John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette, with other shampoo products from Pantene and L'Oreal coming a close second. What gives Brilliant Brunette the edge is the fact it is designed for us brunettes and adds depth of colour to your hair, enhancing your dark tones. Indeed I have a tendency to stock up on my favourite range whenever it is on offer as it is more expensive than many other brands.
I have tried other brands of shampoo designed especially for brunettes, but I have yet to find anything anywhere near as good as my favourite. Therefore I was quite looking forward to trying this Tigi Bed Head Brunette Goddess shampoo when it was given to me for my birthday along with the matching conditioner, as it is even more expensive than my favourite John Frieda shampoo and so I hoped that it would be just as good.
Tigi state this shampoo has a nutrient rich formula which gives ultimate shine and smoothness, with a deliciously rich fragrance and goddess-like lather. Whilst the Natural Sunflower extracts protect against colour fading and harmful UV rays.
The shampoo is designed to enhance and protect your brunette colour as well as promoting healthy hair.
The shampoo itself is a golden bronze colour and comes in an attractive bronze bottle with a handy pump dispenser which dispenses the shampoo easily. This is something I was pleased about as I have experienced a couple of problems with the pump dispensers on recent products I have purchased, such as liquid soap and a Body Shop shampoo.
However, there were no problems here and I found it a quick and easy process on each use despite the shampoo having a fairly thick consistency which can sometimes make pump dispensing hard work.
Now Tigi claim this shampoo is almond scented and whilst I can definitely detect an almond scent from it, I personally thought it was overall more of a vanilla fragrance with maybe a touch of almond and cocoa. One thing I can definitely say is that the fragrance is quite strong, which I thought was a good thing at first, but after a couple of uses I found I was beginning to think the fragrance was maybe too heavy and sickly sweet smelling, especially when you use the matching conditioner too. The scent does linger on your hair for a long time after washing which is a good thing, but only if you really like the fragrance and I am just not too sure about this one.
I mentioned that the texture of the shampoo is fairly thick, but it still lathered up really well and I didn't have to use a lot of the product. My last experience with a 'thick' shampoo, led to me having to apply a fair amount of it to my hair just to get a decent lather, but this one poised no problems in that respect and lathered up quickly. My hair felt quite smooth and silky whilst I massaged it into my hair.
I have long hair which can get oily at the roots and dry at the ends and so I massaged more of the shampoo into the lengths of my hair rather than the roots as I didn't want the roots to be over-moisturised and this feels like a very moisturising shampoo.
Rinsing the shampoo out of my hair, my fingers were gliding through my hair with ease and it felt wonderfully smooth and soft. I found it easy to rinse out and there was no product residue left on my hair.
Drying my hair it still felt sliky smooth and I felt that I had used a luxurious product on my hair. I was really pleased with the results as my hair was shiny and soft.
Having used the shampoo a few times however, I couldn't say my hair looked as enriched or as enhanced as I maybe expected, though the condition is nice enough. This is where I am slightly disappointed however, as when I use John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette, I find that after a few washes my hair colour does look really enhanced and slightly darker, so much so that my hair often looks like it has just been coloured when in fact it hasn't. However, for giving your hair a lovely soft and smooth feel and a noticeable shine, you really cannot knock this shampoo as it certainly leaves your hair looking and feeling great.
Overall, I am happy enough to recommend this shampoo as a quality product, but for me personally however, John Frieda has the edge over this one when it comes to both the scent and also in enriching my colour and because of this I can't see myself purchashing this shampoo unless it is ever available at a lower price than my favourite brand.
You can purchase a 400ml bottle for around £9, so it is not exactly cheap but it is a really great quality shampoo to use and I do enjoy washing my hair with it. However, because I still personally prefer another brand over this one it cannot be my favourite.
Recently I began dying my hair again I had decided to stop and leave my natural colour but I decided in the run down to my wedding I need some colour to make my hair look a little better. After sitting for 6 hours for them to put my colour in as I was leaving the salon suggested some products to help protect my colour.
The product itself is called Tigi Bed Head Hair Care, Shampoo (Brunette Goddess Shampoo 400ml) and I paid around £10 each for this and the conditioner. I have used bed head in the past as so know their products are of high quality and produce good results.
It has a leverage system to get the product out the bottle a few little pumps and a small amount of the product comes out the nuzzle. Straight away as the product starts to appear you get a huge scent of a sweet and really rich flowery smell. Only a small amount is needed and then simply rub together in your hands and it produces a decent amount of lather enough to cover my whole hair which is just past my shoulders.
The scent continues to lingerie while adding thee product to my hair and then I just wash it out which it comes away very easily leaving no resin and just a sweet smell. Upon inspection of my hair it is very soft and very manageable. As my hair is soft and manageable it aids for easier blow drying and straightening which then leaves my hair looking very refreshed but not fluffy.
It claims to help strengthen hair and protect colour and from what I can tell it does. My hair does feel in better condition by touch and by appearance. Also the colour in my hair has held very well 8 weeks down the line and it is still very noticeable the different shades of brown both the low lights and my natural chestnut colour.
Over all I believe this shampoo is fantastic it helps protect my hair by adding nourishment and making it more manageable. It helps define both my natural and coloured hair and has a fantastic sweet smell that lasts for ages. Its on the dearer side of hair care for me but as you only need a small amount 8 weeks on I still have a third of the bottle left so it definitely lasts for ages.
I have since found out that t k max and john lewis usually have tigi products in for up to half the price so it is worth shopping around.
Ahh, Tigi, where have you been all of my life? This is the third Tigi shampoo I've ever tried and it is my favourite. At first I was a bit wary of spending so much money on the shampoo. It is a massive bottle but still, when you can get a bottle for a few pounds in a local shop it does seem a bit daunting to hand over this much money on something you've never tried before. But fear not, it is completely worth it!
The smell is very strong. At first I adored it but when using it between every day and every other day it can actually be a little overpowering. Once you're hair has dried etc it doesn't smell so strong so I can't grumble that much about it!
After using Tigi Bed Head Brunette Goddess Shampoo I immediately noticed the softness in my hair and the unbelievable shine it left.
I am so happy with this product. I will continue to buy it time after time.
I know I'm more than likely one of my hairdresser's favourite customers, not just because I get my haircut and coloured so regularly but also because I buy so many hair care products from his salon. Before I pay for my haircut and colour/ I can't help myself but browse the product shelves in the salon and ask for advice on what product would be most suitable. One of these "recommended products" was Tigi Brunette Goddess Shampoo.
The Tigi Brunette Goddess Shampoo is available in two different size bottles; 400ml and 750ml. Because I only wanted to try this conditioner to make sure it was the one for me I decided to opt for the smaller 400ml size.
The 400ml version of this shampoo is packaged in a bronze tall plastic bottle. This has a clear pump top lid to dispense the shampoo. The pump is press even with wet hands but I do feel that with the pump type dispenses you get a fair amount of wastage when you get to the bottom of the tube. My first thoughts of this packaging was that for a Tigi product the packaging is actually quite plain in comparison to other products, but follows the colours of the other "brunette products" from the Tigi range.
The claims on the packaging are: "The nutrient rich formula gives ultimate shine and smoothness. Deliciously rich fragrance, goddess-like lather. Natural Sunflower extracts protect against colour fading and harmful UV rays. Almond scented, promotes healthy hair, Enhances and helps protect colour "
From reading the claims on the packaging and based upon my hairdressers advice this seemed to be the product for me. Shiny brunette hair was definitely on my wish list as was enhancing my brunette colour as I often felt my hair looked slightly dull and flat colour wise.
I purchased this shampoo (alongside the Tigi Brunette Goddess Conditioner) for £8.50 for a 400ml bottle direct from my hairdresser. A number of hair care retailers sell this product in addition to many salons. This is a premium price conditioner as it is "salon quality" but you can purchase it slightly cheaper if you shop around online. www.fragranceonline.co.uk is currently selling a 400ml size bottle for £6.29.
The application instructions on the packaging are "Wet hair thoroughly, lather and rinse. Follow with Brunette Goddess Conditioner to complete regimen"
I have used this shampoo a number of times both alongside the Brunette Goddess Conditioner and with other conditioners. The Brunette Goddess Conditioner emphasises the results of the shampoo but the use of the shampoo on its own is still very effective.
Applying the shampoo to your hair is very easy; the pump spray on the bottle easily dispenses the shampoo out of the bottle. The shampoo is a golden beige colour with an iridescent hint to it. The shampoo has quite a firm consistency in comparison to many other shampoos I have used. It does lather into hair very easily and you get a considerable amount of lather from only a small amount of shampoo. I have very long thick hair and only need 3 dispenses of this shampoo per use so although the shampoo is expensive you do not use a lot of the shampoo, so could be very economical if you have shorter hair.
The shampoo has quite a strong sweet chocolate scent with a hint of vanilla. Personally I really like this scent but because it is quite strong, some people may find it overpowering.
The shampoo also washes out of hair very easily although because of all of the lather you do need to give it a good rinse. The shampoo does not leave hair feeling sticky or greasy but it does leave it soft rather than the hard squeaky clean feeling some shampoos can leave hair with. The sweet chocolate scent the shampoo has can still be smelt on hair after rinsing.
I always condition my hair after shampooing so have not used the shampoo as a standalone product.
Once my hair has been washed and conditioned I always dry it immediately with a hairdryer. During the drying process the scent of this shampoo is very apparent and quite strong, which I like but maybe too strong for those that do not like sweet scents.
Once dry I could notice an immediate difference to my flat mid brown coloured hair. What I noticed firstly was the shine that my hair had; this was glossy and caught the light giving my hair depth and different tones. The shine the shampoo gives to hair really enhances and emphasizes the brunette colour making it look very rich rather than dull. The appearance of my hair looked smooth and had no frizz especially around my fringe which is prone to it of so much heat styling.
I also felt my hair had a lovely soft smooth feeling to it making it quite pleasant to run my fingers through my hair and made it feel like I had just stepped out of the salon. I also found styling my hair was a lot easier as my GHD's ran through my hair a lot easier, and styling my side fringe was not an issue, which it sometimes can be.
After around a fortnight of use I definitely found that the condition of my hair felt improved in addition to the appearance of it improving. Split ends was less apparent and when I went back to my salon six weeks later my hairdresser actually commented my hair was in much better condition and was surprised when I told him it was not due to reducing the amount of heat styling on my hair. I still use my GHD's daily to style my hair either straight or to create curls.
My hair does suffer dryness and frizz but when brunette I would probably say my hair appears to be a more normal to slightly greasy hair type. As a result I would usually wash it daily, and I find with products that claim to create "shine" my hair can start to look a little lank after around 8-12 hours. The Brunette Goddess Shampoo is fantastic as it creates shiny hair but I can be confident that I only have to wash my hair every other day as I suffer no grease at the roots all but still benefit from shiny gloss looking hair.
I am a big fan of Tigi products but the Brunette Goddess shampoo is definitely one of my favourites from the range. The results are noticeable from the first wash. Shiny, glossy looking brunette hair that looks rich in excellent condition. Even though this is just a shampoo I could notice a considerable difference to the colour of my hair, as the colour looks brighter and more enhanced rather than the flat mid brown colour it was previously. The shampoo not only smells gorgeous with its sweet chocolate scent, hair stays clean for longer meaning this is a great shampoo for dry to greasy hair types.
The main downside to this shampoo is the price; it is a "salon quality" product so comes with a salon quality price tag. However because you do not need a lot of this shampoo to create a decent lather it can work out very economical.
A great shampoo for all the natural and unnatural brunette beauties.
~~~~Also posted on Ciao 2011~~~~
Almost a year ago, I decided to colour my hair in the only colour I haven't tried yet, Brunette, and I love it! I feel that being Brunette suits me much more then being a white Blonde, and I've started to feel happier, and I definitely know I'm going to be staying brunette from now on, but I had one problem after dying my hair. Hair care! And as I used Bed Head Dumb Blonde, I decided to see if Tigi Brunette Goddess lived up to the standard of other Tigi products.
The Tigi Bed Head Brunette Goddess claims that the shampoo is "enriched with nutrients and shine" and also "the sunflower extracts protect against colour fading and UV rays". In my eyes, definitely sounds amazing.
Applying the shampoo, I made sure I used less them properly other shampoos, maybe just a size of a 5p as a small amount of the shampoo goes really far, and if too much is used then it came make your hair really greasy. Obviously the amount you use would depend on the length of your hair, but I still would try not to use much more then 5p. The first thing I noticed about the shampoo was the smell, it smelt gorgeous! It's hard to describe, but I thought it smelled like coconut, so smelt sort of tropical, but apparently according to my hairdresser, the smell is Burnt Almond , which doesn't sound particularly nice, but it is really beautiful. Although the smell of the shampoo is really nice, it isn't overly strong, but can last faintly on your hair throughout the day.
The shampoo was really easy to use, as it lathered up really easily on my hair, which almost felt soothing and felt nice on my hair, and when I washed out the shampoo, all the shampoo was washed out really quickly, which is a real advantage, especially in the morning or in a rush.
The finished result was pretty much as good as I wanted it, my hair felt extremely soft and there was a lot of added volume, which was a real advantage, as everyone commented on how good my hair looked and asked if I went to the hairdressers that day! The hair felt clean and healthy, and although it wasn't in a dire condition, it is still a real advantage to have healthy hair. The colour was also helped to be maintained through the use of the shampoo for Brunettes. The effects of the shampoo last all day, which I personally think that is the real advantage with the shampoo.
Tigi Bed Head Brunette Goddess is available at salons and costs roughly £9-£12 for 400ml, which could last for a whole year, well worth the money! But for cheaper versions, markets and TK Maxx both stock them at a cheaper price to a salon.
I love the Bed Head range. I normally use Dumb Blonde as I have blonde hair, but when I visited my hairdresser she recommended I try this as my hair can be dry at times. There is nothing in the shampoo that will actually affect different hair colours, I checked that first, but it also says on the back it is suitable for all coloured hair.
I always buy my Bed Head products online as from a salon they can be very expensive, I paid £12 on ebay for 750ml of shampoo. It comes in a brown container with a pump dispenser on the top. The words 'Brunette Goddess' are written across the bottom of the bottle and a sentence saying the shampoo is 'enriched with vitamins and shine'. The shampoo promises to smooth hair and give a radiant shine, while the natural sunflower extracts contained inside prevent colour fade.
The shampoo contains;
* Parsol SLX - A colour protectant to protect the hair colorfrom the harmful UV rays
* Helianthus Annuus (Hybrid Sunflower) Extract - A natural colour protectant derived from the Sunflower plant to protect from colourfade
* Multi-Vitamin A, C, E - Helps promote healthy hair
* Vitamin F - An Essential Fatty Acid for healthier looking hair
* Silicone Quaternium-8 - A new-age silicone for maximum shine.
The shampoo is easy to use, you need 2-3 pumps for midlength hair, obviously you can adjust this if necessary as with all salon type shampoos this particular one is more concentrated than cheaper brands so I find I use less. It has a pale creamy brown colour much like the colour of the bottle you can see above. You will also notice the divine smell, Tigi describe it as 'burnt almond' but I think it smells like toffee, it smells good enough to eat. The shampoo lathers very well and rinses clean very easily. I followed on using the conditioner as recommended on the back for the best results.
I noticed after using this that my hair was very shiny, this is an achievement for my highlighted hair as any colour treated blonde knows it's harder to get shiny hair. My hair was also soft and more managable. My hair felt light and not weighed down.
I would recommend this to anyone with brunette hair as well as ladies with colour treated hair. It really enhances the colour of your hair and creates shine after just one wash. The smell lasts most of the day also.
A great buy I would give this 4 out of 5 stars.
I have sampled a range of TIGI shampoos and conditioners and the brunette goddess collection is the most recent one that I've tried. I am a big fan of TIGI products, in particular their shampoos and conditioners and have yet to find a shampoo that I don't like.
Whilst browsing through the range of TIGI products available in my local T J Hughes store (I always find their prices more reasonable than salon prices) I noticed a 400ml bottle of Brunette Goddess Shampoo for £6, so I promptly purchased this together with a Brunette Goddess Conditioner of similar size. It is worth noting that this product also comes in the salon-sized bottles of 750ml too.
The bottle is a deep brown in colour (so no doubt there that it's aimed at brunettes then!), with a clear plastic pump applicator. The pump works really well and, after a couple of initial pumps to get the shampoo up, distributes a nice amount per pump onto your hand for application. The shampoo itself is quite thick and creamy and a very light creamy yellow in colour. It is enriched with nutrients to give the hair a nice shine and smoothness. It also contains natural sunflower extracts to protect against colour fading and harmful UV rays. This is an aspect of the shampoo that particularly appealed to me as, although a natural brunette, I do dye my hair so anything that can care for this is good in my book.
For me, one of the major positives of the shampoo is something that I know other people aren't so keen on - the scent. A few of my friends have tried the shampoo and I have received really mixed feedback on this aspect. Now TIGI describe the shampoo as 'almond scented' but I don't smell this at all! To me it smells much more like caramel or chocolate, really sweet - which is what a lot of my friends don't like - they find it almost too 'sickly'. I don't mind this at all, but I do confess to understanding their viewpoint, not everyone wants their hair to smell like a sweet shop - and the scent does linger on the hair.
So, back to the application. I have quite long, thick hair so use two squirts about the size of 10 pence pieces per wash. I find that this produces enough lather to really clean my hair and scalp. The shampoo takes a fair bit of rinsing to ensure it is all removed - but I have this problem with all shampoos as my hair is so thick. As recommended, I then follow with Brunette Goddess Conditioner.
I have to say that this does leave my hair really soft and smooth, although I can't report any additional shine, which is a little disappointing to me. It also does seem to offer protection to my dyed hair as it keeps it's darker colour for longer before fading (I'd estimate at about 5 or 6 washes longer, which isn't bad). I'm really pleased with the condition of my hair and feel that it is worth the price paid and would recommend to brunettes everywhere, as long as they don't have an aversion to the sweet smell.
I thought it was about time I did a review of Tigi Bed Head Brunette Shampoo as everytime I go for a haircut, they always use this on me and then try and sell me a set for some ridiculous price but I have to say they achieved great results using it, so when I saw the shampoo and conditioner on offer in my local TJ Hughes recently at £4.60 each, I decided I couldn't leave them.
The Tigi brand is a British haircare brand created by Toni & Guy. At first, they were only available within salons but now they are readily available, I have seen the shampoo priced at £10 for a 400ml bottle but often you can get it for cheaper if you shop around in store and online.
The shampoo comes in a tall, oblong shaped transparent bottle, I really like the fact that you are able to see how much you've used and how much you've got left. The shampoo is dispensed through a pump on top, which can be a bit difficult to use in the shower as you find the shampoo going down the drain as you try to close it.
Tigi Bed Head Brunette Goddess Shampoo (quite a mouthful!) promises to make your hair shiny and smooth through its use of nutrients and vitamins, to protect your hair against sunlight and to offer a rich fragrance but does it live it up to the claims?
Essentially yes, if combined with the conditioner, you get lovely soft and shiny hair, full of moisture. The shampoo is quite rich and creamy, so when dispensing you only need a tiny bit, so the bottle last for ages, it lathers up well and smells almost good enough to eat, I like the fact that the smell still lingers for the rest of the day after you've washed it out. However, using it by itself, I find it lacks the oomph that it promises, yes my hair looks and feels soft and smooth.
At the price I paid, I would definitely buy the shampoo again, I really love the fragrance and it does clean well but I think I've still got some way to go before I'm transformed into a Brunette Goddess.
After using other products within the Tigi Bed Head range and feeling impressed, I longed for the Brunette Goddess shampoo as I already am a lover of the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette range and had high hopes for this being a much better shampoo than that, and not just because it's more expensive. I love using brunette shades as I feel they really enhance your colour, and when using the John Frieda brunette range in the past I have been asked if I have dyed my hair and even my hair dresser asked me this, so it does go to show that they give your natural colour that nice extra boost. I was really pleased to receive a bottle of Tigi's Brunette Goddess shampoo for Christmas last year, and couldn't wait to use it.
My Tigi shampoo is the 400ml size and comes in a tall bottle with a pump head. The bottle has a brown colour to it to match the idea of the brunette shampoo. In the past I have used Tigi shampoos and conditioners and whilst I had the larger bottles than this one, they lasted me ages and the pump worked rather well, so I knew to expect something similar from this one. The shampoo has a nutrient rich formula to give ultimate shine and smoothness and natural sunflower extracts to protect against colour fading and harmful UV rays. My natural hair is brunette however it lacks depth and shine, and I often dye my hair a nicer shade of brown, or use these sort of shampoo's to give it that little extra boost. I've been using this shampoo which just my natural brunette colour to see just what effects it can have on my hair.
The first thing I noticed about this shampoo was the smell. The Tigi range must all have nice, strong smells as the shampoo I used by Tigi previously smelt of strawberries and it was a lovely scent, and it came packaged in a pink bottle to match that pink, fruity strawberry feeling. This particular shampoo comes in a brown bottle aimed at brunette hair... so what kind of scent did they come up with? Well it's actually a sweet, vanilla with a hint of caramel scent and at first I thought, great this smells wonderful, however over time I have gotten completely sick of the scent. When I use shampoo now I find the scent far too sickly sweet for me and I usually don't find things too sickly sweet at all. You can also smell the fragrance in your hair after washing so I do get occasional whiffs of it and in my opinion; it's just far too strong. I know from reading other people's reviews that others find the smell wonderful, but I just grew sick of it rather quickly. Luckily I don't have the matching conditioner otherwise my hair would stink of it even more!
The shampoo itself is a golden colour and it's quite thick and lathers up the hair in a soft and silky sort of lather, very promising. I was slightly worried the first time I used it as I have very oily roots which means I need to wash my hair everyday so I was worried it would be far too moisturising and thick, but once my hair is dry it's perfectly fine and doesn't cause my hair to get any oilier. It does have a wonderful affect on hair and I can instantly tell the difference in the feeling of my hair as it feels soft and wonderfully smooth when I use this shampoo, and I didn't expect any less from a Tigi shampoo. I love straightening my hair afterwards, as my hair feels so soft and smooth the straighteners seem to glide through my hair.
Now, I have been using this shampoo for the past few months now, and in fact I only have a small amount left but it's lasted me ages. In that time I have noticed a nicer difference to the brunette shade of my hair. My hair has a nice shine to it and I can tell the difference in colour however , I should point out that when I use Brilliant Brunette from the John Frieda hair range I get comments from people asking if I've recently coloured my hair, but when using this Tigi shampoo I haven't had a single comment! It might be that it doesn't enhance colour as much as the Brilliant Brunette range, or of course people might have just not bothered to comment on my hair, but I thought that it was something I should point out. This brings me onto the price.
The 400ml bottle of this, which I own, costs £8.15 on www.lookfantastic.com and whilst arguable this is quite a bit for a shampoo I must stress that a bottle of this lasts me several months. I believe the thickness of the shampoo means you don't need to use as much and I've used other shampoos by Tigi before and they also last me a long time. A bottle of Brilliant Brunette shampoo by John Frieda costs £4.89 for just 250ml and I find I go through that shampoo rather quickly, but I'm still unsure of which shampoo I prefer! I believe I do get similar results from the John Frieda shampoo, although not as smooth and soft as the results I get from the Tigi shampoo. My mind is not made up on which I prefer, but I can honestly say that this Tigi shampoo is a great shampoo, especially if you don't mean the overpowering sickly sweet smell!
As some of you will know from reading my previous reviews, I am a big fan of all things cosmetics and hair related. For my birthday recently, I received the Bed Head Brunette Goddess Shampoo/Conditioner duo. I have previously reviewed the conditioner, which I was thoroughly impressed with however since I have been using this shampoo for a month now, I can review it properly without having just used it once and therefore not noticing much difference.
Both the shampoo and conditioner come in pump-style bottles, and mine is a 750ml one. I previously stated I was disappointed with this mechanism on my conditioner as it has never worked, and so I have to take the whole lid off to get any out (not salon quality!). However on the shampoo, the mechanism works fine and dispenses the product with ease.
I tend to find that I need 3-4 pumps off this to give a good lather, as I have long, thick coloured hair so I try and cover all of it, focusing my attention on the roots as these need the best clean! Again like the conditioner, I have nothing but praise for the smell of the shampoo as it smells like a rich, chocolately rum and raisin ice cream, if not a little caramelly too! I find this smell tends to linger in my hair after using it which can only be a good thing, considering how gorgeous it smells.
For the best clean, I do prefer clear shampoos as I find these tend to remove dirt and grease build ups better than the thicker, non transparent ones. Although Brunette Goddess is relatively thick in consistency, it does give a thorough clean and is easy to rinse out afterwards, which I am so far impressed about.
It's always a worry using products on your hair after a colour, as you of course want a thorough clean but at the same time do not want to strip the colour. I have found my colour has stayed relatively well using both the Brunette Goddess Shampoo/Conditioner, and it certainly hasn't washed it out anymore than it would have been, as it's been nearly 3 months since I last had my hair coloured.
For those who suffer from dandruff, I would say this is a fairly good shampoo to use on your scalp and shouldn't aggravate it in anyway. I occasionally suffer from it myself, and when using my usual L'oreal shampoo it didn't always clear the problem up whenever I had it, so I can definitely see a difference with Brunette Goddess, although I am not a major sufferer of it.
To buy the brunette Goddess shampoo on it's own, expect to pay about £8 for a 750ml bottle. Although this initially seems pricey, after using this shampoo 3/4 times a week for the last month, I have only used about 1/5 of the overall bottle, so I am expecting it to last a fair while yet. As it is a pump style and not a typical squeezy bottle, I think this helps to regulate how much your using because I think we all get a bit carried away sometimes and use too much product, which is fine but then costs more in the long run. As this shampoo is used and sold in salons, it has that professional edge about it so you are less likely to waste it.
After I have finished the bottle, I am debating whether to purchase it for myself. It is a very thorough shampoo and works great alongside the conditioner, but I'm not sure if I am totally ready to say adios to the L'oreal colour care range I wholeheartedly trust. Having said that, this certainly made for a lovely birthday present and as it smells so wonderful, who could resist?!
A nourishing shampoo especially designed to cleanse and care for brunette hair, leaving it glossy and healthy / Packed with vitamins to protect against colour fade and UV Rays /