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When I had shorter hair and went through a crazy stage of spiking my hair in different directions the hairdresser recommended a range called 'HARD HEAD'. Packaged in a steel hard look of silver the range is designed for extreme styling and it has the power to make you hair stand on end but also damage hair as it can feel like superglue!
This is the hairspray formula that is hell bent on achieving the same results as the hair glue, but I'm happy to say not damage your hair.
I saw a friend of mine who had styled her hair for the evening and her hair stay set in place all evening and asked what she used thinking it would be a well known brand with a celbrity wanting to be worth it but it was BED HEAD and shivers ran down my spine when she mentioned this was part of the HARD HEAD range because I wasn't keen on it.
You can get a small can of this now and I purchased to try at home and see if it was any better than what I remembered but this is nothing like the hair glue I expected it to be like.
This has very good hold on your hair and really helped keep my style in place and tame frizz, but you could recomb and restyle without it getting tangled up or sticky. Another plus is this smells better not weird and aerosol like.
I would highly recommend this product that retails between £7-14, depending where you buy it, for anyone wanting to create a style that won't let you down.
TIGI Bed Head is one fantastic brand; from their bright and bold packaging, heavenly scents and products that work wonders; one statement product is their Hard Head Hairspray!
A hairspray that has a medium to high hold, stickiness-free texture without the strong somewhat alcoholic scent.
~~Application and performance~~
The best way to use Hard Head is to untangle your hair before creating your hair-do (unless you're 'teasing' your hair - which I will get to), shake the can and spray 15cm away from your hair. Hard Head has the ability to hold a hairstyle without matting the hair and having the effect of superglue - you can comb through the hair to make small changes and adjustments and for good measures; add another little spritz.
For teasing your hair, you should section your hair and spray by the roots and then using a pintooth comb, comb using a backward motion from the direction of your hair. Be cautious of spraying too much and too close to the roots as you will clog the hair and it will become stiff. Try and spray with paused sprits' as you will get more of a controlled medium hold. Hard Head is suitable for teasing/back-combing your hair as unlike most hairspray's, it does not hold the hair in the exact position if you do not intend it to; therefore you can create volume and height using back-combing without it standing up by itself.
It's performance as a hairspray is great and does not have the inconveniences of most usual hairspray's on the market.
~~Texture, scent, practicality~~
When used correctly, Hard Head does not matte hair, does not clog the roots or pores together, does not create tangles and you can brush it out and then shampoo and condition as normal. Using this product correctly does not create issues with product build up and granted you use it sparingly, it will not damage your cuticle of your hair as long as you shampoo it out thoroughly and apply conditioner.
The scent is so much more pleasant compared to so many other hairsprays, I would not be embarrassed to sit on a bus in public and have the person behind me become nauseated from the ugly strong scents a lot have.
If only TIGI provided a smaller, more portable can it would be very practical for people on the go who are in windy or rainy weather who may need to do a touch-up!
~~Value, aesthetics of the product ~~
TIGI products are known for their price tag; and the majority of the products are worth the price tag. However, if you want a hairspray that provides the quality Hard Head does you will have to shop around a lot and yes you may find a few which are a few pounds less, however with the size of Hard Head it will last a long time - mine has lasted around 9 months!
Hard Head is in a large silver can which isn't as bold and beautiful as most of the TIGI Bed Head range, they could at least add some sparkles, eh? But it's practical and it works, what more can you ask more? - Except for a funkier image!
Personally, I wouldn't spend the money on this product again for the sole reason that I do not find the need for hairspray often and it would be sitting on my shelf collecting dust! - unless I find a good deal, then why not? It's useful! However if you usually wear large fancy up-do's and hairstyles then this will be a good addition to your hairstyling products!
Want a rock star rock hard style? You need Hard Head hard hold hairspray! This Hard Head spray is designed to provide maximum hold that could defy gravity should you so desire / '