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TIGI Bed Head Hard To Get Texturizing Paste
I have literally had this in my bathroom cupboard for years and used it on and off during that time, though I suppose it is now out of date and not at its optimum anymore. However I have used a fair amount of it to give a decent review.
The Hard To Get Texturizing Paste is part of the Bed Head branch of TIGI, who specialise in salon professional hair care and styling products. They are well known mid-range brand that produce a large range of items including shampoos and conditioners, hair sprays, gel and pastes, they also have a large range of products for men called B For Men.
The texturizing paste comes in a cute and very portable blue transparent ball container. The colour is lovely and almost neon and the title of the product 'Hard To Get' is in large silver lettering. The ball is split in two with the bottom half containing the paste and the top being what I can only describe as wasted space but that is its design and it does look quite funky. The top of the ball unscrews to reveal the paste inside. Each pot contains 42 grams of paste and a little of this goes a long way so the price of £8.50 is not so off putting.
TIGI says that this paste has;
A support factor of 3
A texture factor of 5
The ability to mold hair, texturize and create separation
Using the Paste
My hair is quite fine and straight and so I have to be careful of what I put in it. Often if I put in too much product it can look greasy and flat, which is not a good look! The paste itself is quite thick and has a rubbery texture to it, it is a white colour and very smooth to touch. The smell is delicious and makes you feel like you're in a salon.
I dip two fingers into the paste and then rub this all over the tops of my hands, then I use the product to define my layers by running my fingers through my hair. As I have said a little of this goes a long way and you wouldn't want to use much more than a little blob as it is very strong and slightly sticky so it really defines the areas of your hair that you put it in. The hold lasts all night (I only even style my hair like this when I am going out) and you can even re-mold it once it is applied at a later stage because it does set to a solid paste, which is great if you feel your hair has gone a bit limp.
This is a really good texturizing styling paste that genuinely holds your hair where you want it. I have mid length hair and it works well for what I want it to do, but I imagine this would be even better for short cropped hair and on guys. A tub of this retails for around £8.50 and is available online and in the supermarkets. Highly recommended!
This is normally not the type of product that I would purchase as I have only used Gel before with the odd foray in to using paste which I never took a liking to. However one of my work colleagues bought me this as a secret Santa gift, yes I know a little bizarre, and I have never gone back to the hair gel.
The design is pretty cool, it comes in a flashy blue ball, although don't worry it is slightly flat so that it can stand upright. The top half of the ball screws off to reveal a cover which protects the paste and the paste below which takes up about two thirds of the container.
It is pretty simple to use, unlike gel where you squirt some onto your hands and unleash on to your hair, here you just rub the paste and then apply it straight to your hair. The main thing however is not to take too big clumps of the paste that it gets left in your hair as that could be quite embarrassing.
What I like about the paste is that it is no nonsense unlike gel where you get wet look, dry look, extra strong hold and then with the paste it is just non greasy and gets the job done. It won't keep your hair stiff and gluey but just keeps your hair in place so it is a must to add some volume to my hair before I leave for the day.
In terms of cost you are looking at £10-12 depending on if you can get it on offer. A little on the pricey side but then the paste does last quite a while, although I can't give you an exact date but it depends on how much you put in your hair every day. I have been using mine for 3 months and have barely made a dent and think it will last me another year easily. Saying that though my hair is short so I only need a small amount at a time but even then I am impressed as with my gel it got used up pretty quickly.
Overall this is now a staple in my collection along with my other cosmetic products and I am happy to say I will no longer be going back to hair gel. It is a little pricey but in terms of the amount you get and how long the product lasts it presents excellent value for money.
The reason that I bought this product was because of cool ball shaped design. I tend to like Tigi Bed head products and thought that this looked interesting and indeed it does look quite interesting sat on my dressing table.
I bought the product for my own use, but my boyfriend has started dipping his mitts in my expensive hair wax. If you buy this product in hair salons they usually whack a huge price tag on it. If you shop for it online, you can pick it up for around £5.00.
The product comes in blue plastic sphere with a flat base so that it sits neatly on your dressing table. The bottom half is filled with the product and the top half screws off to reveal the product within. I would describe this item as hair wax but Tigi want to call it "texturizing paste." The consistency is slightly softer than wax but it is a similar colour and acts in the same way. It has a delicious fruity scent to it that is not overly powerful.
==Using the product==
After blow drying and styling my hair, I use this product to add texture and lift to my hair. I rub a very small amount between my fingers; around the size of a pea and massage it into my fingers heating it up slightly so it becomes softer. I then rub it through the ends of my hair in sections, pulling sections out, adding definition and lift. I often use the product to smooth fly away hair and control my fringe.
I like the product because it does not make my hair greasy or too heavy looking. It lifts the hair and makes it look voluptuous but without it looking clumpy. It gives the hair a slight natural looking shine, but on the whole I would describe the product as invisible once it is applied to the hair.
Once styled with the "texturizing clay" I would say that I do not have to mess with my hair much afterwards. I can go out on a night out and my hair stays where it should and continues to look voluptuous for the duration of the evening (unless it gets wet in the rain!)
I am pleased with the way the product works, it does not hold hair like get or hair spray as it allows hair to move freely looking natural and controlled. It smells great and makes styling much easier, it is relatively mess free and the look lasts for a long time.
Bed Head products are something that have slowly but surely overtaken my dressing table, bathroom, bedroom and household in general. Once I bought one I got addicted and wanted to say I had tried the whole range - so you can imagine, I'm not short of their products to say the least.
For those of you who are unaware, Bed Head is a product range which has been successfully produced by TIGI who also make other ranges for example Love Peace Planet, which focuses on being environmentally friendly. Their products in all ranges would be considered to be premium as they cannot be purchased from high street retailers and are generally a little bit more expensive than products you would use on a day to day basis. The Bed Head range has been developed to contain products to suit everyones hair, from hair spray to volumiser and from wax to leave in conditioner.
I purchased this from my local hair salon after the hairdresser had used it to style my hair following a cut and colour. My hair is long and of a very thick texture, so a wax and matte product isn't something I had ever thought of using before because as far as I was concerned, my hair was far too heavy to be held by a product like this. However I was really pleased with the way the hair dresser had applied it as my hair looked very textured and it defined my layers really well, while holding it in place at the same time. So, on top of the already rather hefty bill for a cut and colour, I asked for this to be added on to it! I wasn't particularly shocked when it set me back £12 having bought their products in the past but I am aware that this is quite expensive for what it is so it would put quite a few people off. Although never fear - more recently, Bed Head products have become available online for a fraction on the price with websites such as Amazon and eBay selling them at whole sale price for around £5, making that price much more easy to justify. And just for the record, I no longer buy my Bed Head products straight from the salon!
So the concept of this Hard to Get product is actually quite versatile. While it will assist you in creating a desirable hair style, it is also good for separation and creating texture through the hair. On top of that, it has to be said that the scent of this product is gorgeous, like most of the others in the range. It has a lovely fruity aroma that is really fresh and really lingers on the hair after use. For the price you say for this product, you would possibly expect it to come in a slightly larger tub as it is only 42g - however only a small amount of product is needed each time so it does end up lasting quite some time. The aesthetics of the product are lovely and vibrant as with most TIGI products, boasting a bright blue exterior that comes in an unusual spherical shape, something that you would struggle to find with normal high street branded products. The product name is displayed in white around the front and once you unscrew the lid you are presented with the product inside which you will notice looks quite thick in consistency.
When it came to using this product myself for the first time I found it hard to believe that I would be able to create the same look that my hair dresser had managed to do (you know how it is!). I had voiced this concern to my hair dresser at the time of purchase but she assured me it couldn't be simpler and gave me some brief but valuable instructions. So after washing, drying and straightening my hair it was looking a little bland and flat. I back combed it ever so slightly to give it some lift, then scooped out a pea sized amount of the Hard to Get Texturizing Paste onto my index finger. I then rubbed it between a few fingers to ensure it would distribute easily onto my hair and the paste through my layers, making sure I didn't go too close to the roots as I didn't want it to end up looking greasy. I found that while the product came off my fingers and onto my hair easily, it didn't stick to my hair in clumps it just softly had an effect by making my layers stand out much more and giving a bit of life to my hair that has a tendency to look limp.
After using the product, I was pleased with the look I had achieved and I was surprised at how easy it was to apply. However I wasn't convinced that the product would be strong enough to hold my hair in place for a decent amount of time. Because of that I spritzed my hair with some hair spray just to ensure it would stay put for the day. I would definitely recommend this product to create a nice style in the hair, but if like me your hair is long and quite thick I wouldn't say this is a good product to hold it in place, but just to create the initial style. All in all I use the product regularly and still have a lot left even with frequent use but I don't feel it is suitable for my hair type and I now realise why Bed Head are advertising this product as being most suitable for short and medium hair styles which won't be weighed down with a lot of length like mine. I'm not sure if i would buy it again, I will have to wait and see how I feel about it when it runs out but for now, I will give it 4 Dooyoo stars as it is helping me to create great hair styles.
As you would have seen from my previous reviews I love Bed Head products. My reason for buying this is that up until a few weeks ago I had short spiky layers in my hair, which needed some form of wax to spike them up. I had tried several cheaper makes from Boots and found that my hair bent and didn't stay stuck up.
I bought this after my hairdresser used it to finish my hair and I liked the way that my hair stayed spiked up for two whole days! I paid £11 for this, that was long before I discovered you can get these products on Amazon for a fraction of the price I have seen it on there for only £6 so you really need to shop around. The product comes in a round container which is blue in colour and it has the words 'Hard to Get' written across the front in white. A pot contains 42g of product which would last me about 6 months, I only use a small amount.
The product promises to give a light separated hold, create thickness and texture, moisturise and create a matt finish. The product gives a medium hold and is recommended for short to medium length hair. I used this after styling my hair with hairstraighteners. It contains: Soy milk and matricaria flower to moisturise
rosemary leaf extract that astringes and improves oily hair and finally beeswax to create thickness and texture.
I use a small amount about the size of a pea, I rubbed into the ends of my fingers then applied to my hair. I always use a small amount as it's better to add more later than to weigh your hair down. As with all Bed Head products this has a really nice watermelon fragrance. It could be used by men too although the scent may put you off! I noticed that my hair held in place all day, and that you could rework your style by using damp fingers. This is one of the best wax type products I have tried. I no longer use it as I am growing my hair out, but I would definately recommend it to ladies with short and spiky styles.
When I discovered Tigi I was over the moon the Bedhead range is one of the best ranges that I have ever used and with such a variety for all hair types and for all hair styles you are spoilt for choice when it comes to a decision on what to use.
Hard to get is a paste that is used to provide a strong hold to you hair so that its stays exactly where you need it to and what is better is has a matt finish so that your hair does not like most gels have a wet look or a shine to it, it enables you hair to look the same without looking like you have applied lots of hair product to your hair.
To use this product it is best applied onto dry hair although you can also apply to wet hair and you put a minimal amount on your finger tips and work it into your hair and this then enables you to style the hair to where you want it to.
It is suitable for al hair types and as like all Bedhead products it has a great fruity smell, in my opinion a watermelon fragrance to it, which is great especially if you hair needs a little refreshing.
I use this product when I am styling my hair so that I can put it up and know that it will stay in position and not all fall out which is great as I have blonde layered hair and it is not easy to get the right colour hair grips to keep my hair in place without them being visible. So tigi hard to get is the best product for this.
This is a great product and at £9.00 approximately I think it is well worth it, I do not wear my hair up everyday and you really need a small amount per use so this product lasts a long time which in my opinion makes it value for money. If you used it everyday this would be quite an expensive product to use daily.
Getting that textured, separated look isn't hard to get with TIGI Bed Head Hard to Get Texturizing Paste / Hard to Get gives a light matte, separated hold /