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I love Tigi products in fact I love hair products, I spend so much money on things for my hair and most of them end up on the shelf for years before eventually getting binned as they are past their best! This was another impulse buy of mine. My hairdresser always talks me into buying these new revolutionary products every time I go to get my hair coloured. This cost me around £16! I have since seen it on Amazon for around £10.
The product comes in a very stramge shaped bottle which is long and thin at the top and thicker at the bottom. The dispenser is cap down which is ideal for getting every last drop out of the bottle.
The product is designed to smooth hair and calm frizz as well as acting as a dehumidifyer. It is designed for all hair types but particularly over processed and overstyled hair.
This product needs to be used on clean hair. After washing and styling you need to apply a small amount to your mid lengths and roots. The product smells like strawberries it is really fruity and nice. The lotion has a thin texture but a word of caution you only need a tine amount, less is definately more, you can always apply more but not take away. My hair has good and bad days like most people! it is highlighted and some days it is really dry particularly if it is due a cut and colour on these days this product is excellent for smoothing down flyaways and making my hair look soft and shiny without being too heavy. I have found though that if I use too much of this product I end up with greasy locks and need to wash my hair sooner than I normally would. I can't say that the product has stopped my hair going frizzy when it is humid outside, but then again nothing normally works for my hair!
This product lasts for ages so it is definately worth the money. It conditions and smoothes split ends as well as adding a nice shine to your hair. I would give this 4 out of 5.
Recently I have been venturing into the S Factor range after always enjoying Bedhead products and a few others within the TIGI range. The quality of their products always amazes me as my hair can be so awkward because it is really long, but TIGI products always seem to allow me to reign it back in! Their products are often a little pricey, but I feel it is important to give your hair little treats every now and then, and the products do tend to last quite a while.
I often suffer from split ends and frizziness, particularly when I get my GHDs out in an attempt to tame my frizzy locks. I use a number of other products but they never seem to do the job properly. When I saw this product I was attracted to the description as well as the shape of the bottle which like the others is somewhat odd, but attractive. I bought this after a recommendation from my hairdresser when I was explaining my annoyance about my frizzy hair as she seemed to think it would do the trick and I'm glad I took her word for it!
The product smells like strawberries and is literally good enough to eat. I find that it is better to use on blow dried hair as the last part of your beauty routine after you have styled it and everything else. This is when my frizziness usually appears so it works better for me to do it at this stage. I was really pleased with the results that I noticed from this product. They were really visible immediately which was great and I actually felt suprised. I used an amount of the size of a 5 pence piece and it smoothed away all my frizzy bits straight away. Not only did it work immediately, the results lasted and stayed all day.
I'm sure that my hairdressers must see me coming a mile off. They know how much I love Tigi hair products, especially when they smell amazing. They also know that if they use the product on my hair, I'm likely to end up buying it. So they use different products every time I go there.
When my hairdresser put Tigi S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer on my hair, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. The way it looked, smelt and felt was incredible and a few minutes later, I was buying it at the counter. It's not cheap at around £16 for 200ml but it last's a very long time. I've already had mine for over a year. The bottle, as with all S Factor products is disappointingly boring for a Tigi product but you know the saying, it's what's on the inside that counts.
Its purpose according to Tigi, is to promote healthy hair, with a smooth, sleek, controlled finish. It is designed to lock in the hair's natural moisture while humectants control fly aways and tame the frizz caused by humidity calming your hair from root to tip. It promises that it contains exquisite ingredients which will allow you to treat your hair to the ultimate pampering experience leaving it with a silky luxurious texture and instantly sleek locks.
The product has an aroma so sweet and enchanting, it could be worn as perfume. And once it is on your hair, you are on your way to compliment city with a one way ticket as it is very noticeable for hours afterwards. The liquid itself is beautifully shimmering and pearly. If you rub it onto your hands, you will see the illuminating particles that will give your hair an invigorating shine. It can be used on wet or dry hair and is suitable for all hair types.
As with all hair products, if you use too much of this defrizzer & tamer, you'll end looking like you've been working in a chip shop. Only a small amount is needed. I use it all over when my hair is wet and then on the under layers when dry, using very sparingly on the ends. You can reapply as needed.
I have very frizzy hair and I wouldn't say that it tames my hair completely although it goes a long way to doing so and there is a noticable improvement. It does make your hair shine and the aroma is beautiful and long lasting. This is not a product that you couldn't live without, but it certainly is a divine little extra to have around.
I'm a big fan of TIGI hair care products, particularly their shampoos and conditioners, so when I was looking for a product to smooth the broken ends of my long, straight hair it seemed natural to see what they had to offer. I had come across the s factor range before, having used their flat iron protection spray but had not purchased many products from the range. I remembered that my hairdresser had used this smoothing lusterizer on my hair and it had seemed to do the job, so I purchased myself a bottle at around £10 online.
This is a defrizzer and hair tamer. It can be used either on just washed hair before drying or as a finishing product on dried and styled hair. The bottle is rather a novel shape and made of flexible plastic so that the product can be squeezed easily from the bottom of the bottle. The design of the bottle helps to ensure that you can get the product out of the bottle easily as it is stored so that the liquid is squeezed from the bottom. However, I have found that, in doing so, the product escapes a little quicker than I would sometimes like & therefore leaves me with excess product that I can not use.
The lusterizer is a creamy liquid and fairly thick. It is white in colour with a sparkly appearance in the light - so when applied to your hair it adds shine and sparkle. I do find it quite sticky on my hands though and need to wash them thoroughly after applying. It has quite a distinctive, almost fruity, scent which does linger in your hair after application.
There's no doubt that the cream does smooth the hair and defrizz, with cuticles flattened. This leaves my hair shiny, however, because of the stickiness of the cream my hair does sometimes feel tacky and heavy if applied to the finished style. If too much product is applied, it can leave the hair appearing oily - particularly if applied near the scalp which is where my problem areas are as I like to flatten down broken hairs here.
I tend to therefore apply to my wet hair after washing to prevent this appearance, using a dollop roughly the size of a 10 pence piece (I have very long and thick hair, less should be used for shorter hair). This removes the likelihood of overapplying to the finished style but, whilst defrizzing, does not have the desired effect on the broken ends.
A decent product but I remain unconvinved that this is the best there is on offer. I'm sure if you have the skill to determine exactly the right amount of product for your hair that this will leave it looking sleek and shiny, but this is not a skill I readily possess (particularly when in a rush!) If your hair is only slightly frizzy and needs only minimal taming, this may be the finishing product for you as it will add shine to your hair, but for anything more than that it may struggle to do the job that you require.
What is it?
This product is a smoothing lusterizer. It describes itself as a Defrizzer and Tamer that "silkifies, softens" and "fights humidity". I bought it after it was used on my hair during a visit to a hairdresser to help me tackle the frizz that the ends of my hair are prone to and I would recommend that others use it for a similar purpose.
The lotion itself is an attractive iridescent white substance which smells rather like strawberries. It feels silky to the touch, and lives up to its claims of making hair soft and smooth. When I feel that my hair is getting frizzy and bushy, a small pea sized amount of this lotion helps to tame it and restore some control!
It comes in a simple white bottle, with a slightly unusual shape - kind of like a flame or water droplet. The plastic it is made from feels substantial, but easy enough to squeeze for use.
To apply, flip the cap and gently squeeze to bring out some of the lotion. Rub it slightly between your fingertips and then run your hands through your hair. A very small dollop will be sufficient to cover shoulder-length hair, though you are free to experiment with the right amount for you. I only use it on my ends, as my roots are prone to greasiness without any extra product.
This product will come out with a wash, but otherwise the effects appear to be quite long-lasting. I sometimes re-apply it, but that could be more to do with my unnatural attraction to its smell... :P
The product, like many others of the same kind, does leave residue on your fingers, but this wears off fairly quickly (with the added bonus of smooth feeling fingertips!)
Alongside other defrizzing products, this one is definitely more expensive. I haven't tried many but I enjoy using this product more than others I have used in the past by Frizz-Ease and L'Oreal.
I have seen it priced at £29 (!!) but the average seems to be around £13, with low prices of £8 available.
If you decide to grab it, I hope you like it as much as I do.
also posted on ciao under the same name
I brought this Lusterizer after buying a set of the Conditioner, Shampoo and Lusteriser on special offer at approx £17 for the set! Considering the Lusterizerer has a R.R.P of £14.30 for 200 ml this was a good buy.
I have never brought a Lusterizer before and would not have tried one if it had not been in the special promotion pack i brought after deciding i need a alternative to my usual range i use as i felt my hair had got use to them and was not looking its best anymore.
I was looking at Tigi products after reading great reviews and found the S Factor smoothing range. As i straighten my hair (which is quite frizzy) twice a week they looked like to be a product that might step upto the mark.
Tigi S-Factor boosts of being a premium range of products that will create hair you've only ever dreamt of!
S-Factor is ideal for all hair types as it smoothes straight hair, enhances gloss in short hair, combats and calms frizz-prone curls. And the products are also ideal for coloured hair; offer heat protective qualities and condition hair effortlessly.
The Lusterizer is advertised as a lightweight styling lotion designed to lock in the hairs' natural moisture whilst control's fly-a-way hair and tames unruly hair caused by humidity. Hair looks brilliant and healthy. Smoothing Lusterizer is a must for any client's daily styling regime.
It come in a plastic trendy but strange shaped bottle and does stand out sitting on your bathroom shelf!
On using for the first time i have to say i was worried it would be "glupey" in my hair and cause it to look dull. Like the other products in the range this it has the same sweet girly scent with a hint of strawberry i think. The scent lingers on your hair for a while which makes you feel good and uplifting.
The Lusterizer is a thick metallic pearlised white liquid. It can be massaged into your hair dry or wet. I have been stroking it through my hair when its dry just before i am going to straighten with my GHD's.
I have now been using it for 6 weeks and because i use the other products in this range i am not sure if it does create more shine or softens. I definately think it does help my hair with humidity which i am a victim to - Have you ever seen the Friends episode where Monica goes to Barbados and has bad big hair issues due to humidity? - That could be me! :O(
Would i buy again - i am still not sure. If i saw it on offer i would be tempted but just as equally tempted to try some of the other heat protections and mositurisers in this range.
Moisture Serum / Restore, protect, moisturise & shine in one step / This lightweight hair primer serum is made with sunflower seed extract to provide protection against heat and environmental damage, while restoring moisture and balance to the hair / Humectants fight humidity to create a smooth finish that lasts from day to night / Directions for use: Use in either wet or dry hair / Simply smooth an even amount through your hair from roots to ends / Satisfaction is guaranteed!