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I have been growing my hair and I like it to be really straight, normally it is quite wavy and can be a little dry if I straighten it too much, for this reason I like to use products that will make my hair as straight as possible with the minimum effort of heat styling. I bought the salon size bottles from Amazon it's £26 for the shampoo and the conditioner. The large bottles contain 750ml of shampoo and come with a pump action dispenser.
The bottle is fairly plain, it is solid white with the S Factor logo. The shampoo is advertised as being for all hair types. It states on the bottle it will smooth straight hair, combat frizz in curly or wavy hair and calm afro hair. It also states the shampoo will add shine and gloss as well as conditioning. Like other Tigi products the shampoo also contains a heat protection formula to prevent hair from damage.
The shampoo needs to be applied to wet hair, lathered well then rinsed before following on with the conditioner in the same range for best results. Like other Tigi products I have used in the past the shampoo is concentrated so I only needed a small amount to get a really good lather. The shampoo is a pale red colour and smells really fruity and fresh.
After washing my hair I did follow on with the conditioner as recommended.
After using this my hair looked really nice. I normally need to straighten my hair really well after blow drying however I found that this shampoo calmed my hair so much that after just using the hairdryer and a paddle brush my hair looked really smooth and sleek, I only needed to run the straighteners over quickly which my poor hair was probably thankful for. I didn't have any flyaway hairs and my hair felt in really good condition. Normally it would stay straight until I either get hot or it's damp outside, I did get caught in a little drizzle and I was pleased that my hair still stayed relatively frizz free.
I would definately recommend this shampoo, I love Tigi products and I definately think it is worth paying the extra as your hair does tend to look so much better in my opinion.
I have to say when my hairdresser used this product on my hair I was quite impressed - but hey - doesn't your hair always feel 'salonated' when you step out and, if like me after just one wash, it is back to normal.
My lovely hairdresser (who looks about 12) tried to sell me a 750ml bottle for £25 but I decided to checkout the prices online and eBay to get get the best deal.
I finally found the same size at £15.55 so decided to treat myself and although it is a great shampoo I have been able to find far cheaper which do just as good a job I have to say.
This S Factor shampoo is in the higher range as it is classed as 'luxurious' and indeed it looks very stylish with its rectangular shape and thick plastic dispenser at the bottom.
Tigi claim this helps to help tame split ends, help repair coloured hair whilst counteracting frizz - in other words, I guess, to smooth the hair.
When I first opened the bottom to dispense the shampoo I was immediately met with a light and fresh fragrance which is very pleasant - a little hard to describe but certainly not flowery or too feminine so I am guessing this would be OK for men to use (although Tigi make special men's shampoos etc)
The actual shampoo is thick, creamy consistency and has a pearlescence running through it. Beacuse of the consistency there is no need to use much more than the size of a pea. I have shoulder length hair and a couple of peas (!) are sufficient to get a good lather and a good result. Despite the thickness it rinses off easily and, personally, I find it works best with the matching Tigi conditioner.
I had good results but not spectacular but there again I do not really have 'problem hair' - my hair only goes frizzy if I get caught in the rain, I do not have split ends but it IS coloured and must amit this product slightly enhanced the highlights I have.
Recently I lost my conditioner though and had to use one I bought from Boots and I have to admit that there was little change in my hair. I have had good results with gentle shampoos using Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo to much more expensive ones so I have to say this is not any special or exciting and definitely is not cheap.
I would like to have this given to me but would hesitate spending so much when cheaper shampoos do just the same job.
- good when used with conditioner by Tigi
- expensive compared to others
- smells good
- lasts ages
- my hair did feel soft and had more body
- it did away with my temporary frizziness
- would advise trying a sample or borrow one from a kind friend before buying
- 3 stars from me.
And so my search continues for the ultimate shampoo. Ideally one which smooths and straightens, delivers volume and body, smells great, leaves hair full of bounce and vitality and is within a reasonable price range. That's why I have so many bottles in the bathroom, because I can't get all the same things out of one shampoo. I came close with the new Cheryl Cole endorsed Loreal shampoo, but I think my hair is becoming immune to it!
S Factor is higher grade produce from Tigi. Think of the catwalk range then imagine a deluxe selection. The Smoothing shampoo is designed to counteract frizz, tame split ends and assist coloured hair in repair, thanks to a pro vitamin B 5 complex. The look of the bottle is sexy and sleek and the colour bursts with radiance. It looks elegant and chic in my bathroom. I would like to quibble with the price tag, which is pretty dear. Close to fourteen pounds for 200ml, so try and shop online to bag a bargain.
As it is rich and creamy, you need a tiny drop. The shampoo lathers up a treat and will appeal to the nose too with the warm fruity fragrance. Thums up so far then. It rinses with ease and leaves no sticky mess or residue on the hair or round the bath.
After effects are pleasing initially. The shampoo performed best when it tackled by fringe, helping to calm the frizzy tips, though these did return a few hours into the day. Best results are achieved with flat irons after using this. I would say this is a treat shampoo for people who want a little indulgence, but the price tag would put me off making it a regular buy. Good smell, good rich lather and a good smoothing effect, but not so drop dead wow that I couldn't live without it.
I have been looking round for 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 suitable alternative.
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.
There is a wide varied range in the S Factor line. I brought a set of the Conditioner, Shampoo and Lusteriser on special offer at approx £17 for the set! Considering this Shampoo is usually R.R.P £13.30 for 200 ml this felt like a good buy.
The lavish Tigi S-Factor Smoothing Shampoo advertises itself as Effectively rejuvenating your hair. It silkifies and softens your hair, while adding lustrous shine to it.The Smoothing Shampoo has Pro Vitamin B5 complex, which strengthens your hair, while sealing in moisture to it. Your hair will be left incredible soft, silky and smooth.
It come in a pink plastic rectangle shape bottle with a chunky plastic dispenser at the bottom which it sits on and does look expensive and salon looking!
On using for the first time i have to say i liked it but was not 100% sure. It has a georgous sweet girly scent with a hint of citrus i think. The scent lingers on your hair for the rest of the day which is nice and fresh feeling .
The shampoo itself is a thick metallic pearlised pink liquid. I found you did need a lot of it to massage in and get a good lather going. After using the shampoo my hair is always fresh feeling, soft and smells great. As said previously it leaves a georgous lingering smell and i always feel i have just been to the salon and had my hair washed there when i use it. It does seem to do as it advertises and my hair does seem less frizzy and easier to straighten as well as looking healthy and shiny.
I have now been using it for 6 weeks and still find it a good buy. I would not pay the full R.R.P price of £13.30 for it so i do keep a eye out for it in the sales and when its been reduced and stock up on it then. I am happy to pay £8 - 9 maximum for it.
Sulfate-Free Daily Dose Shampoo / This gentle, sulfate and paraben-free shampoo is made with a fortifying Healthy Hair Complex of Nettle, Yucca, White Ginger, Horsetail and Rosemary to promote healthy hair and scalp for fuller, stronger hair / Ideal for hair with extreme damage caused by environmental elements, heated tools or over-processing / Directions for use: Use daily and follow with Health Factor Daily Dose Conditioner /