Tigi Bed Head is probably best known for the Urban Antidotes range. There is six products in the range, three shampoos and three conditioners. The range is divided into three levels of damage. Re-energize (green bottles) is the first level of damage, it’s designed for hair that needs a little bit of help getting back to good health so it helps hydrate and condition hair while protecting colour. The next stage up is Recovery (blue bottles) this is for hair which is bit more damaged from heat and colouring. For really damaged hair there is the Resurrection range (red bottles), this range is designed to rescue really dry and damaged hair.
I use the Recovery range and I can really see a difference in my hair when I use it so I was excited to find out the range is expanding to include a new shampoo and three new hair masks.
TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes Reboot Scalp Shampoo is designed for scalps that need a little bit of extra help in the moisture department. It contains Zinc Pyrithione which gets rid of any product build up at the scalp and helps any moisture problems. It can be used with any of the Urban Antidotes Conditioners and is priced at £11.50.
There is also three new Intense Treatment Masks, one for each level of damage. The Re-Energise mask (green) is designed to help smoothness and shine while Recovery (blue) is designed to intensely hydrate hair and Resurrection (red) is designed to repair damaged hair. The masks are each priced at £14.95.
Have you tried the range before? What did you think? Will you be trying any of the new launches?
Recently L’Oreal launched a new range of products to their Elvive range. I have to say I’ve always been quite indifferent to the Elvive range but I am a huge fan of the Ever Pure range. I think L’Oreal used their expertise in hair care fantastically to create an amazing, sulphate-free range.
The Fibrology range is very scientific and I have to say, I don’t quite know (or understand) the ins and outs of how it works but basically the range is designed to swell each strand of hair to make it look and feel thicker long term using patented technology. I think this is part of the unique selling point for this range, most thickening products temporarily thicken the hair until the next wash but this claims to maintain thickness after each wash. For information on the science behind the products, this link http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/fibrology/index.aspx, has more details.
I should point out two things when it comes to thickening products. Firstly, I would describe my hair has around average in thickness, I don’t have thin hair but I don’t have thick, coarse hair but I do use thickening products when I want “big” hair. Secondly, I’m quite sceptical of thickening products, they make my hair feel sticky and crispy and sometimes they make my hair a bit frizzy because it’s not thin enough to use such products.
I’ve used this twice now and I could see and feel a difference in my hair. It felt like I had thicker hair but not frizzy or coarse, each strand felt smooth. My hair tends to be quite flat, regardless how much I blow dry it but this made my hair feel bouncier than usual. I usually wear my hair straight because I’m a bit useless at doing anything else but I used this and then I curled my hair using a conical wand and I noticed my hair kept a curl longer. I also know people with finer hair than me and they absolutely love and can see a huge difference in their hair.
The shampoo and conditioner is great but I have one little problem these products. After used these products my hair was very tangled and quite difficult to brush, even with a Tangle Teezer. I had to use a leave in conditioner and my Tangle Teezer to tackle small sections of hair at a time because I could not get the knots of out hair. I think the reason behind the tangles was the fact the products are swelling each strand of hair and because my hair isn’t very fine, it caused tangles. Also I don’t think the conditioner was moisturising enough for my hair.
So taking into account, I do really recommend these products because they are good and I will use them but I won’t be using them regularly, only when I want big hair.
Have you tried the range? What do you think?
I’ve just finished these two products and I have a stock of hair care products so I wasn’t in a rush to buy these again but once I started using other products I realised how brilliant this combination was. I’m a massive fan of Charles Worthington hair products, especially since the brand re-launched their products.
Moisture Sealer is designed to hydrate hair and is suitable for all hair types, even coloured hair. I don’t have particularly dry hair but I do heat style my hair almost daily so I use product to hydrate my hair before it dries out. The shampoo and conditioner smells amazing, all the Charles Worthington products smell good.
The products are very hydrated, after I’ve used them, my hair feels very soft and managed and the shine is unbelievable. It looks like I’ve just had my hair done at a salon.
I’ve repurchased another set of these products and I can’t see myself using anything else for a while because both products are just brilliant.
The Charles Worthington range is available at Boots and the shampoo and conditioner is priced at £5.99.
I love the L’Oreal Hair Expertise range, since it launched its the only shampoos and conditioners I’ve used. I’ve tried a few different kinds within the range, I’m sure this is a new addition to the range because I don’t remember seeing it before.
I really like the range because it’s sulphate free and I’ve been looking sulphate free hair care for a long time but its always been premium brands because no high street brands did it (Liz Earle does a good mid-priced one). They range is designed to cleanse hair without causing any damage and there are several different types so there is a combination for everyone.
This one is designed for those with (even coloured hair) and unmanageable hair. I don’t have particularly damaged hair but it can sometimes be unruly and I want to prevent damage before it happens. This is my perfect shampoo and conditioner, my feels soft and healthy and tamed but not flat and lifeless.
The range is currently on offer in Boots at 3 for £12 which is great offer because the shampoos and conditioners are £5.99, so you’re virtually getting another item for free, I recommend the matching mask, EverRiche or the Heat Protection Spray.
Have you tried any of the Hair Expertise range? What do you think?