Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TiGi Bed Head Hard to Get Texturizing Paste

I purchased this orb of texturizing goodness at a local salon for approximately $20 CDN. One of these spherical pots contains 1.5 oz of product. Make sure you open yours up before you pick it up and make sure that there is a plethora of un-tampered hair product in the packaging. A few that I checked were showing signs of old age, and I wanted the 'best' one I could get. 

According to, Hard to Get is supposed to create thickness and separation in your hair, all while moisturizing and leaving your hair feeling and smelling clean. The formula is matte, so it won't add any shine to your hair after application.

On, this texturizing paste received a whopping 4.6/5 lippies (27 reviews), with 88% wanting to re-purchase this.

The packaging for this product is SUPER cute. I mean, who wouldn't want to leave this sitting out on their vanity?! This translucent blue spherical orb is tres adorable. It's very small - palm-sized. It features a twist-off cap, and a little plastic insert that keeps the product fresh and from contamination. You can throw the insert out, or leave it in and take it off and replace it each time you want to use the product.

The cardboard disc attached to it when you buy it though, is a little tacky - so I pulled it off. Unfortunately, getting the glue off the bottom of the sphere was a little more challenging and required some serious elbow grease to pry off so it didn't stick to everything I set it on. So that was a little bit of a pain in the you-know-what.

The texturizing paste itself is a very dense, almost buttery-textured balm. There isn't a lot of give to the product in the jar, so one of two things needs to happen: you need to really dig your finger in there to get some product out, or you need to rub your fingers around on the surface of the product several times to warm it up enough to transfer to your fingertips. The latter method gets less product out of the jar and ensures you waste less product in the long haul, but it also takes eons for me to get enough product to do my whole head...

The scent is amazing. I love the scent of Bed Head products, though I can never quite describe them - they just smell like fruity wonderfulness. The scent also lingers in your hair after application. It's not obnoxious, but it definitely adds that extra something special to your hair. If you hate the scent in the store, you're probably not going to appreciate the scent lingering on your hair for part of the day either...

Hard to Get is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I absolutely adore this product. I was taking quite a leap of faith in purchasing it, especially since it's a steep price tag for the amount of product you're getting. However, I am so impressed with this.

It creates the piecey, textured look to my hair that I want with incredible ease. It doesn't clump up my hair in an unattractive fashion, and it doesn't make my hair look greasy or unmanageable. The hold is RIDICULOUS. My style will last all day and then some with this product. It doesn't make my hair tacky or goopy - it's still touchable hours later.

After about 8 hours of partying it up with the fam jam,
Easter-style, my hair is still looking intact and bombshell-esque.
Even after I sleep on my hair, the remnants of my textured look from the day before still remain. Brush through this, flat iron over it... and it still looks amazing. AND this product is amazing at keeping my bangs in place - I'll just take the tiniest smidge and work it through my bangs, and voila - I don't have separated, crazy bangs.

A little bit goes a long way too. I don't need oodles of product to accomplish the style I want, though the product is difficult to manipulate in the orb.

This is a definite must-have for me in my hair styling arsenal - especially with my short hair do, now. This product makes me want to keep my short hair all whimsical-like for a very long while. I love the way it looks when it's texturized and piecey... and Hard to Get definitely makes this process a whole lot easier. I think I spend 10 to 20 minutes less on my hair now since getting this product, and I use about 3 times less hairspray than before.

I'd have to say that this is one of those 'holy grail' products for me. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great texturizing paste - it's fantastic, and definitely worth the extra dineros.

5 out of 5 stars.
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What's your favorite hair styling product!?!


  1. Really good review! Thank you for sharing.

    I've been using regular matte clay products but don't like the stickyness

    Do you do anything else to achieve that look? Flat iron?

    1. I use a blow-dryer to achieve the volume, and then flip out the ends with my flat iron. Spraying the ends with hairspray afterwards and styling as desired really helps too :) Thanks for the comment!

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