I have been very excited to share my new haircare routine with you beauties, but I’ve been waiting until I’ve given the products a good couple of weeks of use before I rave about them…but…the day has come!
I have to say however, the Tigi Bedhead Colour Combat Colour Goddess range had me at hello, well, had me at first sniff anyway. A little while ago I read a review of the products on another blog (tragically I can’t find the link) and the blogger had claimed that when she used these products she had to resist the urge to lick her shower walls because the smell was so delicious! I can’t say the idea of munching on things in my bathroom was appealing, but as a sucker for any beauty product which has the slightest dessert scent, I had to check the range out.
I had also just coloured my hair, which some of you may remember if you read my new hair post here. Going from dark blonde to red brown meant I had to change my haircare routine to keep the colour in, especially because I have since made the colour permanent.
After a brief dalliance with some supermarket colour care products I found the Tigi Bed Head Colour Combat Colour Goddess range at a local haircare store. The staff in the store said they’d just popped the product on the shelf that day (despite the range being officially available for a couple of months), because they’d been selling out the remainder of the Tigi Bedhead colour care range first.
Some of you may have used the Dumb Blonde line, I did when my hair was lighter (FYI that smells awesome too). Apparently the Colour Combat range is replacing Tigi Bed Head’s old colour care shampoos, conditioners and products. The Colour Combat Colour Goddess products I’m referring to here are designed for red/brunette hair (and used to be called Brunette Goddess), but Tigi Bed Head also has the Colour Goddess Dumb Blonde line available for lighter tresses.
Ok, so, on to the products! I’ve been using the full line for brunette/red hair, that’s Shampoo (RRP $24.95), Conditioner (RRP$24.95) and Leave in Conditioner Spray (RRP$26.95). The Colour Combat Colour Goddess range looks like this:
Funky packaging huh? Well what’s inside is just as good! The scent of the product is of course the first thing you notice. It is a strong rich caramel nougat type scent, creamy, sweet and lovely, (actually it reminds me a lot of caramel eclairs) and the fragrance is equally strong in all three products.
After washing your hair, the sweet caramel smell remains for hours, and you can easily freshen it up with a quick spritz of the spray in conditioner throughout the day if you like. Yum!
In regards to how the products measure up, you get pretty much what you’d expect from a decent shampoo and conditioner, but it has a few aspects that make it stand out for me.
Tigi claims that the Colour Goddess products “keep hues delicious…protect(s) colour vibrancy and shield(s) hair from colour loss” while also smoothing hair, adding shine and protecting the hair from UV damage. I think my hair is significantly smoother, and shiny, and the colour is staying vibrant and fresh.
The shampoo is a slightly runny gel like formula, with a light honey colour, flecked with shimmering particles, it’s actually quite pretty in the light! It lathers up well, and gives your hair that nice clean feeling, pretty standard really (but the awesome scent makes it extra special!).
Here are a few pics of the shampoo:
As for the conditioner it’s a rich heavy formula, with a texture that reminded me a lot of body butter. It adheres to the hair when you apply it, and you need to rinse pretty well to get it out if you leave it on for a few minutes like I always try to do with conditioner. Once the conditioner is washed out thoroughly, your hair is left with a nice moisturised texture, without it being coated in that kind of filmy residue some conditioners can leave behind.
Here are some pics of the conditioner:
Finally, the Leave-In Conditioning Spray is a nice touch, and as I mentioned before, you can use it to add the scent to your hair throughout the day, or freshen up if you’re not washing your hair. I think it adds a deeper shine to my hair, but I didn’t find it overly moisturising, especially when I sprayed it on the ends alone. I’d definitely recommend using another product as well if you have any problems with dry or damaged ends. I do like the fact that this leave in conditioner doesn’t make my hair look dirty or greasy though, like a lot of other ones can, and it seems to refresh my colour, I’ll definitely repurchase it if I keep my red/brown colour.
Here are just a few shots of my hair immediately after using all three products(and blow-drying), pretty clean, soft and shiny!
Be sure to tell me what you think beauties, have you tried any of the Tigi Bed Head Colour Combat products? I’d be interested to know if the Dumb Blonde formula has changed at all.