Tigi Bed Head Hair Stick Review (2022)

I’ll admit it, TikTok got me again: Gen Z’s favorite app has convinced me to make yet another beauty purchase, this time with the Tigi Bed Head Hair Stick. With 22.8 million views surrounding the wax stick, TikTokers haven’t been shy about sharing that it doesn’t leave roots oily, how well works with different textures, and that it’s everything your sleek bun could ask for. Since it’s landed among the best hairstyling products on the platform, I just had to put it to the test myself.

For reference, I have naturally thick, curly hair with a 3C curl pattern, but I do wear it blown-out often and almost always have flyaways up top. I’ve used creams, pomade, gels, and beyond to try and tame them, whether I keep my hair down or wear it in a sleek ponytail or bun. the problem While they worked ASAP, I found that I kept having to re-apply them or my flyaways would be visible in a few hours again—so I was more than happy to give the Tigi Bed Head Hair Stick a test run.

Based on the TikTok videos, I knew it had a generous amount of product and therefore wasn’t something that’d be gone quickly—so I was delightfully surprised that the price tag was on the more affordable side. Before I used it, I watched several different tutorials, where some users applied the stick directly onto flyaways or areas with frizz, and others applied it onto their hands first and then their dry hair. Since I’m a newbie, I chose to go with the latter method—I wanted to style my already straightened hair in a sleek bun with a middle part (one of my go-to looks) but I didn’t want to risk overwhelming it with goops of hair wax.

First, I used a hair brush to detangle any kinks and pulled my hair into a ponytail before wrapping it into a bun. Then, I simply rubbed the wax onto my left index, middle, and ring fingers and swiped it onto each side of my hair close to the part. For me, my flyaways tend to be right along my part, so there was no need for me to brush my hair again after applying the product. And while I didn’t feel the need to apply it to my entire head, I’d guess that using it with my natural texture—for a curly ponytail, for instance—would require more product.

The wax itself had a subtle, clean scent, and it’s not super-sticky despite having heavier ingredients like beeswax, candelilla wax, and castor oil. I especially appreciated its strong hold and semi-matte finish, so there was no greasy giveaway that my hair was topped off with wax. A big gripe with other styling products I’ve used to smooth flyaways is that they’re often heavy and cause a ton of buildup, but that’s not the case with this formula.

If I could sum how it works in a not-so-literal way: It erases your flyaways. Even with a quarter-size amount of product on your fingertips, the piece-y look simply disappears. It’s also made for all hair types, and there’s no difference if you have short hair or long hair—it’ll make it sleek regardless. In fact, with a firm hold like this, you could even use it for a spiked look, if that’s your thing.

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