“ Brand: Tigi / Type: Hair Spray / Subcategory: Hair Treatment „
When I had short hair and used clay or putty to spike the hair in different unworldly directions I found quite often that the product lacked the ability to add shine and it would be far as few between that could without looking greasy when you did find that combination.
I asked for advice from a Toni and Guy assistant at the time and they advised this product that when they spritz it on, looked okay. It added a shimmery shine and looked as though the whole appearance of my hair was more jazzy and funky.
I really liked it...then I walked out the salon going on my merry way when a few hours later my whole hair looked as though it had not been washed for days!
Now I really believe that because it was Summer the humidity had a lot to do with it and walking around London and travelling in various conditions didn't help.
The lift or bounce my hair had fell flat quite quickly and woe be you if you run your hands through your hair as this can worsens, the product and leave a greasy feel on your hands.
The spritz itself smelt wonderful and I got it back out to use in winter but I was so very conscious of what it did before and going into a humid restaurant meant I really couldn't relax worrying that people thought I had not washed my hair.
For me, this product sadly didn't work. Try a sample if you can first but wait all day and in different conditions before you buy as it can cost on average £13.
I like my hair to look as shiny and healthy as possible so I am often buying products which enhance its shine. I am also a big fan of the TIGI products so I thought I would give Camera Ready a go.
What does the product do?
The product is labelled as being a shiner and a defrizzer. Both of which is needed by myself. It promises to leave the hair shinier, silkier and smelling completely delicious.
How do you use the product?
The product can be applied to hair that is damp or hair that is dry. You mist the product over the hair, holding it about 30cm from the hair and then dry or style as normal.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a bright blue plastic partly which is partially transparent and you can see the product inside. It has a pump action and it has catwalk written on the front in white writing. There is a tiny bit of extra information given on the back but this is mostly in a different language. The product costs around £5.99 to buy and it can be bought from most good hair dressers and also from a variety of websites.
Application and Performance
The product has quite a strong aroma to it. You can smell is strongly when you first use the product and you can smell on the hair long after use. It smells exactly like watermelon and after having had a bad experience with a watermelon vodka, the aroma does make me feel quite sick. The majority of people won't have this problem though and most people should get along with the aroma. Quite a small amount of the product is released when you push down on the dispenser and it comes out as a fine mist. The consistency of the product is quite a greasy one so you need to make sure that you don't hold the bottle too close to the hair to ensure it is dispensed evenly and to stop the hair from looking greasy.
You don't need to use much of the product in order to achieve the desired results and less is more with this product. The bottle is easy to hold and to control. The product doesn't make my hair tangled or make it hard like a hair spray sometimes can. My hair still feels silky and soft after use and it most definitely has a lovely shine to it both to the naked eye and also when I've had photographs taken. It doesn't make my hair feel unclean and it feels completely comfortable on the hair. I can't say it has any effect on the frizziness of my hair at all but I bought it mainly to make my hair shine so I don't mind this to much. The product is easily washed out using my usual shampoo.
All in all, this is a lovely product to leave the hair looking shiny and healthy. It smells nice, even though it evokes some bad memories for me! It doesn't tangle the hair or leave it looking greasy, providing that it is used correctly and the hair still feels soft and silky after use. I'm knocking a star off as I don't think it actually defrizzes my hair but other than that, this is a good product.
I received this product as part of a set for Christmas in 2010 along with a shampoo and conditioner. I had never tried this product before but as it claims to make you 'camera ready' by being a "shiner and defrizzer for silky, shiny, smell so...good hair" I thought it was making some pretty strong claims so must be good. I'd also seen my hairdresser use this product on other people in his salon, but never me. I wasn't disappointed when I tried it!
It comes in a 100ml bottle with a plastic protective lid over the plunger applicator. The first thing i noticed when I spritzed this over my hair was how delicious it smells. I also found that the smell lasted most of the day with people commenting on how nice I smelt (I didn't have any perfume on). The product is quite watery which I like as I find that anything too thick makes my hair feel greasy. It made my hair noticeably shinier and made it feel velvety and soft. As I have thick hair, when I sprayed it onto my wet hair, the tangles were much easier to glide through, and I didn't have to tug at my hair like I once did. I have also found that the product has lasted a long time as it's still going strong due to the fact that you don't need to use much product to get results.
I know the product retails for anywhere from around £9 to £20 online so you can get it at an OK price if you shop around, but as I received mine for a Christmas present, I'm not sure how much was paid for it. The price could be one disadvantage of the product, as I do think £20 is a lot to pay for a spray.
Overall, I would recommend this product if you can get it for a reasonable price, but I don't believe any product of this nature is worth the £20 price tag I have seen it retailing at in some places.
I have for a very long time now been a big fan of Tigi hair products, not just because they smell good but because they make my hair look and feel great. One very hard to come by Tigi product these days is the Camera ready Shiner and Defrizzer from the catwalk range which is something I have been using for a number of years...unfortunately because of it's rarity these days it is becoming not only difficult to find but also very expensive, but if you look hard enough you can still find it in certain online stores for under £10.
I was first introduced to the TIGI haircare range through their Bed Head products which were used by my hairdresser at Toni and Guy and I have been hooked ever since. The TIGI range includes; Bed Head, Catwalk, S-Factor, B for Men, Rockaholic and colour orientated products. I have only ever tried products from the Bed Head and Catwalk ranges and have always been impressed with them.
==About TIGI Catwalk Camera Ready==
As a sufferer of frizzy hair and flyways I've always been on the lookout for that one ingredient that will make my untameable hair tame again - enter TIGI Catwalk Camera ready which is both a shiner and defrizzer spray that comes in a 100ml bottle with a pump spray for easy of application. The bottle itself is a clear blue plastic and kind of oval in shape although the liquid inside
Watermelon is the most distinctive fragrance that comes from this particular product and it has a lot of staying power with the sweet fresh smell of watermelons still present long into the afternoon. The smell may not be for everyone but I personally find it very pleasant.
If you suffer from frizzy hair and fly aways that can often cause frustration then I do recommend this product, however you don't need to spray on too much as a little goes a very long way so only a few evenly distributed spritzes is required. Spraying on too much will give your hair and oily or greasy look and you won't see the real benefit of the product. I find that the product is best used on dry hair after styling to help smooth it out and add a nice shine to it, it also makes it feel super soft. Simply depress the pump 3 or 4 times a few inches away from your hair making sure you've got an even coverage from the fine mist that is expelled. Once it's been sprayed gently run your fingers through your hair to ensure it's distributed evenly and you are sure to feel the difference straight away...my fingers simply slip through my hair.
I find TIGI's camera ready spray really effective in humid weather - normally when it's really humid outside my hair just develops a mind of it's own but with the frizz taming and shiner spray, although it doesn't remain perfectly in tact it does reduce the effects of the humid weather.
==The final result==
Although I don't use this product every day I find it a really nice product to use if I'm having a super frizzy, dry hair day. The overall result is shiny, silky smooth locks that smell utterly delicious all day long and make me feel that little bit more glam. Highly recommended if you're looking for a simple style solution to prevent frizzy hair and flyaways.
===where to buy===
This particular offering from TIGI is available to buy from a number of online sources but one of the cheapest places to buy is a website called myhairandbeauty.co.uk where you can buy it for 8.99 plus two pounds postage so a total cost of 10.99.
I've had mixed experiences with the TIGI brand. I've tried quite a few of their products and although I tend to like the shampoo and conditioners, I haven't had such positive experiences of the styling products I have tried. Even so, when I spotted their Camera Ready spray, I couldn't resist trying it. Described as a shiner and defrizzer, it sounded like it was just what I needed!
I think most people want their hair to be shiny, as shiny hair looks healthy and vibrant and let's face it, more attractive than hair that's dull and lifeless. I was also attracted to the 'de-frizzing' claims the product made as when dried naturally my hair is fairly frizzy which is not a good look! With the bottle promising 'silky, shiny, smell so good hair' I couldn't wait to try this out.
As with most of the TIGI range the product comes packaged in bright, funky packaging. The bottle is a vibrant bright blue and the curved design makes it comfortable to hold. It's non-aerosol and has a simple pump spray.
There are no directions for use on the bottle, so I simply spray it over my finished style as I would with any other shine spray.
The first thing I noticed about it was the smell. Most of the TIGI products smell really nice, but I really didn't like this one. It's hard to describe what it smells like, but the best comparison I can think of is liquorice! It's quite a strong smell and it stays in my hair for ages. Perhaps it's just a matter of taste, but I really wasn't impressed by this, scent wise. In fact I have only used a fairly small amount of the product so far and it is the smell alone that puts me off - I just can't stand it!
The spray comes out in a fine mist, and once on I tend to brush it through, or if I have put my hair up, I'll just use my hands to smooth it through a bit, so as not to ruin the style. It feels light in the hair and it doesn't have a sticky or heavy feeling like you sometimes get with hairspray.
Since this claims to be a de-frizzer, I expected it perhaps to give a little bit of hold to my hair where it had smoothed it down, but that wasn't really the case. I did notice my hair felt quite silky, but it wasn't really any less frizzy than usual which I found disappointing.
In terms of shine, again I was incredibly disappointed. It does add some shine, but it is very minimal and not the glossy sheen I was hoping for really. It's certainly not a glamorous, noticeable shine.
The worst thing I ever did with this spray was apply it to wet hair. Trust me when I say that was not a good idea! I found that it made my hair feel incredibly sticky and it looked weighed down and greasy. Unfortunately I had to go out with it looking like that as I needed to take a parcel to the post office and wouldn't have had time to re-wash. I know it was only the post office, but I was incredibly self conscious that my hair looked like it had been dunked in chip fat, and I was cursing this product all the way there and back!
TIGI is a salon brand but I tend to buy my TIGI products online where they are cheaper. Prices vary but you can get it online for £10.55 from Chemist Direct.
Overall I found this to be a very disappointing product. I have now started using TIGI's Bead Head Rush spray which smells nice and is much better for giving shine, so would recommend that one hands down over this.
I had a bottle of this last year and I have just thrown the bottle away, it appears to have lasted a very long time, is it any good though?
After washing and lightly patting dry my hair I would apply a few squirts of this to damp hair. It can be used on damp or dry hair, it makes little difference. The product claims to make hair shinier and take away some of the frizz. It is easy enough to apply, simply press the nozzle and a squirt about four blasts over the head. I tended to focus more on the top of the head. I then followed with a normal blowdry.
I was pleased to say that this did add a little shine to the hair. The hair appeared sleeker and did feel a bit more glossy. The effect would work better on longer hair though. It did not tame the frizz that well and I noticed little change there
Too much can result in the hair looking lank or greasy, so less is more in this case.
It is also quite pricey, you could pay up to ten pounds for a bottle.
Verdict: If you are not on a budget this is a useful product to have for a night out, but it is not a necessary or essential product for a hair regime. You could quite easily shampoo and find a good glossy conditioner which would give you the same result. It does work though and looks pretty on the shelf!
I have used many shine enhancing products in the past and can say wholeheartedly that this one is fab, it does exactly what it says it does, it makes your hair camara ready, really shiney and Glossy (you can actually see the shine in photographs) and one bottle will last a year at the least as you only need a couple of sprays to notice the difference.
You can buy this shine spray from Tony and Guy Salons, Saks and major highstreet stores such as John Lewis and House of Frazer.
It come in a see-through blue bottle and like all tigi products it not only looks, but smells great. Its probably not the cheapest of shine sprays at around £8. It makes your hair less frizzy and smells of watermelon. It also contains anti static properties which is great for flyaway hair.
It gently conditions your hair and is also lightweight so it wont ruin your hairdo by weighing it down and making it flat. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a shine spray.
If I had to try and find a disadvantage I would say that if you use to much of it your hair can look a bit greasy so my advice is to keep it way from your roots.
Although i am a total cosmetics addict I usually try to find a bargain, so would not really treat myself to a simple shine spray that cost a quite pricey (in my opinion) £7-£9 ish. However, it is Tigi and their products are known for their quality. I was brought this product for xmas last year and i still have well over half a bottle left. You barely need to use any and the effect is brilliant so you definitely get your moneys worth. The bottle is quite modern and trendy looking and a good bit of decoration on your bathroom shelf! The frangrance of the product is lovely and smells of very sweet melon. So it's quite good after a night out when you smell of smoke and haven't got time to wash your hair. It's almost like a perfume and it really does give your hair a mirror shine. It is such a light mist and not at all greasy like some other shine sprays. You only need to use it sparingly and just literally mist it all over your hair and your left with really really shiny, healthy looking hair that smells good enough to eat!
Tigi's hair care range is one of those cult status things like Benefit or Lush that I had read so much about I simply had to try. My expectations were high, I've heard nothing but good things about Tigi and I was very excited to try out some of their products.
One of my absolute must haves is shiny, glossy hair. I've tried many products but my best results have come from using John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum before drying my hair, and finishing my style with the John Frieda Gloss Spray or alternatively the Umberto Giannini Gloss Mist. When I saw this on sale on a website I was already purchasing some other items from, I excitedly added it to my basket thinking it might just be the very best thing in the world; after all, it's a shine spray, and it's by the legendary Tigi.
After a huge delay in the postal system it finally arrived but I managed to hold out until I was going on a night out to try it. After washing and conditioning my hair, and applying my John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum (my normal pre shine spray routine), I straightened my hair and applied this product.
The first thing I noticed was the lovely melon scent. Yummy. I loved it. I asked the boyfriend what he thought and he said it smelt nice. I did however have to ask. It wasn't one of those, "mmm you smell nice, what's that?" moments. The smell also did wear off a lot quicker than I would have liked. It is a nice smell, although not as nice as the Aussie hair care range and not as long lasting either.
The product was easy to apply. Either spray all over your hair (although probably best to avoid the roots) or you can spray into your hand and smooth over your hair. It can be applied to wet or dry hair but I find it best to use as a finishing spray once the hair is already styled.
The spray did tame any fly aways and split ends and gave a smooth shiny finish. However, as you may have noticed, although I'm hardly talking this product down, I haven't fell head over heels in love with it like I do with some products. So why is this? Although it did do what a shine spray is supposed to do, it simply wasn't quite as good as John Frieda Gloss Spray or Umberto Giannini Gloss Mist. It wasn't far behind, but I guess for a product that is more expensive and comes with far more hype behind it, I was expecting it to somehow come way above these other two products (although really I don't know how anything could be better than them). I was a little disappointed that it wasn't quite as amazing as I had built it up in my head to be.
The only thing it actually did better than the other two mentioned sprays was that the fragrance was lovely, but it wasn't long lasting so I guess it's not a good enough bonus. If we're judging on ultimate shine and gloss (without any grease or heaviness) then I'm afraid the other two cheaper, more easily accessible products win.
That said there isn't really any negatives to this Tigi product. It fulfils all it's claims; it's lightweight, smooths fly-aways, prevent frizz and gies silky shiny hair. It really does do all these things so there isn't necessarily anything not to like.
It does say it also conditions the hair, so I guess this is an added bonus above the other two products and it is also anti static which is great. It is apparently water resistant, which I'm really not sure what that's meant to mean. Okay I know what water resistant means, but I don't see how that particularly benefits this product. I will say that I unfortunately had to queue in the rain and wind for half an hour after doing my hair and although it didn't look nearly as good as before I set out, it did still look passable for the rest of the night.
The product definitely is lightweight, it doesn't weigh the hair down or make it look greasy at all.
All in all it is a good product, I can't really say anything bad about it, I guess I just didn't love it as much as I expected to. I bought mine on sale from asos.com for £7 although it is now out of stock. The product is only available either in salons or on the internet. The average price is around £9-£11.
I do think this is a good product but I'm not sure it is worth the £11 price tag. The other two shine sprays I have mentioned retail at around half the price and are available in the shops so I can't see that I would buy this particular product again, although I am quite happy to use it until it runs out.
Shiner & Defrizzer /