As I mentioned in my previous review I recently decided to treat myself to some new hair products as Id been neglecting the locks a little bit recently. TIGI is always my first port of call when it comes to anything hair related because their products have been proven to work on my hair time and time again - in fact I dont think Ive ever been let down by one of their products in the past. Anyway with that in mind I treated myself to a Rockaholic gift set a few months back to try out some new products and hopefully give my hair a little boost. One of the products in this set was this 'TIGI Rockaholic Rock Out Shine Blaster' which I had been dying to try for quite some time because I had heard some amazing things about it - it definitely lived up to my expectations and more. Yes its another glowing review for a TIGI product - sorry hehe!!
Price: Around £7 - 100ml bottle. Prices on this range vary greatly though so shop around!!
Stockists: Amazon, CheapSmells, the TIGI site & most hair salons also stock this brand.
Other Info: This product is used to - add shine to your hair & make it much more managable & easier to style. It seals your hairs cuticles to make sure the shine lasts, reduces drying time & prevents future heat damage. This also promises to help mask split ends (although thats only temporary!!) - thats the main reason I bought it to be honest - anything that can make my hair look like it has no split ends is a wonder for me!!
*As far as I can tell this can be used on any hair type/length/colour. Although because it helps add shine & hides split ends people with damaged or dull hair will probably benefit most from using this. But no worries anyone can give this a go - men as well!!*
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The packaging is always the first thing that attracts me to products from this brand and this one was no exception - the Rockaholic range is slightly different because its less girly and more edgy than others, but that is by no means a bad thing. In fact it makes this one in particular appeal to both sexes - its a bit more masculine so even the manliest man could have this in their bathroom without shame LOL. This comes in a 100ml plastic bottle that is blue in colour - through which you can clearly see the product so you can always see exactly how much of the serum you have left, always a bonus in my opinion. On the front and back of the bottle is all the information on the product - a small ingredient list, directions for use, shelf life etc - there is also an address and email address you can write to should you have any other questions on the product. At the top of the bottle is a flip off lid which reveals a small nozzle underneath where the product comes out of - thats where my one very small issue with this product comes in. The lid isnt as secure as I would like, it flips open quite a lot. Its not a major problem for me because I dont use this on the go but if your buying this for travelling with it will be a massive issue as its very likely to leak! Other than that though the packaging is effective enough and its eye catching!
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Normally I would add an ingredients list at this point in the review but try as I might I cannot find a full list ANYWHERE on the WWW.! I would say if you have an allergy to any product that is normally used in hair products to contact the brands customer service department and ask for the list. That saves any disappointment when using this product.
Using this is very simple (even though the TIGI insructions make it sound very difficult LOL) once you have washed your hair as normal get a few drops of this serum onto your hands and then work through your hair - I find a VERY small amount on the roots is enough and then apply more to the areas with the worst split ends - although that will vary from person to person. Using too much of this on your roots though will makes your hair look very greasy and not shiny - not the look your going for really so less is certainly more. Literally 2 drops of this on my hands is more than enough for maximum results on my hair (and I have very long hair) so one bottle will last a really long time - regardless of hair length. Even though this is quite a watery serum it still feels very silky and smooth from the second you apply it to your hair - the consistency is a little hard to get the hang of but once you do a few drops go a very long way and give the best results. And it will make the bottle last years so it helps justify the price!!
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Now the smell is always worth mentioning in the case of TIGI products but the scent of this one is something I couldnt wait to write about. Simply because it is GORGEOUS! and definitely my favourite of any haircare product Ive ever used. When I bought this I had no idea what to expect scent wise but I was very pleasantly surprised. It is the girliest toffee apple, candy floss scent Ive ever smelt - which is right up my alley. Its sweet and girly without being too overpowering and best of all it stays in my hair for many days after Ive applied it - better than smelling like stake fag ash anyway. The smell isnt unisex by any means though so smell wise its not a man friendly product but for girls who love sweet yet fresh scents this will be your dream come true - but its subtle enough for even those who arent into sweet/sickly scents. The best from the range so far!!
For me this product does literally everything it claims. Normally my hair takes around 30 mins to dry fully (even when using a hairdryer) but when Ive applied this the time is at least halved and somehow my hair looks better at the end of it. I find when using a hairdryer it takes a lot of the natural shine and bounce out of my hair - and makes the split ends stand out more but when using this serum the exact opposite is true. My hair is much shinier which in turn makes it look healthier and it makes it look much smoother as well - it really is like having your hair done professionally when using this. But best of all for me it actually does help hide the appearance of split ends. Its been quite a while since my last hair cut so my split ends are starting to show up quite badly but when using this they look more smoother out and are easier to straighten so it really does temporarily hide the problem - obviously there are no long term effects but who's looking to the long term?! Simply this is a brilliant product one that I will now use every time I wash my hair and will continue to buy and use for as long as TIGI make it. My only issue is the dodgy lid but thats not enough for me to knock a star off - its still a 5* product for me - one that I highly recommend to others as well.
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