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August 26, 2014

Get to Know Your Products

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Shampoos, conditioners, treatments. Products are that simple…right? To move beyond what the labels say and give your clients the most effective styling regimen possible, it’s important to take a closer look and to learn more about what goes into the products you use, so you can uncover their full ingredient potential. Here, the TIGI® team helps you get to the “root” of your most pressing product questions.


Can conditioners in a range of products be used in addition to treatment masks?
Yes! All the products in a range are designed to work with each other in harmony to allow maximum personalization to a client’s needs. The shampoos and conditioners have different technology than the treatment masks so offer different benefits. Use the shampoo first, boost the surface repair with the conditioner then apply a mask for 3-5 minutes to give a dose of internal repair. Bed Head clients who might be short on time could skip conditioner for their at home weekly treatment but in salon we recommend to use all three.


What are the differences between conditioners and masks?
Conditioners are extremely effective at repairing the surface of the hair and giving it exactly what is required. Treatment masks target the internal protein bonds within the hair shaft, using a lightweight dose of silicones to smooth the hair without weighing it down. Conditioners can be used daily for upkeep and treatment masks should be used once a week for a deep conditioning treatment.


Why are some shampoos acidic?
Acidity in shampoo helps to strengthen the inter-protein bonds within the hair fiber and smooth down the cuticle leaving hair softer and shinier.


What is Zinc Pyrithione and why is it in some of my products?
It has fungistatic properties (which can slow down the rate at which fungal cells multiply) and acts as a bacteriostatic (it inhibits bacterial cells from multiplying). It also has antibacterial properties. It’s a common ingredient in treating dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis among other skin problems. Who knew?