catwalk by tigi curls rock amplifier

TiGi Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier

Published on Apr 15, 2016 in Bath & Body

Despite the claim inherent in the product name of TiGi Catwalk Curls Rock amplifier, not all of us grew up thinking that our curls did, in fact, rock. As a child of the ‘90s, all I wanted for years and years was long, straight hair parted in the middle and held back by butterfly clips or scrunchies or some other bizarre hair accessory of that decade. And even if I was willing to accept a little extra texture, it came in the form of a crimping iron, which meant I was still working against my natural bouncy hair curl types and fighting a losing battle.

90's girl wearing butterfly clips

90’s girl wearing butterfly clips

Not until I reached middle and high school did I finally start to appreciate my curls for what they were. It dawned on me at a certain point that at every quinceanerea or bat mitzvah or sweet sixteen, the birthday girl would have her hair styled in the opposite of her natural look – all the curly haired gals (myself included) wanted stick-straight locks, while the girls with straight hair came equipped with curling irons and hairspray and bobby pins to try and achieve a curly style that wouldn’t fall flat by the first round of dancing. I couldn’t believe that anyone with the straight hair I so desperately wanted would actually put in so much effort to get the sort of hair I rolled out of bed in the morning with! And so, I set out on a mission to start taking better care of my curls and actually grew to love them by the time that I graduated.

My TiGi Catwalk Curls Rock Review

Embrace the natural curl

Embrace the natural curl

So why do I mention all this? Not just as a feel good, love yourself for who you are sort of story – though I of course want nothing more than that for all you lovely ladies out there – but to demonstrate a point. Just as pin-straight was not in the cards for my natural hair type, so too this TiGi product which I am about to review will not create curls where they don’t exist. “Curls Rock” is meant to bring out natural curls, so if your hair is more spaghetti than elbow macaroni, I suggest you put this bottle back on the shelf where you found it since it will likely not suit your purposes.

If, on the other hand, you have naturally wavy or curly hair and are looking for something to keep your tresses hydrated, voluminous, and frizz-free, well then you’ve certainly come to the right place. As a cream, this product gives hair the perfect amount of control and hold without any of that sticky goopiness you might expect from a gel. Your hair will be soft and touchable!

Using TiGi Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier

Get hair that looks like it spent the day at the beach, even if you didn't

Get hair that looks like it spent the day at the beach, even if you didn’t

After you’ve stepped out of the shower and ran a comb through your clean hair, work this Curls Rock Amplifier through still-damp hair to give each curl definition and separation. You know that beautiful mermaid type hair we all aspire for at the beach? This product works along similar lines, and the formula consisting of sea weed, algae, kelp, cucumber water, and sea fennel combined with essential oils for hair will give you waves that have that naturally sexy I-got-just-back-from-a-surf-trip vibe. Who cares whether or not you actually know how to surf (or if you even live near a beach); what matters is that you’ll look fantastic!

In addition to using this product on wet hair, I’ll sometimes run a bit through my ends on days when I haven’t washed my hair, if I find that the ends are frizzing up or not laying as nicely as I would like. I have heard a few complaints of people who say that the formula is too thick, but that is precisely why I like it – this is a heavy-duty moisturizing product for dry hair like mine that is thirsty for hydration!

I live in a relatively humid state, and if I apply this before heading out the door in the morning, I’m assured a full day’s worth of good hair – even in the midst of the hot and damp summer. Come winter, I unfortunately end up needing to blow dry my hair more often than I would like (since there’s no way I’m running out with damp hair and possibly catching cold), so applying this before taking a hot tool to my hair is just one more way to give my hair a bit of extra protection and lift.

About the TiGi Bed Head Product Line

Bed Head by TiGi products

Bed Head by TiGi products

While the Catwalk line is all about “ready to wear hair”, the TiGi parent company contains within it a number of smaller subcategories. Apart from Catwalk, these categories include Copyright Colour (for color treated hair), Bed Head, S Factor (for “serious glamour”), and Hair Reborn.

The Bed Head line is one of the other most popular lines, and its products are geared towards hair that can keep on moving and rocking right along with you, from sunrise till sunset and beyond. This line includes a number of various hair care products, for hair of various textures and moisture needs. The TiGi Bed Head Resurrection Shampoo (#3), for instance, treats damaged hair with a thick, creamy consistency that feels like a spa day for your hair and scalp. It is suitable even for color treated hair, and can really reverse quite a bit of damage.

For those whose hair isn’t in need of quite as much assistance, the #2 level shampoo and conditioner, from the TiGi Bed Head Recovery line, might just hit the spot. This duo is highly moisturizing, and provides a light-to-moderate level of cleansing so as not to strip the hair of essential moisture. It made my hair shinier, and smell great too!

Beyond the necessities of shampoo and conditioner, sometimes a girl’s just gotta get her hairspray on. I typically avoid hairspray unless it’s necessary, but when gearing up for a party or big night out, I want to ensure that my style will last all night. The TiGi Bed Head hairspray fortunately doesn’t leave behind that crunchy consistency of so many other hairsprays, and I find it easier to control how much spray I want to use at a time. And if you need a styling aid of a different variety? The TiGi Bed Head Matte Separation workable wax will not leave you disappointed.