Again we go head to head with two of the biggest names in hair care for our battle of the brands! We have lined up two matte hair styling products from two of the most popular UK hair styling brands to see which one is better. Today we will be testing the best selling TIGI bed head Matte Separation VS NEW Hairbond Super.
Note: the Hairbond Super Professional Hair Fibre is not actually launching until Christmas along with another release called the Hairbond Power Professional Hair Wax, but Hairbond kindly sent me some early prototypes in order to present feedback at their launch in December.
TIGI originally founded by the award-winning hairdresser, Anthony Mascolo over the years have made and sold millions of hairdressing products for hairdressers, Anthony then started designing products for men. The Bed Head For Men range was born.
Within the Bed Head For Men collection, there are a number of male grooming products of which the Matte Separation is one of the better selling hair styling products. Today this corporate brand owned by Tony and Guy has dominated the most affordable proportion of the market for a number of years now.
With thousands of sellers at their fingertips like supermarkets, discount shops, as well as hair salons, the whole Bed Head brand was designed to be a low cost, high volume mass-market business.
TIGI bed head
“WHEN WE COULDN’T FIND THE PRODUCTS WE WANTED, WE MADE THEM OURSELVES.”
“TIGI founder, award-winning, iconic hairdresser, Anthony Mascolo has created a unique culture: a family-orientated hub of creatives who share his ethos of pushing the boundaries and technical know-how to benefit themselves and other professional hairdressers.
It’s about sharing everything through TIGI education, exciting the audience through shows and artistic imagery. TIGI understand and interpret fashion to create hairstyles hairdressers will want to recreate and their clients will love to wear, using TIGI products to enhance the cut, colour, style and finish.”
Hairbond United Kingdom
Like TIGI, Hairbond United Kingdom was also originally founded by professional hairdresser and barber Scott Michaels.
Unlike TIGI, Scott stated Hairbond’s aims were to only provide the best quality hair styling products Britain could manufacture, at whatever cost. Since then Hairbond products have been carefully crafted with the best ingredients in order to be loved by the masses.
With the brand like Hairbond UK representing at the premium end of the scale, the male grooming industry has certainly evolved with more of us realising price isn’t everything if there’s a level of quality you don’t mind paying for. This is what has made Hairbond so popular today.
Hairbond United Kingdom has rapidly grown with endorsements from thousands of celebrities over the years. Due to the amount of famous International footballers who use and promote it like England’s Jamie Vardy, Jordan Pickford, Harry Winks, James Ward Prowse, Michael Owen etc, Hairbond United Kingdom are known as the “Premier League Of Hair Styling”.
“Launched in 2008, Hairbond is an authentic British hair brand that produces professional hair products. The brand products are all as a result of progression, innovation, and expression. What Hairbond offers, no other hair brand can claim. It uses the best ingredients to formulate professional products that achieve creativity and style. Hairbond has won many awards across the globe, and rightfully so.
The Hairbond brand is distinctive and luxurious, trading all over the world as the number one men’s hair product. Hairbond’s mission is to bring together different world fashion into one world stage. Therefore, to get the right hair products to achieve your best results, buy Hairbond products.
The philosophy of Hairbond is as true today as the day it was founded. The Hairbond range has intended to deliver its promise of quality by maintaining the highest possible standards, using top of the range product formulations and ingredients to create an authentic British solution for the ultimate hairstyling results.”
OK now we’re ready for marking, each category will be ranked a score out of 5, first up is the NEW Hairbond Super Professional Hair Fibre
TIGI bed head Matte Separation VS NEW Hairbond Super – Super Professional Hair Fibre
Glad to see red back amongst the Hairbond collection. Top drawer, premium quality, attention to detail. 5/5
This formulation has one major key ingredient, Keratin. This is a type of protein which actually makes your hair smoother and stronger and is a new addition ingredient to both new Hairbond 2020 products. I’ve never seen this before in a hair fibre before and it works great! 5/5
Lovely matte finish. Soft and flexible.
Although it looks like concrete in the jar, it’s more of a smooth paste, breaks down very well. 5/5
Strong 4/5 matte effect. 5/5
What They Say
Lets see how the TIGI can compete with that!
TIGI bed head Matte Separation
Nothing to rave about. Cheap tin, perhaps expect from a budget brand not designed by a professional 1/5
As a Matte Separation product, my hopes were high. Frustratingly this gunky cream gives you more of a low shine finish. Application is sticky and you get some tug and pull. 2/5
A bit sticky. Was expecting more clay-like properties from this product. As in, no shine and lots of texture. Unfortunately, the Matte Separation clumped together where I had applied the product and ironically, it was hard to separate. 2/5
Spreads into hand ok but then begins to get tacky. 2/5
It holds ok. Get this wet and you’ll lose it all 3/5
What They Say
“Style hair with texture and definition with the Bed Head for Men Matte Separation Hair Wax. This strong hold hair wax adds hold, texture, separation and definition to styled hair. The hair wax has a natural matte finish and resists humidity for long-lasting hair styling. The Matte Separation Hair Wax is the most popular Bed Head for Men product globally.
Ideal for styling short to medium hair. Apply the hair wax to towel-dried or dry hair, then style and create extra detail with fingers. Top tip: the drier your hair, the more matte the finish and the wetter the hair, the softer the results.
Formulated with Beeswax for hair amazing texture and hold, Cera Carnauba, a medium-weight wax that gives a long-lasting workable hold and Glycerine that moisturises, conditions and nourishes the hair.
The hair wax is 85 g and comes with Fresh Green Aromatic fragrance.
Apply to damp or dry hair for texture and hold”
TIGI bed head Matte Separation VS NEW Hairbond Super WINNER
Hairbond Super Professional Hair Fiber! Scoring full marks 5/5, it never looked like TIGI would take this one. Matte Separation VS NEW Hairbond Super was a great battle but Hairbond had it from the beginning.
I am SUPER impressed with this new hair fibre, it reminds me of the Hairbond Distorter Professional Hair Clay but a different texture and on steroids. I can see this working across multiple hair types and I can’t wait to see how the new Hairbond Power Wax compares.
On the other hand, I am disappointed in the results from the Matte Separation wax, I expected it to score much better.
Anyway thanks for tuning in, more product reviews coming soon