Now we go head to head with two of the biggest hair care brands. We have lined up two of the best selling matte hair styling products from two of the most popular hairstyling brands to see which one is better. Today we will be testing the TIGI bed head Matte Separation VS Hairbond Mattifier.
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.
This is when the Bed Head For Men range was born and within the Bed Head For Men collection, there are a number of male grooming products of which Matte Separation is one of the better selling hair styling products. Today this corporate brand 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.
“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 his focus was to provide the best quality hair styling products Britain could manufacture, whatever the cost. Since then Hairbond products have been carefully crafted to be loved by the masses.
With the brand like Hairbond 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, Michael Owen etc, Hairbond United Kingdom are known as the “Premier League Of Hair Styling”.
Hairbond United Kingdom says
“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 Hairbond Mattifier Professional Hair Cement!
Matte Separation VS Hairbond United Kingdom Mattifier Professional Hair Cement – Mattifier
This packaging is so eye catching. It glistens in the light. Looks super premium. Makes you feel like the stuff inside must be good. Once you spin the lid off, theres a nice protective seal which can be put back on to keep your cement fresh. 5/5
The Mattifier does break down well and eventually disappears all over your palms, although the application is good, I prefer softer holding products for my hair. 4/5
A true matte finish if only using small pea size amounts. If you use a second scoop you will more likely get that professional styled finish. Meaning people will know you have a product in, but it will look like you’ve just walked out the salon. 5/5
As one of the thickest Hairbond stylers and called a cement, the Mattifier is quite thick in texture. It breaks down super easily and is consistantly fresh. 4/5
As labelled 5/5
What They Say
“Take your short, textured style to the next level with Hairbond Mattifier Professional Hair Cement. Ultra-strong hold and a classic matte finish combine to create premium hairstyles. Hairbond Mattifier Cement means your style keeps locked in all day long, whilst the advanced formula means it’s still reworkable throughout the day. This product is ideal for spectacular and edgy hairstyles. This Mattifier Cement is one of the newest products from Hairbond and comes with a pleasant fruity Cherry scent. Also available in 50ml.”
Now let’s see what TIGI have for us.
Matte Separation VS Hairbond Mattifier – TIGI Bed Head Matte Separation
In my opinion this is some of the worst packaging you can get for hair styling products. 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
Runny. Spreadys into hand and 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 Matte Separation VS Hairbond Mattifier WINNER
TIGI bed head Matte Separation VS Hairbond Mattifier was always going to be an interesting one. But the Hairbond Mattifier Professional Hair Cement wins this battle for best matte hair product destroying the TIGI Bed Head Matte Separation.
You really can’t compare an old Ford Fiesta to a Rolls Royce, but I was really disappointed in some of the lack of quality in the TIGI product.
I think it’s fair to say whilst Hairbond products sit at the other end of the market, it’s a brand which only appeals to those who really value the common quality differences.
Join us soon for another battle of the hair brands.