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Bed Head Tigi Urban Antidotes Re-Energize Shampoo- reviewed and rejected

Is a Solution for:
Oily Hair, Thinning Hair & Shedding, Dry or Brittle Hair
Reviewed by Jimmy July 18, 2010 1 Comment
Out of mere curiosity, I thought I would try out a "trendy" shampoo that caters to a younger generation. Well, curiosity killed the cat, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Bed Head Tigi Urban Antiodotes Re-Energize Shampoo is basically just marketing in a bottle (as if you probably weren't thinking the same thing).

Bed Head is mostly known for their hair products, marketed toward a younger generation (in fact, the web site is chockfull of teen models on runways, with skateboards, all with fierce "I'm angry!" expressions). I'm not sure when they launched their shampoo line but Bed Head Tigi Urban Antidotes Re-Energize Shampoo is one of their standards.

The problem with this shampoo is that it's straight-up full of crap. Seriously. Stuff that will irritate eyes (like sodium laureth sulfate and sodium chloride). Non-organic fragrances (like parfum and butylphenyl methylpropional). Even when I tried it, it just felt wrong as I poured a nickel-size dollop in my hands. Weird consistency, gloopy, like warm icing or really milky glue. It felt waxy on my head. It was all just wrong. As I've said in frequently in past posts, if you can't pronounce the name of the ingredient or if it's a super long word, it's probably not the best thing for you. The ingredients list here is basically a different language.

I'm confident I would never use Bed Head Tigi Urban Antidotes Re-Energize Shampoo. Maybe, if I was 16 years old and didn't really care and was still using Johnson & Johnson Clean & Clear as a face wash and wanted to be crazy cool like the boys on the Bed Head website, sure, no big deal. But I'm over thirty years old, and I want to take care of my locks.

Ingredients:

Water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, parfum (fragrance), glycol distearate, glycerin, carbomer, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, polyguaternium-10, mica, hexyl cinnamal, tetrasodium edta, butylphenyl methypropional, dmdm hydantoin, polyethylene, linalool, benzyl benzoate, limonene, citric acid, PPG-9, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide).
  • July 16, 2011

    by pam

    Jimmy, above your article there's the picture of the blue Recovery Shampoo (Level 2), not the Re-Energizer in the lime green bottle (Level 1) that you reviewed. Hope you reviewed the right one, this could be misleading. I tried the Recovery, I was not impressed, but today my stylist used the Re-Energizer and it did well for my hair. There's a level 3 also. Try the other two levels and see the other is better for your hair. :)

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