I’ll admit it, TikTok has me once again: Gen Z’s favorite app convinced me to make another beauty purchase, this time with the Tigi Bed Head Hair Stick. With 22.8 million views around the wax stick, TikTokers were quick to share that it doesn’t leave greasy roots, it works well with different textures, and it’s all your updo. stylish might ask. Since it landed among the best hair styling products on the platform, I only had to test it myself.
For reference, I have naturally thick, curly hair with a 3C curl pattern, but I often wear it blown out and almost always have flyaways at the top. I’ve used creams, pomades, gels and more to try to tame them, whether I keep my hair down or wear it in a sleek ponytail or bun. The problem? While they worked ASAP, I found that I had to reapply them or my flyaways would be visible again in a few hours. So I was more than happy to test the Tigi Bed Head Hair Stick.
Based on the TikTok videos, I knew there was a generous amount of product so it wasn’t something that would go away quickly. So I was pleasantly surprised that the price was more affordable. Before using it, I watched several different tutorials, where some users applied the stick directly to flyaways or frizzy areas, and others applied it first to their hands and then to their hair. dry. As I’m a beginner, I chose the latter method – I wanted to style my already straightened hair into a sleek bun with a middle part (one of my favorite looks) but didn’t want to risk being overwhelming with wax drips capillary.
First, I used a hairbrush to detangle the kinks and pulled my hair back into a ponytail before rolling it up into a bun. Then I simply rubbed the wax on my left index, middle and ring fingers and swiped it on either side of my hair near the parting. For me, my flyaways tend to be right along my part, so I didn’t need to brush my hair again after applying the product. And while I didn’t feel the need to apply it all over my head, I guess using it with my natural texture—for a curly ponytail, for example—would require more product.
The wax itself had a subtle, clean scent, and it’s not super sticky despite having heavier ingredients like beeswax, candelilla wax, and castor oil. I particularly liked its strong hold and semi-matte finish, so there was no greasy sign that my hair was coated in wax. A big problem with other styling products I’ve used to smooth flyaways is that they’re often heavy and cause a ton of buildup, but that’s not the case with this formula.
If I could sum up how it works in a not-so-literal way: it erases your crazy locks. Even with a quarter-size amount of product on your fingertips, the piece-y look just disappears. It is also designed for all hair types, and there is no difference if you have short or long hair, it will make it look stylish regardless. In fact, with a firm grip like this, you can even use it for a spiked look, if that’s your thing.