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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bed Head After-Party Review

Hello, hello! Review Time! This review of Bed Head Afterparty has been requested by a lovely blogger named Recessionista! Check out her blog, Nouveau Cheap, it really rocks! Especially for beauty lovers on a budget!

I had actually been avoiding writing a review on this, because pretty much everyone else has... but whatever! It's for her, she rocks, and I know at least she will read it LOL!

Bed Head After-Party is a "Smoothing Cream for Silky, Shiny, Healthy Looking Hair!" It comes with a warning: YOU MUST HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR TO USE OUR PRODUCTS. Agreed! Haha, that always makes me laugh. This product claims it is "The perfect party favor. After-Party hair creme for silky, smooth, shiny, healthy looking hair. Control the funky fly-aways and silk-ify your hair." Silk-ify... I think I'll start saying that now, haha. But I do agree with their claims, After-Party will leave your hair smooth, shiny, and silky. It's light enough to be used by most hair types, and smells absolutely divine.

The ingredients include Water, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, and Propylene Glycol. Dimethicone is a popular silicone, and is also one of the heavier ones. However, since this product is water-based, and one of Bed Head's most popular products, I don't belive this will prove to be a problem for most people; you'll just have to try it out for yourself. I'm noticing that Cyclopentasiloxane is becoming quite popular in hair products, and for good reason. It's an emollient that is starting to be used more and more, because it makes the hair less susceptible to breakage, and easier to comb through. If you can find a product that uses Cyclopentasiloxane as its main ingredient, I'd give it a shot. A lot of my favorite products have it as the main ingredient, second to water of course. Dimethiconol is another silicone derivative, and is somewhat lighter than Dimethicone. And of course you should all by now know that Propylene Glycol is an emulsifier.

The only problem I have with this product is the obvious one. I won't go into detail, but I'm pretty sure we all know what it looks like. I think it's funny, and I love the hot pink, but I know that some people don't buy this simply because of the packaging. It's disappointing too, because this really is a great, versatile product. My solution? Change the bubble cap to a cube. What do you think?

Also, I've heard from quite a number of people that this product has a hidden side-effect: it will get rid of the smell of smoke from your hair. I'm not sure what ingredient makes that happen, but a lot of people swear it works. I don't smoke, so I don't know if it does, but I'll try it on some of my smoker friends and let you guys know what happens.

The directions say: "Smooth on dry hair and party on!" I think that's kind of vague... kind of really vague so I'll tell you how I use it! I've used it on wet and dry hair, and I've found that it works both ways equally well. 

  • For wet hair: Shampoo, condition, and towel-dry the excess moisture out of your hair. Pump a small amount in your hand (usually I use about the size of a chocolate chip, but longer/thicker hair may need a bit more so experiment), and run it through the middle of your hair down to the ends, especially making sure to coat your ends thouroughly. Blow-dry, style, look flawless! ;-) 
  • For dry hair: Apply a pea-sized amount in your hand, emulsify it between your palms, and run it through the middle of your hair, taking the time to smooth out your ends. Kind of like using your two hands as a flat-iron, know what I mean? And use whatever is left on your hands for any fly-aways on top of your head. It's important to not put too much on top of your head because there is the potential that your hair will look too shiny-almost greasy looking.
Bed Head After-Party comes in a 100 ml or 3.4 oz bottle, and retails for anywhere from $15-$18. This often comes in a duo with Headrush or Superstar Blow-Dry Lotion, usually for like one or two dollars more, which is a steal! So keep your eyes open for those! Take care of your hair everyone! XOXO


G. said...

Anthony!! A review just for me? I am so honored! I know there may be other reviews on this product but none of them are written by YOU and that's the difference. You see, you actually use this product and you know exactly what's in it to make it work. That's precisely why I wanted you see a review written by you. I've never seen a more thorough review for Bed Head and now I know exactly what to expect when I pick this up (and also, I never knew you could use it on wet hair, so thank you for that also!). And omg on changing the packaging! :) That is too funny! Thanks so much for the super-informative review. Exactly what I was hoping for and then some.


Aww sweetheart, you're too nice! Thanks a lot, it really means a lot to me to hear such kind words. =D Just further inspiration to do bigger and better reviews and blogs in the future. <3 <3 <3

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