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Just before Christmas my mom gave me a few of my presents early and I was very happy when I opened a Toni & Guy haircare set which had about 5 different products in that Id never tried before so I started straight away. I made a promise to myself that since I got my hair cut into a new style I would start to make more of an effort with styling it and spending a little more on the products I style it with so I couldnt have got this set at a better time really. I think Ive written about all the products in the set apart from this 'Toni & Guy Texture Paste' which is the last product is the set I started using simply because I didnt think Id like it. I assumed this particular product was designed for people with shorter hair than mine but since Ive started using it Ive realised I couldnt have been more wrong.
Price: 25ml tub - £1.99
Stockists: Boots + boots.com
Other Info: Also available in 75 & 100ml tubs. This product promises to add volume to your hair, ultimate style flexibility with a semi-matte finish and is travel sized to make it easier to transport. One of the few T&G products that I would assume is suitable for both men & women.
This product comes in a small, metallic silver tub which has a screw off lid. The brand name is clearly displayed on the front in large red lettering and the rest of the information about the product can be found on the base of the tub - warnings, directions for use, shelf life etc so any questions you have should be answered on the packaging. The tube is so small that it really is the ideal size for travelling around with if your going on a night out or to the gym it wont take up to much space in your bag and the lid is very secure - its never come off when Im carrying it around anyway.
The 'cream' (I know it isnt a cream but it does look a lot like one so thats the best way I can describe it!) itself is white in colour and SUPER thick. When you put your finger on it, it has kind of a rubbery texture and you only need to use a very small amount everytime you wish to use this - less is definitely more in this case as due to the thickness I think using too much of this would have the opposite effects and weigh your hair down rather than add volume. So you get a very small amount on your fingers, rub it into your hands and then I tend to just rub it into my hair - mainly at the roots after Ive styled it as normal.
This does have the very faint smell of white musk as most T&G products tend to but its not as strong and doesnt really transfer to my hair - thats a good thing for me as Im not keen on the scent anyway. My hair has recently been styled so that I have quite choppy layers around my face which without product can look a bit limp and lifeless but when Im using this they really stand out and frame my face better than any product Ive used to create the same look before. This adds volume to dry hair like nothing Ive ever tried before which is the main reason I was using it but Im not 100% sure whether it delivers on the other claims.
Ultimate style flexibility I dont think my hair has and I really dont see the semi-matte finish - I think this one would be SOOO much better for men or women with much shorter hair than mine. It adds the volume I crave and those results last all day but I dont think Ill be stocking up on this again when my tub runs out - for me it simply isnt worth the money. If you are a woman or man with short(ish) hair I think this would be a fantastic product for you to use but for longer haired ladies like me I dont think its worth buying it.
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I have quite fine hair and after having it chopped short, I wanted to add some volume and texture to prevent it from looking flat but without overloading it with products making it greasy. After having my hair cut at Toni & Guys, they used the texture paste on it and I was really impressed with the finish they achieved, so I ventured out to buy some.
I bought the travel size 25ml pot at £1.95 in Boots, just in case I couldn't achieve the same look myself and I didn't want to waste over £5, this size tin lasted me about 2 weeks, so I had to go and buy a big pne at £5.95 for 75ml but the small one is just perfect for a holiday.
I really like this product, I really like the smell as well, which is always a benefit.It comes in a small simple yet stylish silver tin with red and black writing. Without a doubt, it gives my hair texture and I find I don't need to keep reapplying it throughtout the day so I don't build up a gunky mess.
To apply, you just work it between your palms or fingertips and apply to dry or damp hair, simple!
I would definitely recommed trying this, it makes my hair look shiney and healthy without looking greasy.
Toni and Guy might be an overpriced salon, but they do have a few neat products. I tend not to over product my hair, finding that too much gel or wax can leave the hair feeling grotty and lank for a day or so after. When I do use products, I use a little and rarely, so as not to stress the hair out too much.
This texture paste is designed as a finishing product for a hair regime. So you wash, condition, blow dry and straighten, then finish off with some of the paste to add definition and texture to sections of the hair. It is suitable for long or short hair, but the best results with a textured paste are usually achieved on shorter hair, as you can grab small sections and mould it into the shape you require.
The paste is not too gooey and has a soft touch to it. You literally only need a pinch of the stuff. My advice is to get a pinch then rub between the fingertips to disperse the paste evenly. Then, using the fingertips work them gently through section by section, paying more attention to the crown area. Avoid putting too much on the fringe area, as this is where hair is finer and too much paste will result in a clogged look.
The paste can be applied with ease and has a fragrant scent which is quite alluring. I found I got satisfying results from this product, it does help to build definition and can be used to enhance layers too. It does hold for a few hours, but I would advise using a spray like Elnett to keep it in place for longer.
In terms of value, six quid for a pot is not bad. It should last you a good couple of months if you don't over do it. It will leave hair with a smooth finish, not greasy and also washes out pretty easily without leaving lank hair. On a downside, it does not quite match Label M's Matte Paste, which is the best for textured looks.
I have very fine hair and therefore need to be careful about what I put in it. Too many products weigh it down and too much wax can make it look awfully greasy. At the moment my hair is short and I like to spike it up at the back so it doesn't look so flat. After trying various waxes without satisfaction, I came across this product in Boots and decided to give it a go.
I bought the travel size 25ml pot because I didn't want to spend over £5 on the bigger pot in case I didn't like it. However, I like this stuff very much; it suits my hair much better than wax but that's very much a personal response. I like the smell and sometimes have a little sniff of it when I'm in the bathroom (weird, I know!). It comes in a metal, silver coloured tin with "Toni & Guy Texture Paste" printed in red on the lid. Under this it states: "for a semi-matte textured effect" and I would agree with this. It definitely gives my hair great texture and doesn't seem to fall flat as the day progresses, unlike wax. I can just chuff my hair up a bit and create a bit more texture without putting more stuff in.
I paid £1.95 for this tiny tin. This is a great size for taking on holiday; there would be enough in this pot for me for a 2 week holiday but I have very short hair. I like that it gives a semi-matte look rather than a glossy, super shiny look (like wax) as, being very fine, my hair just tends to look greasy rather than shiny! This product gives me shine without making me look as though I haven't washed my hair for a while.
How to apply: work it between your palms or fingertips and apply to dry or damp hair, then just scrunch your hair up or sculpt it into however you want it to look.
For an ultimate style flexibilty with texture and a semi-matte finish /