Recently I was asked to try some “new to the Irish market” haircare products and not one to look a gift-horse in the month I “dutifully” accepted! The problem was that with haircare products coming out of my yin yang I knew I wouldn’t be able to give these Tibolli products a fair chance, so that’s where Mam came in handy. Ever the dutiful mother she readily agreed to be our Dolly Guinea Pig of the week, hurrah!
Tibolli are not yet available to purchase in Ireland but the brand are currently working with salons around the country to introduce their range and I will update you all further when I have a confirmed list of stockists. Products are primarily sold in salons (with a strong presence in South America) and they hope to increase their European consumer base in the coming year.
Their new line of products were recently launched with the help of internationally recognized hair stylist Charlie Price. Price, who has over twenty years of experience, has won numerous industry awards and has been crowned NAHA Hairstylist of the Year in 2002, 2008 and 2011, as well as creating runway hair as lead stylist at New York Fashion Week.
Mam got two products to try: the Desired Hair Oil RRP €27.00 and the Moisture Must Cream RRP €23.50. Mam has naturally wavy, red hair but as you can see from the photos below she dyes it blonde regularly and prefers a straighter finish. It’s fair to say her hair has been through the mill….and then some!
And how did she fare? Well you can see the results of the Moisture Must Cream below and they are pretty impressive! Applied to damp hair it helped seal in moisture and protected against heat damage. It smelled sweet but not sickly sweet and repeated use did not cause build up. It’s a winner in Mams books and definitely something she would buy again.
Unfortunately she didn’t fare so well with the Desired Hair Oil. On day 1 after blow drying her hair felt fabulous, but on Day 2 the oil seemed to have weighed the hair down slightly. I reckon this may be because she used too much product so she has taken to only using it on the ends now. Whilst it does what it sets out to do it’s not a product Mam would fork out for. It is an Argan Oil product and the primary ingredient is Dimethicone Crosspolymer, (silicone or silicone derivative to be factual). Argan Oil is listed as the third ingredient though which is pretty good compared to other leading Argan Oil products such as Moroccan Oil and L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil.
Both products contain Keratin in the form of the brands Trioxxy technology and that works to strengthen and protect the hair.
Overall Dolly Rouge are firmly on the fence on this one. I would be interested to try the Tibolli experience in a hair salon and see how products work in that setting.
Any of you guys tried Tibolli? Let us know in the comments.