Item of the Day: Bed Head Manipulator

I recently cut my hair short and realized that doing so meant breaking up with my favorite long-hair hair products. Having had short hair before, I knew exactly which product to turn to. Bed Head’s Manipulator has been an old steady of my short hair – having first fallen in love with it when I was a little punk rocker who liked to spike the hair on the back of my head. We found each other again when the feathered hairstyle came back in for a brief moment in 2004, since it provided lightweight texture without being too gunky or extreme.

The feathered style eventually went out (thank GOD for that one) and so decided to grow my hair long; we hadn’t spoken since. I started seeing a new product for long hair, but after several long years, our relationship (as well as my hair) had fallen flat, so I knew it was time for a change; and when I finally made the cut, good ol’ Bed Head was right there to pick up the pieces. We now live happily ever after with a blow-dryer and 3 bobby pins. The end.

All cheesy pun-ridden love stories aside, I have been a genuine fan of Bed Head’s Manipulator for almost a decade. As someone who loved having piece-y/messy/textured hair, I’ve tried so many different sculpting products, gels, pomades and other hair gook, but none of them have worked as well as Manipulator has. It’s lightweight, doesn’t make your hair all greasy and gross, and smells FANTASTIC (I seriously don’t know if I missed the product itself more or just the smell.) It can be a little pricey (roughly $18 a jar) but it lasts forever and is absolutely worth the investment, especially if you have fine hair like I do, since it doesn’t weigh it down.

You can pick up Bed Head’s Manipulator and other Bed Head by TIGI products at any drug store, grocery store, salon or virtually anywhere where hair products are sold.