This powder is fantastic. Thanks to the reviews here I gave it a try. I never saw this product in any drugstore or haircare store except for a small independent beauty boutique in my neighborhood for $8.
I'm still experimenting w/how to best use this powder on my short bob hair (which wasn't really cut to my liking, so I'm generally not happy w/how the style comes out in the end), so I would imagine this would work even better for my hairstyle when my hair is cut right.
I apply this powder w/my hands as per the instructions, & whether I use 1 palmful or 3 palmfuls it never makes my hair matte, dull, pasty, or looking powdered - I love that. I'm glad it helps add soft texture & volume to my hair w/o dulling the shine of my natural hair which took so long to finally grow out.
Applying a little bit doesn't change the texture of my hair much, but the more I apply the more I can feel product in my hair - it gives strands a bit of a gritty texture so they can 'grab' & lift. Never feels stiff or pasted - a little gritty to comb through but not impossible (at least not for short hair). Allows my hair to hold into a pigtail w/o shorter strands falling out on the sides. I like the workability of this product.
Love this. I hope they never stop making it. If you've tried the Aveda Pure Abundance powder - this is the same concept, but works better and is 5x cheaper. I have very slippery/flyaway hair and this adds texture - something you can rarely get from shampoos and styling products. Without being tacky or greasy. My hair is transformed. I have one at work, one at home, one in my gym bag.
I have straight-slippery smooth Asian hair that often lies flat against my hair with no volume/body whatsoever. I hate that I have to spend extra time in the bathroom to 1) apply volumizing mousse 2)blow-dry my hair in certain direction with a certain round-brush and 3) tease tease tease! What an annoying process I've endured almost all my young adult life. I'm lucky to have heard of this product and actually be able to find it at a local drugstore for...wait for it... $3.99***!#*&^
It gives my hair texture, volume and keeps it fresh for longer. I apply it to newly washed hair, which is oh so difficult to work with, to give it a little friction. The way I use it is I pour a little bit into the palm of my hand and rub my palms together quickly then carefully work it all over my head--concentrating on the roots and crown. I now have 3 day old hair that doesn't feel greasy at all.
I love this product more than words can express. Thank you Got 2 Be!!
Great product! I was using Osis Dust It (also by Schwarzkopf) until I started hearing all the buzz about this product on MUA. This product is identical to Osis, and costs less than a third of the price!! I sprinkle this directly on my hair, around the crown, then I tease a little and have amazing volume all day. I have thin fine hair that looks greasy just one day after washing, but I just use a little of this and no more greasies. All thin haired girls should try this product.
Overall: Gave it a 3 because it's cheap and does make your hair more volumized.
Price: For a salon brand, it's pretty cheap and you get a lot of powder.
Packaging: I gave a five because it is small and the powder is easily controllable.
But I would NOT buy this product again. This is just the first is revolutionary volumizing powders and you can tell it's just the first. Bottom line is that it DOES volumize your hair but the texture is sticky and hard to work with (the powder, once rubbed in your hands, turns sticky). And it makes my hair look dull, and feel like it was just teased (chalky and rough). I'll stick with wet products or dry shampoo.
This hair powder really does work good for 2nd day hair. It soaks up oil some and actually doesnt weight hair down at all, smells okay, is easy to use, and affordable. I only use use and love this because other dry shampoos either are greasy, blah, or just weigh my hair down.
This stuff works very well! I have baby fine hair that tends to fall flat at the roots, and I really like the bulk this gives me. I especially like that I can rub it directly onto my scalp, rather than being at the mercy of wherever an application of spray dry shampoo ends up. There is no white powdery fallout either, although I'm blonde. It seems like this disappears fairly well, though, so I bet this would be fine for dark haired lovelies. It will dull shine somewhat, so I'd recommend applying it as closely to the roots as possible. Ingredients are as follows:
Aqua, Silica Silylate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer.
I have no idea what those last things are. They appear to be a fine plastic powder of some sort, so definitely not for the all-natural hippie types. The following website suggests that these may be banned in the EU, so I wouldn't use this stuff every day, but for a night out it sure makes a fantastic base for a gravity-defying bouffant. You probably would want to wash it out ASAP to avoid any potential health concerns.
Should we be concerned about that? I don't know. I knocked off a lippie because of this ingredient's nebulous health status. The EU bans a lot of things, sometimes with good cause. I'm not extremely worried. If anyone knows more, feel free to pipe up. Until then, I'll be continuing to use this. Here's another link to other products that include this ingredient:
Wow...I actually have volume in my hair!
I dye my dark brown hair blonde but it's still too slippery at the roots to hold any volume even with sprays or gels or volumizers, and this is the only thing I've ever tried that's actually worked.
I wouldn't want someone to touch my roots while I'm wearing it, but it does its job.
I won't use every day, but it's great for special occasions. I just lightly sprinkle directly on my roots and rub in. BIGASSHAIR ensues.
This product has just hit the UK. I tried it recently, and the here's what I thought:
This is kinda hard to apply, it melts into the warmth on your hands and gets sticky before you even apply it sometimes. I find it better to just shake it from the container, to in my hair. I can't help feel it would be better with a wand(?) or hair mascara type brush(?)
Definetly gives volume and hold, BUT will knot your hair like no other, only comes out with a thorough wash.
Tip: Back-comb hair before using this, gives a great look.
I like this product a lot, it does what it promises--but I did notice that after I used it the first time I felt a itchy on my forehead and around my hairline. Nothing intolerable, but best for use on the crown/back to avoid getting it on your skin.