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Label M is a range of professional haircare products often used in hairdressers. I get my hair cut in Toni & Guy and they always use the Label M products to wash and style my hair. This resurrection style dust is one of the final products they would use on my hair if I wanted some volume in it. Very recently they have brought out a brunette version of the resurrection style dust, obviously designed for brunettes as the white one can be quite visible in dark hair if not worked in properly!
Label m state: "Miracle powder designed to add incredible depth and iridescent shine to brunette hair tones for enhanced volume and dynamic texture. The fine, light and smooth particles easily absorb into hair for perfect distribution, effortless backcombing and the ability to revive and rework your style throughout the day by simply massaging at the roots."
Up until the last time I went to the hairdressers they had often used the white resurrection dust but I had never bought any until last week after they used the new brunette one on me. Other hair product brands have brought out their own resurrection style dusts and so I ended up buying one from V05 over a year ago as I didn't like to use it everyday, mostly only for a night out and so I thought it would be a lot to pay for a Label M one if only using it now and again.
The reason why I don't like to use it everyday being that it leaves your hair feeling very dry and with a sticky feel to it. However, the brunette one doesn't seem as bad as the others. The hairdresser advised me it doesn't seem to leave your hair feeling as bad as the other dust does, although she was unsure why as the product was just new in that day. When she used it, I had a feel of my hair after and it did still feel soft, and the volume effect it left in my hair was very good. I decided to buy some thinking I could start using it for during the day and not just nights out.
To use, you basically sprinkle this directly onto the hair where required and you can either massage in slightly with your fingertips, putting your hair back in place after, or by backcombing. I lift parts of my hair up and sprinkle underneath, before combing in, so the top layer of my hair is still soft and lies on top of the parts with the dust in it. Therefore I am not paranoid about what my hair feels like too much. If you keep having a little play with your hair now and again throughout the day the dust will keep working, and there is no need to reapply this.
I have found the sticky but dry feeling it leaves my hair only gets very bad if using this product two days in a row without washing the hair in between. The dust is hard to get rid of and is still in my hair from the day before and so I don't apply this again on the second day. However, if you usually wash your hair everyday anyway then you won't have this problem.
The resurrection style dust is available online from the Label M website or in Toni & Guy salons. The white one comes in a few different sizes online and it works out better value for money if you buy the bigger one. The brunette dust is only available in one size - 3.5g and is priced at £12. It does seem a bit pricey but as only a small amount of dust is needed at a time it will last for quite some time. I definitely think it is worth paying more for this than the similar dusts available from other brands as it doesn't leave your hair feeling as bad and definitely works at keeping your hair volumised for much longer. You only need to apply this once and it will keep, especially when finished with a little spritz of hairspray.
Label M have managed to produce another winning product in Resurrection Dust. It's deceptively small size actually lasts for months if used sparingly- and my advice is that you do just that to avoid a grainy residue building up in your barnet.
Primarily it is a volume boosting aid and it is really successful in adding some oomph to otherwise lack lustre styles. It also gives nice definition run through the ends of hair- particularly in choppier, layered cuts. Application isn't over fiddly, although a word of warning is necessary surrounding the packaging- it's crying out to be knocked over if you don't replace the lid!
I would also recommend using it if you don't have time to wash your hair as a type of dry shampoo. It certainly delivers on the 'resurrection' front- no one will be able to tell your hair isn't clean, so definitely useful if you are pushed for time! Furthermore, unlike the conventional canned aerosols, it does not leave any powdery 'tidelines'- a particular problem for those with darker hair. However, as I mentioned before you do have to use sparingly! Also if you do intend to use it for this purpose- cost may be a factor. It is over five times as expensive as something like Batiste, although it will last much, much longer.
Resurrection Dust is a great cheats way to quick, glamorous hair, it's only let down is the cost. Just make sure you shop around for the best deal, and as with any leave in product use a good clarifying shampoo to stop hair getting damaged.
This product is available from Toni and Guy Salons and now on various online sites. It usually retails around £10 and comes in a clear pot. The product sprinkles out throughout the top.
I have shoulder length, fine, poker straight hair with choppy layers. My stylist used this on my hair and I was impressed with the volume I got from the roots.
To use you simple shake a tiny ammount onto your roots and give a quick rub with your fingers. It instantly creates volume at the roots. If you sprinkle too much however, it leaves a horrible sand like texture which can make the hair feel greasy after a while.
Once you have used it a few times it becomes easy to know the exact ammount you need. Do practice a fw times first. Because you only need a small ammount one tub lasts a long long time. I've had mine for almost 8 months now and there is still some left.
This product is good for some root volume and helps give definition to layers. Don't expect massive volume everywhere as you can only apply it to your roots. So use with a volume spray or mousse for huge hair.
I recently got my hair cut in a kind of emo/scene style, with shorter layers on top that need volumised and texturised.
The hairdresser recommended this style dust, as well as some sea salt spray (also by label.m) and I came away with the 3g jar of this. It cost around £10 in the hairdresser, but it's also available in other stockists as I've seen it on amazon etc.
I both like and dislike this product for several reason. The shape of the jar is a little like a salt shaker, you can shake out as much or as little as you need. I've found it easy to use sparingly and build up the application rather than ending up with too much on.
However, I've found that I need to use a lot of the style dust to achieve the volume required for my style - obviously this might not be the same for everyone. Using any more than a little of the product tends to leave my hair slightly 'staticy' and a little sticky. I also find it hard to get long lasting volume, my hair seems to drop throughout the day, although I can 'fluff' it up again.
I don't think the style dust provides the volume I'm looking for, however it is good for texturising and giving your style certain volume. I also think that you need to use a fair bit to achieve any results, which isn't good value for money when it's so expensive for so little.
I don't think I would use this product again, as it's too expensive for too little results.