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The last time I went for my hair cut, the hair dresser used this on my hair afterwards instead of wax because she wanted to try it out on a male hair cut. From this first use I really liked the product so I purchased a tub and have used it since, though it was fairly expensive I thought it was worth it.
It is easy to apply just shaking a small amount of it on your hand rubbing your hands together then apply it to your roots and its done, that simple. It does give your hair much more volume and texture and I really like this however I do have to add hairspray to keep it that way so it does not last for a long period of time. It does leave a slight residue on your hands however which can be quiet annoying but it isn't too bad.
In my opinion this was definitely a worthwhile purchase and I will be purchasing this again when I run out, which I do not see happening for a while as not much powder is actually required.
Schwarzkopf Got 2 be powderful is a light dusting powder that promises to give you mega volume for that bed head look. I have fine, dry hair and so rely on volumising products to give my,roots a boost. My hairdresser used to dust powder into my hair for volume and I loved the results it would give. The brand that she used was very expensive and I couldn't justify paying that price. When Got 2 be powderful came out I was over the moon and rushed out to buy one.
The product cost me £3.50 from boots, which was very reasonably priced. The product comes in a card packaging with a cut out so the bottle can be seen. The bottle is small, but I wasn't worried as I knew not much product is required for each use. The bottle is cylindrical with a twist lid with holes. It basically works like a salt or pepper shaker.
The product promises to texturise the hair and give an instant root lift in ten seconds. The powder is lightweight and of a white colour. If you shake a little into your palm it dissolves very quickly. The powder can be used in two ways. You can shake a little into your palm, and then work into the roots. Or shake directly onto hair and use your hands to lift your hair at the crown. For a real mega volume, tip head,upside down and shake powder onto hair. I prefer to shake directly onto hair, as shaking the powder onto my palms, means most of the product stays on my palms. But this is a good technique if you want full control of the amount and placement of volume.
This product does give volume and the more you apply the greater the volume. However, and this is a BIG however. My hair felt very greasy after use. The product claims to be lightweight, it looks lightweight, but once applied to hair it becomes heavy. As soon as the powder dissolves in hair it becomes sticky. This is an ok-ish product for a night out and you only need volume for a few hours. I would also not recommend brushing hair after applying as my hair just looks limp. It a good product if you want that messy bedhead and 'i haven't washed my hair in a few days' look...a.k.a russel brand, noel fielding, alexa chung. Then it works quite well. This product will give you big volume as long as you use it strategically. Its not something I could use everyday as it does damage hair. My hair was more prone to breakage once i'd put it on my hair. I had stray hairs coming out if I ran my fingers through my hair. Hair also needs a very thorough wash to completely remove the product.
I wish I had paid a little(actually a lot) more for the salon brand powder as it was lightweight and worked. If you are on a budget then this is the best on the market.
* ~ * THE STYLING POWDER * ~ *
The styling powder is made by Schwarzkopf and is for use on dry hair to create volume at lift at the roots. The weightless formula texturises each hair strand to create maximum volume. The styling powder comes in a small purple tube which then comes in cardboard packaging. The tube has a silver lid which unscrews and you can see another silver lid which has a large X in holes where the powder comes out. There isn't much smell to the powder. If you look through the holes you can see that the styling powder is white and looks very fine. The tube itself feels very light, but this is due to the light weight of the powder in the tube. This product is fairly new from Schwarzkopf, and I first saw it advertise on television a few weeks ago and thought it looked good so would give it try. On the back of the tube there is information on how to use the product and also contact information and a list of ingredients.
* ~ * PRICE/AVALIABILITY * ~ *
I can't seem to find this product on either Boots or Superdrug website. How-ever I did purchased this from boots and it cost me approximately £4.61.
* ~ * USING THE POWDER * ~ *
According to the information on the back of the tube there is 2 different ways to use the powder (both on dry hair), so I have tried both way's and have decided to write about each one. The first way you can use the powder for bigger volume is to shake a little into the roots of your hair and then rub in using your finger-tips, this helps to create the volume and lift at the roots. I have blonde hair which is quite flat and am always looking for some kind of root boost. I shook a little of the powder in the parting of my hair into the roots. It's best doing this in front of the mirror so you can see how much of the powder you are applying. I could see the light dusting of powder in my hair and using my finger-tips I rubbed this into my roots a little, ensuring the powder disappeared. (The last thing I wanted was to go out with grey/white looking roots!). After I had worked the powder into my roots my hair did have some extra lift at the roots, but nothing amazing. I rubbed my finger-tips together and could feel a slight residue from the powder so felt as though I needed to wash and dry my hands. After doing this I rubbed my hair a little more to get more lift in my hair. Where I had applied and rubbed in the powder my roots felt a little sticky, and stiff which I didn't like. I could feel a residue from the powder in my hair when feeling it with my finger-tips. This was obviously from using the styling powder. I felt as though this made my hair slightly dirty again due to the way my hair felt when touching it. The styling powder isn't really long lasting, and only gave me lift and volume in my hair for a few hours, before it started to fall a little flat again. I felt as though the residue weighted my hair down slightly, rather than give it a root boost.
The second way you can use the styling powder is to shake a small amount into your palms and rub your hands together. The powder disappears but you can still feel it on your hands. Distribute into dry hair focusing on the roots for instant root boost and volume. I shook a little of the powder into my palms as the instructions say. I didn't shake too much out as I didn't want to waste any. I then rubbed my hands together and sure enough the powder disappeared, I could feel the powder still in my palms though. I them rubbed my hands through my hair, using my finger-tips to help distribute the powder into my roots. I shook out a little more powder and then again using my fingertips distributed it through my hair. I stood back and looked in the mirror. My hair had a little more volume then before and it was more textured, rather than just flat and straight. I couldn't feel the product in my hair and it couldn't feel a residue like I could when I shook the powder directly into the hair. I liked the way it gave texture to my hair and some volume at the roots. I didn't apply any hair-spray otherwise that would be cheating a little and I wouldn't really be able to comment on how good or bad the product is. The volume to my hair lasted a few hours, and then it soon started looking a little flat again. I was really disappointed by this. I still had a little texture in my hair but not as much as I did when I first left the house.
* ~ * OVERALL OPINION * ~ *
When I saw this product advertise I thought it looked really good and couldn't wait to try it out, how-ever I was a little disappointed. I wouldn't recommend shaking the powder directly into the roots, as I hated the residue it left and the way it made by hair feel. I prefer using this product the second way where you shake the powder into your hands. I thought this gave more texture to my hair and I feel as though I could distribute the powder more into my hair and into the roots. I found it easier tipping some powder onto my finger-tips rather then into my palms. The product is quite compact so it does fit into a small bag so you could take it out with you if you need to re-apply the product. In terms of value, I think the product is a little over-priced and I don't think I would pay that much money for this product again. Of course maybe the product might last longer if you use a little hair-spray to help hold the style into place. There are other similar products available to buy; how-ever these are all the same kind of price range, unless the products are on special offers. I give this product 3 out of 5 stars for the neat and compact packaging, and the fact that it did give my hair some root lift and a little texture.
(review also on ciao)