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The fact that I own this product is testament to the power of advertising as it was out of sheer curiosity that I bought it after seeing the adverts and wondering how a powder could deliver the same results that gel and other styling products could, after all it looked like you were putting talcum powder in your hair, fine if you want to look like a witch but no good at setting and styling your hair. It is reasonably priced at £3.29 for a 10g pot.
The packaging is a lively purple colour and it has a screw top lid, underneath this is another lid with a few holes in it in an x shape so that you can access the powder without it all flying out and this works effectively at controlling the amount that is released so that you do not end up with too much and it going all over the place. You should only apply it to dry hair, the powder itself is odourless so it will not mask or change the smell of your conditioner which is a good thing. You can apply it direct to your hair from the pot however I prefer to pour a small amount into my hands and then massage it into my palms until it is gone, you will then be left with a sticky feel to your hands and then I style my hair accordingly. This way I can better control the amount I use as you only need to use a small amount to get excellent hold in your hair.
It sort of feels a bit like you are manually applying a hair spray in the way that your hair feels after you have applied it, what I especially like is that I get not clumping or damp looking hair which some gels can do. The results are pretty impressive, it adds volume to my hair and excellent control as well no matter what style I want to achieve. What is also really impressive is how long it holds the style and it has survived sweaty clubbing nights and blustery conditions as well, I have been impressed with it no end and the relatively small size of the pot makes it excellent for travelling with as well.
It is easy to either brush or wash out and it does not damage your hair and there has been no scalp irritation when using this product, I have medium length hair that can go curly and is layered and this has proven to be very effective when wearing it in different styles and adding some volume to it. I certainly recommend it and it is reasonably priced as well.
I decided to buy this Scwarzkopf Got2B Powder'ful powder because I had used the Osis Dust It brand of hair styling powder and was really pleased with how it worked, Got2B Powder'ful is the same kind of product but much cheaper than Osis, so I figured I would give it a go.
I have quite long hair with some choppy layers and a fringe and I have found that using Got2B Powder'ful is a great way to add a little bit of volume and texture to my hair instead of backcombing and using lots of hairspray (which I used to do, and basically damages your hair a lot).
You use this hair dust in a very similar way to using the Osis dust that I had used before, you simply apply this dust lightly onto your roots and tease it with your fingertips to give your hair a little extra volume. Alternatively you can put a little bit of this powder onto your fingertips and then tease your hair at the roots, this is my preferred way to apply this dust because I find that if I use too much of it in my hair, it gets very heavy and looks greasy quite quickly.
I am quite pleased with the results from this powder, my hair definitely has much more volume in it and it also keeps the volume for quite a long time. I don't really like to use this product daily however because I find that it builds up in my hair over time if I use it too much and my hair gets very greasy.
I get as much volume into my hair with this dust as when I am back combing my hair, and this is a much healthier way to do so as back combing is very bad for your hair. I have found that when I use this I don't need to use any other products such as hairspray in my hair, and doing my hair is much easier.
Price and Availability
You can buy this dust in Superdrug for £4.00, quite often they are put on offer 2 for £4.99, which is great value in my opinion and I think that this dust does as good of a job as the Osis powder which is double the price in salon services.
I think that this is a great alternative to backcombing to get an extra bit of volume in your hair. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with very fine hair that wants a more volumised look. Overall I would give this product 4 out of 5 stars.
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Sitting in the hairdressers waiting on my colour taking to my hair, I was surprised to see more guys coming in to get their hair cut for weekend than what I saw women. In the four hours that I was in the salon, another lady and myself were the only ones in there. My friend who owns the shop was cutting this guys hair, it wasn't long before a little tub caught my attention. Once my mate cut the guys hair, she put some product on her hands, rubbed them together, then applied to the guys hair just like she would do if it was gel. I was so surprised to see that his hair was styled with no traces of thick, sticky looking gel like most guys have. His hair never moved when he patted it down, it also looked thicker, and his hair looked clean as if no product was used in his nicely cut hair. I asked my friend what it was, she explained to me that you get two different kinds for men and women, the one she used in the guys hair was woman's strangely enough. She told me that it provided volume and thickness to your hair as well as acting like a hair spray in keeping it put. I asked her to order me a pot when she was next at the hair dressing suppliers, to be fair I was expecting it to cost a small fortune but was surprised when she admitted that she got it in a local shop across the road for £2.99.
My hair had always been very thick from when I was a child, but experiences in later life has caused me a lot of stress causing alopecia. For those of you that perhaps never heard for alopecia before it is a hair loss disease if you haven't guessed already causes you to loose your hair. There are three different kinds of alopecia that you can get and it can affect you at any time of your life. Alopecia is the partial or complete loss of hair, especially on the scalp, either in patches known as alopecia areata. Or on the entire head known as alopecia totalis, or over the entire body known as alopecia universalis. I have alopecia totalis where my hair tends to just fall out bit by bit which is linked to stress. To be honest I'm not rocking the look and it is also a little embarrassing. I am 25 years old, I have bald patches and thinness to my hair, so after seeing and hearing about this miracle in a little pot I had to go straight from the hairdressers to try it.
This got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Style Powder has been specially designed by Schwarzkopf. It comes in a small but more than enough purple 10g plastic pot with a screw cap. Schwarzkopf designed this weightless formula to use of dry hair to great volume at the roots. It is packaged in a cardboard box that has been designed and also had written information on the back giving you instructions. Got2be powder'ful, textured each strand of hair to create maximum volume to your hair. Once you unscrew the silver cap lid off the styling powder, you will see another silver lid which has the shape of an X where holes have been placed in the plastic to allow the powder to be able to escape from the pot. The holes are just the correct size allowing the right amount to come out that you are able to put straight onto your hair to create maximum results or a little in your hand that you pat dry then apply to your hair. The tube is only 10g it is small and light enough to fit into your handbag. There is no smell that comes from the powder which surprised me as Schwarzkopf products that I have used in the past has always had a long lasting pleasant smell, never the less this wasn't an issue to me, if anything it was a plus point as the smell from my hair wouldn't clash with the smell of my perfume. If it wasn't for me being the hairdressers that day, I would never of known about the got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Style Powder. I have never seen in advertised on the television, nor have I seen it in any of the shops before. After doing some research on the net I found out that it first became available to purchase last year in 2011.
The information states on the little pot as well as the back of the packaging, that there are two different ways to use the powder. The powder is only to be used on dry hair not wet hair. For the purpose of this review, I have tried both ways to applying the powder to give you the opportunity of reading a more useful review. The way that I tend to use the got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Style Powder, is by directly putting it onto my roots straight from the pot. I have found that it provides me with a much better volume and thickness to my locks, although I must warn you, you only need the smallest amount of the powder as it can leave your hair feeling a bit grubby even through it doesn't look like it. After you have applied some to your roots, using your fingers tips, rub in the powder and fan out from the middle to the ends of your roots. I have found that it creates more volume to my hair and also lifts my roots that stay put. When I apply this to my hair in the morning, by the end of the night my hair is still in the same position that it was styled in when I left the house. I was worried when I first used it that it would hurt my hair and scalp when it came to brushing it out my hair, but to be completely honest it never hurt at all, there was no discomfort. I have noticed that once brushed out but not washed out the next day I have no need to apply any more product. I just brush my hair as usual, part it into sections then rub and lift it still provides me with the same volume as it did the day before. My hair at the moment is a dark red/brown, I was half expecting to see my hair looking grey from the powder, but was surprised to see that there was no traces of the powder, you can feel it when you touch your hair, it feels like hair spray that is in it but when you look at it looks like a natural lift. After I have rubbed in the got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Style Powder into my hair, I noticed that my fingers felt very sticky, as a small child I hated having sticky fingers, so after using the powder I straight away go to wash my hands. In theory applying the powder to clean hair will make your hair dirty but I advising getting two days out of it as washing you hair every day is not good for you and leads to greasy hair as you are washing all the natural oils off you scalp. I like the fact that I get what I want with this product, not only does my hair look thick and sits perfect, I always have no baldy bits showing from my alopecia.
The second way you can use the styling powder is to shake a small amount into your palms of you hands and rub it till it disappears. Although you wont be able to see the powder, you will be able to feel the stickyness on your hands. I would suggest that if you have medium to long hair that you apply the product desire onto your hair. But if you have short hair, shoulder length and above then this is the best way to use it for you. My hair is shoulder length with layers through it, so when I ran my finger tips though my hair I still expected an instant boost to my hair. While the results were still good, I didn't appreciate them as much as I did with the other method of applying the product. I found that the volume just wasn't enough for me even though the way in which I styled my hair still lasted all day. I noticed that when i felt the roots of my hair, I could feel a slight residue on my roots, no where near as much as before.
After using the product and seeing the results I am so glad that I was in the hairdresser that day. Now that I have tried got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Style Powder I have no idea where I would be without it. Don't get me wrong, I don't use it every day as there is no need to as product is still left in my hair from the day before and it provides me with enough volume and thickness for the next day. I like the fact that I can wear my hair down or I can wear my hair in an updo stye and the product still provides me with enough volume for the style that I require. I also like that fact that it can be used in any type of hair, length, colour, thickness, or greasy, dry, or dandruff scalp. My hair can normally get quite oily and I was pleased to see that the powder soaked it up and left my hair feeling fresher and looking as it is just washed. When the product is in my hair it doesn't feel all that nice to touch but to be fair once your hair is styled how often in a day do you touch your hair? I can put up with it as the results are worth a little bit of stickyess in my hair. I am very pleased with how it looks and the fact that it lasts all day. I am also surprised that my hair looks very natural, it looks as if no product has been used in my hair. I cannot recommend this product enough, I would recommend it to those who like big hair (mainly young girls these days), to people that suffer like me with alopecia, to those who even have thinning of the hair perhaps due to getting older. The got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Style Powder, is my little miracle in a pot, it has really changed my life leaving me feeling like a woman again and giving me the confidence that the alopecia took away from me.
I have still only found this product in one shop, afraid that it may run out one day I bought all of them off the shelves, and just as well I did as there has never been any more in the store. I had bought them from B&M Bargains for £2.99. While I think that is a very small price to pay and well worth it, I couldn't help but wonder when they run out where I would be able to get them from. I had a look online and noticed that ebay sells them, very overpriced coming in at just under £6 including postage for one 10g pot of got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Style Powder. Then I check amazon where I found a bundle pack of three 10g pots all in original packaging for £4.99 with free delivery Surprise, surprise, I ended up buying quite a few so I don't run out for a while. If you are looking for the got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Style Powder, I recommend you save some pennies with ordering it from Amazon. website as follows: www.amazon.co.uk
After reading the other two reviews on here not giving the powder such a good review, I honestly cant understand why. It leaves me wondering if they actually used the product because I swear by this volumizing product and give it full marks of 5 out of 5. I hope that my review has been of some use to you in helping you decide if this volumizing powder is for you or not. I am sure that once you try it you will be as happy as I am with the product.
Item Weight: 127g
Boxed-product Weight: 18 g
Item model number: 1475389