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I love to have volume in my hair and I am always buying new product which help me to achieve this. I am a big fan of the new Candy Fixations range by Tigi and after trying out Sugar Shock, I wanted to give Sugar Dust a go.
What does the product do?
The product is described as being invisible micro texture root powder. In plain English, this means that it will provide texture and volume to the hair by boosting the hair from the roots. It claims that it will provide you with instant root lift, give you movement and texture, and it also promises to absorb the oils from the roots which would otherwise make your hair look flat and greasy. It promises to give long lasting results with a medium hold.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used on dry hair. The product needs to be applied directly to the roots but you shouldn't sprinkle it straight on top of the hair. You should lift layers of your hair and sprinkle it underneath and then massage it into the roots using your fingers. The results are instant and you will immediately see the difference. It can be reapplied if you think your hair is dropping and it can be used as often as you want it to be.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a very snazzy looking bottle than resembles a tiger's pattern. It is covered in orange and white swirls and it has Sugar Dust written on it in big black letters. The top of the bottle resembles a talcum powder bottle, and you twist the lid to open the holes through which the powder is dispensed. You then twist the lid to close it again. Don't forget to do so if you are carrying the product in your hand bag.
The product costs around £7 for 1 gram of the dust. The bottle feels as if it is already open when you buy it but that's just because the contents are so light. It can be bought from most good hairdressing salons and also from a variety of online websites. The price may vary a bit so it's worth shopping around.
Aroma and Appearance
The product doesn't come with much of an aroma at all which was a massive disappointment because Tigis products usually smell good enough to eat. I also expected a sweet aroma as the product has sugar in its name but I suppose the fragrance is not the most important thing in a product of this type. You just get a faint fruitiness. The product does have the appearance of sugar. It is white in colour and it is made up of very fine powder particles.
The product is fairly easy to use. You don't need to use a lot of the product but it is a good idea to spread out the sprinklings so that you get an even amount of volume. I have very dark hair so I was worried about sprinkling white powder into my hair in case it looked like dandruff but I needn't have panicked. It is invisible, just as promised, and the powder disappears into the hair.
I have used a product of this type before called Osis and although I love it, it can be hard to get hold of. This product works on the same principle and it does provide instant volume to the hair. If it begins to drop, you can ruffle your fingers through your hair and the volume is back. Its not massive amounts of volume but it definitely make a difference. It emphasises the layers in my hair and it gives it a lovely texture. It's not as sticky or tacky in the hair as Osis but you can feel its there if you touch your hair and it's not a good idea to try brushing it once you've applied this. The product does seem to absorb oils so this product works well if you haven't got time to wash you hair as it brings it back to life. The results are fairly long lasting and it is simple to apply some more if it needed. The product feels comfortable in the hair but after a day it does get a bit itchy and it needs to be washed out.
All in all, this is a great product for those days in between washing when your hair is getting a bit flat. It gives a nice bit of volume, dries up the roots and gives the hair texture. If you like crazy volume then you should go for Osis by Schwarzkopf but if you like a more sensible amount of volume, this is well worth buying.