Product Type: Toni & Guy hair care products
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Toni & Guy: Turn The Volume Up!
Toni & Guy Casual Sculpting Powder
Member Name: rubarbandginger
Toni & Guy Casual Sculpting Powder
Advantages: Gives the hair volume, keeps your style in all day, easy to apply, lasts for ages
Disadvantages: difficult packaging to apply to the roots without a brush
Product: Toni & Guy casual sculpting powder.
Purchased: I received mine from Bzz Agent but it is available from Boots and across the net.
* The Product *
Toni & Guy are a well known brand that not only have salons but also their own products. I'm guessing everyone has heard of Toni & Guy and if not where the heck have you been?
I have used Toni & Guy products on and off for a number of years and especially love their Insights shampoo for brown hair. The product I'm reviewing is called Toni & Guy casual sculpting powder and comes in a salt shaker style container which is a grey-blue colour with the typical Toni & Guy brand name vertical on the packaging.
* Why I wanted to try this *
I love beauty, haircare and skincare after all it's what I do for a living so I was excited to try this out. My hair is long but it's very fine and flyaway, because it does fly away it gets greasy at the roots quickly and dry at the ends. I have to wash my hair daily and due to it's thickness and volume I cannot get curls, waves or any voluminous up do to remain in my hair. I have tried volume and thickening shampoo's, conditioners, miracle sprays, bump it's (not too great), back combing my hair to death and a variety of concoctions along the way and nothing has really helped.
I had started to reserve myself to the boring hair club when Bzz Agent asked if I wanted to participate in the Toni & Guy trial, my answer was Heck Yes! I received my Bzz pack and it contained a few goodies but it was the casual sculpting powder that really got me excited and I couldn't wait to try it.
* Trying the product *
I hadn't seen or heard of the product before being sent it and after reading the instructions I was a little bewildered about how to use it. It sounded like it worked in a similar way to Baptiste dry shampoo but it wasn't advertised as being a dry shampoo. I decided to give it a go because I was off work and knew I could re-wash it if disaster struck.
- First Attempt -
My first attempt was on freshly clean hair I shook some of the product aiming at the roots like the instructions say and to be honest I didn't get much on my roots. Due to the way it comes out it ended up all over the top of my head. I wasn't too worried as my hair is pretty lank. It rubbed in to the hair well and straight away my hair looked thicker (like it does with Baptiste) and more starch like.
I styled it in a messy up do bob that everyone is wearing and decided to test out it's wear ability. At first my hair looked neat and glossy the bun section felt secure (normally it starts to fall out, even with super tight kirby grips) and remained in tact until I took it out at bedtime. The front sections of my hair because it was slightly thicker and looked less glossy I decided to straighten them and found it difficult with my GHD's. It seemed that as hard as I tried I could not get the sleek look I normally get with my beloved straighteners.
-Second Attempt -
The second attempt was on day old greasy at the roots and dry at the ends, sticking to my head and just looking pretty yuck type of hair. I hate going anywhere with this type of hair and really wanted to try the product out. I decided this time to shake some of the product on to my big barrelled hair brush and apply it directly to the roots, this way I could ensure it was getting to the area that really needed it. Again I tested out the up do bun style, normally when I try to do a ponytail or up do on a greasy hair day it looks even greasier. The sections that normally fall out around the front are just embarrassing.
The product definitely freshened up my hair enough to allow me to go out, it thickened my hair and the bun remained in tact. I didn't feel clean however and by dinner time the effects of the 'fresh' look started to dwindle and I had to re-apply the powder. Applying the powder during the day was hard due to having a style in my hair and I did have to smooth down and apply more kirby's to keep the style looking nice.
* Overall *
The product claims to be feather light which it was, it did give my hair volume which was a huge positive in my opinion and I feel confident that I can now get away with doing many of my dream hairstyles (which I plan to do). It blends in to the hair well and doesn't smell at all which is great.
I think that anyone who wants volume without having to back comb the hair should use Toni & Guy sculpting powder because it does really give your hair a fresh and voluminous look and feel. The product is best used on clean hair (or for normal hair I'd say a day or two maximum) so that you do not have to re-apply throughout the day and ruin your style.
The price is really good considering that this little shaker will last for ages. It will save you a heap of damage from not having to back comb and it's quick and easy to use. I have tried other dry shampoo's (which is very similar to this product) and I feel that this one is the best of the bunch and doesn't leave you with grey hair marks like some others.
I'd award this 5 out of 5 stars.
Summary: Toni & Guy: Pump Up The Volume