The Best Hair Volumising Powders for Women Who Don’t Like Using Them
I have a theory that most women fall into one of two hair categories most of the time; those who like their strands shiny and sleek, and those who live for a matte finish and tousled texture. If you're the former, this post isn't for you. (Sorry! This one definitely is though.) If you're the latter, settle in because we're about to dispense some simple, but hair-changing advice.
If you crave volume to the extent that you pass on hair oils and serums (and possibly even conditioner) on the reg, you've maybe already tried your hand at volumising powders. These clever little products can work extremely well when wielded the right way, but so many women can't seem to get the hang of them and so ditch them altogether. As a daily user, I find this information depressing. There is nothing as fast and furious for creating lasting texture and body—volumising powders work well and they work instantly.
In the interests of sharing the love, we've put together tips that'll teach you how to use volumising dusts like a pro for once and for all, as well as three Byrdie-approved picks. Keep scrolling to shop the story!
Kevin Murphy Powder.Puff ($39)
Admittedly this one is difficult considering most volumising powders aren't marked with any kind of "strength". Determining which one to purchase will likely come down to reading up on recommendations (that's our job), and a little trying and testing (that's yours). Once sprinkled on fingers the powder can either feel wet or dry, as a beginner you're looking for the dry stuff—it's less sticky and harder to overdo.
Davines This Is a Texturizing Dust ($31)
Generally we wouldn't recommend ignoring instructions but in this instance, it's sound advice. Instead of shaking the bottle directly over your roots (which can cause too much to come out at once), sprinkle the powder onto fingers and work it between your hands until it turns transparent. Then apply it to your hair. You'll be able to better control the strength of the application, which is key since an OD is almost impossible to rectify.
Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It ($29)
Texturising powder is magic for boosting volume and also for taming flyaways (apply to your fingers then smooth down your part). Using even a little too much however, can weigh strands down. If this happens to you, there's an easy fix. A quick blast of dry shampoo. Direct the nozzle at your roots under your top layer of hair, then rub your scalp with fingertips to distribute it evenly.