Powdering your nose is a cute feminine habit that the stronger sex really likes. It’s natural and incredibly seductive. But powdering your hair even sounds strange! Who needs this and why?

What Is Hair Powder

This is a multifunctional product that hairdressers use to create hairstyles. It is developed mainly by professional brands, so few ordinary consumers know about hair powders.

But those who love root volume, accentuated strands and long-lasting styles that don’t disappear under the weight of hats will definitely like this product. It will help not only create beauty, but also fix it for a long time.

This is interesting! Powder for creating hairstyles is not an innovation at all. In the 18th century, hairdressers actively used it, along with hot tongs, curlers, hairpins and combs.

According to testimonies, one hairstyle could take up to two pounds (about 907 grams!) of product. So powder was also a significant part of the expense. They made it at that time based on flour. The most popular color was white, but pink, gray and blue powders were also found.

Advantages and Disadvantages Of the Product

The texture of the powder is closest to dry shampoo. But unlike it, it is applied to the strands like a regular face powder – with a thin layer of powder. This product, consisting of small crystals, is almost weightless: those who try it for the first time may even think that the bottle with the product is empty. Due to its lightness, the powder does not weigh down the curls.

The product has many advantages:

suitable for any hair type;

creates persistent root volume;

excels at placing accents;

models and fixes styling;

absorbs fat and hides dirt;

knows a convenient format;

Easily fits in your purse.

In addition to its styling benefits, some women are discovering the convenience of hair powder as they juggle busy schedules, finding a quick fix before heading out to their next appointment or logging into their favorite bookmaker online for a bit of entertainment.

But the product also has a drawback. After using it, it is difficult to comb your hair. It’s better not to try to do this, but just wash your hair. Although the powder is washed off with regular shampoo, those who actively use it should use shampoo to deep clean the scalp once a week.

What Types Of Powder Are There?

Cosmetics brands do not separate hair powders into types. And it’s a shame! After all, how the product works and what effect it gives is very important when creating a hairstyle. Therefore, women have to classify powders themselves:


Holds volume perfectly and does not weigh down the strands. Can temporarily camouflage oily roots. Suitable for working with soft hair of medium and short length. The product can lift hair roots, add lasting volume to even thick, long bangs and help shape light curls.

Minuses. If you apply a lot of powder, an “icy crust” effect may occur and it will be impossible to comb your hair. If you see that there is excess product in any area, blow it off with a cold stream of air from a hairdryer. If you direct a warm stream of air onto powdered strands, the powder will acquire a viscous texture and stick them together.

Another disadvantage is that powder electrifies hair and can make thin and damaged hair even drier.


It holds volume well, places accents in styling, and forms curls. But it is not suitable for use on fine hair, as it gives a greasy feeling, so use it only on thick, dense, short hair.

You should not try to add volume to long bangs with its help – nothing will work, it will simply droop.

Minuses. If a lot of greasy powder gets on your hair, you can get rid of it with a hairdryer; only washing your hair will help. In addition, those who use the product on a regular basis have to wash their hats more often.

There are also colored powders. They are designed to disguise gray hair and give hair bright nuances. And there are lightening ones – they will turn anyone into a blonde. True, until the next shampoo, but without damage or side effects.

How to Apply Volume Powder

In the instructions, manufacturers advise using the product on dry (not wet) hair. It is applied as a final touch – that is, at the end of the installation.

The powder should be applied carefully along the parting directly to the roots of the hair.  The holes on the working surface of the product are quite large, so you need to act carefully.

Slightly tilt the bottle towards your head and, lightly tapping with your finger, apply the powder evenly to the roots of your hair, opening the strands.

Start working with the product from the back of the head and smoothly move towards the bangs. Next, apply powder to the temple areas. The product can be added to the backcomb or without it.

Using your fingertips, massage the powder evenly over the entire surface of your head and set the styling direction.

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