I've always been a fan of the brand got2b, with their semi-cheesy name and "edgy" tagline: "attitude for hair."
OK, wait, it sounds like I'm trashing them but I'm not! I love their products. Their Glued Blasting Freeze Hairspray ($5.99, drugstore.com and at duh, actual drugstores) is THE BEST. Better than a lot of the stuff I've tried, even the cult-y hairspray products that supposedly every celebrity hairstylist uses but do not contain nearly enough hold for me. The Blasting Freeze Hairspray is awesome, it strongly holds my big, bouffant updos and when I need just a bit of hold. I spritz it over my hair and I'm good for the day.
But, I'm not here to talk about the hairspray, amazing though it may be. I'm here to talk about the relatively new Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder (around $6, drugstores). Or as I like to call it, the little plastic bottle of GAME-CHANGER.
My mom introduced me to this stuff. See, my mom is pretty low-key when it comes to beauty. She doesn't wear a ton of make-up. But this woman is crazyabout her hair, and her hair products. The bathroom cupboard at my parents' house is full of hair product, and the majority of it is volumizing stuff. Volumizing sprays, mousses, gels, whatever. My mom likes her hair to have some "oomph" to it. She bought this stuff and then she got hooked. Her friends were asking her whether she'd had a haircut or done something different, but nope, it was just this crazy powder.
Basically, it's this semi-gritty white powder. It is NOT a dry shampoo. If you need to sop up grease in your hair, go for an actual dry shampoo formula (or even just baby powder if you're blonde, or cocoa powder if you're brunette, everyone loves a quick fix). This is strictly for volumizing and you'll just waste the product if you're using it to try to make your hair look clean.
So, you just shake out a tiny bit of the (kind of weird feeling, hard-to-describe) powder into the palm of your hands, rub them together a bit and then kind of massage/shake it into your hair, focusing on the roots. Suddenly, your hair is all ... vampy. It's big and luxurious.
The results with just a tiny bit of this powder are better than any I've gotten from a mousse, a spray, a gel, a whatever. It's simple, it's quick, and it's CHEAP. Whether you've got thin hair, or pretty thick hair (like mine, but it's starting to get kind of wimpy. I think it's falling out because it's sad about the winter), this stuff will give you more bounce and va-va-voom and whatever, I'm just going to start making up words. Just look at the pictures and decide for yourself.
Do I tweet about hair? Sometimes, yeah. @hannahejo