I am forever on the quest for bigger hair, whether it suits me or not I long for big volume locks. I have heard good things about volume powders so I thought I would try out the VO5 Give Me Texture Powder and the Tresemme Texture Style Backcomb Dust
Both are a reasonable price at £4 for VO5 & £5.50 for Tresemme, you can get higher end versions on but I can’t see what the difference would be between a high & low end for this product
The idea is to sprinkle the powder on to the roots of dry hair before styling. It comes out as a white powder but when rubbed into the roots it turns opaque so it is not visible (don’t worry you won’t look like you have dandruff!)
Now the reason I am reviewing these together is because they both work exactly the same, I seriously could not tell the difference between the two, which is why I believe a higher end product would do the same.
So do they work? If you’re a back combing queen then I am sure you would get on well with these but for me it’s a no likey. If I wanted to go for the greasy scarecrow look then this would be right up my street, but on this occasion I will give it a miss.
The texture of my hair after application is horrible, like a squeaky/dry/claggy feeling. It does add volume but not in the neat way a mousse would so really it is down to what style you want and what hair type you have. I have fine oily hair, it is lank if it does not have volumising product in, but I still like it to look smooth. If you have long locks and you want to add more texture as well as volume then this is more suited for you. It just doesn’t work on my straight bob!
I have heard it is supposed to help with greasy roots as it absorbs the oil, I did not really find this with the powders and if anything made my hair feel dirtier.
So overall it does add volume but I do not like the texture the powders give. Have you bought any of these? How are you getting on with them?