5 best hair powders to revive your hairstyle
Turn up the volume with these top picks
By Aimée Leabon
Marie Claire Contributor / April 11 2016
Don’t be put off by its salt-shaker-like appearance. A sprinkle of hair powder can transform flat strands into textured waves and voluminous updos in a flash.
“Hair powder creates incredible volume – it’s my backstage secret weapon,” enthuses Mark Hampton, Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe global hair ambassador. “Unlike dry shampoos, powders are generally more concentrated so will give a more dramatic effect,” he says.
Application also slightly differs. “Whereas dry shampoo can be sprayed all over, hair powders require a more specific, targeted application,” he explains. Start by dividing hair into sections and lightly sprinkle powder underneath the layers, then wait 10 seconds before working the product in with your fingertips. Or try working a small amount through your mid-lengths, using your fingers to twist random sections for a mussed-up, off-duty-model look.
Aimée is an established writer and editor with over ten years of experience working for some of the world’s leading print and digital titles. These include Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine and WWD.