Woah there, it looks like your browser is out of date.

To get the best experience, please update your browser.

The Best Toning Shampoos For Blonde Hair
The Best Products To Stimulate Hair Growth
Is Powder The Secret to Full Hair?

Is Powder The Secret to Full Hair?

Weird but true.

Share Tweet Pin

Our hunt for full, voluminous hair is a quest we'll likely be on for ages. But, thanks to some stellar styling products, we can achieve our dream mile-high locks a tiny bit easier. Most surprisingly, the secret to a bountiful blowout isn't a spray or gel, but rather it's an unlikely suspect: hair powder. Get the scoop on hair powders and how to use them, below!

What is it: Ingredient-rich powders that are applied into the hair to add volume and boost strands

What it does: Adds texture, volume, fights frizz and oil, and extends the life of the style

How to use it: Each particular powder is different and it's best to apply according to your powder's label, but the principle is the same for each. Shake the powder and apply into strands at the roots. Massage the product into the strands and watch volume appear. 

Shop it: 

Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder ($27)

Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder

Although there are a number of Bumble and bumble loyalists, this powder has earned many fans in its own right. Formulated to both extend the length of your style and give your mane a bit of a boost, this powder is lightweight and can actually take the place of your trusty dry shampoo. Influensters agree:


Big Sexy Hair Powder Play ($8.99)

Big Sexy Hair Powder Play

Ideal for anyone with fine or flat hair, this powder is odorless and colorless to instantly add lift and texture. Va-va-voom is right.

Not Your Mother's Girl Powder Volumizing Hair Powder ($7)

Not Your Mother's Girl Powder Volumizing Hair Powder

This option from Not Your Mother's goes directly onto dry hair to spice up and add mega-volume to strands. Influensters say this is a miracle worker for reviving flatten roots:


Tigi Bed Head Joyride Texturizing Powder Balm ($30)

Tigi Bed Head Joyride Texturizing Powder Balm

This unique formula has the consistency of a powder but control of a balm. And, unlike other powders, you can use this product on wet or dry hair thanks to its zero-slip texture.

Joico Hair Shake Liquid-To-Powder Texturizer ($17.99)

Joico Hair Shake Liquid-To-Powder Texturizer

Another unique powder find actually starts out as a liquid. (Yep, you read that correctly.) Shake to transform Joico's liquid volume-meets-texturizer into an airy powder with enough grip to give you just the style you want.

Have you tried a hair powder? Which is your favorite? Share with us!

Join now to gain access to over 20 million product reviews, free full size samples, and the latest product news.

Get Started

Are you a Brand or Agency? Contact Us