I think that the most important thing a woman can have- next to talent, of course- is her hairdresser.”
― Joan Crawford
I can’t complain too much about my hair. It’s treated me well, it’s pretty easy to manage. When I had a pixie cut, God, it was a DREAM. So easy!:
It was so obedient, I’d spike it up, slick it back, whatever!
Now, however, my hairs grown out and requires more work to style and maintain:
My only complaint about my straight, fine hair is that it lacks body. I struggle to get it to have volume and not fall limp and flat around my face. Thanks to my wonderful hairdresser, who’s been cutting my hair for years and years, I’ve been using a new trick to help volumize my straight, fine hair: POWDER!
Let me explain,
After washing, cutting, and drying my hair one day, she sprayed Dry Shampoo Powder spray by Osis onto my roots, and it gave my hair this soft, voluminous look I usually struggled to have. After experimenting with this myself, I’ve come up with an effective and inexpensive way to do this at home.
After washing my hair I spray White Rain Flexible Hold spray all over my hair, concentrating on the roots. If you use volumizing shampoo, good on you, I don’t usually bother.
Then, I’ll do my make up, blow dry my hair, and use a straightener to flip the ends out and emphasize the layers of my haircut.
Next, I’ll take Johnson’s Baby Powder, and sprinkle the powder on my roots at the crown, sides and back of my head. You may get some powder on you, so mind your clothes!
Next, I’ll take an aerosol spray, like Suave’s Max Hold, and spray my roots where I just sprinkled the baby powder. I find that this gives the spray more to hold onto and locks the powder in there. The powder will absorb oil throughout the day and the combination of the two will help keep your hair lifted all day long.
This is really the best thing I’ve found to volumize my hair thus far. I love it! Don’t worry about the baby powder being obvious and turning your hair white. It very quickly falls down to your scalp and stays there. I have super dark hair and it works for me!
And that’s all folks! There’s lots of expensive powder sprays out there, and the Osis spray works well, but I find baby powder is just as effective.