26 December 2011

More! Magazine's Triple Tested Feature: Volumising Hair Powders


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day and are continuing on with the festivities! I doubt many of you will be venturing out today but if you do come across a copy of More! magazine, do me a favour and check out the Triple Tested feature, would ya? As part of the mag's Hot 100 beauty panel I was asked to put three volumising hair powders through their paces. All going to plan, the piece should feature in the issue out today.   

Here's what I had to say:
ONE Lee Stafford Matt Fat Hair Powder: I immediately fell for the name, the hot pink packaging and the ‘salt-shaker’ type dispenser. Sadly, that’s where the love affair ended. The product didn’t absorb into my roots as intended, but sat quite visibly on top -- giving an unfortunate dandruff effect.  No change in volume or texture, either. Disappointing.

TWO TRESemmé Sky High Plumping Powder: Excessive cardboard packaging, but of the three products this delivered the best results on my hair in terms of volume, body and texture. This also absorbed excess oil, like a dry shampoo. Thumbs up from me.

THREE Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion: Billed as a powder-to-liquid formula, perhaps there’s a knack to this product that I didn’t quite get. My roots felt sticky, like they’d been doused in hairspray, and instead of refreshed or volumised, my hair just looked messy. This could be a result of using too much product, but I found it hard to control the amount dispensed.

My overall verdict is that none of these powders performed as well as a plain old dry shampoo. I'll use the TRESemmé powder till it's done, but after that it's back to Batiste for me!

Have you tried any of these hair powders and what was your verdict?
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