Today's post is part product review, part plea for assistance. I know, I know, it's a departure from my usual role as adviser to the stars (that's you). But I need help. The problem is this: my hair has fallen and it can't get up.
I've never had naturally voluminous hair, not by any stretch of the word. My hair has a very fine texture, tends to be a bit on the oily side, and there isn't tons of it. And now, I am in the midst of that trial called postpartum hair loss. So I am coming to you for tips, tricks, and product suggestions on how to add volume. And to share with you one product that has given me a bit of a boost.
The other day, I saw this volumizing powder and after Googling it in the store aisle (the reviews were decent) decided to get it and give it a try. In case you aren't familiar, a volumizing powder is sprinkled on the roots of dry hair and massaged in with the fingertips. The motion causes the powder to become sticky and tacky, and it lifts the roots of the hair from the scalp.
The picture on the left is how my hair looks after a wash and air dry, no products or blowdryer or combing or anything. The picture on the right is air dried hair with volumizing powder. The difference isn't huge, but it's something. And I think that, with a little practice, I could achieve even greater heights. The lift effect is also fairly long lasting, and can be easily reinvigorated with a bit of fingertip action at the roots.
And another thing that I do appreciate about this product is how easy it is to create updo's once it's in your hair. The fine texture of my [unaided] hair makes it almost slippery, if that makes any sense. With the powder in place, ponytails are perkier and bouffants are.... bigger, less whispy.