Hair Products and Tools
Schwartzkopf’s “Dust It” Mattifying Powder
Guest Post Written By: Chelsea Winston – Product Expert
Sprinkle. Rub. Comb. Now go wild!
Schwartzkopf’s “Dust It” is my new favorite volumizing product that allows you to do pretty much whatever you want to your otherwise boring and lifeless hair.
What is It?
The answer to every girl’s dream; guys, you would love the versatility of this product as well! “Dust it” is a mattifying powder that adds texture and volume to the hair. It’s ultra lightweight, and once sprinkled in, it provides movement, separation, and volume to all hair types. You can lift, separate, and tease as you like and if you want a stronger hold, just keep on adding more product as you go!
How to Use It:
Lightly sprinkle the powder on dry hair or into the palms of your hands, rub together, and then comb through your hair with your fingers. I like to section out my hair with a comb, and tap powder throughout the sections. If you want to use “Dust It” for volume, sprinkle it on the roots of your crown. Massage the product into your hair, then pull the root of the hair upwards (this will give your hair more volume if it’s flat, or separation if it’s short and layered).
*Great to use if your hair is dirty or greasy. The matte powder absorbs extra oil residue and will give the hair a more clean finish.
*Has a light hold. It doesn’t dry hard like a gel, but it’s nice because throughout the day, you can lift and mold the hair without the product getting sticky or flakey.
* The bottle is small, so you can take it wherever you go! When I say wherever, ladies- it’s so tiny you can fit it in your clutch for a girl’s night out. No one likes boring, flat hair!
* “Dust It” will not rob your pockets. The average price is $22, at most retail locations. Although the bottle is small, you need very little to get your desired result, so this will last you a long time.
*Brunettes Beware: This white powder may show up in your hair if not rubbed in properly. Make sure you really massage it in, so that the product can be absorbed into the hair in order for it to blend properly.
*It does leave a little bit of a sticky residue, so if you are one who enjoys being able to run your hands through your hair, just use less of this product!
I buy drugstore shampoo. I have a ton of hair, and go through it way too fast to be able to afford $30 bottles of the good stuff! Usually, I jump around from product to product trying out new shampoos but I can’t believe that I’ve actually found one worth buying over and over again! Herbal Essences None of Your Frizzness is my favorite drugstore shampoo that I have found (so far)!
What it Claims to Do:
None of Your Frizzness is a smoothing shampoo that gets rid of frizz by utilizing it’s humidity resistant formula. It contains mandarin balm and pearls and smells incredible!
Why Do I Love It?
Initially I bought this shampoo because of the smell!! Mmmm, so good. Also, because I thought the name was dumb and I wanted to make my boyfriend uncomfortable by forcing him to use a shampoo called “none of your frizzness” haha.
It makes my hair silky smooth and smells amazing!! People always ask me what kind of shampoo I use because my hair smells so good. I definitely wouldn’t categorize my hair as “frizzy” unless I’m near the ocean (when it starts to slowly creep upward and curl ) Well, when I ran out of None of Your Frizzness and began using another shampoo, I noticed the tiny hairs along my hair part were actually a tiny bit frizzy! I never saw it before, but having frizz free hair for a month spoiled me and now I notice all frizz and prefer for it not to be there. I love this shampoo and I don’t even really need it.. If you actually do have frizzy hair, imagine what it could do for you!
- It’s from a drugstore (if you care about that sorta thing)
- It’s like the only Herbal Essences shampoo that doesn’t come in the jumbo size which is really annoying because I have to spend $5 for 10 oz instead of $8 for 23 oz.
GHD Flat Irons – Worth the Money?
I love how it matches my room
What’s All the Fuss Over?
GHD produces one of the top selling hair straighteners on the market. Folica.com rates it as one of their top 10 straighteners and professional hairstylists have been using them for years. One of the coolest things about GHD stylers is that they are not just for straightening! The rounded barrel allows you to curl, flick and add volume all with the very same iron. The advanced ceramic technology senses the porosity of your hair, applying the perfect amount of heat each time (eliminating too much heat on areas of your hair that are damaged). Another cool feature is that it has universal voltage for travelers! GHD stylers seal in your hair’s natural oils, moisture and color and they have a “Sleep Mode” that shuts the styler off after 30 minutes of no use! This is one of my favorite features of the straightener. I can’t even count the number of times I have left my curling irons and straighteners on alllll day long because I forget to switch them off before I leave the house. Last but not least, the irons go into “shiver mode” if the room temperature drops below 5 degrees. Shiver Mode fights condensation that occurs in such low temps, which could damage your iron. Cool! Now you can straighten your hair inside your igloo with no worries!
Does it Work As Well as it Claims?
Yes! I have been testing my flat iron out on set for s everal weeks, on all different hair types. The first time I used it, I was shocked at how quickly it heats up! I usually turn on my hot tools way before I actually start using them, to give them enough time to heat up. In less than 30 seconds, my GHD made a chirping sound, letting me know it was hot enough for use! It straightens hair perfectly, leaving it shiny and soft. Last week, I was working with Asian model who had very straight hair already. The photographer wanted to add a little bit of body to her hair, while keeping the straight style. I used my GHD to add lift at the roots and curl the ends under. It was so easy, and made her hair look voluminous and full. The other day I was experimenting on myself, making curls and crimps, it’s insane how many styles you can create with just this one tool! Definitely makes my job a lot easier! I have already replaced my current straightener, and my GHD is my new go-to flat iron.
Which Styler is Best for Me?
There are three different sizes of the GHD stylers. The regular size is their most popular, and will work with all hair types. They have one with wide plates which is great for super long hair, or really thick hair. The wide styler will create larger curls. Lastly, they have the option of a ministyler for short hair. This one is also great for men!
- The price! Unfortunately, GHD stylers are on the more expensive side. Expect to pay between $200-300 depending on where you buy from .
**I haven’t owned the iron long enough to vouch for it’s lifespan. A lot of flat irons (from all different companies) have a reputation for dying too early. GHD does offer a two year guarantee though which gives me some confidence.**.
Check out GHD’s website. They have styling videos as well!
Disclaimer: From time to time, companies will send me products to review. I pride myself in providing my readers with honest feedback of the products I am testing. I will not recommend something I would not use personally or professionally. Sending me product does not guarantee a review and I accept no monetary compensation for in exchange for reviews.
Do you own a GHD? Do you want one? Tell me what you think!