Want texture and volume? You’ve heard of texturising spray. You’ve heard of texturising powder. So, what is the difference?
A powder, you guessed it, is a powder. It comes in packaging that resembles a large salt-shaker. You shake the powder onto your scalp and immediately it gives your hair that little extra volume you’ve been craving.
It is usually white but once on your hair, turns transparent so that no one thinks you’re flaking.
Powders leaves a heavier residue in the hair but creates more volume and thickness, especially in thin hair.
A spray comes in a bottle that looks like the average dry shampoo bottle. You can spray it all over your hair for an instant volume boost.
The spray adds grit to the air, making it easier to style. It is less heavy than powder and is easier to apply to the roots, however, the thickness and volume of hair will be less.
Neither the spray nor the powder needs brushing out.
So how do I pick which is right for me?
Well, it really depends on your hair type and what you want the end result to be.
If you have fine, limp or thin hair, texturising powders may be your one true love. This is because of the mega volume and thickness boost it will give you.
If you’re not a product-lover and don’t like the feeling of being weighed down, a volumising spray may be what you’re looking for. It will give you the boost you need and will also help you to style your hair more.
At the end of the day, you can use either. Both are similar in that they give you volume. The biggest difference is the end results and how the hair will feel, so it really depends on what you’re used to and what you like.
Our favourite texturising sprays and powders
Schwarzkopf OSIS Dust It Mattifying Powder has a lightweight texture to assist the natural movement of your hair, whilst adding volume and texture for a matt finish. Its versatile control effect means the more you apply the more control you get, but you’ll be amazed by the massive impact gained with such little product.
Affinage Professional Volumising & Texturising Spray is infused with Thermal Activated Technology which protects your hair from heat stress, and Marula Seed Oil which improves hair manageability with its moisturising properties. The non-sticky formula offers strong hold and natural fullness without clogging follicles, making it an ideal styling spray for finer hair types.
Add lift to your hair with Indola Innova Texture Volumising Powder. This product is formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and resins for a nourishing stronghold. The product allows you to remold your style as many times as you want.
De Lorenzo Elements Sandstorm Dry Texture Spray is a dust sculpting spray that provides a matte, dry look with natural texture, medium control, and added fullness. The spray contains rooibos leaf extract to protect and nourish your hair, and organic lime fruit oil to invigorate your scalp.