I was introduced to the Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It powder by my hair stylist. Especially since she gave me a new look a little while back, she’s been using it on me whenever I visit the salon, and I finally went ahead and purchased it for myself because I enjoy the effect it gives. I’ve been using it daily ever since and have some photos to show you what it’s capable of!
Dust It comes in a little powder bottle with a twist-off top. When I first got it home, I realized that it might make a mess inside the cap, but surprisingly it doesn’t. The top of the sifter and the bottom of the cap must match up perfectly, because I get no excess powder in the cap at all – that’s a nice touch.
To use it, you can just lift sections of hair, lightly dust it at the roots and then mix it in with your fingers. I focus on sections towards the crown, and only go maybe 4 inches down from my part. It adds volume, texture and styling control. My fine hair tends to collect a lot of static, but thankfully Dust It doesn’t create a static problem for me at all. I can feel the texture of it in my hair, but it’s not sticky. The effect it gives lasts all day, though if I don’t wash my hair the next day I’ll generally need to add a little more to keep it going. I use it pretty lightly on a daily basis, but my stylist really likes to dump it on me. I like it both ways!
Here’s what my hair looks like before using Dust It. My hair is very fine and it’s difficult to give it volume. When my hair is damp after washing, I lightly spritz the ends with L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil because it’s lightweight but keeps hair looking healthy (see my review here), and then I mix in some of Davines No. 5 Mat Pliable Stucco throughout before blow-drying. The stucco is a lightweight cream that gives hair some nice, natural texture and makes it easy to style (it’s another product I really like). But, I’m not particularly good at blow-drying volume into my hair and you can see that it does like to lie quite flat.
This is what can happen with just my normal, relatively light application of Dust It. I can push my hair up and it’ll just stay there. It’s like I’ve spent an hour teasing it, except I don’t have to go to the trouble. It’s completely effortless.
That’s better, right? With the amount I use, the mattifying effect isn’t anything extreme (though it certainly can be if you like). But it provides me with really easy style and volume. I can count on it for messy volume and style that looks intentional.
I waited a few hair cuts before purchasing this because my salon has this priced at $24, which I think is an awful lot for a little powder. Then, I found it on Amazon for $11.50 and that’s where I ended up buying it (don’t tell my salon). You can also find it at Ulta for $23.50, and could maybe use one of their coupons on it.
Have you tried it? Do you have a favorite hair texture product?