Saturday, 16 July 2011

give me texture




I've been using Osis Dust It for a year or so now. For anyone who hasn't heard of it, it's a light powder that you rub into your roots to create texture and volume. It's a quick alternative to backcombing - simply rub into your roots and you've got instant volume. It costs £10 per pot though so when I saw a new VO5 product advertised to do the same job as Dust It, and at less than half of the price, I had to try it! But does it do the job as well?

The short answer is yes, and I will definitely be re-buying this! I have found absolutely no difference between the two of them in terms of the amount of texture created and the staying power. You don't need to use a lot of powder either, so this 7g pot will last a long time. It's handbag sized too, so it's really convenient to carry around for a quick fix throughout the day. Something that has been really puzzling me is that when you shake the tub (it says on the label "This pack has extra head space, so you can shake it up before use") some sort of crazy chemical reaction occurs and the amount of product increases. When purchsed, the powder only reaches the top of the label, but once shaken the pot is full to the brim. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?!

What is everyones favourite products for creating volume? Have you tried the new VO5 texture powder yet?
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22 comments

  1. I have the Got2B and the TreSemme ones and I love them, my hair needs all the volume you can get!

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  2. where did you find the vo5 powder in glasgow? I've been searching high and low but can't find it anywhere! :(

    I bought the tresemme powder but it's REALLY sticky and doesn't come out easily. it works though!

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  3. eee, the packaging is lush! happy it's working so well for you!

    http://ramzandtheflock.blogspot.com/

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  4. oooh interesting review! i use got2b powder x

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  5. I have used Osis on occasion but hate the way my hair feels after. Feels like it takes 2 or 3 shampoos to get rid of it !

    Em x

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  6. I'm a Dust-It junky, but I'm also a sucker for gimmicks. You shake it and it GROWS?? Yes please!!

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  7. I used to love using Dust-It! I was tempted to buy some from Sally's not so long ago.

    Think I'll give this VO5 one a go first though, thanks for sharing :) xx

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  8. I need to find this asap!

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  9. ahh i really want to try this now! :) xoxo

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  10. oooh gotta try the vo5 one :D x

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  11. I've used the Osis powder for ages and I never thought any others would compare, I'll definitely be getting this one next time! x

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  12. I am currently trying the VO5 cream wax :) x

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  13. this sounds great! definitely need a volume boost cos of this weather - its making my hair go all flat gr! aha!
    Krissy xoxo

    www.swallowmyfashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh I will have to give this a try! I am always after new ways to get volumne!
    Sophie
    x

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  15. I've been meaning to give this a go for a while and thanks to your review I'm definitely going out to buy it now! xx

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  16. Ooh I keep meaning to get some texturising stuff, I shall definitely be checking this out!
    I'm not sure what causes the growth, perhaps it oxidises when it's shaked and that causes it? I'm not too sure, I barely scraped a B in GCSE Science.... xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  17. I've been meaning to try one/both of these for ages. I'll definitely be picking the VO5 one up soon xx

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  18. I've got the Vo5 give me texture product too and really like it! I'm glad you did this comparison of the two products, as had wondered if Osis Dust was any better or different etc. x

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  19. I love love love this product. I agree they are identical. I only wear it for nights out however as it does leave your hair a bit too matted to do anything with the day after!

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  20. I use it too its amazing stuff XX

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  21. Great review! Have been meaning to get Osis for ages ever since my hairdresser used it on me but if the VO5 delivers the same results at much less the price then why not...more change for treats! Thanks for sharing the tip!

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  22. This looks awesome, might have to try it! :) xx

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