Reviews for Heidi's Instant Volume Powder by Schwarzkopf Extra Care
Rating: Mar 6, 2013 1:47am
Adds volume to fine lifeless hair
I have lots of fine hair but no volume. I used this and teased my hair slightly with dramatic results. I was truly amazed that what looks like tack powder has such a huge effect. It also washed out easily which I really liked
Rating: Feb 26, 2013 4:20pm
Great to provide quick volume
I recently purchased this. I found that it did work for me. I like the way this product feels as it doesnt make my hair feel greasy or sticky. But don't think that it lasted 24 hours! Overall though, it is a great product
Rating: Feb 7, 2013 4:58pm
This product does actually make my hair feel and look thicker. It's easy to use, can't be detected in my brown hair and has no fragrance. It's in a small handy & lightweight bottle. It certainly looks better in my hair than using hair mousse to volumise my hair, but it makes it feel a bit strange though!
Rating: Jan 15, 2013 6:22pm
As a woman blessed with thick tresses, I cannot complain. This volume powder does incredible stuff when applied as it says on the back. It doesn't feel greasy, takes only a few seconds and makes a visible difference to the overall shape of the hair.
Rating: Jul 23, 2012 2:48pm
Worked well for about 5 minutes...
I found that since I have rather greasy hair, (even after just washing) that when I did use it, it stayed up for about 5 minutes then would slowly collapse. I also didnt like the powdery sticky feeling in my hands after each use and I don't think it is worth the money, it was worth a try though :)
Rating: Jun 10, 2012 2:50pm
Quick volume for hot hair :)
I was intrigued by this product when it first came out, as anything with Heidi Klum in the ad campaign is always going to be eye catching and amazing! However I got busy and forgot about it, so I never ended up buying the product.
My flatmate was helping me do my hair for a night out last week, turns out she had bought the product and popped some in my hair as a finishing touch. It's amazing and I will definitely be going out to by this product for myself.
You only need a small amount at the roots of your hair, then you just work the product in light with your fingers to disguise the powder and to help it lift the roots up, instantly creating more volume.
Powder is a great alternative to a traditional volume mousse as it's not messy and doesn't leave your hair feeling weighed down, greasy or like it has too much product in it.
The volume held all night and I was super happy with my hair :)
Rating: Jun 7, 2012 10:45pm
I was pretty skeptical about this product. I'm not sure whether I'm doing it wrong, but it doesn't seem to make that much of a difference. I did find however, that for me it seems to work better on damp hair. However, it still didn't hold all day. I don't really like the waxy feeling it gives my hair. Also, if I don't wash my hair, the next day it feels really gross and greasy and waxy. Having said that I still grab this product when my hair looks a little flat. A little is better than nothing. However, I'm not sure I'll repurchase
Rating: May 23, 2012 10:07pm
I have fairly flat and very fine hair, and this product was much more effective than I expected! I was pleasantly surprised at the results. I didn't need to use a lot of powder in order to create a messy sexy tousled look, but I must admit it would require a little bit of hairspray to just 'hold' it in place if the style was needed for a few hours. One drawback was that my hair felt a little unclean after use, so you definitely feel like a shower at the end of the day. (However this is not a big deal as all styling products such as hairspray and mousse should normally be washed out at the end of the day.) I like the fact that the powder has no fragrance, and it becomes invisible in your hair.
Rating: May 21, 2012 7:24pm
Use on dry hair only!!
Rating: Apr 27, 2012 11:30pm
Great! But I need more!
My hair is dead-straight and flat against my skull. It doesn't move very much, and after a shower and once it is air-dried it flops heavily around my face. Then I came across this little beauty which gave me hope!
I like the new use of powder, I never thought that it could make my tresses come alive. I just place a bit on my hand and rub my palms together, then flip my hair over and rub it in to my scalp (must use on dry hair). Straight away my roots instantly have styling hold, where I have control of tossing it around to create a natural wind-swept look.
I don't need to wash my hands after because the powder just seems to disappear and there are no overpowering smells. I need more than just a 50c sized piece in my hand, I use 3 times as much for my hair because it is rather long.
My hair feels a bit dry, and slightly waxy when the product is in...so I wouldn't recommend running a brush through it. Otherwise it is my newest fav hair styling product.
Rating: Apr 26, 2012 8:50pm
Great for volume long lasting
This powder is very effective when combined with slightly teased hair. Would work very well with short hair - it leaves your hair feeling not so great though, a real waxy gritty feeling.
Volume lasts for up to 2 days if styled right - beats hairspray!
Rating: Apr 25, 2012 10:08pm
Volume and texture.
I have thin and limp hair. I had tried teasing, hair spray and salt sprays but this is way way better.
It can be a little difficult to distribute through the hair as it is so grippy but if you start small and work your way up it should be okay. I used it last night and I still can't run my finger through my hair.
It also leaves no colour or smell.
It defiantly worth a shot.
Rating: Apr 16, 2012 2:02pm
I have very flat hair so that product is a life saver. Its very easy to use and is odorless - and it doesn't weigh your hair down like other texturing products!
Rating: Apr 10, 2012 5:07pm
With thick heavy hair the seems to end up looking dragged down a lot of the time, the promise of instant volume appealed.
It is super cheap...so even better.
The idea is to sprinkle a small amount in your hand, then apply directly to the root and massage in.
It does work in a way and will give lift. However my difficulties were
1. Getting the product to distribute evenly through my hair - it seems to want to stay in one spot!
2.The volume is not a long lasting as good old fashioned teasing and spraying.
On the positve side, it is completely odourless and does not make you hair feel at all greasy (which I like).
For the tiny price I would say - give it a go. It may be the product for you
Rating: Mar 5, 2012 12:11pm
Not for me
I purchased this product not long ago and used it for the very first time yesterday.
I always tease my hair for volume so when i saw this i was like, must have!
I’m a tad disappointed with the product because it didn’t really work for my hair, maybe because I have long layered hair.
I applied is directly to my roots and while massaging it into my scalp it actually hurt because of the tugging and pulling. It was volumised for a short while but then collapsed. It also left a wax texture which i didn’t like.
I’d recommend this product for short hair, definitely not for long!
Rating: Feb 29, 2012 12:05am
Not many products live up to what they say they do, but this is an exception!
The powder comes packaged in a small plastic green and silver container. When the lid is taken off, there is a cross of holes where the product comes out.
It is very easy to use! After styling hair (i find it works excellent on natural hair too), shake the bottle onto the palm of your hand to get about a 50c amount of product out.. Just rub the palms together and apply it first to the roots and then throughout the hair. Afterwards i apply a tiny bit of hairspray for extra hold!
I love this product because it doesn't weigh the hair down at all, the powder isn't visible and the hair generally doesnt look or feel greasy. It gives hair a real boost of volume and texture, it makes my flat, thin hair 'big'! It is a must have!
Rating: Feb 6, 2012 4:56pm
This stuff actually works
This is amazing - I have the flattest, finest hair ever and it is long. I have struggled to find a mousse or some kind of volumising or thickening lotion/spray that actually does what it promises. I bought this thinking it probably wouldn't work but as soon as I got home I shook a tiny amount of the powder into my hands, rubbed my hands together, massaged my fingertips onto my roots and voila! Instant volume. It did need a hit of hairspray to hold the style but it worked. Amazing stuff.