Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It 24 Hour Volume Effect Powder Review

I’m not one for these matte dusting powder thingies because I think they feel so weird – they’re like powdered silicone so they feel soft of cold, then a bit sticky, then like glue and a bit like gel…yes, quite odd.

Having said that someone suggested to me to treat it like a dry shampoo – I hate dry shampoo although I’ll tolerate it in desperate times such as when;

1. There’s no water left in the world

2. There’s no shampoo or soap left in the world

3. You’re being a dirty stop out.

So with that in mind, here is the Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It 24 Hour Volume Effect Powder:


They say:

Osis Dust It Mattifying Powder has a lightweight texture to assist the natural movement of your hair and help add texture for a matt finish. Dust It has Osis control level 1 (light) for natural movement and style.

Hmm…Actually I don’t mind this stuff. I used this when I had the greasy times, and it did totally take away that horrible oil slick on my head.

Now the thing is – it is supposed to add volume – I didn’t really want the volume but it did totally add lift at the roots and made my hair poof – like how these young ‘uns like to have their hair these days. I can’t moan about that because that’s what the product is SUPPOSED to do.

The other thing is it adds a matte effect to your hair. I see how that’s on trend but I like shiny hair so I kept this to roots only.


Actually, I have no use for this in normal hair circumstances (unless I was doing a up do and wanted some grip – my hair is very slippy and this creates some resistance).

However I have been using it to touch up the roots if I feel they are a little bit skanky and it works well and is far more invisible than a dry shampoo that leaves a greyish cast.

Check it out here for £9.75.

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  1. Jen says

    I quite like this too…I have to say, I am partial to a bit of Batiste (I have limp hair sometimes :S) but this Osis powder is much better for giving a bit of lift at the roots and makes my hair look less “flat”. And yeh, the texture is weird, especially when you’re rubbing it into the roots and the powder feels “wet”!

  2. Catriona says

    Schwarzkopf have just launched this in their high street brand, Got2B, at half the price.

    I really like it as I’ve such fine, flat hair. It definitely gives mine a bit of lift and volume.

  3. says

    I can’t live without these powders! At home and in my kit. The one in my kit has been a total life saver on my two latest video shoots. They save me sooooo much time and effort with back combing and the stickiness it creates makes the grips, etc hold in place so much longer. x