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Back Comb In a Bottle!

I came across this product whilst I was at Georges Hairdressing in Leicester. I saw the hairdresser use this on a client. It seemed rather weird when she lifted some of the clients hair and sprinkled some of this table-salt like powder on the roots.

I was rather bewildered and could not resist asking her what it was. She told me she likes to call it 'backcomb in a bottle' hence the title of the post.

It's the OSIS Dust it mattifying powder from Schwarzkopf Professional range. It comes in a powder form and looks like table salt. When sprinkled at the roots, it is supposed to provide texture to the hair along with a matte effect.

Does it actually do that?

Well, as the hairdresser rightly said, it's back-comb in a bottle!

I lift my hair from the roots, taking a thin section and then sprinkle a bit of this powder right from the bottle on to the roots of my hair. I then massage it slightly at the roots and tease it with my fingers upwards to give my hair a lift.

I do this all over the crown area taking thin sections of hair and when I put the hair back in their position, I instantly have a bounce or a lift in my hair. It instantly gives them volume on the top and they no longer fall flat clinging to my forehead!

It works instantly, in like seconds which is the beauty of this product. Plus you only need a bit at a time to make it work. Say no to a horrendous back-combing experience especially on an everyday basis.

It's pure magic. You have to give this a try ladies! If I am correct, some other drug store brands do such products too but I am not sure which ones specifically. You can try getting this from some Salon as I did, google it and buy it from some web store or ebay it.

I got this 50ml bottle for £15 coming home to find that its much more cheaper elsewhere! Oh well.

Do you know of such magical products?
Kim said...

I saw this on Nicola's blog a while ago and thought it sounded quite good. I totally recommend the Osis+ Freeze Hold Spray. It's a whole lot better than any hairspray you'll find :D xox

Get Gawjus! said...

oh thanks a lot for the suggestion Kim. I defo needed a good hairspray and will check it out for sure :)

Shabna said...

WOW have got to try! <3

Meowcake said...

Would this be problematic on dark hair? I hate when I use dry shampoo and it leaves residue making it look like I have dandruff!

Bea said...

I have this! and i use it almost daily!
I love it. :)

Get Gawjus! said...

@Meowcake - I have black-brown hair and coz you lift some layer of hair and put it on the roots, it should not be visible at all once you put that layer back and style your hair as normal :)

Harpreet said...

ooh im going to get this!

Palak said...

wow ! I needed somethin like this in my life .. cz weneva I backcomb to tease it onto a ponytail ,, I want Volume on top .. whcih I neva get . will check if its available here !
Thanks for the review hun !

Stolen Thunder said...

I've been using this for about a year! Its a miracle worker!!

If anyone is buying it though, shop around and try ebay coz some places charge a small fortune for it! :)


D's Beauty Corner said...

Interesting, this reminds me of the Aveda potion.

Beautyjunkielondon said...

Sounds like a similar product to the resurrection style dust from label.m - which I love.

I used to go to Georges salon when I was a student in Leicester!

Get Gawjus! said...

@Beautyjunkielondon - Oh really! I will check on that too :)

Chibu74 said...

this seems interesting...have to see where i can get it in US

Witoxicity said...

Sounds intriguing! I gotta check it out. Thanks for featuring this! :)

Kerry! said...

ive wanted to try this for a while ever since i saw what style is to nickel reviewing it a year or so ago, but never been too keen on the mattifying aspect! does it dull your hair somewhat?

Cindy Khor said...

the 1st time i came to know this product was from a Taiwan entertainment beauty show and when they demonstrated it, its really like magic without any hard work.

i do know that ebay sells them cheap. am yet to try it.

Nicole said...

i would love to try this, i am awful at backcombing !

Get Gawjus! said...

@Kerryl - you are meant to use it under a section of hair, hence even if it dulls or mattifies them it wont be seen :)

trippingtiffies said...

i've had this stuff for about 6 months and and I love it! my hair is so thick my backcombing falls down after about 20 minutes but this products keeps it up there!


Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Oh wow! I so need this. I hate back combing my hair. Cute red packaging too :)


Athina said...

those lashes are so nice and flirty! I hope I can find a pair that looks like them!:)

MyFrostedWorld said...

OMG I go to Georges!! I really want to get some of this stuff. Do you have any before/after pics?X




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