Rock On!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A friend of mine recommended a new Beyond The Zone product, so of course, I had to try it. (Thanks, Vicki!) It's part of the new Rock On line - and this particular product is the Volumizing Powder. (Ingredients: water, silica silylate, phenoxyethanol, citric acid, quaternium-15) The price is $6.99 - or $6.49 with a Beauty Club card. There is a coupon available through the end of March - buy 2 BTZ products, get 1 free. This is good both in-store and online.

The directions on the bottle say: Use on dry hair. Sprinkle small amount of powder into palms and rub together. With fingers, comb through hair and lift into style. For extra volume apply directly to roots.

This powder is an unusual powder. It has a slightly damp feel to it - and it has almost a "plastic" look to it. When you rub it with your fingers, it disappears - and then you feel a slightly sticky residue on your fingers. Not sticky like a mousse or gel - but a "dry" sticky.

My hair is long and very heavy. Because of the weight, it's difficult for me to keep any height in the crown of my hair; even with back-combing and hairspray. It's especially difficult when my hair is freshly washed. I didn't expect a miracle, but I hoped that this product would help the teasing (I have to have a "bump"!) stay in better.

I don't use the product exactly as directed. This is mainly because I feel sprinkling it in my palms and then transferring to my fingers would cause me to use a lot more product than necessary. So I sprinkle the powder directly onto my fingertips, then rub my fingertips together to dissolve the powder. I quickly use my fingertips to apply the product directly to the roots of the hair at the crown of my head. I repeat two or three times, as needed. I would estimate the total amount of powder that I use to be about a half teaspoon - maybe less. Using it in this way keeps me from overusing the product - and my hair doesn't get that dirty, greasy look.

After applying the product, I use a small teasing brush on the treated roots and apply a small amount of Shaper hairspray. Normally, when my hair is freshly washed, the teasing doesn't work very well. It's like my hair just smooths itself back out. But with the Rock On Volumizing Powder, the "bump" stays in well.

I think this product would probably work very well on fine hair - especially short, fine hair. For hair like mine, it would never be enough on it's own - but it's really nice to find a product that helps me keep the style I want, even if I have to take additional measures.

There are a few other products in the Rock On line, although I haven't tried those yet. There is a dry shampoo and a flexible hold hairspray.

BTZ Rock On dry shampoo (photo courtesy of Sally's Beauty)

BTZ Rock On Flexible Hold Hair Spray (photo courtesy of Sally's Beauty)

Have you tried any of these products? If so, how do you use them & what do you think?


Jessica said...

I bought some last week and have been getting compliments on my hair. :)