|Schwarzkopf got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder - £2.57 at Boots|
So, on my never ending journey for a root boosting miracle I encountered this little treasure.
You sprinkle a small amount into the palm of your hands, leaving you with what looks like talc. Then, you rub your palms together so that the product disappears - this can be alarming, but don't add more, just roll with it! Next, rub it into your roots in whatever fashion you think will get you your desired look and voila - your roots have volume. Alternatively, you can sprinkle sparingly directly onto the roots if you prefer, but I find this to be slightly less effective.
At the end of the day when this has worn off or been brushed out, a sticky residue is sometimes left behind which can be pretty icky if you're not one for washing your hair daily, but my haphazard ways and far-from-elegant hands might mean I've been using too much...just something to bare in mind!
No overpowering scent, no irritation to my sensitive scalp and no other nastiness. Just boosted roots with fairly good hold (a spritz of hairspray helps prolong this) for that ruffled, voluminous look. Fabulous.
I also have it on good authority from a boy I know that the more 'masculine' version (which I believe is in a green container?) is also brilliant for messy, shorter hair!
Have you tried this?