How To Apply Hair Powder for Men

Getting a bit thin in your older years, hair powder really is a life saviour. 

Volume hair powder is one of the most versatile products to add structure and help add texture as well as volume. 

But how do you apply hair powder you ask?

How you apply hair powder would be down to which form you buy it in, some can be in a spray form, most in a powder form to which you will need to shake over your hair and ruffle in your hair. Either way, all methods to apply powder are easy and simple to follow. 

Read our guide on our thoughts on which is the best hair powder to use on men’s hair and which method to apply in your hair is best to use. 

What is Hair Powder?

Hair powder is a styling product that is most commonly used to give the hair more volume as well as absorb excess oil and grease in the hair. The powder comes in many different forms such as coloured powder, dry shampoo, volumising powder and even texturising powder.

Our top choice of hair powder for men is Da’power powder from Da’dude, which make it look great value for money and gives impressive results. 

Why Use A Hair Powder?

There are many benefits why you should use a hair powder on your hair but there are three main benefits why we would recommend using powder volume, hold and control, matt look. Let’s take a look at how they can help. 


The main function of powder really is to add volume to your hair. It helps you to add fullness to your hairstyle, stop it from looking limp hair from looking completely flat. We would absolutely recommend this to men if they have thinner hair than average. 

Hold and Control

As hair powder helps to thicken thinner type hair, it helps to increase the density of your hair. This will help to hold hairstyles without the need for heavy wax products therefore you have lightweight products on your hair to achieve the top results. 

Matt Hair Effect

Hair powder helps your hair absorb oils making it ideal for use for second-day hair a bit like using dry shampoo. This can do the same thing, but still, add volume at the same time. 

Who Should Use Hair Powder?

There is no rule as to who can or should use hair powder. It can be used simply for extra volume, or it can be used to add texture or volume to fine hair.

It can be used to get rid of those extra oils in your hair if you tend to find you need to wash your hair more often than usual. 

How to Apply Hair Powder (For Best Results)

Hair powder is easy to use, but here are our tips on the best way to apply hair powder to your hair for top results. 

Be sure to only apply powder to dry hair or it won’t give the same finishing results. It’s important you remember you only need a small amount to do the job. 

  • Apply directly to the roots for oil absorption and an instant lift
  • To achieve general texture, flip your head upside down. Sprinkle all over your hair and run your fingers through hair to spread it over all 
  • You can also use hair powder in combination with other hair products to add volume. 

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Hopefully, our guides have helped you understand why you should use hair powder and how to apply it to your hair. We have been through the benefits of using powder such as volume, texture and a matte look. 

There are some drawbacks to using powder such as leaving your hair feeling a little dry, reducing the shine and smoothness. For this reason, we would recommend using lightweight moisturizing shampoos and conditioners to balance your hair out. 

What did you think of our guide on how to apply hair powder for men? Have we answered all your questions? If you have any questions please feel free to email us, as we love to hear from our readers.

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