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Powder hair texturizers are ideal for adding volume to fine hair or freshening up when there's no time for a wash. They are best applied at the root and massaged in with fingers to absorb oils, while giving hair a freshly shampooed lift and a stylized look without heat. A powder hair texturizer can be made with everyday household ingredients, for daily styling and on the go touch ups.

Place 3 tablespoons of baby powder with talc in a bowl.

Add a teaspoon of cornstarch to the mixture for light hair, or a teaspoon of cocoa powder for dark hair.

Add ¼ teaspoon of any essential oil to the bowl. Select the oil with the most favorable scent, such as lavender or peppermint. This will add a fresh scent to the powder and keep the hair from becoming overly dry.

Mix the powders and oil together with a spoon until just blended.

Pour the mixture into an empty condiment shaker for easy application.

Sprinkle the texturizer on to the root of the hair, and massage it in with your fingers as needed.

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Celeigh O'Neil has been writing professionally since 2008. She has a Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Ottawa, as well as degrees in fashion illustration/design, digital arts and certification in hair and makeup artistry. O'Neil was a frequent contributor to Toronto's "Dialog" newspaper and has worked as an instructional writer, creating lessons in fashion, art and English for students of all ages.