San Francisco hair stylist Jules Chan, who gave me one of the best cuts I’ve ever had, has set out to fill a need in hair care with her new hair care line called JuJu Chan. The first product from the line, Texture Powder Styler, is an innovative dry shampoo that adds texture and really brings on the volume. It’s great stuff and works well on any type of hair.
The Formula. So often white dry shampoos leave a white cast on dark hair and colored versions can feel very heavy and sticky. Chan has come up with a formula that has color (there are two shades: a lighter blonde and a darker brown) but still manages to feel light and airy.
It adds a wonderful amount of texture and volume to my hair. My hair looks so full and fluffy when I use it. It absorbs oil better than most dry shampoos. I love to use it to freshen up my hair on lazy days or days when I just don’t have time to wash my hair. It’s pleasantly free of fragrance, unlike other dry shampoos, which can be quite overpowering.
I tried both shades. They both worked well for me. But the lighter shade has the lightest texture, making it especially good for fine hair so that one worked best for me as my hair has gotten finer as I’ve gotten older.
The Packaging. The product travels well, because it doesn’t come in an aerosol spray – it was perfect to pack in my travel bag on a recent trip. The baby-powder-style bottle also makes it easy to control how much product comes out. I highly recommend giving it a try.
The Line. While Texture Powder Styler works on any type of hair, Chan, who is a founder and co-owner of Dekko Salon, is designing her line specifically for Asian hair, because there just isn’t much available for this particular type of hair.
She’s putting her 25 years of experience in the hair biz into designing products that will make it easy for Asians to create hip, edgy hair styles, which Chan specializes in and sports herself, and to help us Asians get away from stiff, harsh looks so often found with Asian hair.
A Labor of Love. Chan started the line with Powder Styler, because dry shampoo is the one styling product she uses for herself. She uses it every single day; and it’s something she really wanted to improve upon. She has several more products in the works, including styling and smoothing creams. Each one is a labor love. She’s working very closely with a team and going through several rounds to get the formulations just right.
Where to Get It. Texture Powder Styler is available for $21 on Chan’s blog (an excellent resource focused on Asian hair) and at Dekko Salon in San Francisco.
Do Tell. Are you a fan of dry shampoo? Are you frustrated by the lack of hair care specifically for Asians? Do tell.
(This review originally appeared on Hello Beauty.)