Label.M Resurrection Style Dust: review

Volumionous hair seems to be the number one hair request now a days – well, at least it is for me anyway. I have long hair, that is fine and generally quite flat and quite a pain in the bum to get looking like it has any volume. Over the years I have picked up a whole load of tricks (blow drying upside down, hairspray, not using too much conditioner etc etc) but I am always in search of miracle products that give me a little more oomph. I recently found one in the shape of LUSH Big Shampoo which I reviewed recently. But I have also found another one that I wanted to share my review of: Label.M Resurrection Style Dust.

With a name like Resurrection Style Dust I think the first thing that I thought was that it would be like dry shampoo, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. This is a magical product that you use as a finishing step to hair styling, to give hair a boost and help get the volumised, bed-head look.

The dust comes in a small pot that is a similar size to a large bottle of nail varnish. This might sound weird, but it’s fascinating to look at the dust if you give the pot a shake – it is so fine that a small shake puffs the powder up and then it gradually deflates as the weight of the powder pushes the air out. I know, this sounds a bit bizarre – but it actually helps demonstrate how clever the powder is. It is so fine that it almost weighs the same as air – a good thing when you are on the quest of volume.

So, enough about looking at the product – how does it work? (and more importantly DOES it work?) To use this powder – you simply shake the pot to dispense a *tiny* amount to the roots. Then, scrunch the roots up with your fingers to get the hair poofed (yes, that’s a technical term).

So, does it deliver? It does, there is no doubt that this product delivers volume. I really like it, but there are a few points about it that may mean that it wont suit everyone. The powder creates messy volume and feels a bit sticky as it turns into a paste-like texture when applied – the messy texture isn’t necessarily what everyone wants, so if you are looking for a neat style then this wont be for you. I also know that some people don’t like the sort of product you can feel – as my Mum says, hair feels ‘clarty’ (she means dirty) – then you probably won’t like this. You do have to be careful not to use too much or else hair will feel *too* sticky but it won’t necessarily add any extra volume than using just a small amount.

It should also be noted that this isn’t a product to be used all over – just at the roots, I use it on the crown area to create really localised volume.

Having said that this is a product you can feel, one of the things I really like about it is that it is one you can ‘resurrect’ (see what I did there) throughout the day. If you feel your hair is dropping a bit, all you need to do is scrunch up your roots again where you applied the product and the volume will be revived – just like magic.

Label.M Resurrection Style Dust costs £9.25 from Toni and Guy salons. I think this is pretty good value and only using a tiny amount means the product will last a really long time. I was sent this to review but will definitely buy this again when my sample runs out. If you want some messy root volume, or a bed head style then I think this is worth a look – as long as you factor in the points I mentioned earlier to decide if this is the product for you.

**The Small Print**

This product was sent free of charge for review purposes. All reviews are honest and impartial regardless of the source of the product.


  1. Lil
    January 11, 2010 / 4:56 pm

    I have an Aveda product which is similar to this, and I love it. It is kind of expensive though so this might be a good alternative as I have a few other label.m products and they’re great.
    Thanks for the review!

  2. Anna
    January 11, 2010 / 8:03 pm

    That sounds just like (the very hyped) Osis “Dust it”!
    If you’ve tried Dust it, is there any differences between the two? Would be nice to know. 🙂

  3. January 11, 2010 / 8:23 pm

    omg! this sounds amazing! i really want to try it!!! x

  4. January 12, 2010 / 9:47 am

    @Lil – I have heard it is meant to have a similar effect to the Aveda product, I’ve had a play with it in the shop – but never bought as was put off by the price.

    @Anna – Same with Osis, never tried it but I’m tempted to test this one more than the Aveda verson for some reason?! I’ll try get some soon and do a comparison review.

  5. jenni_light
    February 9, 2010 / 6:29 pm

    Hii ive heard there is a lee stafford product from boots which creates the same style might wana add 2 r review list! 🙂 x

  6. March 6, 2010 / 3:38 pm

    Did you find you could still see the powder in your hair?

  7. March 7, 2010 / 6:46 pm

    Not at all – the powder is so fine it is practically invisibe. It turns into a slightly tacky putty when applied so absorbs nicely into the hair.

    Having said that, I do have blonde hair so if you have dark hair I couldn’t promise the same! But I really doubt it would show.

  8. Nikki
    December 22, 2010 / 5:35 pm

    This sounds awesome, I have ordered the Aveda Abundance potion which sort of claims to do the same thing, so cant wait to see what its like! I have to try this eventually though!

  9. Anonymous
    September 26, 2012 / 8:10 pm

    Had my fine blonde highlighted hair cut and blown today at a salon. The hairdresser was about to use to stylihg creme on my hair which he has used before but I found it made my fine hair look wet looking and didn’t hold it’s style well. So I asked him not to use it. He asked if I’d tried Resurection Dust. He put some on my hair and I have to say I’m very pleased with the effect. My hair look like it had some body and they style hasn’t dropped all day.I usually have to use quite a bit of hairspray to get my style to hold but it stills feel thick and full. I have bought some so will give it a try when I next blow dry my hair. Haven’t noticed any bad side effects and I don’t look like I have dandruff either but I have highlighted hair, can’t say if darker coloured hair would show the product.

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