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Bumble and bumble Soft Black Hair Powder

What it is:A tinted, dry cleanser for dark, inky brown, and black hair colors. What it does:This hair cleanser absorbs excess oil and adds volume. Use it to extend the life of a blow-dry and leave hair with a matte texture. What else you need to know:This product can also be used to blend away roots between color appointments.
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Questions & Answers for Bumble and bumble Soft Black Hair Powder

How does this color look in very dark brown, almost black hair?
I don't know if I should get the black tint or the brown tint. I was in a store and one of the sales associates suggested getting the white version. I have not used this and Sephora apprently stopped carrying the Klorane spray dry shampoo that I had used in the past. Any advice on this product or recommendations for another one to try? Thanks!
asked 4 years ago
(Rochester, NY)
on Soft Black Hair Powder
8 answers
answer 1
It looks great. I have dark brown/black hair and I primarily use it at my roots. You can't tell the difference!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
answer 2
My tip, if you have dark hair always go with black. Roots tend to be darker anyway, plus the product does not "color" your hair, it blends in with it. The brown in my opinion is a true brown - like the color of a brown crayon. Most brunettes are much darker than that so I would go with black. My hair is an ashy black and it works fine. I also have golden brown highlights and the black does not alter the color.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
(Palm Harbor, FL)
answer 3
It looks great! Use it sparingly and you will not be sorry! I love this product! My hair is dark brown, almost black, and I use the black tinted spray.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
(Weslaco, Texas)
answer 4
Don't purchase. Horrible and gets everywhere. Makes scalp itch.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
answer 5
The black powder is very black- you can see it in my hair when looking closely and my hair is very dark.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
the black hair powder is very black. i am not sure what is meant by "inky" brown. if your hair is brown and does not at all look like black hair (which is pretty distinctive looking) get the brown hair powder.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
(new york, new york)
answer 7
If you need to cover the roots of your brown/black hair this will work fine, coverage darkens with the more you apply so I would go darker. If you are simply looking for a dry shampoo to extend the life of a blow out I would not suggest this product. It is too messy and rubs off on to much for regular use. The clear/white may work or I've personally used the Oscar Blandi Pronto dry shampoo.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
(Washington, DC)
answer 8
If your hair is very dark I would say you'd be okay. I have dark, almost black hair myself and don't find any problems (as long as I'm not spraying it on thick). I know a lot of people who use this product to cover up areas where their hair is thinning so just be careful that you don't spray too close to your scalp if that's not what you're going for.

I've used powders that were white too and haven't found too much difficulty with those either. I generally spray it in short bursts and about an arms length away so that the powder doesn't build up. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
(Phoenix, AZ)
My stylist does keratin treatments oon my hair every 4 months (thats how long they last), will it ruin the treatment)?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
(chicago, il)
on Soft Black Hair Powder
1 answer
answer 1
Nope, had my hair straightened this way too and it worked fine. It is basically like putting baby powder or cornstarch in your hair and then washing out. No problem at all. By the way, using cornstarch or baby powder has the same effect as dry shampoo and will save you 35 bucks!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
(Palm Harbor, FL)
Did they change the black color because now it says soft black? It now says inky brown and it use to say inky black. I've been buying this product because it's REAL BLACK unlike all it's competitors.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
(Los Angeles ca)
on Soft Black Hair Powder
1 answer
answer 1
I didnt notice a change.I have been using this product for 2 years.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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