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Recent Question:
How many applications about for the big bottle ?
Recent Question:
Does this leave a white cast/spots? (I have dark brown hair)
Recent Question:
Hi I love this stuff but it leaves my hair stiff. Any suggestions to combat this?
Recent Question:
What does this product smell like?
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Is there a tint of red hair powder?
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does this come in red tints
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This compared to Bumble & Bumble dry shampoo?
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Is this good on thick hair?
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I have brown hair, is this product ok to use on dark hair? Some dry shampoos go on white.


Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder

What it is:An all-in-one hair powder featuring dry shampoo, style extending, and volume benefits. What it is formulated to do:Extend the life of your blowout and give style a second shot. Prêt-à-Powder offers strong oil absorption and volume-boosting benefits in a finely milled formula that is nearly invisible in the hair. Great for all types and textures, yet ideal for hair that’s missed a wash or two, this must-have powder will leave hair looking clean, fresh, and voluminous.
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Questions & Answers for Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder

Question
aerosol spray or distribute by hand?
Is this product an aerosol spray or do you distribute it by hand/sprinkle on? I'm asking because I usually don't like the aerosol spray. I've been using the dry shampoo by Henry Bendel that you sprinkle on and comb through and was wondering if this was similar? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Bbaldwinsd
(San Diego)
on Prêt-à-Powder
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It works best if it is sprinkled directly onto the scalp.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Not a spray, you sprinkle on through a small hole.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Jessica1039
answer 3
same! yeah you just sprinkle it on like baby powder (but better)
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
rfohr
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
This is a powder that you massage in/comb through your hair - no aerosol!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
AmieBF
answer 5
Its a powder so it doesnt spray.Comes out of a tiny hole at the top of the bottle. I use the bottle to place the powder exactly where I need it. Massage into the scalp kind of like I would shampoo.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
heather263
(Toronto)
answer 6
Yes, it is a powder that you sprinkle in, not an aerosol spray. I have the same issues with spray dry shampoo and I love this product.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
kkwalsh
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 7
It is distribute with the bottle. So the tip of the bottle has one little hole on it. You just powder your hair root with it. Then use your hand to blend in with the other to disperse the white powder to look more natural. What I did is I poured in on my hair then I bow down my head while blending it, after that whoala. It really works, you can comb it or blow dry it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
timpanimembrane
(King of Prussia,PA)
answer 8
You sprinkle it on, it's just like baby powder
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
johndoe444
(Seattle, WA)
answer 9
This is powder. It does not come out easily, so i had to create a larger hole. If you are looking for a dry shampoo powder that is worth the price, go with the Oscar Blandi. I will never purchase this product again.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
clally90
(Connecticut)
answer 10
This is not an aerosol spray. It has a small circular opening on the top of the lid and you can either sprinkle it in your hair or onto your hand and go from there. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
sunshine2424
(Toronto, CA)
answer 11
hand sprinkle!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
mimiloves
(Sunny, Arizona)
answer 12
This is a shake on powder, like a baby powder top. You sprinkle this on and comb through.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
katyjane82
(Colorado)
Question
Is it good with dark hair?
I have very dark brown hair that gets super oily. I also dye my hair to cover the gray so it is tragic that dry shampoo makes my roots look gray! I've tried dry shampoo for dark hair and it was sticky and rubbed off and was nasty.
I am always looking for a better dry shampoo that will not lighten my hair. Is this the one?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
famazon
(Golden, CO)
on Prêt-à-Powder
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have pretty dark hair and I have no problem with this product! Just make sure to rub it in well.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
alaa7
answer 2
My hair is dark and I use this product and have not had issues with seeing that residue you can get from the spray on versions.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
tslone
(louisville, ky)
answer 3
I have dark brown hair and it blends in really well. Unlike other dry shampoos, it doesn't turn my hair grey!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
MarrisonRebecca
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
It is! I have dark brown hair and it disappears easily, you would never know it was there!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Avynn
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 5
I have fairly dark reddish brown hair and it is fine for my hair color.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Ancsa
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
Yes! I have dark hair and it goes on invisible/clear and it gives my hair lots of volume and texture.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 7
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with dark hair. If you really aren't careful about incorporating it in thoroughly, the resulting look is a dull, gray residue. After applying it in hurry in a poorly lit environment, I was mortified to see what appeared to be a huge, Cruella Deville-ish streak when I saw my reflection later at work in the restroom. It looked like I'd just got finished cleaning a chimney or something!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Fatima80
(North Liberty, IA)
answer 8
It did not make my hair look gray ( too have darker colored fine hair) I can only go one day with out shampooing and it gave me a little body.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
clma
(blue springs)
answer 9
My hair is highlighted blonde and it slightly lightens it. Since the power is a light color, I would imagine it would lighten where you put it, at least a tad. You can lesson the effect by blending well. Good luck.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lipproductjunkie
(Washington, DC)
answer 10
Yes, I have light/dark brown hair, and it only works when you massage it into your hair like you do with shampoo, hope this helps :)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
LoveSephora17
(Port Sanilac, MI)
answer 11
I was worried about this too having very dark hair. But this hair powder is so fine that it absorbs very quickly leaving no white residue. I would recommend it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
sadcatdm
(San Jose, CA)
Question
does this leave a white tint in dark hair?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
mk623
on Prêt-à-Powder
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
As long as you work it in, I don't find it to have a white cast. A lot of product doesn't come out all at once (like in an aerosol) so I think that helps too.
answered 2 years ago
kaitlin8
(Detroit, MI)
answer 2
Not at all. It goes straight into hair when you first put it in. Brush through once and you won't even notice at all.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
tay888
(Victoria, BC)
answer 3
It definitely can. If used in moderation & rubbed into hair well enough, it will fade into hair though.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
kmaxwell10
(Nashville, TN)
answer 4
Not at all, I have dark brown hair and it disappears easily :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Avynn
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 5
It goes on invisible/clear!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 6
Not at all! I have dark brown hair, and unlike dry shampoo it doesn't leave that ugly gray shadow! Love this stuff!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sephorabeautyxo
(Arlington, TX)
answer 7
I have very dark brown hair and it didm;t live a white cast in it, but there is a trick for any volume powder out there - if it leaves white cast just take some good sturdy paper towel and lightly wipe it off, same goes with a small muslin cloth
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
SofiaToronto
(Toronto)
answer 8
i have never encountered that problem
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
marixe
(Boston, MA)
answer 9
It can, but I find it brushes out fairly easy while still leaving enough product to do its job.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
chancy86
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 10
I have very dark hair and it doesn't show at all.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
susiepa
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 11
in the instructions for this product they tell you to massage it into your scalp as you would if you were massaging shampoo in your hair in the shower- as long as you do this I have found you won't have the white residue!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
meeeshel
Question
How does it smell?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
EverGirl17
(Bozeman, MT)
on Prêt-à-Powder
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I feel the smell is pretty neutral..not overpowering ...doesnt really add much scent if that is what you are wanting? its a great product I was impressed!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
bagelbabe
(DSM, IA)
answer 2
it smells awesome. Has a bit of a perfume smell but it's a nice scent.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
EP81
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 3
delightful.
it's a light powdery floral scent
answered 2 years ago
jdaniels
(Gaithersburg, MD)
answer 4
Very light clean smell
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Tlabounty
(Mountain View, CA)
answer 5
The smell at first is awesome! Fresh and light, but it doesn't last. I could small the dirty hair small over this.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
LoPalu
(Macomb, MI)
answer 6
Lovely (: like flowers honestly!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sephorabeautyxo
(Arlington, TX)
answer 7
Floral
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
LCindy
(Indiana)
answer 8
The smell is nice - really light, almost not noticeable, but it's a really fresh smell (not lemony or powdery)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
iz23
(Chicago, IL)
answer 9
It has a really light fragrance - a little floral maybe, but it's not really noticeable. It smells nice, but not strongly at all.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
johanna94
(Saint Paul, MN)
answer 10
It has a creamy sweet smell.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 11
It smells fresh and light. Definitely not an overwhelming perfume scent. Just clean.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
infatuation2018
(Mountain View , Ca)
Question
Tips for use?
I'm on the fence about this product --- I think it could be good, but I just don't know how to use it well. Any tips from you 5-star reviewers?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
bontothejour
(Greensboro, NC)
on Prêt-à-Powder
11 answers
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answer 1
Rub it in like you would shampoo, that really helps get the white tinge out of your hair.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
kscherer764
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 2
It is really easy to use. You just squeeze it in the area you want and rub it in either with your hands or I often use a comb when using it for volume. That is it pretty simple, give it a try.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
MeggieJ2222
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
I was a bit nervous to purchase it at first because of the price, but my friend (a hairstylist) recommended it. I use it to get more body and to make the roots of my hair look cleaner on my in-between days of not washing it. I like it best if you shake some of the powder into your palm and then kind of ruffle it through your hair/roots. It makes the powder go on more evenly if you put it in your hand first rather than just dumping it straight to your scalp. It also works well if you put some in your hair before you go to bed, and it makes it easier to work with in the morning. I have naturally light hair but I do have a lot of blonde highlights, so you cant see the powder at all when I put it in. I am not sure how it works/looks with light hair, but I really love this product!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Kdoff
(Mendota Heights, MN)
answer 4
I shake it into my hand, rub my hands together, and then rub/shake it through my roots. Use a small amount and build up from there.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
erin1985
(Ottawa, Canada)
answer 5
Part your hair at 4+ lengths along your head, and shake a tiny bit into each part. Try to stick close to your scalp, then use your fingers to ruffle your hair - that's all it takes for me! It disappears, gives great volume and doesn't feel heavy at all
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Avynn
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 6
It's a great product and the best part is only a small bit comes out of the container at once. I usually start with a small amount, rub it in my hands then apply it to my hair. Then I brush it out once I've raked it through my hair. Better to start with a small amount then add in a bit more if needed!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Floss13
(New York City, NY)
answer 7
Sprinkle it along scalp and throughout ends, rub in like a shampoo! Looooove this stuff!! College must have!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sephorabeautyxo
(Arlington, TX)
answer 8
I really suggest to section your hair in small parts and put the powder in there and do the whole head like this, but don't rub and massage it right away - the more you let the powder sit in your hair (in the way you initially put it there) the more oils will be absorbed! And if you are confused on how to put it in the hair the think of it like lightly sprinkling your salad with some salt :)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
SofiaToronto
(Toronto)
answer 9
This product is definitely worth a try! If you're unsure, check out your local Sephora and ask for a sample. It smells amazing!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sunshine2424
(Toronto, CA)
answer 10
part hair at different increments along the scalp and add a few shakes along the scalp line of each part. once the top pif the head is finished, add some on the crown and by your ears. let it absorb for a couple of minutes then massage the powder into your scalp and hair, and voila! volumized and fresh looking hair!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
marixe
(Boston, MA)
answer 11
I used to use baby powder, and this is much better. Not sure how it will blend in darker hair as I'm blond with very fine hair.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mbmb
(Toronto)
Question
Color Treated Hair
Is this for color treated hair?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
beths
(MO)
on Prêt-à-Powder
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
My hair is color treated (blonde) and it didn't do anything to effect negatively the blonde..it is a powder white so its best for blondes I have to say!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
bagelbabe
(DSM, IA)
answer 2
Will work either way...colored or not.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
julz350z
(North Padre Island, TX)
answer 3
I use mine on colour treated hair and haven't had any issues with it. My hair is currently a dark auburn and I just need to blend it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
mcbek
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 4
It is not for or against color treated hair. You can use it if your hair is natural or if it has been chemically treated.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
kmaxwell10
(Nashville, TN)
answer 5
Yes.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Bacimama
(Pomona, NY)
answer 6
Doesn't effect my color treated hair. Suitable.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
RougeBaby
(New York, New York)
answer 7
I have color-treated hair and it works fine for me.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Ancsa
(Houston, TX)
answer 8
Yes. I color every 3 weeks. Works great.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
finallygreathair
(Moreno Valley CA)
answer 9
Yes, you can use it on color treated hair.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lipproductjunkie
(Washington, DC)
answer 10
I have color treated hair (browns and reds on my natural light brown). I've had no issues with the powder on my hair (rated it 5 stars). I definitely recommend it!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
margosm
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 11
My hair is highlighted and it works great for me.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
LCindy
(Indiana)
Question
Is this translucent ?
Is this translucent ?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
barbalicious
(montreal canada)
on Prêt-à-Powder
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's not translucent, but once worked in with fingers, it does not leave a residue.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
banditbabe
(las vegas, nevada)
answer 2
Its a white colored powder, once you mix it in your hair, it does not show as white. I have back hair, and you cannot tell I have used this dry shampoo.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Ayalisa
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 3
It looks white in your hands, but it doesn't leave a white cast on the hair at all. I have very dark brown hair and had no problems with this.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
annaeee
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
The powder is white but becomes invisible once you brush it out.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
NatyBR
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
This isn't translucent, it comes out a white powder (think of baby powder) but is easy to blend with your fingers. If you work with it it will disappear.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
DianaN817
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
The product is white, but if you follow the instructions (shake small amounts onto roots and then rub in as if it were shampoo), then it disappears. I have medium brown hair and I can't see if after I rub it in as directed.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
roozer
(Renton, WA)
answer 7
Yes, it is. I have a wavy-curly dak brown hair and you won't notice that I used this white powder.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
sherryvegas
answer 8
In my opinion, it goes on clear and it does not leave a dark residue on my dark hair.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 9
No, it's a white powder, but it blends pretty well into darker hair (I have medium brown/highlighted hair). If you use too much product or don't rub it in, it is visible and will leave a bit of a white-cast. I tend to use it on the "under" layers of my hair to hide it for 3rd/4th day hair (when I need more product for excess oil)...
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
mascaramittens
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 10
It absorbs and is translucent - if it's still showing up you have used wayyy too much. Does not leave a white cast.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Avynn
(Edmonton, AB)
Question
Use on Clean Hair
Does anyone use this on clean hair to just add volume?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
xtina13082
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Prêt-à-Powder
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
I haven't tried that but I could see it working if you want to use it for that purpose
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
courtney10981
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
Yeah you can
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Sylver9
(Canada)
answer 3
Yes and it seems ideal for this because it really pprovides texture to backcomb with.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mn82
(Willmar, MN)
answer 4
Yes. I just use a small amount, knowing I will add more the next day.... It's clean and light feeling, but adds some much needed lift at my roots. It doesn't make my hair feel or look dirty or oily any sooner than it does without it. (I actually think the dry-shampoo affect is better when you use it the day you shampoo.)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
melwood72
(London, ON)
answer 5
Yes you can use it on clean hair to volumize. It works well!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
jbspice28
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
Yes -- I have fine hair and have used it (with other products) on clean hair to achieve texture and volume. The other products help it stick better.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
moching
(New York, NY)
answer 7
Yes! I use it at the roots on clean hair, it works great for this.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
apkc
(Seattle, WA)
answer 8
Hi xtina13082, yes, you can definitely apply this to dry hair to add volume and grip!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
ZannaBT
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 9
Yes, I have very find hair and this works wonders. I usually put it in before bed time. Great on clean or dirty hair.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
MadKMad
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 10
Yes! This product can also be used on clean hair to add additional volume and texture.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kevinbt
Question
how does it smell?
i know you are just another costumer, but is it like sweet and spicy like chocolate or floral and light, or maybe clean and light? thanks
-jasmin
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
jaska
(Houston tx)
on Prêt-à-Powder
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think it smells floral, maybe rose? It's nice, not strong and I am very sensitive to scents.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
fashionista106
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
i didn't smell any fragrance, perhaps it's super light.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
mz2010
(NY)
answer 3
Clean and light - I'd say like a cross between baby powder and flowers.
answered 5 months ago
Ato0926
(New York)
answer 4
light and floral.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mn82
(Willmar, MN)
answer 5
I would say it's clean, light and soft. Meaning that I lightly smell it while using it, but don't smell it through the day.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
melwood72
(London, ON)
answer 6
It smells more floral and light. Not spicy at all.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
moching
(New York, NY)
answer 7
Its definitely floral and light
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
jenmka
(Lewisville, NC)
answer 8
I find the scent to be clean and light, imagine the way fresh laundry smells - it's very refreshing actually. Doesn't smell like baking or cookies (like the Cake brand dry shampoo) or citrusy like some of the aerosol ones tend towards.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ElizabethHope
answer 9
more on the floral spectrum
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
BeckyLu
(San Jose, CA)
answer 10
It smells like a delicate floral, but the scent is not overpowering. I find it pleasant, without being too sweet. It refreshes my hair but doesn't mask my perfume or body lotion.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
mxko16
(Jersey City, NJ)
Question
is the powder filled to the top of the bottle?
I just received this in the mail today. the bottle doesn't seem to be filled the whole way. the powder only goes up to right below the writing 'bumble and bumble'. is this how they all are, or should i exchange it for one that is filled the whole way?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
dandydandelion
(long island, ny)
on Prêt-à-Powder
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes. they have to leave space in the bottle, otherwise you can't dispense the product.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
mon3237
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 2
No, there are about 2-3 inches of no product at the top.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
SreeRose
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Mine was the same, as were all bottles in the store when I bought it. It's sold by volume/weight, so the bottle is a bit deceiving, as its larger than needed for 2oz of product.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
melwood72
(London, ON)
answer 4
Mine was the same but I'm finding that because it is so fine it actually lasts a long time. There is a lot of powder in the bottle.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
MadKMad
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 5
I think that's how they all are- but don't worry, because I use mine all the time and still have a ton left after 6+ months
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
rfohr
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I checked every bottle when I bought mine in the store, thinking the same thing, and they're all filled to the lettering. Maybe B&B got a deal on that bottle size? :)
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
AmieBF
answer 7
That is the correct level of product. The bottle has to have some amount of air in the container in order to administer the product without clogging the top. I thought the same thing when I purchased mine but when I went to the store, I saw that all of the products were filled to that line.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
littlebigsis
(Memphis, TN)
answer 8
I bought the bottle at the store. Doesn't come all the way filled up! Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
heather263
(Toronto)
answer 9
i don't think its ever full to the top but just below the top. I believe that is how mine was. i think that is just the way it is.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
tiffay
(PA)
answer 10
The bottle is not filled to the brim on purpose so that when you open it, it doesn't explode everywhere! If you feel though that your bottle had less than product than it should have, we recommend returning it to your local Sephora store for an exchange/refund.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ZannaBT
(San Francisco, CA)
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