Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you can't find the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us at

Which shade of Shampowder is right for me? TOP
Dark Shampowder works for most shades of brunette and red hair. Black Shampowder is for the darkest brunettes and black hair. Light Shampowder is for blondes.

How do you apply Shampowder? TOP
Dab - Dab - Dab! Using the specially designed applicator brush, generously apply the powder by daubing directly to your hairline (where your forehead and hair meet) and scalp. By dabbing (rather than sweeping) the brush will function most effectively and Shampowder will be placed exactly where needed. To see how to apply Shampowder view this clip from 'Good Morning Sacramento' ...

How do I keep my blow-outs last the longest? TOP
Shampowder was created with that exact purpose in mind. Keep that just-done look by ... 1)Not fussing with your hair once your hair is blown to keep the style and prevent transfer of oil from your hands 2)Use a clip to get your hair off your face when you sleep 3)Blow-dry your DRY hair to the style you want 4) apply the Shampowder even on the day you have your hair blown-out because it works to prevent oil from building up (it is a little hair insurance).

Will Shampowder clean my hair? TOP
Shampowder will leave your hair feeling refreshed and cleaner than before, but it does not "clean" your hair.

How does Shampowder work? TOP
Shampowder is designed to absorb the oils that weigh down unwashed hair.  Lifeless hair is transformed into full, more manageable hair while the pigmented powder blends seamlessly, disguising the fact that you skipped a washing.

How often do you need to use Shampowder? TOP
Use as needed.

How much Shampowder comes in an applicator? TOP
Shampowder is a unique approach to the traditional hair powder. Since Shampowder is applied like a cosmetic, the volume is controlled and is designed to last for more than 3 months with heavy use. The amount of powder that you get in the applicator is 8 grams /.28 oz.

What does the applicator look like? TOP
To see a magnified look at the all-in-one applicator brush click on 'Buy Shampowder' and then choose the color that best describes your hair.

Is Shampowder sold in stores? TOP
To locate a store near you, click here.

Can I send Shampowder as a gift? TOP
Yes, please specify during checkout (in the comment box) what your message should say and we will send the recipient a gift receipt (no prices) with your message attached.

Is Shampowder safe for use on color-treated or permed hair? TOP
Yes. Shampowder’s formula is mild and will not react with most color treated or permed hair.

Will Shampowder hide my grey hairs? TOP
We did not develop this product with that purpose in mind. Shampowder is too light to conceal grey hair.

Will Shampowder discolor my scalp? TOP
After two years of perfecting the formula - we are proud to say that the shades we developed blend in beautifully and you should not see a discoloration of your scalp. Additionally the pigments are water soluble and will wash out of your hair easily.

Will Shampowder stain my clothes? TOP
With the help of the applicator the perfect amount of powder is dispensed so there is little excess. The applied powder clings to the oil on your scalp and does not come off onto your clothes or pillow. In the case of color transfer, don't worry, it will wash right out.

How do you remove the seal on a new Shampowder applicator? TOP
To remove the seal on a new applicator unlock the cap & brush by turning counter-clockwise, slide up to reveal the black barrel, unscrew from base by turning counter-clockwise, remove the seal and replace the cap & brush. Prior to your first use, tap the applicator with cap on (brush side down) on a firm surface to begin the powder flowing.

What is Buttercream Cosmetics, Inc. shipping policy? TOP
Our standard method of shipping is USPS First Class Mail. From shipping date, First Class Mail takes about 5 business days to deliver. If you need expedited shipping please contact us for a quote. Packages are shipped Monday-Friday. All orders placed on Saturday or Sunday will be processed the following Monday. You will receive confirmation of your order by email.

What are the dimensions of the applicator? TOP
The tube measures 5 1/2 inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide. It fits perfectly into a small makeup case and is compact enough to drop into your handbag for touch-ups away from home.

What are the ingredients of Shampowder? TOP
Shampowder is now talc-free! The ingredients are: mica, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, nylon-12, silica, methylparaben, propylparaben and fragrance. May contain titanium dioxide CI77891, iron oxides CI77491, CI77492, CI77499, chromium oxide greens CI77288, ultramarines CI77007.