The vast majority of men don’t even know texture powders exist, let alone use them. The recommended use is to create instant crazy volume and natural lightweight hold. Texture powder is primarily a pre-styler, and applied either before or after you blow dry your hair, but most definitely before you finish it off with a pomade or paste.
All powders typically contain the same basic ingredients, including a base of silica silylate. This is a rough particulate (unlike silicones which are smooth and shiny). The roughness sticks to your hair fibers and create the volume that you need by increasing friction between the hair fibers. There are certain chemicals in the texture powder that absorb moisture, which in turn rids your hair of excess oil. This also contributes to the extra boost in volume.