Size Matters – How Much Hair Product Should You Use?

By Sydney Cook
Posted On May 16, 2016
Size Matters – How Much Hair Product Should You Use?

 

More often than not, we pretty much eyeball our beauty products. Typically, it goes as follows: a pump or two of shampoo and half a bottle of conditioner each use.

But, if you’re anything like me, you believe “if a little is good, a lot must be better.” I’ll see a slight difference in my hair performance and I suddenly want to empty the product I believe caused this miracle onto my head.

As it turns out, we’ve got it all wrong. The key to getting the best hair results is knowing the proper amount of product to use. Here is a handy dandy cheat sheet to help accommodate your hair needs.

Shampoo

Too much of this could leave your hair dry and dull. If you want to reap the benefits of shampoo, you’ll want to follow these guidelines.

For fine hair, use a cherry tomato-sized amount.

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For thicker hair, use a walnut-sized amount.

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Massage the formula into your scalp for one to two minutes, then rinse.

Conditioner

If you’re not careful, you can over-condition your roots, which can weigh your locks down making them seem dirty faster. There is no need to use half a bottle of conditioner to reap its detangling, hydrating, and shine-enhancing rewards.

For fine hair, use a grape-sized amount.

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For thicker hair, us a strawberry-sized amount.

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Mask

Hair masks are designed to hydrate overly-processed or extremely parched hair, so don’t go easy on this product. The size of a clementine should be perfect.

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Oil

Hair oil works best when applied to the ends of your strands. Avoid the roots, as this is the healthiest, most hydrated part of your hair, and too much shiny serum in this area can make the hair look greasy.

For fine hair, a pea-sized drop is all you need.

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For thicker hair, the size of three peas will do you just fine.

Mousse

The styling foam has been a secret weapon for many curly haired girls. It’s perfect to tame thick and frizzy hair as well as to add more volume in thinner hair.

An egg-sized amount should be enough to add definition and a weightless hold. Two eggs may work best for those with extremely thick hair.

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Sheen Spray

One spritz is all you need! Spray it into the air and let it fall onto your hair to avoid applying too much directly onto your strands.

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Brush it through to finish.

 

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