Hair Tip: Don’t be Heavy-Handed with Hair Products

heavy-handed When applying products to your hair do you read the directions first or do you glob large amounts on without thinking? Do you start at the top of your hair and work your way down or vice versa?

Let’s be honest. Buying hair products can get expensive. Stop wasting valuable hair products by being heavy-handed and start saving yourself a few coins!

Less is Sometimes Best

If you are using a hair product like an oil, leave-in conditioner, or heat protectant, it is best to follow the manufacturer’s directions. If it says to use a dime sized amount, then start with a dime sized amount. Only add more if you need it.  Also, start at the ends of your hair and work your way up. Your ends are the oldest part of your mane and needs the most attention.

Following these simple tips will help you avoid unnecessarily depleting the hair product and it will save you from experiencing greasy, slick, flat hair. Less is sometimes best! After all, who doesn’t aspire to have hair that bounces and shines with every step?

Are There Exceptions?

Now with this being said, you may be wondering if there are any hair products that can be excluded from this unspoken rule. It depends. If your hair is dry, thick, curly, or kinky, then it may be okay to get a little heavy-handed with a deep conditioner.

Sometimes the bottle or jar of deep conditioner will recommend using a laughable amount like a quarter size. A quarter size will never work for luscious hair types like a long 3b or thick 4b. So sometimes you will just need to use your judgement and add more conditioner. Just be mindful to avoid the scalp while applying the deep conditioner and rinse thoroughly with warm water when you are removing it.

Are you heavy-handed with hair products or a minimalist? Let us know in the comments.

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