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Pro Tips on Product Usage for Phenomenal Hair ...

By Keyaani

Have you ever wondered exactly how much hair product should you use?

There are so many hair products out there from gels, styling creams, mousse and serums; and not forgetting the good old shampoo and conditioner. It can get confusing on how much hair product you should use.

Of course the amount of hair product will vary according to your hair length and texture, but there is a general guideline given by redbookmag.com that you can follow. It’s surprising to see how little hair product you actually need to get the lush hair you desire.

1 Gel

jewellery, porcelain, hand, dishware, glass,A grape-size dollop is enough for your entire head (any more can make things stiff). Always put it on when strands are damp.

2 De-Frizzing Cream

egg, food, circle, shape,These products are rich, so stick to a pea-size drop. Rub it between your hands first, then through the length of wet or dry hair.

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3 Mousse

white, nose, head, finger, hand,Massage a golf ball-size pump into your damp roots, then be sure to blow-dry your hair right away — if you wait too long, the mousse can get a bit crunchy.

4 Deep Treatment

white, petal, material,Scoop out a blob as large as a matchbook (for short hair, use half as much) and finger-comb it through wet hair right after shampooing, avoiding the first several inches of your roots. Leave it on for at least five minutes before rinsing so it has time to fully absorb.

5 Shine Serum or Oil

money, fashion accessory, currency, jewellery, locket,A little goes a long way, so start with a droplet the size of a pencil eraser. Work it between your palms, then smooth them through the bottom half of your hair. For spray formulas, hold the bottle an arm's length away from your head, then do three spritzes: one on each side of your hair and one in the back.

6 Shampoo

egg, mineral, shape, jewellery, hand,Most of us overdo it on shampoo, because a quarter-size squirt is truly all you need, unless you have very long or very thick hair. Lather the formula into your scalp only, since that's where you really need it. As you rinse, the suds will run through the rest of your hair, which is enough to get it clean.

7 Conditioner

white, jewellery, petal, fashion accessory, gemstone,If you get heavy-handed with conditioner, it'll flatten your 'do, so use a nickel-size amount. Spread it into strands from the tops of your ears down, or for short hair, just on the ends.

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