Every woman desires gorgeous, healthy hair, but how do you get your locks to that ideal place?
If you’ve ever tried to manage unruly hair, then you know it’s easier said than done. And with thousands of hair products on the market — all claiming to give you a runway-ready mane — it’s difficult to know what to use and how to use it.
Is Less Really More?
With hair care as with life, less really is more. Too much of a good thing can give you less than desirable results. Depending on the type of hair care product you’re using, applying excessive amounts make your hair appear oily, dry, or even crunchy.
So what is the magic amount? Product labels all send you in different directions, from pea-size to dime-size to quarter-size. That’s a pretty big difference when it comes to caring for your tresses. While the exact ideal amount of product depends on your hair texture and your desired outcome, there’s a general rule of thumb that serves as a great starting point.
Does Quality Trump Quantity?
The most important thing to remember about hair care products is that quantity matters much more than quality. If you’ve got a good, high-quality product, you can use much less than you could with a drugstore knock-off.
Worried about cost? Use less hair product means each bottle lasts longer. This means you spend the same amount — or maybe even less in the long run — on a better quality product than on something cheaper.
Ask the Experts
It can be overwhelming trying to navigate the waters of hair care. When push comes to shove, seek the advice of professionals. Hair care experts can assess your hair needs to determine the best products for you, how often you should use those products, and how much you should apply.
We all want runway-worthy hair. Unfortunately, we aren’t all born with it! Add years of blow drying, flat ironing, curling, and dying to less-than-perfect locks, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
Choosing the right products and knowing how to use them is the best way to get the look you crave. To learn more, reach out to the beauty experts at The Salon by Lora Brown.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.