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Here's How Much Hair Product You Should Actually Be Using
The quantity of shampoo you require depends on the length and thickness of your hair, but as a general rule, thin hair will need many washes per week, whereas thick curls may usually get away with just one or two. If you have short, thin hair, use a quarter-sized dollop; longer, thicker hair may need a small handful.
Thin hair benefits from smaller amounts of conditioner (a dime- to nickel-sized dollop) applied away from the scalp to prevent greasy strands. Use more for curlier or thicker hair, but if you notice buildup on your scalp or your hair feels heavy, it could be the result of using too much conditioner.
Dry Shampoo
For thin, straight, oil-prone hair types, dry shampoo is a lifesaver when used sparingly. However, too much could cause build up on your scalp, which is uncomfortably itchy, so apply it in small sprays (one spritz per section), and use your fingers to work it through your roots before applying more.
Hair Mask
Use a hair mask about once a week — or if you're trying to repair really dry or damaged hair two or three times a week until your hair starts seeing results, then go back to once a week to maintain. While some hair types may need intense hydration, others might benefit more from a protein treatment.
Hair Oil
Apply a lightweight hair oil sparingly if your hair is already on the oily side, but drier hair and scalps will benefit from a heavier oil. To tame flyaways, add some shine, or address general dryness, putting a few drops on your hands and raking through damp hair post-wash should suffice.