How Much Hair Product Should I Be Using? | UKI

The Lowdown - How Much Hair Product Should I Be Using?

Elizabeth Hall
14 January 2020
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If you’ve ever asked yourself “how much hair product should I use?” to no avail, then keep reading! The man with a hair plan Adam Reed, L'Oréal Professionnel Editorial Ambassador, gives us the lowdown to the question ‘how much hair product should I use’ according to your hair type, and how to avoid hair product build up. Whether you’ve got hair down to there or you’re rocking a cute lob, we gotchu, girl. Regardless of your hectic schedule, we believe that you should be strutting out the door with good hair days, every day- not only after seeing your stylist. It’s not too good to be true… these products were designed to take your hair from good to great. Scroll through to find out how to keep your transformative cut or colour going strong well after you’ve set foot out of the salon.

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We Asked The Pro: How Much Hair Product Should I Use?

Chances are, if you’ve raided your BFF’s bathroom cabinet (who hasn’t?), you’ve probably noticed one thing: no one’s hair care routine is exactly the same. There’s a reason for that- no two heads of hair have the same needs! As our pro tells us,

“When it comes to hair care, it’s important to choose a shampoo and conditioner that is correct for your hair type"

Adam Reed

Founding Partner & Director, Percy & Reed, London

If you’re stressing because you’re not quite sure what your hair type is, don’t fret. That’s what the pros are there for… see your stylist if you’re struggling to suss out which hair texture category you fall into. In any case, we’ve done the heavy-lifting; we have scoured the interwebs and picked the brain of an expert to help you answer the question ‘how much hair product should I use’, and how to avoid hair product build up- happy (hair) days!

“A good trick to work out how much product you should be using is to scoop your hair into a ponytail, and using your thumb and forefinger measure the hair, the diameter of which will be a good starting place as this will take into account hair thickness.”

Adam Reed

Founding Partner & Director, Percy & Reed, London


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How Much Hair Product Should I Use: Picks For Short Thin Hair

When it comes to the thin-haired ladies sporting a bob, less is more. It may seem counter-intuitive to use less product if your hair is thinner, and you want to avoid hair product buildup, but take it from the pro:

“For fine hair, avoid heavy, deep nourishing products as these will weigh the hair down, making it appear lifeless and harder to style.”

Adam Reed

Founding Partner & Director, Percy & Reed, London

Since a little goes a long way, invest in the good stuff - we love the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Volumetry range. Complete with shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in hairspray, this collection aims to add volume whilst keeping your strands nourished and healthy!

How Much Hair Product Should I Use: Picks For Short Thick Hair

Armed with the right products, your short, thick mane shouldn’t devolve into a frizzy mess. For this hair type, it’s all about highlighting your natural texture while taming hair into submission. If you’re wondering ‘how much hair product should I use for tick hair’, and want to avoid hair product build up from using the wrong stuff, opt for a shampoo and conditioner that controls unruly hair, like theL'Oréal Professionnel Liss Unlimited range. Renown for its anti-frizz effect, this range comes with shampoo, a hair mask, and a serum. It’s packed with Pro-Keratine, the protein your hair is made of… need we say more?

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How Much Hair Product Should I Use: Picks For Thin Long Hair

Hair product build up is pretty much a nightmare for thin, long hair. Why? Because too much product weighs the hair down and it makes it appear flat and flimsy… not a look we’re endorsing. The key to ‘how much product should I use for long, thin hair’ is to pick up a purifying shampoo every other wash- our favourite isL'Oréal Professionnel Pure Resource Shampoo. This product will help to reduce oiliness without drying hair, win! Follow with L'Oréal Professionnel Serioxyl Thickening & Detangling Conditioner to help make your scalp healthier and give you denser-looking locks without the hair product build up! Look for densifying serums to apply to the hair lengths, we love L'Oréal Professionnel Serioxyl Thicker Hair Serum. This serum can work wonders on fine, flat hair and make you finally appreciate your God-given locks.

How Much Hair Product Should I Use: Picks For Thick Long Hair

Contrary to what you may believe when your long, thick hair is acting out, you really hit the hair jackpot. Sure, longer thick hair is more susceptible to dryness and environmental damage, but it’s nothing the right products can’t fix. When wondering ‘what products should I use for long, super thick hair’ you should be on the lookout for products that are cream or oil-based and aim to smooth frizz; rather than products that offer “body” or “volume”. Pro favourite, the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Nutrifier range helps to nourish dry, damaged hair, making manageability a piece of cake. The collection includes shampoo, conditioner, a hair mask, blow dry cream, and a leave-in hair balm. Friendly reminder: try to space out your shampooing days so that you don’t strip hair of its natural oils. If you can’t stand the sight of greasy roots, turn to the trusty ol’ dry shampoo to get you through until your next wash.

The time is now to rethink your hair care routine! Restock your medicine cabinet for bespoke solutions that just don’t quit.

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