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How Much Hair Product Should You Use?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Hey Man, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Hey Man

    Hey Man Well-Known Member

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    Generally speaking, how much of any given hair product should you use - be it fibre, paste, pomade, creme, etc. To clarify, my hair length is down to my ears (straight) and very thick - so I need to use more than someone with short hair to maintain my hairstyle.

    I just can't seem to find the right balance though. If I use too little (a dime), the hold is not that great for the weight of my hair and if I use too much (a good size glop), my hair dries crusty. I would appreciate any advice or product recommendations. I have been using various American Crew products.
     
  2. CoryB

    CoryB Well-Known Member

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    I think this is a question best answered through personal experience. I have short hair and use just a touch of product. Next time you get your hair done as the stylist what and how much to use. If you like you hair when you leave the salon just try to do the same as them (it always seems easy for her, and impossible for me though)

    To eliminate some of the crusty-ness don't apply product to wet hair. No matter how little product I put in my hair, if it is wet it will become crusty.
     
  3. riotshield

    riotshield Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the hold strength of the product and the length of hair. Stronger hold = use less, as well as longer hair = requires less product, proportional to the amount of hair.

    For American Crew, I've switched from Fiber to Pomade to Texture Creme as my hair's grown out.
     
  4. Aiwass

    Aiwass Well-Known Member

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    I think this is a question best answered through personal experience. I have short hair and use just a touch of product. Next time you get your hair done as the stylist what and how much to use. If you like you hair when you leave the salon just try to do the same as them (it always seems easy for her, and impossible for me though)

    To eliminate some of the crusty-ness don't apply product to wet hair. No matter how little product I put in my hair, if it is wet it will become crusty.


    i thought men had 'barbers' and women had 'stylist'?
     
  5. adversity04

    adversity04 Well-Known Member

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    Men can have either. The general idea is that barbers tend to be great at performing simple or traditional haircuts. Stylists are better if you're looking for something more trendy.
     
  6. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    what is hair product? barber? im confused.
     
  7. skalogre

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    Men can have either. The general idea is that barbers tend to be great at performing simple or traditional haircuts. Stylists are better if you're looking for something more trendy.
    Sort of. More complicated by that, which also depends on the region of the USA you are in as many states have separate barber and cosmetologist (what you commonly think of when you think of hairdresser/stylist) State Boards and educational programs. In AZ for instance the barbers lean much more abouit cutting, using clippers, shears and straight razors while cosmetologists learn much more about using chemicals and product to get results, as well as up-dos and nails. But as I said depends on the state you are in. Some like California the traning is the same for both. So, YMMV. You can have a barber give you a complex layered razor cut or a stylist give you a decent crew cut. Just depends... As for the OPs question, there is no rule. Depends on product type, hair thickness, hair density, hair length, haircut, climate etc etc etc...
     
  8. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Well-Known Member

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    About 4-6 ounces of Brylcreem per square inch of hair will get you nice and spiffy.
     
  9. caelte

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    Apply from the back to the front.
     
  10. cmrocks

    cmrocks Well-Known Member

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    Trying mixing pomade/wax/whatever with a lighter weight styling cream. I'm growing my hair out right now so I don't use any product at all but when I had shorter hair (about the length you described) that is what I did. I used Bumble and Bumble products; specifically sumotech wax and styling balm.

    Give that a shot. The only thing I found with that combo is I had to wash my hair everyday or it would look greasy. It would also look a bit greasy by nighttime if I used the stuff in the morning. My hair seems get greasy pretty quick even using no products so you may not have that problem.
     

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