The phrase “the more the merrier” applies to many things in life — puppies, haloumi cheese and public holidays, to name a few.
In news that might burst your (shampoo) bubble, hair products do not belong on that list.
If you’re someone who pours out conditioner like you’re filling a shot glass, or who likes to pump out a tiny mountain worth of mousse in your hands, you’ve probably wasted a lot of product — and money — over the years for no added benefit.
We asked Joey Scandizzo, ELEVEN Australia co-Creative Director and three-time Australian Hairdresser of the Year, to lay down the law. Obviously, hair lengths and thicknesses can vary dramatically, so consider this a ballpark guide to hair product use.
This depends largely on how thick your hair is, but Scandizzo says a 20 cent piece-sized puddle of shampoo will generally suffice.
“You need to have enough to get a good lather. The key is to make sure your hair is really wet through first before you apply the shampoo, so it spreads through evenly and really stimulate your scalp,” he explains.