Does Wavy Hair Need a Lot Of Products?
Wavy hair does not require a lot of products to be styled well. In most cases, using several leave-in products will weigh down wavy hair rather than helping it look better.
Does Hair Type Determine How Much Product I Should Use?
How much of a product (like gel or leave in conditioner) you can or should use is impacted by your hair density. Whether or not you can or should use certain types of products (like protein treatments, curl creams, etc) is somewhat determined by your hair porosity.
I have a blog post designed to help you determine your wavy hair type if you aren’t sure what yours is.
Does Hair Type Determine What Type Of Hair Products I Should Use?
Hair texture (straight, wavy, curly or coily) can give you some really vague guidelines for how much products and what types of products you’re likely to use. For example, wavy hair is generally naturally more moisturized than curly and coily hair so it doesn’t need as much moisture, and it’s easily weighed down. It also often needs more support from a product with hold. However, these are really general rules of thumb.
Learning your hair type in terms of properties like strand thickness, porosity and density will give you more customized information about what products to use, how much of them to use, and how many products your hair can tolerate. I have a blog post designed to help you determine your wavy hair type if you aren’t sure what yours is.