How Much Hair Wax Should You Use (For Men)

When you are creating your hairstyle in the mornings, it’s simple right? Dip in your fingers and grab a clump of wax to style your hair. 

But how much is too much? 

There are many factors that decide how much wax you will need to use to style your hair. Including the length of your hair (yes, men have long hair too), your hairstyle, and the wax you have chosen for your hair. 

So read our guide to check how much you should be using your hair in the mornings. 

How Much Hair Wax Should You Use?

The amount of hair wax you should use depends on the length of your hair. If you have short hair, then you will need to use less wax than if you have long hair. This is because short hair is easier to style and control than long hair. 

As a general guide, we would recommend that you use the following amounts of wax:

  • Short hair (up to 4 inches): use a pea-sized amount of wax
  • Medium hair (4-6 inches): use a nickel-sized amount of wax
  • Long hair (6 inches or more): use a dime-sized amount of wax

To effectively cover every base, take a look at the tips below in order. 

Your Hair Length Factor

The length of your hair is a huge factor depending on how much product a man will need to use in his hair. 

Many men make the error of using too much wax, which only makes their hair appear greasy and damp, not the appearance you’re going for.

If you have longer styled hair, then you may need to start with a fingertip amount and continue to add this amount until you have covered the whole of your hair. It’s better to keep adding gradually to make sure you dont add too much wax. 

Whereas if you have short hair, then you are more than likely only need a fingertip amount of wax to create your desired style. 

The Intended Hairstyle

Your hairstyle will also help you to decide on the amount of wax that you need. If you are going for a very textured and piece-y look, then you will need to use more hair wax than if you were creating a slicked-back hairstyle.

This is because when your hair is styled in a slicked-back look, your hair will lay flattered to your head, meaning that you won’t need as much product to keep it in place. Whereas if you are going for a more textured look, then your hair will need more product to help it hold its shape and style. 

As a general guide, we would recommend that you use the following amounts of wax:

  • Slicked back hairstyles: use a pea-sized amount of wax
  • Textured hairstyles: use a nickel-sized amount of wax

The Product Type

There are many different wax products available to use on men’s hair, so depending on which you choose for your hair will affect how your hair ends up looking. 

Read Here: Does Men’s Hair Wax Expire or Go Bad?

What Should You Consider When Buying Hair Wax?

The Hold Of The Product – 

You should consider the hold of your product, as the stickiness of the product can help you work out how much you need to use. If the wax you purchase is very sticky, then you may only need half a fingertip of wax to cover your hair. 

Whereas if you purchase a product that is far from sticky, which happens, especially the more natural wax types, then you may need to use a fingertip full of wax to make sure you can create your desired style.  

Use a Pre-styler – 

There is such a product called a pre-styler; this will help to add volume to your hair which can be used throughout your hair before you would add wax to your hair. After applying your pre-styler, be sure to use your blow dryer before adding your hair wax. 

Read Here: How to train your hair to go back

Conclusion

Hopefully, our guide has helped you understand there are many factors that contribute to how much wax you would choose to use in your hair to style it. 

Depending on the length of your hair, the brand of wax you decide to purchase and how sticky your wax is will determine if you simply use half a fingertip full or 2 or 3 fingertips full of styling your hair. 

What did you think about our guide on how much hair wax you should use for men? If are there any questions you have unanswered, please feel free to contact us as we love to hear from our readers. 

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