Identifying Your Hair Type, Part 4 - Density | Kilted Suds

Identifying Your Hair Type, Part 4 - Density

Hair density is a measure of how many strands of hair you have on your head, and how close together they are. Density can be classified as thin, medium, or thick. Your classification will determine how you can or cannot style your hair.

Determining Hair Density

Determining hair density can be done just by looking at your scalp. The average person has around 2,200 strands of hair per square inch, adding up to an impressive total of around 100,00 hairs.

To determine your density, begin by parting your hair.

Hair Part

Hold a section of hair close to the part and move it around a bit to get a good look at the roots and scalp. Be sure to do this with dry hair, and in good light. Your density will be determined by how much of your scalp you can see

  • A lot of scalp - thin hair
  • A bit of scalp - medium hair
  • Little to no scalp - thick hair


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