Identifying Your Hair Type, Part 4 - Density
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.
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