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curl pattern, curly hair, hair care, hair type, kinky hair, product use, shampoo, straight hair -

Welcome to the final instalment of identifying your hair type! The very last hair quality we are checking for is the curl pattern of your hair. The curl pattern is classified in 4 basic groups. Though there are further classifications and sub categories in each group, I am only going to cover the basics. What is my curl pattern? Begin by washing your hair as you normally do. Air dry, and hold off on the product for now. Remove a strand of hair from the root. You want to have the whole strand of hair for observation. Lay the strand...

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coarse hair, fine hair, hair care, hair density, hair type, oily hair, product use, shampoo, thick hair, thin hair, weak hair -

Hair texture refers to the measurement of the circumference (or the width) of a strand of hair. Texture is generally classified in three categories: Coarse, Fine, and Medium. Like the other defining characteristics of hair, knowing the texture of your hair can help you to select hair styles and products that are a perfect fit. What texture is my hair? For this one we are going to again start with clean, product-free, dry hair (please, please let it air dry). Avoid this test during any time when you might be sweating a lot, as this can alter your results. Find...

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hair care, hair density, hair type, moisturize, oily hair, product use, shampoo, thick hair, thin hair -

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. Hold a section of hair close to the part and move...

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conditioner, dry hair, hair care, hair porosity, hair type, moisturize, oily hair, product use, shampoo, split ends, strong hair, weak hair -

Hair elasticity is a measurement of how much your hair can stretch when pulled on, much like a rubber-band. This elasticity determines the strength of your hair, hair with high elasticity will have bounce, volume, and potentially curl. Similarly to the other hair qualities we have discussed, there are varying levels that can be found in your hair. How to determine elasticity As always, begin with clean hair, free of product for the most accurate results. For this test, you want your hair to be dry. Gently pull out a strand of hair at the scalp. You want to have...

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conditioner, dry hair, hair care, hair porosity, hair type, moisturize, oily hair, product use, shampoo -

Welcome to step two in having a better understanding of the hair on your head!! Today is all about the porosity of your hair, and how to determine it! Hair Porosity In this context, porosity refers to the ability of your hair to absorb, and retain moisture. Knowing the porosity of your hair can help to determine which types of shampoo, conditioner, and other products are best for you. There are two simple methods to determine the porosity of your hair, and it can be helpful to try more than one and compare results! For both methods, it is important...

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