Thought you knew your hairstyle, but couldn’t seem to find the right product? Just as knowing your skin type is essential to developing an effective skincare plan, it is also crucial to accurately determine your hair type. Nonetheless, many people still mistake it for hair because it is much harder than diagnosing your dry or greasy skin. The fact is that the hair type is much more complicated. Need some help? Let us determine the type of hair once and for all.
When determining the hair type, please consider the following factors.
Hair type – Diameter of hair strands
The best starting point for determining hair type is to start measuring the diameter of a single hair. Keep a hair between your fingertips. Didn’t you feel it? This is a sign of beautiful hair. If you do feel lonely, your hair will be medium in width. If you think thick or rough, your hair may become more abundant.
Another test involves placing a single strand of wire on a flat surface. If you can hardly see it, that’s fine. Suppose it looks like your hair is thick. Everything in between is medium. Putting hair beside a thread can also help you measure the diameter or width of your hair. If the width is the same, the hair is medium. If it is thicker than the thread, your hair will be thicker. Similarly, if it is thinner, the hair is also perfect.
Hair type – Hair Density
People often confuse diameter and hair density precisely, but this is far from the truth. A person may have a strand width, but thick hair. Essentially, hair density refers to the number of hairs you own – the number of strands themselves, not the thickness of each hair. Fine diameter does not always equal fine density, nor does medium diameter equal medium density. People usually have different densities and diameters.
The method for determining hair density is simple; take a few hairs from the top of the head and gently pull them to the side. Is there a lot of scalp between the bunches? If so, it means that your density is very thin, and if you can hardly see your scalp, your hair will be dense. Between the two is a medium density.
Choose hair products based on hair density.
Hair density and diameter are vital factors that help determine the type of product to be used. For example, people with thick hair and thick hair will need smoothing, anti-frizz products, while people with thin hair and thick hair will need hair quality products to make the hair look fuller.
For low-density hair, the hair extension is the girl’s best friend. Made from 100% Remy human hair, it blends seamlessly with your natural hair, and you can easily add volume and length simply by cutting it short.
Hair type – Elasticity
Have you ever tried to elongate your hair? This is a simple way to determine the elasticity and strength of hair. If you try to break the hair bundle immediately after pulling between the fingers, the elasticity is low, and if you can stretch the hair bundle, the elasticity of the hair is high.
Hair elasticity is a healthy hair indicator that helps determine how well your hair can maintain any style. Hair with high elasticity can better maintain curly hair, and hair with low elasticity for wavy or other shapes may require more products to maintain the hairstyle, or may not be able to keep the shape for a long time. For hair with low elasticity, it is essential to look for strengthening products and care methods, such as hair masks, to prevent breakage and strengthen strands.
Hair type – Oily vs. Dry scalp
If you are a frequent visitor here, you know that scalp health is the foundation of overall hair health. It is important to note that someone’s scalp may also be more oily, but the ends are cracked. In this case, the distribution of the product you use and the method of use is essential. For example, in this case, the conditioner should be used at the central axis of the hair where it is needed to moisturize and keep excess moisture or grease away from the scalp.
To determine how greasy the scalp is, check your hair and scalp the next day after washing. If it looks greasy or greasy, your scalp is oily. If you see scales, the scalp is dry and looks the same as the day before the scalp is balanced.
For dry scalp, look for products and treatments that will hydrate and clean. For oily scalp, please do not think that you have to clean it frequently, because this will cause more oil to accumulate because the scalp will produce more oil to compensate for the natural oil loss during the cleaning and drying process. Minimize the amount of product used in your hair, and make sure to rinse it out when you rinse it. Look for shampoos and conditioners. Sulfate and silicone-free, avoid heavy oils.