Hey people, sorry for the delay on posting know your hair part 2. In this post I am continuing with how to know your hair besides hair typing and hair texture from my previous post Know your hair type(Part 1) . It is important to know your hair type as it is the major guideline to hair maintaining. Know about your type as well by :
Hair density refers to the number of strands on your head. Those with low density hair are more likely to have issues with scalpy twist.Although density is numerically determined, hair thickness or volume can be very much subjective when gauged using the eyes.
This is because even if hair density or count is lesser, the hair could still project a more voluminous look depending on the type of hair and with proper grooming. A person with a finer hair nature can have more strands compared to another who have a coarser crowning glory.
High density means you have a lot of hair strands. When you see your density decreasing its a sign that you are not properly taking care of your hair. Need to trace and see what causing the density to decrease. It is always good to eat healthy food which nourishes the hair.
2. Hair porosity
Hair porosity refers to how your hair strands retain moisture. Determine the porosity of your hair by doing the porosity test where you put a strand of hair in water.
If the hair flows midway in the glass – average porosity
If hair remains at the top – low porosity
If hair sinks – high porosity
When you know the porosity of your hair, it will determine the amount of moisture that your hair needs. Hair needs moisture for it to be health. Best moisturizer is water. Always have a spray bottle of water to use in your hair
3. Hair elasticity
It refers to the stretchiness of hair, which is how much your hair will stretch and return.Elasticity is rated as being low, normal, or high. Hair’s elasticity comes from the side bonds in the hair shaft. Hair with normal and high elasticity is easily styled with wet-roller sets, thermal styling tools, etc., while hair with low elasticity may prove hard to curl, or lose its curl quickly.
To test the elasticity of your hair, you need to select strands of hair from four different areas on the head. Be sure the hair is wet. Hold the strand securely and stretch the hair. If the hair stretches and returns to its original length when released, then it has good elasticity. If the hair breaks or doesn’t return to its former shape, you have low elasticity.
Hair with low elasticity is highly susceptible to breakage, will be hard to curl, and will not perm well.
I hope the Know your hair type series has helped you know your type of hair. Take time to study your hair before you buy some hair products to avoid disappointment.