Thursday, August 4, 2016

Determining Your True Hair Type / Texture

Determining Hair Type = Texture + Density

Do you know your hair type? Is your natural texture stick straight, sort-of wavy, wavy curly, or super curly? Is it a mix of several textures? Do you know if your hair density (how much hair you have) is fine, medium or thick?

Also, did you know that hair texture and density work together to form a ‘hair type’? You might be surprised to find out that there are actually 12 distinctly different hair types that are categorized based on a combination of hair density from fine to thick and textures ranging from super straight to ultra-coarse, kinky curls. Who knew!

Originally developed by Andre Walker, a celebrity hairstylist known for his work with Oprah Winfrey and Halle Berry, this scale has seen several revisions over the years, but the core values remain the same. His method involves identifying the type of texture, which is dictated by the individual hair shape through the length, coupled with the amount or density of hair. Think in terms of what each individual hair strand looks and then how many of those hair strands you have overall.

Knowing your hair type really is the cornerstone to determining your hair care and daily styling regime. To discover where your tresses fall on the scale, follow these easy steps. Simply wash your hair as you normally would, skip the styling products and let your hair air-dry. Take a good look in the mirror from all angles and then find the descriptor below that fits your hair texture and density the best. Let’s take a look…


To see the full article, please visit our hair magazine at: Focus on Hair.

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