How to identify the type of hair you have
The identification of your hair type is critical for proper styling, maintenance, treatment, and care. Surprisingly many people do not know the type of their own hair. This causes us to choose the wrong products for our hair. We don’t get the desired results water wave hair.
The first step towards identifying your hair is to identify the skin type. Your scalp exhibits the same behaviour as your skin. The same pattern applies to all skin types, including dry, normal, oily (normal to dry), oily, dry to normal and oily (normal to oily), normal to dry, dry to normal, or normal to oily. Hair types are generally the same as skin. They can be further classified as straight or curled, thick or thin.
Normal hair is shiny. The scalp secretes a balanced amount oil from the glands. Dry hair is vulnerable to damage and can cause breakage due to insufficient oil release from the glands. This type hair is coarse and must be treated. Oily hair has a high number of active oil glands. These oil glands produce a lot. Oily hair shines but must be washed daily to avoid oil glands becoming clogged with dirt.
Human hair can be curled, wavy or straight. Each hair type has variations. This is why every person has different hair. To determine the hair type, shampoo your hair with regular shampoo. Then dry it using a towel and a hair dryer. Once the hair is dry completely, it’s possible to identify which type you have.
The following are some examples of hair styles:
- Straight and flat
- A little body, but no waves
- Two to three waves but generally straight
- Loose wave
- Distinct waves
- You will find lots of spiral curls.
- Bouncy curls
- Get tight curls
- S-shaped curls
- Tight S-shaped curls falling in zigzag pattern.
Once you know the type and length of your curls, you can move onto the next step. You will need to determine the thickness and overall length of your entire curl. You can do this by taking a single, clean strand of your hair and holding it in front you eyes. Fine hair is invisible or barely felt with your fingernails. A medium-length coat is visible and easy to feel with your fingertips. But, it is still soft and feels like a cottonball.
Measure the circumference of your entire coat by gathering your hair in a ponytail. Thin hair should be less than or equal to 2 ins. Normal coats will range from 2-4 ins., while thicker hair can reach 4-4+inches.
Knowing your hair’s type can help you maintain healthy hair.