With so many different people, you get a lot of different hair types. That can make it hard to get the right product for your specific type of hair. Knowing how to find out your hair type can help you tremendously in your quest to wonderful hair! That’s why we made the infographic below, including tips and tricks that will help you to find out your hair type! But first a word of info!
Patterns and more…
As you probably know, your hair has a specific pattern. Hair patterns in general can be divided in four major groups. It can be straight, wavy, curly or coily. Within these major groups, other subtypes exist (to make it more complex). These subtypes describe your hair more specifically and actually form a low, medium and high category. It can be hard to know which subtype you exactly are, since some of them are quite alike. Therefore it is best to take a look at some pictures of a specific hair pattern to compare it to yours.
Except for the pattern your hair has, also the porosity of your hair plays a major role. Porosity determines how well your hair can absorb and hold moisture. This tells you how easily the flexible outer layer of the hair, the cuticle, lets moisture and oils pass in and out of your hair. Porosity is mostly determined by genetics, although chemical processing and extensive use of heat treatments can certainly affect it!
The width of your hair varies from person to person and tells you how thick your individual hair strands actually are. This is a genetic factor, but can hugely determine the strength of your hair. Therefore this can be an important factor in determining how long you can have your hair.
Also the density of your hair is a very personal characteristic of your hair. This tells you how closely (dense) your hair strands are placed together on your scalp. Although this factor is determined by genetics, the porosity, width and pattern can have an influence on it!
Find out your hair type!
And here you get it! By the way, by clicking on the infographic on the “product of choice”-buttons or the bottles, you can see my recommendation (how about that for useful). Hope this helps you to find out your hair type! Let me know what you think of it!