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The Density Test
Hair density is basically how many strands of hair cover your head. Look in a mirror and part your hair in the middle. Move a chunk of hair around a bit so you can see the roots from various angles. Make sure you have ample lighting to get a good look! How much of your scalp can you see in a given square inch?
Don't worry you don't need to count individual strands but just get a sense of how dense your hair is by how much scalp you see.
- Thick density: You don’t see much scalp at all.
- Medium density: You see some scalp.
- Thin density: You see a lot of scalp.
Hair density may be different at different parts of your head.
The Texture Test
For all the next tests you want to have freshly washed hair with no hair products in them. Let you hair air dry - using a hair dryer might change the way your hair reacts.
You might also want to test your hair again on a different day. The weather and other factors may affect your results.
Pull out a strand of dry hair and place it next to a thread on white paper. If you have curly hair, stretch it out a bit before comparing it to the thread.
- Thin hair: Hair strand is thinner than the thread.
- Medium hair: Hair strand is about the same thickness as the thread.
- Thick hair: Hair strand is thicker than the thread.
The Porosity Test
Pull out a strand of hair and float it in a bowl of water.
- Low porosity: If the strand floats without sinking at all.
- Medium porosity: If the strand sinks after a while.
- High porosity: If the strand sinks to the bottom quickly.
The Oiliness Test
Let freshly washed hair sit overnight giving your hair time to produce oils. In the morning, press a tissue to your scalp at the crown of your head. Do not rub the tissue but instead gently press it against your scalp. Press it against your scalp behind your ears too.
- Oily hair: If there is oil residue on the tissue.
- Medium hair: If you see a trace of oil on the tissue.
- Dry hair: If there is no oil stain at all on the tissue.
- Combination hair: If there was a major difference in oil stains from both spots.
The Elasticity Test
Last test to understanding your hair type is to check its elasticity.
Pull out a full strand of dry hair and try to stretch it out. Pay close attention to when it breaks. Highly elastic hair will stretch up to 50% its original length before it snaps.
- High elasticity: If you can stretch the strand a long way before it breaks.
- Medium elasticity: If you can stretch the strand somewhat before it snaps.
- Low elasticity: If the strand breaks almost immediately when stretching it.
Next, make sure you have noted the primary concerns you want to address. These may be along the lines of dryness, frizziness, hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp etc.
Seasons, location, altitude, water quality, pollution and sun exposure all affect the quality of your hair. It is advisable to retake this test after any major change in lifestyle.
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