What Is Your Type?
Hair texture simply means the size of the circumference of the hair strand. There are three different types of hair texture fine, medium and coarse, read on to discover which hair texture you have.
Course Hair Texture
Coarse hair texture is the strongest out of the three as it has the largest circumference, because of the strength coarse hair can be harder to chemically processes, e.g. hair coloring. It’s usually dry and needs a lot of maintenance. It’s a misconception that only curly hair can be coarse, straight hair can be coarse to.
Medium Hair Texture
Medium hair texture is considered the “normal” one and is usually the most common out of the three. Medium hair falls between coarse hair and fine hair with a medium width circumference. Having medium hair usually means you have more hairstyle choices.
Fine Hair Texture
Fine hair texture has the smallest circumference because of this it tends to be the most fragile which can lead to dryness and even breakage when styling. Fine hair texture tends to lack volume and body and usually doesn’t hold a curl well.
Density simply means how thin, medium or thick your hair is. This is usually judged by how many hair follicles are on 1square inch of the head.
Down below you’ll see a rough guide of the three- Hair Growth Patterns
Everyone’s hair growth is different and it’s not uncommon to find people with different hair growth patterns. Hair growth patterns are sections of hair that grow in a unusual way and therefore have to be cut in a certain way.
Here are the most common hair growth patterns.
A cows lick is usually found at the front hairline but has been known to be found on the nape of the neck. It’s a section of hair that grows a different direction to the rest of the hair and doesn’t lay flat. I have a cows lick and the best advice I can give you is to work with it. I used to spend ages trying to flatten mine but then a little bit of moisture in the air and ping it’ll be up again. Unfortunately if you have a cows lick on the front hairline it’s really difficult to have a wispy full fringe/bangs because it’ll just part, if you do want a fringe/bangs you’ll have to go for a heavy fringe to hold it down or you can do like me and go for a small side fringe/bangs which can work with a cows lick.
A widows peak is when the hair comes to a peak at the front of the forehead, like a V shape. Some people love a widows peak and others hate it. If you’re a little conscious about a widows peak there are ways to disguise it. Have a full or side fringe/bangs cut in which will cover up the widows peak or part the hair in a side parting which will help, also never part your hair in a center parting which will only make the widows peak more obvious.
A double crown is when two points in the hair, usually next to each other grow in a circle/swirl. They’re usually found on the back of the head where the head starts to curve. On short hair they can be a nightmare as the hair can stick up. On medium to long hairstyles they can help to add height and volume to a hairstyle. Always style the hair in the direction of the swirl not against it as it will bounce back to it’s original form and stick out.
A whorl is a section of hair found at the nape of the neck which grows in a curved direction. There are two ways to deal with a whorl, if your hair is short then the best option is to have the hair cut close to the scalp so that it blends in, if you prefer longer styles the length will hide the whorl and the weight of the hair will hold it down. The length needed to hold the whorl down depends on the strength and direction of the whorl.