Did you ever feel like your hair looks thin? You could have low density hair.
Simply put, hair density is the number of individual strands per square inch on your scalp. The average person has approximately 2,200 strands of hair per square inch on their head and sheds between 50 and 100 hairs per day.
Hair density is the thinness or thickness of the collective group of hairs on your head. While on the other hand, hair thinness or thickness refers to the circumference of each strand. For example, someone could have very fine hair (strands) that is very dense (meaning they have a lot of fine hairs per square inch) or they could have thick, but low density hair (meaning they have thick strands but not so many per square inch).
HOW CAN I TELL THE DENSITY OF MY HAIR?
The easiest way to assess the density of your hair is to look at your ponytail. Gather your hair into a ponytail and measure the circumference of your tail. If your ponytail is less than two inches, you have low density hair. If the circumference is two to three inches, you have medium density hair and if it’s four or more inches you have high density hair.
If your hair can’t fit into a ponytail, another way to tell your hair’s density is by looking at your scalp. If you can easily see your scalp without touching or moving your hair around, you likely have low-density hair. If your scalp is somewhat visible from the top of your head, then you have medium density hair. And if your scalp is barely visible then you have high density hair.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE LOW-DENSITY HAIR?
For low density hair, you’ll want to steer clear of heavy creams and butters that will weigh the hair down and reduce volume. Use products that make the hair look fuller and contain thickening agents like our Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner. It is a lightweight conditioner that contains a thickening agent for added volume. Braided updos, spiral curls, perm rod sets, and flat twist out are great options for low density hair.
For Medium density, you can use heavier products to give your hair more weight so that it hangs. Styles like Wash N’ Go’s are perfect for medium density hair. Twists and braids too. Our Kurl Defining Creme and Jelle Coconut Styling Gel is your perfect match.
If you have High Density Hair, heavy products like gels, creams and butters will hold your curls together and give more volume. Layered hairstyles are great too. Try our Hemp Flaxseed Curling Jelle to elongate your curls.
Medium to High Density Hair Styled with our Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner.