Hair Density vs. Hair Thickness
Hair Density ➰
hair density refers to the number of strands you have on your head - and how close they are together. The more strands you have, the higher your density is; the fewer the number of strands, the lower your density.
Hair Thickness ➰
hair thickness refers to the width of one single strand of hair. You can have either thick, medium, or fine curls – or a mixture of all three types!
HOW CAN I TELL THE DENSITY OF MY HAIR?
Low density- if you can easily see your scalp without parting or sectioning it.
Medium density- if there are only a few parts of your hair that you can see the scalp without parting or sectioning then you have medium density hair.
High density- if you can't see your scalp at all without parting or sectioning it 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.