What Hair Characteristics ACTUALLY Matter?
S o many people are overly concerned about their curl pattern. I can’t even count how many YouTube videos and picture charts I have seen that are focused solely on one’s curl pattern to determine a hair regimen or product suggestions. 4C, 3A, 3C, 4A, 4B, etc.…is all quaternary in determining the best hair care practices and products. Outside of styling, this really is not a hair trait that is an important contributor to you overall hair health. The characteristics that are important are: v The diameter of your individual hair strands (coarse, normal, or fine). v The density of your hair. Simply put, how many individual hair strands you have on your head per square inch. A person with normal density has about 2,200 strands of hair per square inch. (The picture below is a great visual representation of varying degrees of density even though it is depicting wig densities) v The porosity of your hair (low, normal or high). Your hair porosity de