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What Hair Characteristics ACTUALLY Matter?

So 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:

vThe diameter of your individual hair strands (coarse, normal, or fine).

vThe 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)

vThe porosityof your hair (low, normal or high). Your hair porosity determines how your hair absorbs substances. Knowing this…