You probably already know what kind of hair texture you have: Fine – Medium or Coarse hair. However you can have a combination of textures on your hair. Through the years of touching and observing your hair you have gained enough knowledge to know whether your hair likes lighter or heavier products. Especially when applying a styler or gel to give your hair some extra hold.
Ask yourself this question if you find a product that says: especially for Fine hair! Would you be more or less interested?
From there on you could say my hair is fine but not all the way so probably a mix of Medium with some parts being fine. – OR – it is definitely more like coarse/thick hair and you have some parts that are more likely medium and your ends might be fine
Fine hair has the smallest width and is also the most vulnerable for damage when styling. Due to having a small width heavy products or too much product can easily weight the hair down and make it look lifeless.
-Search for hair products that are lightweight
-Try to avoid using ingredients that can cost hair build-up in a longer period of time
-Don’t apply any heavy oils especially the ones that are not water soluble
Medium hair has the most favorable texture it’s stronger then fine hair and therefore not so vulnerable when styling. It also holds a style for a longer period of time.
– Search for hair products that lay on the midweight side. (You could also try some heavier products)
Coarse hair is of course the strongest texture with the thickest width. Your hair will look more fuller due to the thick strands it has.
It can hold a style as well but it can be sometimes more of a challenges to remain the style for a longer period of time.
-It’s not always recommend to use heavy products just because you have coarse hair. Try Mid-Heavy weight products to find out what your hair likes the most.
-Coarse texture could leave your hair with build-up when using too much products. Make sure that you use a clarifying shampoo if you are experiencing some build-up
Laura Baeten, Schrijfmeisje – wat moet je weten over je haar textuur
Alyssa Montemurro, Functionofbeauty – How to Determine Your Actual Hair Type…
Susan Walker, Earthtonesnaturals – Hair Texture: What’s Yours?