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Determining Hair Type: All Factors You Should Know

Trying to figure the right products for your hair type could be an overwhelming task (not denying that!). There are also bleak chances that you might not be fully aware of your hair type. By this, we mean to say that there are several factors that play a vital role in helping you decide the product of your dreams :O

Learning about different hair-types (straight, wavy, curly, and coily) along with their sub-types is just not enough (WHAAAT?!!) Well, yes. At Bare Anatomy, we believe in giving you the best, and hence, don’t you worry, we are going to take you through the factors that ‘also’ help you decide what products to choose for your hair type. 

So, what are the different factors?

  • Hair Density 

Simply put: it is the number of individual hair strands present on the scalp. Well, while you cannot count them, there is one way to measure the density. Stand in front of the mirror (super important, yes!), do not part your hair – let them hang loose. As you take a look in the mirror, if you are able to see your scalp properly, you have a thin density.

If you have to make a little effort to see the scalp, you have medium density. Lastly, if you have to make a lot of effort to look for your scalp, you have a high density (congratulations). 

  • Hair Porosity

Porosity is the hair’s ability to retain moisture. Understanding hair porosity can help you determine what kind of products, styling, or chemical treatments will suit your hair. There’s a simple test that you can do to test the porosity.

Take a bowl of water, dip your hair strand into it, and then wait a few seconds to see what happens. If your hair sinks into it, it has high porosity. If your hair seems balanced, it is below the surface but above the bottom of the cup, it has normal porosity. If you see the strand floating above the surface, it has low porosity.

High porosity: It means that your strands have the ability to take in all the moisture and also release it at a fast pace. Hence, it makes your hair prone to damage and dryness. 

Your BFFs: Nourishing shampoos and pre-shampoo masks custom-made for you! You can even make your own hair mask by mixing 1 tsp of honey and apple cider vinegar each along with 1 egg. Mix it well, apply to your hair, leave it on for 30 minutes, and use custom-made shampoo for best results. 

Normal porosity: This means that your strands are less prone to damage. They take in an adequate amount of moisture and voila, you are the goddess with beautiful hair.

Your BFF: We still recommend you to invest in a custom-made hair-care regime for daily maintenance. You gotta maintain ‘em tresses, girl!

Low porosity: This means that you face product buildup. Your cuticles have fewer pores – hence, less absorption. 

Your BFFs: It is always a good idea to invest in a custom-made shampoo and conditioner to get the best of your hair. Our team will ensure to add ingredients that will best suit your hair type. Also, make sure to dilute your conditioner with a bit of water for better absorption. 

  • Hair Oiliness

Knowing how fast your hair can get oily will help you make a decision as to how frequently you need to wash them. Wash your hair and let it dry naturally. Now, wait for at least 24 hours, use a tissue and dab it near the crown area for the patch test. 

-If you see a heavy amount of oil deposit on the tissue, your hair is oily – you need to wash your hair often.

-If you see a slight amount of oil deposit, your hair is normal – you need to wash your hair 1-2 times a week.

PS: Bare Anatomy is a personalized beauty brand that makes sure to customize products to customer needs. All of the hair products are freshly formulated with the highest grade ingredients. Let us know your hair type, hair goals, and we’ll add ingredients accordingly. 

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