When looking at hair products have you ever noticed that it may say it’s for fine, medium, or coarse hair? Have you ever then thought which one is my hair? Even though you can say your hair is big and crazy, or flat and lifeless, it’s the diameter of your hair that really matters when choosing a product for you. Don’t confuse hair density with diameter; people with fine hair can still have a ton of it but still be considered fine.
Hair thickness actually refers to the width of one single strand of hair. You can have either thick, medium, or fine – or a mixture of all three types!
If you’re still struggling to determine your hair type, you can also do a thread test. Pull a single hair from your head and lay it next to a piece of sewing thread (putting it on a surface that's the opposite color of your hair will help). If it’s the same width as the thread, your hair is medium, but if it’s thinner or thicker, so is your hair.
Once you have determined your hair type and density you’ll be able to choose your hair products and know that they will work great in your hair. Most brands label there products with which hair type they are designed for, so you will be much more confident mixing and matching across systems to create your perfect routine.