Hair Texture

Hair Texture

Hair Texture

Hair exists three fundamental aspects of texture are the curl pattern, volume, and consistency which describes the circumference of your Hair.

Scientists have come to believe that the shape of the hair shaft (HS is the key part of the mature hair follicle (HF) with keratinized protein that projecting beyond the surface of the scalp skin) has an effect on the curliness of the individual's Hair. The shape of hair follicle determines curl pattern, and the size of follicle determines thickness.

A very round shaft allows for fewer disulfide bonds to be present in the hair strand and directly in line with one another, resulting in straight Hair.

The flatter hair shaft allows cysteines to become compacted together resulting in a bent shape that, with every additional disulfide bond, becomes the curlier Hair.
An individual's hair volume can be thin (which described in terms of the width, no luxury of natural volume, smaller in diameter or circumference of the actual hair strand), normal and coarse (with thicker diameter).

The consistency of Hair can always be grouped into three different hair texture categories:

Fine Hair:

  • has the smallest circumference
  • two hair layers; cortex and cuticle
  • the most fragile texture
  • break easily
  • tend to be oilier than other hair types
  • doesn't hold styles well
  • causing the Hair to look stringy

Medium Hair:

  • the most common hair type
  • thicker than fine Hair
  • has three hair layers; cortex, cuticle, and medulla
  • more resistant to breaking
  • hair texture is not as fragile as fine Hair
  • can be manipulated into styles easily
  • usually looks thick and covers the scalp well
  • is not as prone to breakage as fine Hair

Coarse or thick Hair:

  • has the largest circumference
  • has more open cuticle
  • structurally contains three layers; cortex, cuticle, and medulla
  • more tolerant to heat
  • strongest hair texture
  • can be resistant to various chemical treatments, hair coloring and chemical relaxers
  • resist breakage better than the fine or medium Hair
  • appears full
Each hair texture type has its own properties that set it apart from other hair textures.


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