From time immemorial, thick hair was considered a symbol of beauty and health.
But how to determine the thickness of hair?
In this you will help a few simple home tests.
If your hairdresser says that you have thickHair, then it is about the number of hair per square centimeter. Hair vary in density to rare, medium and thick. This classification is based on the amount of hair on the head and does not depend on the texture of the hair. On average, about 2,200 hair follicles are located on one square centimeter. Totally, there are about 100,000 hair on the head. They are constantly updated: the old fall out, the new grow up. Hair density may be due to physical health, but more often it is a hereditary trait. There is also a trend linking hair color and the number of hair follicles.
The concept of texture and hair density should be divided. Thin hair can be thick, while thick elastic hair is sparse.
Dependence of hair density on their color
It is believed that the number of hair on the head depends onNatural hair color. The largest number of hair in natural blondes - about 140 000. Brown-haired and brunette slightly lag behind - 110 000 and 108 000, respectively. And the most unlucky redhead. On their solar head, hair is the least - about 80,000.
The most active growth of hair among representatives of the Mongoloid race.
How to determine the density of hair
Of course, imagine that someone canCount all the hair on the head, trying to know their thickness, it is impossible. But knowing that on one square centimeter there should be about 2,200 hair, you can try to determine their density. Select the strand of the desired size. It is better to avoid the zone of temples, forehead and neck. Hair on these places usually grow less often. Of course, this activity requires patience and will take quite a lot of time, but the result will be as accurate as possible.
Another test for determining the density of hairAssumes an analysis of the parting on the head. Divide the hair and carefully study the parting. With rare hair it will be wide, the scalp is well visible, the roots of the hair are clearly visible. With thick hair, the parting is narrow, it is difficult to examine the scalp.
The third method is very relative, but, neverthelessLess, has the right to exist. Hair should be collected in the tail and using a centimeter tape measure the circumference of the base of the tail (but not on the hair band). It is believed that a result of less than 5 cm indicates a rare hair. At 5-10 cm the density of the hair can be considered normal or medium, and at 10-15 cm you are the owner of a thick head of hair.
If you want to improve the condition of your hair and do itTheir more dense, then to help you come modern cosmetics that stimulate the growth of hair follicles, as well as recipes for traditional medicine. Or choose, along with your stylist, a haircut suitable for your hair type. To achieve the effect of thick hair, believe me, it's quite simple.