HAIR As simple as HAIR may seem, this 4 letter word can be soooo much more complex. Anyone who is into hair can agree, when it comes to professional and personal verbiage in and out of salon consultations or just friendly advice. Hair can be .. well.. a bit much.There are 3 very important things to understand about your hair.Density – Texture – Hair Type / PatternThese 3 terms are so quickly intermingled and blended that it can have many people confused. But don't worry CT understands and we are in this together ! IS YOUR MIND A LITTLE DENSE ABOUT THE TERM DENSITY?It’s ok we were all there once upon a time. Allow CT to clear things up for you. The simplest way to describe density is the thickness of your hair.Density relates to the thickness or fullness of an area. Picture this…. You’re flying over a beautiful rain forest full of majestic trees .RAIN FOREST CANOPY When you look down you see small trees, big trees and medium sized trees but, what you can’t see is the is the forest floor. When your stylist conducts a consultation you may hear the word DENSITY. The only difference is the stylist is observing the density (fullness) of your hair per square inch vs a forest floor. In professional observation, the density on your head varies by area, so the average person’s density per square inch could be 50% to 120%. The hair around the front of your hair line is usually thinner because of the physical manipulation of brushing or combing versus the crown ( middle ) of your head that receives less manipulation.DENSITY is 1 of the 3 most important platforms that determine how the style of your choice will turn out. If you have thin density, having a style that requires a lot of volume can be a challenge. But that's what hairspray, teasing, and extensions are for 😘. Let’s talk texture… WHAT’S THE CONTEXT OF YOUR TEXTURE ?FINE, MEDIUM, and COARSE pertains to the width of the hair strand itself.Now let’s NOT get TEXTURE confused with DENSITY. You can have fine hair, with a thick density. If you're looking like this ⤵️Don't worry ..When it comes to understanding the terms FINE, MEDIUM, and COARSE correctly – things can get a little …well ..nerve wrecking..Remember the rainforest story that we mentioned previously, along with the trees being small, medium, and big? Well the trees in the rainforest correlate directly with your hair.FORESTAlthough the forest seems to be very dense ( thick ) – the individual trees could be small, medium, or large ( in hair terms – fine, medium, or coarse).WHAT PATTERN IS YOUR TYPE OF TEXTURE? Hair pattern or hair type as people call it, references the movement in your hair strand. Whether your hair is silky straight, luxuriously wavy, or independently curly, you have a hair pattern / hair type. There are multiple variation of curls and waves for every culture around the world. Some of you may wonder could you have multiple density, textures and curl patterns in your hair. The answer is YES. The hair around the front of your hair line vs the crown ( middle ) of your head vs the nape can seem like completely different areas, especially when styling.Now let's dive deeper...HAIR TYPES belong to 4 main groupsHAIR TYPE 1, HAIR TYPE 2, HAIR TYPE 3, HAIR TYPE 4HAIR TYPE 1 being the straightest and HAIR TYPE 4 being the curliest.Within all the Hair Types are variations which determine the amount of curl or wave in each hair strand. These variations are placed in order, beginning from A TO C. Variation A having the least amount of curl / wave. Variation C having the tightest curl / wave. For example. Hair Type 2A is less wavy than Hair Types 2b & 2C. HAIR TYPE 1A HAIR TYPE 4AHAIR TYPE 1 STRAIGHT TO SLIGHTLY WAVY HAIR TYPE 2 WAVY TO SLIGHTLY CURLY HAIR TYPE 3CURLY TO SLIGHTLY COILY HAIR TYPE 4 COILYWhy Does This Happen?The only answer CT has is GENETICS passed down from your ancestors. All of these factors make the perfect you. Make sure to share 😘- Stay Coif'd!