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Before starting any hair regime, you should get to know your hair type.

Knowing your hair type is so important. Not only will it help you determine which products you need the most, it will also help you choose the right products that will get you to your dream hair goals sooner. 

Below are some tests you can do to help you discover your hair type but if it all sounds a bit confusing, why not book your free online Hair Consult with one of our hair experts and they'll help you through the process.



Here’s a simple to way to test diameter. Take a single strand of your hair. Place it between your fingertips, if you can hardly feel anything at all, you have fine hair. If it feels coarse or you can feel texture, then chances are you have coarse hair. A little in between? Let’s consider your hair to be medium.  


How does your hair absorb moisture and product? To test, fill a bowl with water and place a single strand of hair in the bowl. Hair sinks to the bottom? It has high porosity and is absorbing all the moisture. Hair slightly under the water surface but still floating towards the top? Your hair has normal porosity. Hair floats above the surface of the water? You guessed it; you have low porosity meaning your hair doesn’t absorb moisture easily. 


This simply means how much hair grows out of your gorgeous head. When you grab a handful of your hair and pull it to one side, can you see a lot of your scalp? This indicates you have fine density. Can hardly see any scalp at all?  Then you’re a thick density girl. And again, a little in-between the two means that you have medium density. 


Exactly as the names suggests, it refers to how much elasticity your strands have. When you stretch a strand of your hair, does it break immediately? This is a sign of low elasticity and is generally linked to thin hair. If you're able to stretch a strand of you hair then you have high elasticity.  


This one is pretty easy: straight, wavy, or curly. Remember that hair changes with the seasons, for example, you might find your hair is frizzier or curlier in humid hot weather or that your hair is less porous when it’s colder. This just means you may need to make some slight adjustments to your regime every now and again. 

The first step in building your dream hair regime is determining what kind of hair YOU have. Now that you are armed with all this knowledge, you can make excellent choices about which hair care products are best suited to you and your locks.

And remember, if for any reason you need help, we are always here to help you find the right hair care products for your specific hair type, texture and condition, via our Hair Consult, Product Matchmaker Quiz, message, email or phone call.




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