Determining the type of your hair is important, in order to tell which hair cuts, hairstyles, and also hair treatment products that suit you best. Choosing carelessly may not only cause the resulting looks unsatisfying, but also cause some damage to your hair.
Therefore, you should know whether your hair is thick or thin. Each type has each own advantages and disadvantages. Below, you can find the characteristics of each hair type, along with what treatments that are the most suitable.
A simple test to tell whether you have thick hair is by washing your hair and letting it dry by itself. Take a single strand of hair in between your finger and observe it. If the strand is quite visible, and you can feel and easily roll the hair in your fingers, then you have thick hair. Thick hair may be coarse or wiry, too. Also, if you pull your hair into a ponytail, the circumference would measure by four inches or more.
On the contrary, if the strand of hair is barely visible and you can hardly feel it in your fingers, then you have thin hair. Thin hair may be fine and soft, too. If you pull your hair into a ponytail, the circumference would be about two inches or so.
Thick Hair vs Thin Hair
|Thick Hair||Thin Hair|
|- A strand of hair can be easily seen and felt in the fingers||- A strand of hair is difficult to see and feel in the fingers|
|- If put into a ponytail, the circumference would be four inches or more||- If put into a ponytail, the circumference would be two inches or so|
|- Shorter haircuts are great for gaining volume||- Longer hairstyles are excellent for reducing volume around the scalp|
|- Blow-drying the hair upside-down helps to add volume||- Blow-drying the hair should be avoided, else the hair will poof out|
See the differences between Thick Hair vs Thin Hair on pictures :
So, thick hair tends to have a larger volume due to the thicker strands that can be easily seen and felt in your fingers. On the other hand, thin hair tends to lack volume. A strand of hair can hardly be seen or felt in the fingers.