If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to the density of your hair.

Do you know that there is a big difference between density and thickness?

Hair density is the number of hairs that are growing on your head and is determined by your genetics. The average person has about 100,000 hairs on their head, but people can have anywhere from 50,000 to 150,000 hairs.

Hair thickness, on the other hand, is the width of each individual hair strand. The average strand of human hair is about 0.03 inches in diameter, but strands can range from 0.01 to 0.08 inches in diameter.

Genetics also play a role in determining the thickness of your hair.

Which products should I use for my hair density level?

Low-density hair

low density hair

It would be best for you to use lightweight products that won’t weigh your hair down. Heavy products will make your hair appear flatter and further reduce the appearance of volume.

Curly hair mousse or foam can be a great way to enhance volume.

Recommended Product:

Curlsmith Bouncy Strength Volume Foam

Medium-density hair

medium density hair

The range of products you can use is wide. You can use mousse or dry shampoo products to further pump up your hair, or curl creams to define the texture without the risk of hair being weighed down. That said, I would look out for shea butter and coconut oil high on a product’s ingredients list. These may still be too heavy for your hair.

Recommended Product:

Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer (cream)

High-density hair

high density hair

Your hair can take heavier products. Creams and butters including ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil shouldn’t be a problem.

Recommended Product:

Shea Butter for Natural Hair Define Shine Custard

I hope this post was helpful!

Thanks for reading!

Lauren xx