What’s Your Type? 3 Major Hair Classifications

 

You might have seen that people from certain places have a specific hair texture. Most people from a certain country have a particular hair type. Of course, being from a specific country doesn’t mean everyone would have the same hair! On the contrary, there is wide variety even within a country. The problem with hair is that most people have mixed hair types and with the interchange of DNA many people don’t actually know what hair type they actually have.

 

This leads to confusions when shopping for extensions. Naturally, you would want those that blend perfectly with your own hair. Many times, you will find an extension, saying that this is perfect for European hair, but what really is European hair? Here we describe the general qualities of each of the three basic hair types so that you know what kind of hair extensions would suit you best.

 

What is European hair type?
The majority of people have European hair and it might as well be one of the most versatile hair types there is. The thing is that European hair can be straight, wavy or curly which makes it a little difficult to differentiate. What you can use to set it apart is its density. Caucasian hair is most dense out of the three hair types. They can vary in color from blondes to redheads to brunettes.

 

This kind of hair grows at an oblique angle to the scalp and has a slightly curved nature. European hair is also circular in shape which makes it smooth and somewhat resistant to damage. Furthermore, European hair has a uniform thickness from the root to the tip of the strand which further fortifies its strength. Furthermore, Caucasians have generally moist scalp and hydrated hair, which helps produce the soft feel so characteristic of this hair type.
What is Asian hair type?
Asian hair is another versatile hair type. The hair comes in a range of textures, from downright silky to slightly coarse and wavy. Having a round cross section, Asians have strong hair too. Their hair has a standard thickness throughout its length, which excludes any weak points, minimizing breakages. Talking about the density, Asian hair can be said to have a medium density, less than the European type but more than the African.

This can be attributed to the fact that Asians have numerous hair follicles to produce hair. They also have the fastest growing hair type, growing up to lengths of 1.3 cm per month. Looking at the actual thickness, Asian hair tends to be fine and has a generally soft texture. A number of different hair types can be included in this one group, such as Japanese hair, Indian hair, and Indonesian hair. All of them have their own properties as well, but these are some common features they all share as part of being Asian.

African Hair
This is a completely different type of hair, to begin with. Afro-American hair is similar and can be thought to have the same qualities. This type of hair has the lowest density, which means that although it looks voluminous, the total number of hair is actually lenses than the other two types. Generally, the hair has an overall cross section which makes the hair more susceptible to damage. Also, the hair tends to have an uneven thickness and is somewhat coarser than the other hair types which make the hair more vulnerable as well. This only means that it takes a little bit of an extra effort to take care of the African hair.

 

Considering these different hair types, it is evident that each group itself contains much diversity. However, looking at a general pattern, these hair types have certain similarities that characterize them. So, if you are looking to find out what type of hair you have? You can easily use the information above to come to a decision. The great thing is, thanks to the amazing variety of hair extensions that we offer, you can easily get the type that blends perfectly. Your hair care worries are almost over. With our hair extensions, you can volumize and style any hair do, anyway you like to get that naturally graceful look that you always desired.