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What Condition Is Your Hair In?
Our hair can be categorized in three different ways:
Characteristics of Healthy Hair
- Smooth texture and feel
- Hair loss is 75–100 strands per day
- Hair loss consists of entire hair strands (contains bulb)
- Holds curl well
- Relatively easy to comb while wet
- Good elasticity (hair strand stretches when pulled)
- Healthy scalp
- No breakage
- Minimal split ends
Characteristics of Dry or Stressed Hair
- Hair loss is 75–100+ per day
- Hair is dry to the touch but responds well to moisture
- May have some scalp problems
- Dull appearance
- Itchy scalp
- Loses curl easily
- May be frizzy
- Hair has poor elasticity (does not stretch before breaking)
- Breakage (hair strands are short)
- Split ends
Characteristics of Damaged HairDullDryCoarseFrequent use of oil does not help retain moisture and/or the effects do not last longTangles easily, difficult to comb while wetFrizzyBreakage is severe in spotsVisible split endsScalp may be unhealthyMay have excessive dandruff
About The Author
Nicole Elizabeth Smith, the author of "Healthy Black Hair" (2003), is a freelance health and beauty writer and a graduate of Michigan State University. She and her son Zack live in Michigan. Currently, she is beauty editor for www.myhairbook.com.
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