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Texture & Porosity Analysis

In braiding and other natural hairstyling, texture refers to the following three qualities:

•Diameter of hair: Is it coarse, medium, or fine? Where does it roughly fall on the “Textured Rainbow”. A person can have 2 – 3 different textures on their head.

•Texture determination: Establish the wave pattern or coil configuration.

•Is the hair straight, wavy, curly, or coiled? A coil is a very tight curl. It is spiral in formation and, when lengthened or stretched, resembles a series of loops. 

•Density: Look for areas where the hair is thin.