Hair Features

On this page we explain in a few steps how to find out your hair characteristics.

 

Hair properties, what exactly is this?

 

Hair characteristics how do you find out? We explain this to you step by step! We need to find out the following hair properties together:

1. Elasticity
2. Porosity
3. Density (thickness of the hair)
4. Density
5. Krultype
 

Read on quick! And find out your hair properties in a few minutes.

 

Step 1: The elasticity 

 

As mentioned before, we need to find out the elasticity of your curls. The elasticity provides information about the balance of moisture and protein. We are therefore going to do a test to find out the elasticity of your curls.  

How can you do the test?

Use wet hair that has fallen out naturally or cut your own hair. So, don't pull one out and the test won't work! Then you pull this hair apart, so wrap the hair around both index fingers, for example. Look what happens, does the hair break right away? or does it take a while to break? Repeat this test several times and try different parts of your hair. So behind, on top, etc.  

Did you do the hair test? Check the result!

After you have done the hair test, you can check below which elasticity you have. You have to choose one of the results below, so you have either low, normal or high elasticity.

1. My hair breaks almost instantly

This means that you have a low elasticity, it is best to use products without protein.

2. My hair stretches a little, it doesn't break right away

This means that you have normal elasticity. It is best to use products with and without protein.

3.My hair just doesn't seem to break

This means that you have a high elasticity. It is best to use products with protein.

Suppose the hair breaks differently each time (so one hair can stretch quickly and the other can stretch longer). Then you can assume normal elasticity. 

This step has been completed, you can go to step 2!

 

Step 2: Porosity

 

The porosity says something about how your curls absorb moisture. There are all kinds of factors that can influence this, the use of heat products and morer.

How do I find out my porosity?

There are several ways to determine the porosity, the most useful is to see how quickly your curls dry. Here too, one result applies to your curls, so a low, normal or high elasticity.

1. My curls dry very slowly (more than 7 hours)

This means that you have a low porosity.

2. My curls dry about between 2 and 7 hours

This means that you have normal porosity.

3. My curls dry super fast

Are your curls dry within two hours? Then this means that you have a high porosity.

Are you unsure about the outcome? See what fits best and possibly assume normal elasticity.

 

Step 3: Density 

You can determine the thickness of the hair by looking at a hair. For example, roll it around your finger to determine the thickness of your hair. This information is useful to know if you need heavier products or lighter products.

1. fine hair

You have very fine hair, your hair can get greasy quickly.

2. Average

Your hair isn't thick, but it isn't fine either.

3. That

Your hair is obviously very thick.

 

Step 4: Density  

 

The density says something about the amount of hair you have. The starting point for this test is whether you can see your scalp.

1. dun

Your scalp is clearly visible.

2. Average

You can see a little bit of scalp.

3. That

You barely see your scalp.

 

Step 5: Curl Type 

 

You have arrived at the last step! We're going to find out your curl type. There are different types of curls, look at the bottom of the image which curl type best suits your curls.

 

And now?

 

You know your hair characteristics, you can really start now! You can now start looking for the right starter kit! The starter kits are based on elasticity, which is the most important property to base products on. Note, it is important to give your curls time. This means that you have to get your curls used to the products. One person may see a big difference after a week. It is also possible that you do not notice much change. I'll give you a tip for this, don't give up! Do the hair test again and adjust some products, for example. It doesn't always have to be your products. As previously described, the CG method also contains certain washing, drying and styling instructions. For example, do you use a normal towel to dry your curls? Then read on quickly.

 



Prefer to make your own choice?

Of course you can! We have handy collections, for example products with and without protein.