As much as each individual’s facial features and constitution differs, so does the structure of their hair. Your genetic makeup primarily governs your hair type. At VLCC, our trained professionals analyze the structure of your hair before beginning any treatment. Even before deciding the kind of hair cut to be given, minute details like your hair constitution and face cut are taken into consideration. While most of us would simply categorize our hair as straight or curly, our professionals examine hair on the following parameters
Straight – Hair strands that have no wave throughout their length.
Wavy – Hair strands that form a ‘C’ shape when short and an ‘S’ shape when longer.
Curly – Hair strands that form an ‘S’ shape when short and form a repetitive wave when longer.
Short – Hair that end an inch above the shoulders or shorter.
Medium – Hair that end at the shoulder or an inch above the waist.
Long – Hair that end an inch below the waist or longer.
Dry – People with dry skin tend to have dry hair. The hair gets dry as the oil glands in the scalp are inactive or lack moisture. Dry hair is prone to frizziness, split ends and tends to break easily.
Oily – People with oily skin tend to have oily hair. The hair is oily due to the excessive secretion of oil from the glands. Oily hair needs to be washed often.
Combination – People with combination have an oily scalp, while the ends are dry. The ends are lighter in colour than the root hair. Combination hair is prone to split ends.
Coarse – Coarse hair is generally thick and hair strands have the largest circumference when compared to other types. Though coarse hair is stronger, it is resistant to coloring, perming and straightening and thereby harder to process.
Medium – Medium hair is considered normal and the hair strands have a middle-range circumference. It is not resistant to any processing or chemical services and is easy to manage.
Fine – Fine hair comprises of hair strands that have the smallest circumference. Though they are easier to process, they are most susceptible to damage caused by chemicals.
Frizzy – Any type of hair can be frizzy as it is essentially dry or damaged hair. People with wavy or curly hair usually have to deal with the problem of hair frizz.
Low – Low porosity hair does not absorb moisture easily and thus is resistant to processes like coloring and perming. It needs to be softened before any treatment.
Medium – Medium porosity hair are considered normal and healthy as they absorb and release moisture easily.
High – High porosity hair absorbs and releases moisture very quickly and is susceptible to becoming dry and damaged.
Good – Hair that will stretch up to 60% of its original length when wet, without breaking is good. Such hair can easily be styled or curled.
Normal – Hair that will stretch up to 50% of its original length when wet, without breaking is normal. Such hair can be style without much fuss.
Poor – Hair that will stretch only up to 20% of its original length when wet, breaking is poor. Such hair is susceptible to breakage and cannot be styled or curled easily.
Thick – The thickness of the hair is judged by the number of individual hairs on the human head. To have 1,50,000 strands of hair or more on the head makes for thick hair.
Medium – To have 1,00,000 to 1,50,000 strands of hair on the head makes for medium thickness.
Thin – To have less than 1,00,000 strands of hair on the head makes for thin hair.
Damaged – Damaged hair is essentially rough in texture, overly porous, dry and brittle to touch, easily breakable and is generally unmanageable.
Normal – Normal hair is not rough in texture, however, lacks finesse. It becomes shiny and smooth when cared for and is healthy unless subjected to any coloring or chemical treatments.
Good – Good hair is smooth in texture, shiny, is bouncy and is generally very easy to manage.
Virgin – Hair that has never been subjected to any kind of chemicals or color is known as virgin hair.
Processed – Hair that has been colored, permed, rebonded, has had a history of henna or treated to any other chemicals is known as processed hair.