density test questions

I have medium thick strands, not coarse like I used to think, but not fine. So if my ponytail measured 3.75'', does it really mean I'm close to having thick density? I don't think so because I see my part is wider than my daughters. She has medium/fine strands all mixed, and her pony measures like 4.1" But let's say someone with fine hair measures the same as me, obviously they have more density than I do even though we measure the same. I would love to get a guesstimate of how many hairs i have on my head, but if the ponytail test doesn't take into account the thickness of the strands, then how do you know how much of that ponytail is density ( number of hairs on your head) and how much is thickness of hairs that make that ponytail as fat as it is. Just a question for thought!
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Wow, good question!
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I've often wondered the same thing. FIA doesn't distinguish for different textures in the ponytail test, but I can definitely see how a 4 inch ponytail of fine hair is very different from a 4 inch ponytail of coarse hair.

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That's a very good question. I didn't even know what "density" meant until I looked it up--I mean, I always called it "thickness." It does make sense that having coarse hair would make it appear more dense without actually having a greater number of hairs per square inch, and vice versa for F/M. I've been a member over at LHC for a number of years, and in all that time I don't think anyone has ever brought this up. Maybe that's the difference between density and thickness; density being the actual hairs per square inch, and thickness just the pony circumference, but then pony circumference isn't really an accurate way to measure density. I should sit down and count all the hair in a square inch, haha (not happening).
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trust me I've been tempted. J/K to count an area, you think, man it wouldn't be that much, it's just a little area, but no way JOse, and then it's so much more complicated than that. You'd have to measure the head circumference, and everything. so yeah, I think ponytail just gives you a baseline, on perhaps how you compare to others , but doesn't really give you density or thickness. I, for example, can tell my daughter's part and mine, her hairs are closer together than mine. Which is good because if if she had her same fine hair but with my space between pores, she's be pretty thin. I think part measurement would be a better way to compare density, but who knows if there is such a thing.
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go

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