ponytail test - what is your circumference?

Mine is 8 cm (3.1 inches)
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 26
I just recently heard about ponytail circumference, are you supposed to measure it when your hair is freshly washed or (for us tighter curl patterns) after stretching it? Such as with a twist-out. Or am I supposed to measure my hair when it's straight (like it is now)?
Hair type: 4b with 3c on top
High density, medium porosity, thick with medium width strands, back grows faster than front

Length: APL | BSL | MBL | WL
Most of my strands are moderately coarse with some medium mixed in and I measure a 4 inch ponytail circumference.
3a/b medium/coarse but mostly moderately coarse, dense, strong strands
Komaza analysis current: medium to thick/ strands(mostly coarse), very strong elasticity, low porosity(some is), healthy strong hair
Goosefootprints: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends.
LCLF:medium,normal,normal
I really think the ponytail test as a measure of density is somewhat misleading. A person with coarse hair is going to measure higher than someone with the same "density" (that is, hairs per square inch) but finer hairs. I think it can be useful to measure against hair loss in any given individual, but as a matter of comparison it's not very accurate. It's also very difficult to measure in exactly the same way every single time, so measurements can vary. That said, mine is 5", give or take a bit.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

I've gotten my routine down to the bare essentials, finally
Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
Leave-in: Suave Everlasting Sunshine, detangle with Denman brush
Gel: LAL Sport or Wet Look
Scrunch with flour sack towel, plop 10 minutes, air dry
Refresh with either plain water or Suave/water mix

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