What is hair width, how do you measure it, and why does it matter?

So you've determined your curl pattern, but we all know that your Type 4A coils may be nothing like the Type 4A coils of the next woman. Beyond curl pattern, there are four more unique properties that can help you understand the complexity of curls: porosity, density, width and length. Knowing these characteristics of your curls will help you find the right products and techniques to suit them.

One of the curl attributes that is often misunderstood and even left completely out of the curl conversation is hair width.


This is a very good article! Personally most people think coarse hair is always rough, because it sounds that way. Personally, my hair is SUPER coarse.. You can see my strands from across the road!! LoL!!