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measuring ponytail circumference with curly hair

I've lately been trying to watch my circumference to monitor if I"m keeping my hair on my head. But I read on another site, that us curlies should be measuring with a wet ponytail to be fair and accurate, to get all the air out. What do you all think? that makes me sad, because my pony measures 3.9 inches when it's dry. But I know wet, it's going to go down quite a bit, but maybe that's the correct way since we're including air in our measurements. Wanted others opinions.
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

Comments

  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I've not heard that, but if you're just wanting to check whether it's getting bigger or smaller so long as you do it the same way each time it wouldn't matter.
    3b in South Australia.
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    good point, thanks, ifor me it's just a way to monitor that I'm not losing! But now I'm sad to think I'm not as "thick" as I thought since they are right, that us curlies, have lots of hair in our hair!! THat gets measured in on the ponytail test. I don't know how many hairs my husband broke yesterday trying to measure it compressed/tight!
    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