How do you determine density on a 5 inch twa

mrzrapp2015mrzrapp2015 Registered Users Posts: 122 Curl Neophyte
I have 5 in hair. I'm wondering what my density is. I have an afro i cannot see scalp but can anyone with a 5 inch afro see scalp? Help is greatly appreciated

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  • WavycatWavycat Registered Users Posts: 325 Curl Connoisseur
    Short of counting how many are in a square inch the only way I know is to measure a ponytail circumference. If you are able to put into a ponytail it's the following:
    Fine: 2 inches or less
    Medium: 2-3 inches
    Thick: 4 or more inches
    try to do this on freshly washed and air dried hair or the results might be off. I know mine is very different on day 1 vs day 4 or more.
    The other thing is to grab sections of hair and see if you can see ifyou can see no scalp, some scalp or more scalp.
    Hope something here helps.
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  • mrzrapp2015mrzrapp2015 Registered Users Posts: 122 Curl Neophyte
    Can't do a pony tail...so I grab a part of hair like I'm sectioning to put into a twist of something.. i think my hair may new to get longer

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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Registered Users Posts: 5,136 Curl Connoisseur
    You may need to wait for it to grow out. If you ever straighten your hair, you could try again to do a ponytail. Looking at your profile photo, I would assume your hair is at least medium density.

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  • mrzrapp2015mrzrapp2015 Registered Users Posts: 122 Curl Neophyte
    Ok let me post you a more recent phone and you give your expert advice lol hold up :) Thanks girl you always come to me rescue on here!!

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  • mrzrapp2015mrzrapp2015 Registered Users Posts: 122 Curl Neophyte
    Here we go

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  • AngelaE9999AngelaE9999 Registered Users Posts: 132 Curl Novice
    I think your hair is beautiful. You've got some fantastic curls. You might be low density, but it doesn't look that way. It looks "full" and voluminous to me. :)
  • mrzrapp2015mrzrapp2015 Registered Users Posts: 122 Curl Neophyte
    Can everyone that's helped me go over to my density post for some reason I can't see replys on this one...my phone or the site I'm not sure which

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