Understanding hair density and ways to improve it

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had a ‘Good Hair Day’ every day? The bounce, the texture, the feeling that makes you want to caress your fuller-looking hair again and again. With proper care and a good routine, great-looking hair can be achieved but there’s also one more factor to consider for long, healthy voluptuous hair: Hair Density.

Hair density is one of the most essential factors, and it counts high in appearance. It is also one of the reasons why unnourished hair starts losing its sheen, texture, and bounce.

Increasing hair density is very important for anyone who wants to make sure that they can get the most out of their hairstyle.

Hair is one of the most important parts of our body, but most people don't understand how to maintain their hair density. To improve hair density, you must improve the number of hair follicles there are in your scalp. The more the number of hair follicles in your hair, the thicker your hair will be.

Here’s a guide on the different aspects of hair density and how to get more hair follicles in your hair.

So, before we explore the question of ‘how to improve hair density?’, we need to start by understanding hair density in-depth.

  1. What is Hair Density?
  2. Why is Hair Density Important?
  3. How to measure hair density?
  4. How to improve hair density?

A] What is Hair Density?

Hair density is the amount of hair that grows from a single unit of skin. The follicle density is the total number of hair per square cm of the scalp area. It is usually measured from the back of the scalp. Narrow parting generally yields more accurate results.

A quick measure of Hair Density is a measure of how thickly covered the scalp is. Those with a higher hair density will have a better growth rate, more coverage.

There are two types of hair density: low and high.
Low density means that the hair is thin, and the scalp is seen very easily. High density means that the hair is thick, and there is less scalp visible. Like everything in life, there are pros and cons to each type of hair density. It is important to know what type of hair density you have so that you can be sure to take care of your hair the right way.

B] Why is hair density important?

The most common reason found for low hair density is the high hair fall rate, an average person loses around 70-100 hair strands a day. A higher hair fall rate leads to low hair density.

To improve hair density, there are many solutions available in the market, and choosing the one that fits your hair is essential. With many hair fall treatments and hair fall remedies in the market, for better hair fall control, following these tips can help improve your hair density significantly.

C] How to measure hair density?

An average human has almost 2200 strands of hair per square inch and the most accurate and practical way that you can use to measure your hair density is by counting the individual strands in a 1-inch by 1-inch section of your scalp with dermatologists and trichologists help.

A much easier way that you can try at home to measure hair density is to pull your hair into a simple ponytail and try measuring the circumference of the ponytail. If it’s less than 2 inches the hair has low density, medium density will measure between 2-3 inches, and high density will be at least 4 inches.

D] How to improve hair density?

1. Have a better dietary intake

Healthier and fuller-looking hair is a result of your diet, and your hair density reflects how healthy your diet is. When you are not meeting your nutritional requirements, you may experience hair loss or thinning of your hair.

A strand of hair is a buildup of a protein called ‘keratin’. So, make sure that you are eating a balanced diet with an adequate protein intake and vitamins like (Vitamin E, vitamin B3, and C) through foods like eggs, carrots, spinach more often than you usually consume. That can help you prevent deficiencies that may affect hair density.

2. Minimize stress to maximize hair density

You might not notice it very often, but stress often affects your hair leading to hair fall which ultimately affects your hair density. To increase hair density, you need to find ways to stay calm. A relaxed mind not only ensures better hair growth but also keeps hair looking healthy and lustrous. Ways to relax can be as simple as meditating, getting enough and regular sleep as well as exercise for a little bit each day, and keeping a check on your stress levels daily.

3. Add scalp massage gentle combing into your hair care routine.

Treat your hair with care, a gentle and relaxing head massage that will help not only release stress but will boost blood circulation and help strengthen hair follicles and thereby improve hair density. Adding regular brushing also helps to equally distribute the natural oils to protect your hair from damage as well as increase the blood flow in the scalp that strengthens hair follicles and encourages them to grow thereby increasing hair density.

And to improve the natural sheen of your precious locks, add Pantene Open Hair Miracle that’s enriched with the nourishing power of Pantene’s Pro-Vitamin Formula and the goodness of Fermented Rice Water that instantly absorbs and penetrates to the core of the hair. Apply it 30 minutes before shampoo and rinse it out to get hassle-free nourished hair. You can also use it as a leave-in conditioner or as an oil replacement.

4. Choose the right hair care routine & products

As hair density is directly linked to hair fall, for hair fall treatment you need to have the right shampoo and conditioner in your hair care routine that maximizes nourishment and enhances the volume of your hair. That’s where our Pantene 2in1 Advanced Hairfall Solution can be your friend in need! It contains the benefits of shampoo and conditioner in one.

It is infused with Fermented Rice Water and Pantene’s signature Pro-Vitamin B5 Formula to give you healthy, nourished hair in one wash. The shampoo cleans the scalp, reduces hair fall, while the conditioner nourishes the hair strands. You can shampoo thrice a week to ensure good hair health.

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