Before I started doing low manipulation styles I was convinced that I had very dense hair, but now I’m not so sure of that. When I big chopped I couldn’t see my scalp and when my hair puffs out into a fro after wearing a braidout for a few days there’s no sign of scalp either.
Last night I did bantu knots. It was my first time, so I did them a bit smaller to make sure that I had lots of definition when I took my hair down. Here’s what they looked like:
Looking at this picture it looks like I don’t have thick hair. My hair twisted and rolled up into a bantu knot without much bulk.
This is what my hair looked like last week on day 4 of my braid out.
You wouldn’t think that all of that hair would twist up into a compact little bantu knot, right? So, I’ve come to the conclusion that I may have medium density hair rather than thick density, which is what I thought before.
I actually have a few new thoughts about my hair density. Yesterday I did a wash and go for the first time in a few months and after applying the product, shaking and getting out of the shower my head was heavy and my hair took a long time to dry even after diffusing for about 10-15 minutes on medium heat. So, now there are absolutely no ifs, ands or buts about it, I have very dense hair.
Since I last wrote this post I have some new thoughts on how my dense hair can compress so nicely. I’ve come to the conclusion that I have a mixture of fine, medium and coarse strands, mostly fine and medium, which is why they can compact so nicely.
I’m now 100% certain about my hair density and the density of my strands.
Here are a couple pictures from my wash and go yesterday.