Determining the length of your hair is often difficult. This is primarily due to the fact that the hair can vary in texture. And if your hair is curly, you need to wet it first.
You will need 10 minutes of time, a centimeter, a large mirror (at least half your height), good daylight, and a little patience.
We recommend that you start measuring hair length with a thorough washing of the head with a massage in order to get rid of dead skin particles. After naturally drying your hair with a fine comb comb at least 50 times without using various chemicals, you can proceed to the next step.
Stand at the mirror in profile and, under the control of vision, grab a lock of hair at the crown and attach a measuring tape to it at the very root. It is not necessary to rigidly fix the edge of the tape to the head, pulling the hair, this can damage the delicate skin around the hair follicles, which threatens with a subsequent deterioration in the nutrition of this zone, and, possibly, hair growth in this place. Do not pull hair - hair follicles are very fragile, especially in men over 55 and women during pregnancy - try to avoid hair loss during measurement.
Pass the tape along with the strand of hair through your fingers and secure at the ends. Gently release the strand of hair by locking your fingers to the tape. This is the length of a standard straight medium hair. If your hair is very curly, you need to add 4 cm to the resulting value. If it is weak - 2 cm. If your hair is dry and brittle, it is highly likely that its length may not be uniform. And for greater accuracy, it is worth taking measurements at several points: the back of the head, temples, crown.
If the hair was measured before going to the hairdresser, it is worth remembering that in the price list of Russian salons, those that do not cover the upper edge of the ear are considered short hair, medium length - concerning the protruding cervical vertebra and long - those that cover the shoulders.