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hello! do you have any references or advice for describing hair? the color, texture, thickness, etc.?
Red- your usual, natural shade (even if it’s dyed, just looks natural) ‘redhead’
Fire-engine red- bright red; usually achieved through dyeing
'Ginger'- lighter red hair with orange or gold tones
Orange- lighter red hair that appears orange
Strawberry blond(e)- a shade with red or brown undertones.
Blond(e)- (hey, while we’re on the topic, blonde and blond are one of the few English feminine/masculine words. Blonde is supposed to be used for someone who identifies as female, blond for male. I honestly don’t know what would happen in the case of a non-binary but in another language it’d probably just go to the male ‘blond’ because male tends to be the default. Anyone have more information on this)
Light blond(e), medium blond(e), dark blond(e)
Platinum- a very light blond(e) color that may even appear white in certain lighting. This term could refer to bleached or natural hair. The natural would be common in children and Northern Europeans.
Dirty-blond(e) and brown hair mixed, often brown at the roots.
Honey- caramel brown undertones, maybe even a hint of red. Darker than strawberry.
Ash- ashen or gray undertones, usually a pretty light shade
Yellow-blond(e)- often achieved through dyeing
Sandy- a mix of blond(e), brown, and gray tones
Bleached- light shade; term is used to refer to unnatural hair
Brown-blond(e)- a mixture of brown and blond(e) tones.
Brunet(te)- (brunet is masculine, brunette is feminine)
light brown, medium brown, dark brown
Chestnut brown- a medium to dark tone
Golden brown- a light shade with gold tones
Chocolate brown- a medium shade that could be light or dark
Walnut brown- a lighter medium brown
Russet brown- dark brown with red, auburn, or gold highlights
Raven- dark brown, almost/if not black
Black- the most common hair color in the world
Jet-black- black hair
Gray- when the hair begins to lose pigments, it will start to turn gray. The roots are affected first, where the hair grows from, and unless dyed, over time the whole head will become gray. (Not to be confused with hair that just has gray tones)
"Salt and pepper"- a term coined for people with darker or black hair. When their hair starts to lose pigments and begins to go gray or white, some of their hair will be white/gray, while the rest is dark, giving it the ‘salt and pepper’ look.
White- when the hair begins to lose pigments, it will start to turn white. The roots are affected first, where the hair grows from, and unless dyed, over time the whole head will become white.
Not to be confused with hair that appears white because of lighting such as very light blond(e) or white-blond(e) hair.
Also, people with low amounts of melanin (albinism) or other special cases could also end up with white hair.
Unnatural hair can be pretty much any color(s) there’s dye for. Blue, pink, green, as well as any natural color, of course, the possibilities are endless!
Straight- strongest hair type that reflects light well which can give it a glossy appearance. Depending on the texture and thickness, it may be difficult to get this hair to hold a curl without the use of a lot of chemicals (hair spray, a treatment, etc.).
Wavy- light ‘s’ shaped curls. Can usually straighten or curl fairly easily. May frizz fairly easily.
Curly- hair that is usually curly down the entire length of the hair shaft. This hair type often faces frizz and dryness.
Kinky/Coiled- tightest curls, often with an ‘s’ or ‘z’ shape. The most fragile of the hair types. Curl definition, shrinkage, and dryness are issues faced by people of this hair type.
Dreads- matted, thin braids often formed through the ‘neglect method’.
Bald- no hair, could be a result of age or medical problems
Buzzed- a shaved head
Fine- the thinnest, finest texture. Often found in children. The hair is delicate and breaks easily. Cannot hold a lot of product without looking greasy or unhealthy. Does not hold style well. Soft, smooth to the touch.
Thin- a bit thicker than fine, but still a very thin, delicate texture. Often found in children. The hair is delicate and breaks easily. Cannot hold a lot of product without looking greasy or unhealthy. Does not hold style well. Soft, smooth to the touch.
Medium- hair of average texture. Not broken as easily. Holds styles pretty well. Covers the scalp well. Usually does not have too many issues with frizz or dryness if properly cared for and will get oily after a few days without wash.
Thick- thick, full hair that styles well and holds its own shape well. Ex: may be able to stay in a braid without the use of a hair band. Can tolerate high amounts of heat, dyes, and chemicals without dying out as easy.
Coarse- the thickest kind of hair that styles well and holds its own shape well. Ex: may be able to stay in a braid without the use of a hair band. Can tolerate high amounts of heat, dyes, and chemicals without dying out as easy. May get a bit out control if not properly cared for because of the extremely thick texture.
I really hope this can help you, or anyone else who gets stuck on describing hair! :D