How Knowledgeable Are You About Hair Type And Porosity?

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How Knowledgeable Are You About Hair Type And Porosity? - Quiz

No two organisms are the same! Not even identical twins! This explains the reason for the variation in our hair. Every individual is a different entity with a unique body and personality. Some likeable individuals carry full, soft, hair while some carry less and brittle hair. These are typical differences in hair properties. Do take this quiz if you are in the know!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these not cause changes in hair?

    • A.

      Weather 

    • B.

      Lifestyle 

    • C.

      Styling routine 

    • D.

      Medication 

    Correct Answer
    B. Lifestyle 
    Explanation
    Lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and stress levels can affect the overall health of the body, including the hair. Poor lifestyle habits such as a high-stress lifestyle, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a poor diet can lead to hair problems such as hair loss, dullness, and brittleness. Therefore, lifestyle choices can cause changes in hair.

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  • 2. 

    What is the hairs ability to absorb moisture called?

    • A.

      Hair type 

    • B.

      Hair texture 

    • C.

      Hair porosity 

    • D.

      Hair balance

    Correct Answer
    C. Hair porosity 
    Explanation
    Hair porosity refers to the hair's ability to absorb moisture. It is a measure of how easily moisture can penetrate the hair shaft. Hair with high porosity absorbs moisture quickly and easily, while hair with low porosity resists moisture absorption. Understanding hair porosity is important for determining the right hair care products and techniques to use, as it helps in maintaining the hair's moisture balance and overall health.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these do not cause hair aging?

    • A.

      Environmental stress

    • B.

      Heredity 

    • C.

      Heat 

    • D.

      Humidity 

    Correct Answer
    D. Humidity 
    Explanation
    Humidity does not cause hair aging. While environmental stress, heredity, and heat can contribute to hair aging, humidity does not have a direct impact on the aging process of hair. Humidity can affect the appearance and behavior of hair, causing it to become frizzy or limp, but it does not cause the actual aging of the hair follicles or strands.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is not a kind of hair porosity?

    • A.

      Low porosity 

    • B.

      Normal porosity 

    • C.

      High porosity 

    • D.

      Controlled porosity 

    Correct Answer
    D. Controlled porosity 
    Explanation
    Controlled porosity is not a kind of hair porosity. Hair porosity refers to the hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture. Low porosity hair has tightly closed cuticles, making it difficult for moisture to penetrate. Normal porosity hair has slightly raised cuticles, allowing for adequate moisture absorption. High porosity hair has damaged or open cuticles, leading to excessive moisture absorption and quick evaporation. Controlled porosity, on the other hand, is not a recognized category and does not describe any specific hair porosity type.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not used in determining hair porosity?

    • A.

      Water Shed Test 

    • B.

      Hair Shed Test 

    • C.

      Hair immersion Test 

    • D.

      Wet Stretch Test 

    Correct Answer
    C. Hair immersion Test 
    Explanation
    The hair immersion test is not used in determining hair porosity. Hair porosity refers to the hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture. The water shed test, hair shed test, and wet stretch test are commonly used methods to assess hair porosity. The hair immersion test, however, is not a recognized or commonly used test for determining hair porosity.

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  • 6. 

    What is the flexible outer hair layer called?

    • A.

      Wax 

    • B.

      Protein 

    • C.

      Cuticle 

    • D.

      Hair root 

    Correct Answer
    C. Cuticle 
    Explanation
    The flexible outer hair layer is called the cuticle. The cuticle is a thin, protective layer that covers the hair shaft and provides strength and flexibility to the hair. It helps to prevent damage and breakage by sealing in moisture and protecting the inner layers of the hair. The cuticle also gives the hair its smooth and shiny appearance.

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  • 7. 

    What kind of hair retains water most?

    • A.

      Straight hair 

    • B.

      Wavy hair 

    • C.

      Curly hair 

    • D.

      Kinky hair 

    Correct Answer
    C. Curly hair 
    Explanation
    Curly hair retains water most compared to straight, wavy, and kinky hair. The structure of curly hair, with its twists and turns, creates more surface area, allowing it to absorb and hold onto moisture. This is why curly hair tends to be more prone to frizz and can take longer to dry compared to other hair types.

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  • 8. 

    What is the implication of a floating hair in water?

    • A.

      The hair is light 

    • B.

      The hair is thick

    • C.

      The hair is porous 

    • D.

      The hair is highly porous 

    Correct Answer
    C. The hair is porous 
    Explanation
    A floating hair in water implies that the hair is porous. This means that the hair has small openings or gaps in its structure that allow water to pass through and make it buoyant.

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  • 9. 

    What kind of hair has the S shape?

    • A.

      Kinky hair 

    • B.

      Porous hair

    • C.

      Wavy hair 

    • D.

      Straight hair 

    Correct Answer
    C. Wavy hair 
    Explanation
    The S shape is characteristic of wavy hair. Wavy hair falls between straight and curly hair types. It has a natural texture that forms loose, gentle waves, creating an S-like pattern. This type of hair is often considered to be versatile, as it can be styled straight or curled depending on personal preference.

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  • 10. 

    What makes the hair black?

    • A.

      Melanin 

    • B.

      Keratin 

    • C.

      Age 

    • D.

      Diet 

    Correct Answer
    A. Melanin 
    Explanation
    Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of hair. It is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes, which are located in the hair follicles. The amount and type of melanin present in the hair determine its color. Black hair contains a high concentration of eumelanin, a type of melanin that appears dark brown to black. As the hair follicles produce melanin, it is deposited into the growing hair shaft, resulting in the characteristic black color.

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