Tensile? What in the world do you mean by that? Ok do not sit there reading this and think, ' dang girl you don’t know what tensile means, did you pay attention in English class? "Yes, YES I did" *in my Kevin Hart Voice*.
For those who do not know the meaning of tensile never mind, that's what Google, the dictionary and Wikipedia are for (wink).
Allow me to drop a little knowledge on you, Tensile refers to the force that is required to pull something apart. In the case of your hair strand, it is the level of elasticity your hair has, so if you hold a strand using both hands and pull the strand of hair apart, your assessment will be based on how much force it will take to pull the hair until it breaks.
Without a doubt, you want your hair to be strong, after all strong hair with good elasticity can stand up to manipulation, environmental influences and all the other things it is subject to on a daily basis.
Do not get confused though, because if you have a strand and you are pulling for days, and the thing just stretches like it’s a piece of chewing gum, that is not exactly a true representation of strength.
In that case your hair is super elastic to the point of looking stringy and straggly which means you need to do something to it to get those muscles popping again by way of a protein treatment.
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