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Friday, April 24, 2020

Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Porosity?





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Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Porosity?


Porosity
The ability for your hair strands to retain moisture.
Here is how to test for porosity:

  1. Get shedding hair strands - Get from brush or shower wall (after washing)
  2. Get a cup of water - Use a clear cup/glass to see your hair strands from all sides
  3. Float your hair in the water - Place (not push) your hair on top of the water
  4. Observe what happens for 2 minutes
    1. Low - strand floats and does not sink at all
    2. Medium - strand sinks slowly to the bottom
    3. High/Porous - strand sinks quickly to the bottom

How do I care for porous hair?

Your hair cuticles are raised, which means your hair loses moisture very easily. You can get severe damage from chemical processing, excessive heat damage, and even from the environment. You would need to use heavy products to layer on my hair (L.O.C Method) which can retain the moisture in your hair. Try using heavy butter and protein treatments to care for your hair.

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner
Kinky Curly Knot Today
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
Castor Oil
Aloe Vera Juice
Learning My Natural Hair |
What Is My Hair Porosity?


How do I care for medium porosity hair?

Your hair retains moisture very well, which is why you may not moisturize your hair too often (maybe 3xs a week). Maintain a healthy hair regimen by doing deep conditioning treatments with proper moisturizing. Try not to use too much heat.


Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo
Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Oil
Mop Top Deep Conditioner
Mango Butter

How do I care for low porosity hair?

Your hair cuticles are very tight and sometimes overlap, which can be a great thing...until you try to deep conditioning and they are still tight. You may not have to moisturize your hair too much, by the products sitting on your hair during the week. Use water-based products with light oils to not get product build up.

Oyin Handmade Juices And Berries Hair Tonic 
Giovanni 50/50 Balance Hair Moisturizer Conditioner
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Coconut Oil 
Jojoba Oil


What is MY hair porosity?

I definitely have HIGH porosity hair. 


Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Porosity?

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What is YOUR hair porosity?



Check out all Learning My Natural Hair Articles:
Learning My Natural Hair | How Do I Learn My Natural Hair? 
Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Type?
Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Texture?
Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Density? 
Learning My Natural Hair | What Is My Hair Porosity?  
Learning My Natural Hair | Protein and Moisture Balance, Part 1: All About Protein 
Learning My Natural Hair | Moisture and Protein Balance, Part 2: All About Moisture 
Learning My Natural Hair | What Is Your Hair Archetype?
Learning My Natural Hair | Do You Know Your Natural Hair? Take A Hair Quiz


Natural hair says: knowing the porosity of your hair will help you figure out what moisturizers and sealants would be best to keep your hair healthy. Check out the porosity test and be amazed!


Always Desire Your Natural,


Christina J

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