Having textured hair means constantly battling to keep our hair moisturized. Some of us even go on quests to find the perfect regimen and holy grail products that will keep our tresses happy for days on end.
But coily hair has it’s own unique moisturizing challenges. Because the circumference of coily hair is smaller than that of curly hair, natural scalp oils take longer to travel down the hair shaft, leaving coils more prone to dryness and breakage.
Hair Porosity and Moisture
Your hair’s porosity is the measure of its ability to absorb and hold onto moisture, and the best indicator for how you should moisturize it. In order to find out your hair’s porosity, take one of your shed hairs and place it in a glass of water. If it floats quickly to the bottom, then your hair has high porosity. If it takes forever and a day to sink, then you have low porosity hair. Lastly, if it sinks at a pace that is neither too fast nor slow, then you have normal porosity hair.
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