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Old 01-16-2010, 11:27 AM   #23
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You know, we're also all porous too... hrm....
I hate to be the wrench in the works but I have the same problem...and I have very low porosity. Or at least I assume I do. I get wet very quickly in the shower and scrunching out the water leaves my hair just all but dry. I floated a hair in a cup of water and it was still happily floating 24 hours later-and it wasn't sitting on surface tension.

But I've found that KCKT is too 'soft' to help hold curls, and something like JCWDT works much better-though it's still not great. On off days, though, i can scrunch in a little JCWDT and have moderate/mediocre waves, vs doing the same with KCKT and I go virtually straight.

Great topic though! I'm very curious to know what Dominicana's hand lotion has in it now though!
Hair that gets wet and dries easily is porous. Low porosity hair has trouble soaking things up and then giving them up. My hair is short and there isn't a lot of it--it can take me four or five hours to air dry.
I take about 4 hours, even with KCCC in, which slows down drying time, and I have longish hair. It just shows porosity differences!

ETA: Although I have porous hair, I can "pass" the float test unless it is the first week post hair dye. My routine gives me enough help to pass as faux-normal in water, but its true state is porous.
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