I have read so many things about porosity and I'm still confused. I go back and forth from thinking my hair is porous to thinking its not.

Okay, so I've read that your hair is porous if it soaks up products. I can use so much product on my hair without it looking greasy or 'producty'. I use GVP Conditioning balm as a leave in and I probably use 1/2 golf ball size, maybe even 3/4. (I know people like to use money, but I never understood because the product is not flat...so is it a flat quarter size or a round..? How high?). I follow this with 1/2 palmful of gel that I scrunch out. I can do this 2 or 3 days in a row without co-washing and it still looks okay, not greasy. So...I thought my hair was porous.

On the other hand, I read that if your hair takes a long time to dry that it is not porous because porous hair dries quickly. My hair takes at least 3-4 hours to fully dry after a shower. I do not plop because it flattens my curls. So does this mean it is not porous?

I've tried the float test, and the hair did not sink, but I never remember to try it before I put my products in so I don't know if its accurate.
CG since 9/2011 - 3b/Coarse/Medium thickness

Low Poo: Shea Moisture Retention, Loreal Everpure Sulfate-Free (ocassionally)
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner
RO: GVP Conditioning Balm, AOHR
LI: GVP Conditioning Balm
DT: Shea Moisture DT Hair Masque, AOHR
Gel: Dep Endurance Styling Gel, HE Set Me Up Spray Gel

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Last edited by stacyw71; 01-09-2012 at 10:51 AM. Reason: Typos