Kathymack... it makes sense what you're saying about porosity. I always thought I was high porosity because my hair liked protein. (I can't really tell by the slip and slide test, sometimes I think I feel bumps but they may just be kinks in my hair. My hair floated in the water test but I know that test can be unreliable.) Anyway, now I'm thinking it's actually low or normal... it seems to fit better with the other descriptions.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

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