OK, dudes, I have a question that I haven't found an answer for with the porosity tests. You feel your hair when it's wet, or put some strands in a glass of water - sure, fine, all clear - but WHEN? Do I take strands from before I low-poo/cowash, between wash and condition, or after I condition & cold rinse?

From how much my hair likes Deva with all its proteinliciousness, and the way it stays wet for hours, I figure I'm probably highly porous (or at least leaning that way). What do you all think?
Originally Posted by frankcesca
If you do the tests then on clean hair not loaded with products, I am not fully convinced they work.
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Junk Science - Hair Porosity Tests / Float or Sink
I 'diagnosed' mine by my hair's behaviour (dries fast with only rinse out conditioner, slow when loaded with products), the fact it is colour treated and loves coconut oil and protein, the really damaged stuff used to get dye build up but that is mostly cut off now.

Is Deva protein rich? I thought it was more emollients and glycerin, could be wrong tho. Which Deva products?

Does your hair like protein treatments? Or coconut oil soaks on dry hair? Do bear in mind hydrolysed protein does two jobs, penetrates the core and strengths that, patch repairs the surface acting as a film former. Both can be beneficial: just because protein works for you doesn't necessarily mean it is penetrating. Do you have damage, be that colour, UV, mechanical, heat?
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect