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Old 08-26-2013, 10:24 AM   #18
Firefox7275
 
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Okay, I have another question. Yes, I'm full of questions, I never stop.

The question is about porosity, I can't figure it out. I first thought I was medium/high porosity (read the first post), but it just seams that my hair won't soak moisture in. But I just have the feeling too that I can't have low porosity too, because I did the test and catched up bumps and my hair isn't like some 3C haired girls where the water just lays on the hair. The other option is that I have high porosity and that the moisture leaves my hair too quickly. If that's the case, I'll have to seal my hair more (maybe with oils) and add more moisture in my daily care, I guess?

When I straighten my hair, I don't ever have to straighten it again till the next washing session (about 3/4 days later). Does this have to do something with the porosity or with the texture?
Nothing wrong with questions! What is making you think your hair won't soak moisture in? Are you confusing a damaged texture or build up with dryness, or struggling to accept your hair's condition without silicones?

High porosity/ damaged hair does not need more moisture it needs the right amount, too much water is damaging. It generally needs reduced porosity and increased elasticity - overnight coconut oil soaks on dry hair are king for this purpose.

High porosity hair also generally does not do so well with the potent humectants because they attract too much water to the hair in higher dews. The right amount of water can be held around the hair with weak humectants like cationic surfactants, fatty alcohols, hydrolysed protein, panthenol. A little oil to seal can absolutely be beneficial but it's easy to weigh down fine or wavy hair.

THE NATURAL HAVEN: Junk Science - Hair Porosity Tests / Float or Sink
The Curl Whisperer on Humectants and Humidity | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Natural Hair Care
Porosity and Curly Hair
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Facts :How hot is too hot?
Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
If you are still confused about properties
Pedaheh's Hair Blog: GoosefootPrints Hair Analysis with My Analysis Results
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics

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