08-26-2013, 10:46 AM
Join Date: Jun 2013
The floating cup test isn't very good from what I read. You can try the slip n slide test... sliding your fingers up and down the strand... if it catches you're likely high porosity, if it's super smooth and/or squeaks you're likely lower porosity. If your hair is damaged, dyed, seen lots of heat styling or any retexturizing service it's likely porous.
If you're not sure you can always order a hair analysis from Live Curly Live Free, Komaza Care or Goosefootprints (Etsy).
Protein is beneficial for damaged, porous hair, and fine hair usually does well with protein. Coarse hair tends to not do so well with regular or high doses protein. Everyone's hair needs a protein/moisture balance, it's just that where that balance lies can be different for everyone.
When I was starting out this link was very helpful in explaining the protein/moisture balance. The Fine Art of Protein and Moisture Balancing for Black Hair Care - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
fine - low porosity - medium density - normal elasticity. Very high dews. Soft water.
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: TN Radiant Care, Giovanni SaS, Ogx BKT*, Sukin Nourishing, SS Caitlin's, various
LI: sometimes TN Radiant Care
Styler: FSG with CNPF, CJ Pattern Pusha, Volumax Mega, Ouidad Climate Control*, Ogx BKT serum*
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine
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iherb discount code: CFN646