Thanks for posting this but I am still at a loss as to what kind of texture/porosity I have. Very confusing!
OK, I think I have really really porous hair although I don't know how it got that way, I diffuse only once in awhile on Low for 5 minutes, I GLAZE my hair every 6 months my natural color, and never straighten.
But I suppose frizziness, rough ends despite trims, hair breakage when combing out, and being able to use 6 cups on various condishes at one time would say that I'm porous.
I may be banished for saying this, but maybe this is why I cones work well for me on a limited basis. Cause they fill in the holes a bit, seal in the oils? (I stay away from anything ending in -xane, and I won't use a cowash/lowpoo that has them, but used sparingly I get good results.)
Wavy, curly on the ends, 2C.
Coarse to medium textured, porous, dry, and lots of it.
Shampoo--HSH Pumpkin, Abba Pure Moisture
LVPNG, HSH Pumpkin, Walgreen's Knockoffs--Condish/Cowash
AOHR, Nexxus, EO--LI
CK & ReCoil--Activator
Suave Max Hold, Alagio Curl-Gel
For inquiring minds who want to know: