I thought coarse texture was the problem with my hair. Now, I am sure that porosity is the main thing I struggle with. I think it is naturally porous with a combo of medium and coarse texture. However, the porosity issue has worsened with coloring (especially highlights), gray hair and heat damage.

I'm trying to avoid damage as much as possible. No more highlights or heat straightening. I'm not ready to give up permanent color though.

I did notice my hair was shinier and smoother after my stylist refreshed the ends with Colorance by Goldwell. Is anyone familiar with Colorance who can explain why?
cg Dec 08
fine to med texture w/ some coarse / high porosity 2c to 3a