My hair dries extremely fast :/ Does this mean it highly porous?

My hair dires soooo fast. I only shampoo my hair once a week, about once or twice between those washes I'll co wash. When I get out of the shower I try to apply my products as soon as possible, I even put off getting dressed, but by the time I get to the mirror My hair is no longer so wet. By the time I'm ready, frizz has already started. My hair has been like this for as long as I could remember. If it helps, I have Type 3c thick hair. Frizzy. I DC once a week right after shampooing. Should I just apply product in the shower to avoid all of this?
My hair dires soooo fast. I only shampoo my hair once a week, about once or twice between those washes I'll co wash. When I get out of the shower I try to apply my products as soon as possible, I even put off getting dressed, but by the time I get to the mirror My hair is no longer so wet. By the time I'm ready, frizz has already started. My hair has been like this for as long as I could remember. If it helps, I have Type 3c thick hair. Frizzy. I DC once a week right after shampooing. Should I just apply product in the shower to avoid all of this?
Originally Posted by Meera
Likely so. I would confirm by checking out livecurlylivefree.

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Anyway, start by making sure that you aren't using products with ingredients that are drying to the hair (sulfates, isopropyl alcohols, excessive amounts of protein), and once you've done that, select a good hydrating conditioner. Do all of your styling on soaking wet hair while you're in the shower. Apply your LI followed by your styler and then plop/pineapple. Do your other routine and then diffuse your hair as needed.

I have a sneaking suspicion that your regimen likely needs tweaking.

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Actually it could mean the opposite. When I had virgin hair it dried super fast, then when I bleached it it took hours even though it was shorter.
2A/B fine but dense
on and off CG since 11/11
trying it out again 8/12

My products:
Jessicurl Aloeba (used as co-wash, light leave in, and RO)
Jessicurl Too Shea (used as DC, heavier leave in, and RO)
MopTop Gentle shampoo

I switch it up between co-washing and low-pooing

keeping it simple
Actually it could mean the opposite. When I had virgin hair it dried super fast, then when I bleached it it took hours even though it was shorter.
Originally Posted by cax89
High porous hair tends to dry fast and not be able to hold moisture. Low porosity hair is hard to completely wet but once it does outside forever to dry.
3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
If your hair has low density it can also dry faster. From your description, I'd say it sounds like you have porous hair though.
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2c/M/ii, healthy, random kinks, waist length, platinum black!
Wash routine: sometimes coconut oil treatment, CO wash with Suave, rinse, GVP Hair Reconstructor, rinse, LI Suave, plop, air-dry
Non-wash days: Smooth hair with water and Suave, sometimes olive oil to seal
Bad for me: Phenoxyethanol irritates scalp, Distearyldimonium Chloride & Quaternium-87 straighten hair
Holy Grail Conditioners, Suave Naturals with
Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine!
Wow, I understand this makes it difficult for you to lock in moisture and your curl pattern, but I'm kind of jealous! I'm lucky when my hair dries in 5 hours. It's more likely 7-12 in the summer.

But, sometimes, because of air conditioning or other environmentally dry conditions, my hair is too dry to clump well when I'm applying products. When I'm in doubt that my hair is wet enough (it looks stringy, every strand going its own way), I wet it with water from my hands (I'm sure a spray bottle would be good too), then add more product, and this clumps my hair up fine and I get good results.

Search for the "super soaker" method. I don't do all these steps, but generally find that, if my hair is looking wonky when styling, adding more water (and a little more product) helps, in the warmer, humid months.
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Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
Limit oils, butters, glycerin.

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