I just can't seem to find out my porosity and texture.
At first I thought I was low porosity. I put a strand of hair in a cup of water and it didn't sink after a few mins.
I also thought I was coarse. I've always had strong, really thick hair. Everyone always says 'omg you have such thick hair, I envy you'. But that could also simply mean I have very high density, right (about that I'm absolutely sure, my scalp is simply INVISIBLE)?
Now here's the thing... my hair loves protein?! Well, so far at least. For the last two and half months I have been using a co-wash with collagen (protein!), for the last 3 weeks I've been using The Body Shop Cottonseed Curl Boost... also protein. And since this week I use EO Keratin conditioner (as a rinse out) which contains a protein complex high up in the ingredient list. And actually... my hair seems to really like it, all the products!! It becomes shiny and healthy looking, strong but still kinda soft.
But... when you have low porosity and/or coarse hair, your hair is supposed to dislike protein, right..?! Or, is it possible that coarse hair and low porosity CAN go together with liking protein? Anyone has the same?
I also took a strand of hair and slid my finger up the shaft toward the scalp to help me determine my porosity. It felt a LITTLE bumpy... so maybe I am med. porosity after all??
So... does anyone know what this means? Can anyone help me determine my hair type?
Here are my pictures:
Also, is this a 2C or a 3A..?
Definitely not complaining about the fact that I can use proteins, but I would really like to be able do determine my hair type :P