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mycurlytresses 04-27-2013 09:40 AM

Question about porosity
 
I am trying to determine my porosity so I can do what is needed to have the healthiest hair possible. When I first big chopped I believe I had high porosity hair because my hair soaked up everything and my hair loved protein. It's now nine months later and products just sit on my hair (have had to switch products over time because of the coating issue). My hair always takes forever to dry (about nine to ten hours with product and close to seven without product). However my hair still loves protein. The hair float test revealed half floated, half sank. I was thinking I am now low porosity because of the products coating my hair and time to dry but then how would I explain how well my hair does with protein? I don't care about my hair type. I just want to know my porosity level. I have products now (after trial and error) that my hair loves. I need to know if my hair holding water for that long is going to eventually cause damage (read that online). I have started diffusing (finally figured out how to do it without causing frizz) but am worried that will cause damage as well. I have read the porosity info by naturally curly, other links online, and even watched YouTube.

Anyone else low porosity but your hair loves protein?

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Lynaea 04-27-2013 10:31 AM

Other posters have stated that the info on porosity and protein on this site is incorrect. Livecurlylivefree.com has great info. I suggest checking that out.

mycurlytresses 04-27-2013 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynaea (Post 2159371)
Other posters have stated that the info on porosity and protein on this site is incorrect. Livecurlylivefree.com has great info. I suggest checking that out.

Thank you so much. :happy7:

kathymack 04-28-2013 06:29 AM

If you haven't found the link, here it is Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics The float test is notoriously unreliable. The best way to determine porosity is sliding fingers from tip to root. If it slides smoothly, and possibly squeaks, it's low porosity. If there are bumps, depending how many, it's normal to high porosity.

My fine/low porosity hair never met a protein it didn't like. I do at least on PT a week and use a lot of products with protein.

mycurlytresses 04-28-2013 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by kathymack (Post 2159624)
If you haven't found the link, here it is Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics The float test is notoriously unreliable. The best way to determine porosity is sliding fingers from tip to root. If it slides smoothly, and possibly squeaks, it's low porosity. If there are bumps, depending how many, it's normal to high porosity.

My fine/low porosity hair never met a protein it didn't like. I do at least on PT a week and use a lot of products with protein.

Thank you. Since I big chopped my goal was just trying to keep my hair looking decent. I want the next year of my hair journey to actually be about keeping my hair healthy. I have been doing CG Method since my big chop. Tried Tightly Curly for one weekend (LOL) but went back to CG because my hair did not look so good. :) I read a great deal on the site, you both provided, last night. I will have to read again. It's a lot too take in plus I am sharing what I learn locally with people who don't like to research like I do. I have actually inspired a great deal of friends and family to go natural. Now I just have to help them (and myself) stay informed. You all are great on this site for taking time out of your schedule to help.

Thanks again.

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