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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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.
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Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
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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.
Originally Posted by Lynaea
Thank you so much.
3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width






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.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
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.
Originally Posted by kathymack
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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