Anyone With Porus Hair-Please help!

sooo i have very porus hair...and its fine...so i get that i need protein, but will it eventually be low porus after the protein treats it, or is it a permanant thing? and is it possible to have really porus hair without ever using heat styling or coloring? like just naturally? aaand if after a while my protein filled products make my hair like straw does that mean that im no longer porus? thanks soo much!
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anyone??
3B~Fine, porus, and really long
HG's~Plopping and Homemade FSG!! Thank you BB
Proud To Be Egyptian!
"Your head is like a crown on you.
It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)
According to StruttsWife, very porous hair is usually the result of chemical treatments or hard water -- in other words, external factors. That being the case, if you feed it protein to repair the damage, it is a somewhat temporary but effective fix.

Speaking for my own porous self, however, I know that I had porous hair well before I started coloring it. (True, it's worse now but still....) So, I think that some hair is just more porous than others, and if it's then colored treated or subjected to harsh water or chemicals, it gets worse.

Also, if your hair is fine (as mine is), it's not likely that you will ever become protein sensitive. Fine hair lacks a medulla, which is a "core" that in thicker hair is protein. Fine hair needs protein because it lacks a sufficient amount of it naturally.

And that's pretty much my understanding of protein and fine hair. Others may have a different take -- maybe we'll both learn something from what they have to say.
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Yes, you can just have naturally porous hair, although a lot of the things women do to it can exacerbate it.

If you treat it better and do protein treatments, you can probably make it less porous. If you still flat iron, etc., maybe not, even with protein treatments - then they may only keep the high porosity from getting any worse.

You might consider henna or, if you don't want any color, cassia, to help seal in protein and make your hair stronger and less porous. I can see a difference in my own since stopping chemical highlighting and instead using a henna/cassia combo.

If interested, visit www.hennaforhair.com and also follow their link to the Mehandi site to read more about henna and cassia obovata there.
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Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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Last edited by auntnett; 03-23-2009 at 12:32 PM.
thanks you guys!!! ya i color every now and then and just started diffusing......but thanks for the info!!
3B~Fine, porus, and really long
HG's~Plopping and Homemade FSG!! Thank you BB
Proud To Be Egyptian!
"Your head is like a crown on you.
It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)

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