03-23-2009, 12:18 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
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.
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein!
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS:
Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG
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