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Old 05-05-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
 
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Is it possible to have high porosity hair without having previously damaged your hair with excessive heat, chemicals, or dyes? Can your hair simply be naturally highly porous?

I have never dyed my hair, had a chemical treatment of any kind, and have maybe only straightened my hair at most, 3 times a year for the past 3 years. However, when I do the porosity test my fingers don't "catch" up the strand but they do "skid" in a way. Does anyone else get this with their hair?

Also, in regards to elasticity, if my hair won't even pull away 50% from my head (maybe 25%) does that mean I have low elasticity?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
 
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As I understand it, sounds like your hair is probably medium porosity. Along with using a flat iron, the sun and the environment can damage your hair as well. From what I have read, damage can occur on "normal" hair at anything above 350 degrees, lower temps for "fine" or "damaged" hair.

Also, in regards to elasticity, if my hair won't even pull away 50% from my head (maybe 25%) does that mean I have low elasticity?

The test is meant to be done on a wet strand of hair that is detached from your head. I take one from the shower floor while it is still wet between my thumbs and forefingers and pull. Mine snaps pretty quickly so I need moisture.

Hope that all helps.
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Also, in regards to elasticity, if my hair won't even pull away 50% from my head (maybe 25%) does that mean I have low elasticity?

The test is meant to be done on a wet strand of hair that is detached from your head. I take one from the shower floor while it is still wet between my thumbs and forefingers and pull. Mine snaps pretty quickly so I need moisture.

Hope that all helps.
That is very helpful. I had no idea that the hair had to be detached. They don't tell you that when you read it online. Thanks!
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