Porousity article

In a word, WOW! What an amazingly informative and detailed article! A great intersection of science and layman's terms!

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...and-curly-hair
2b w/ some 3a
product tester geek
I agree. It was very interesting and finally cleared up my confusion about porosity. Her description of low porous hair as being shiny and difficult to wet sounds like mine.

I also thought it was interesting about the soap bars.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008

Last edited by LoloDSM; 08-11-2009 at 06:32 PM. Reason: added a word for clarity
I agree too, it finally makes sense to me (always a bit slow on the uptake here!). I think I can safely say my hair is porous, maybe now I can start doing something right for it.
3b in South Australia.
I agree too, it finally makes sense to me (always a bit slow on the uptake here!). I think I can safely say my hair is porous, maybe now I can start doing something right for it.
Originally Posted by Starmie
Same here. Great article!
Started CG July 8, 2008


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Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
Yes, an excellent article, for sure. I wonder what impact the soap bar information will have on the community here?
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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GREAT ARTICLE!!!

I think those that are using soap bars without any issues will continue to do so unless they experience problems. For me, I'm done. I haven't used a bar or DW in a very long time and I don't miss it. In the colder weather they tightened my curl pattern which I loved but it's just not worth any future damage to my hair. A lot of us have done away with the CG label and have concentrated instead on doing what's healthy for our hair. For those who haven't tried them they need to educate themselves and weigh the consequences. If you are already porous, have damaged or dry hair it's not a good idea.. knowing your hair properties is the only way to make informed decisions about how to care for your locks.
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

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My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
GREAT ARTICLE!!!

I think those that are using soap bars without any issues will continue to do so unless they experience problems. For me, I'm done. I haven't used a bar or DW in a very long time and I don't miss it. In the colder weather they tightened my curl pattern which I loved but it's just not worth any future damage to my hair. A lot of us have done away with the CG label and have concentrated instead on doing what's healthy for our hair. For those who haven't tried them they need to educate themselves and weigh the consequences. If you are already porous, have damaged or dry hair it's not a good idea.. knowing your hair properties is the only way to make informed decisions about how to care for your locks.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Well said, deltoosie!
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


Fotki password: chuckle
Blog: http://jillipoo.blogspot.com/
Twitter: nopoojillipoo
Great article! I only used the soap bars in my hair maybe 2x a month, but I've decided I'm retiring them from my hair and will use them up as body bars
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2 B/C Coarse Normal to High Porosity


Low Poo/Condish: CJ Daily Fix, CJ CR, CJ CA Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, CJ CA Smoothing Lotion
Styling: HESMU, BRHG, CJ CCCC-lite, CJ CIAB, CJ AFL, Ecostyler Krystal
GREAT ARTICLE!!!

I think those that are using soap bars without any issues will continue to do so unless they experience problems. For me, I'm done. I haven't used a bar or DW in a very long time and I don't miss it. In the colder weather they tightened my curl pattern which I loved but it's just not worth any future damage to my hair. A lot of us have done away with the CG label and have concentrated instead on doing what's healthy for our hair. For those who haven't tried them they need to educate themselves and weigh the consequences. If you are already porous, have damaged or dry hair it's not a good idea.. knowing your hair properties is the only way to make informed decisions about how to care for your locks.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Well said, deltoosie!
Originally Posted by jillipoo
Ditto! Too bad I found that out the hard way!
CG since 6/15/08!
Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

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Yes, an excellent article, for sure. I wonder what impact the soap bar information will have on the community here?
Originally Posted by jillipoo
Sept 1 will be one year using soap bars for me. I've experienced no problems to date. I feel that they are the single most important thing I've done for my hair and will continue to use them.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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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
Thanks for the linky. One thing the author referred to is that lower porosity hair is hard to style. I've struggled with this my whole life - and learned that I have to go in the direction my hair is taking me, not the other way around. No amount of styling product will keep my hair from returning to its native state.
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
That was a really good article.... but I still don't know how to tell for sure if I have normal or high porosity.

That information about what percent of your hair's overall weight it can absorb in water was interesting, but what am I gonna do: weigh myself with wet and dry hair and subtract? (wait: that's not a bad idea....)

I think I just need to find somebody with a microscope, so I can look at my hair under it! Does anybody know someone?? Send them my way!

Wurly and proud!
Modified CG since 2008.
That was one of the best articles ever, and that is saying something as all of her articles are good.
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Yes, an excellent article, for sure. I wonder what impact the soap bar information will have on the community here?
Originally Posted by jillipoo
I suppose those that love them will still use them, and some non-porous folks will still experiment with them.

Me? I'm porous enough; so I'll stay with what I have.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Excellent article. I do use the Whispering Windz Jar Soap on my hair 2 - 3 times a month and wonder how that product compares to the soap/shampoo bars? Since the jar soap is not saponified, does that make a difference? My hair is medium porosity, and my stylist always says my hair is very healthy.
so i think im a low to normal but im not 100% its still a bit confusing...i wish i could get a curl consultation
Hair Type: 3b-c/m/i
HGs:KCKT KCCC
Using:cowash VO5, TJ Nurish, orGVP PM Detandler condish/l.i. KCKT, stylers EcoStyler or ORS L&T, SheaButter Coconut Oil or EVOO seal, DT amla or brahmi powder ,DC AOHR, Henna, Multi+Biotin+FishOil+Probiotic
Want 2 Try: Qhem Curls

formerly KinkzNCurlz

I was just wondering about this today. I've noticed that my hair curls better after doing an acidic type rinse (or use Roux Porosity control). I was wondering if it was because I have hard water, or if I have perhaps mis-diagnosed myself. I think the hair that grows out the top of my head is easily highly porous. Everything else -- above my ears, and back of head is normal. I have noticed the hairs out of the top of my head are also flat

This is fascinating stuff.

So, RCC, since you've known you're a porous, how often do you use an acidifiying rinse? I know that some people suggest only doing an ACV rinse at most 2x a month, and others do it all the time.

How many of you porous girlies add lemon juice or ACV to your conditioner to add acidity?
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

I do it once a week. It really, really, help, especially in the higher humidity I can get in the summer. I pulled of third day hair yesterday with dews around 70.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
goobernut - I put ACV in with my conditioner sometimes as I find it less smelly and messy than doing a rinse. It seems to help smooth things down, I really should do it more often but I forget to take the stuff into the shower with me (sooo not a morning person!).
3b in South Australia.
That was a really good article.... but I still don't know how to tell for sure if I have normal or high porosity.

That information about what percent of your hair's overall weight it can absorb in water was interesting, but what am I gonna do: weigh myself with wet and dry hair and subtract? (wait: that's not a bad idea....)

I think I just need to find somebody with a microscope, so I can look at my hair under it! Does anybody know someone?? Send them my way!
Originally Posted by wavycurly40+
I was just thinking that I needed to go by some science-type store or educational supply store to see if I could find a microscope display.
2b w/ some 3a
product tester geek

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