My hair is fine. When I run a strand between my fingers I can barely feel it. Coarse hair has a thicker strand that is easier to feel.hey belasuna, actually i could use a little help regarding texture and porosity, if you would be so kind. i've been trying to figure this one out for a month now, and i seem to fall right through the cracks.
i seem to be all 3 textures, with fine to normal all throughout, and coarse mostly on the top of my head. when i run my finger down a strand, i believe it feels a little bumpy no matter where i get a piece from.. but i can never tell if that's just where it's bending from an actual curl, does that make sense?
just as confused with porosity if not more so. my hair does not take long to get wet. i think it gets wet pretty normally? i'm not sure about drying because i haven't tempted to dry it without product in my hair in a very long time. but thinking back, i do recall a couple horror shows where i was without products after it was wet, and it did dry much quicker than normal.. with product, it takes anywhere from 3 or 4 hours, to sometimes as long as 7 or 8. (though i've noticed the 7 or 8 hasn't happened in a while, maybe cause i stopped using cones since?) the couple times without, i dunno, maybe it was drying in an hour or 2? and it dried really limp and frizzy.. and my hair felt super fine in texture. and sliding a strand of hair from bottom to root gives me the same confusion as the other direction.. not sure if it's odd bumps, or just the natural curl pattern being felt as it's stretched out.
if you could try to help me on this one, i would forever be indebted to you! i've been buying new products like crazy, but not sure if i'm screwing up on this one. there are pics in my fotki if it helps to determine anything.
ok tarc, i will leave your thread alone now, sorry!
When you say you have bumps along a strand of hair, do they run the whole length? Did you use a flat iron? When I first went CG I had bumps along my entire strand of hair. They were from damaging my hair with a flat iron. The heat causes the steam to build up in the hair shaft, which causes it to burst in places, leaving bumps along the length (I hope I explained that right). It is serious damage and can affect your curl patten. It also causes hair to be very porous, even if it isn't porous naturally.
Hair drying within an hour or two with no product in it is pretty fast, especially if you live in an area that has normal-high humidity. That makes me lean toward thinking you are porous as well.
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