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Old 08-23-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
 
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Default "Sticky" Hair = High Porosity

According to the recent NC article about porosity, your hair is highly porous if it feels sticky. Unless I use a lot of styling product, my hair strands don't feel sticky.

If you have highly porous hair, is one of the symptoms "sticky" hair?
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
 
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My hair was highly porous (better now), but I'd never call it sticky.
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When I first saw the title of this post I thought "Yes!" but after reading the definition, I'm not so sure. My hair doesn't feel product-y after I wash (whether shampoo or co-wash), but when I detangle, no matter how careful I am, sometimes I can feel/hear my ends separating in a way that's distinctly different from when I rip through a tangle. So to me, that's sticky.

I'm glad you brought this up because I could not find info on this particular type of stickiness.
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Hmm...well it's not sticky from products or anything. However, if I do not deliberately close my cuticles, my finger will "catch" if I run it down a strand of my hair. Is that kind of like "sticky"?
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...when I detangle, no matter how careful I am, sometimes I can feel/hear my ends separating in a way that's distinctly different from when I rip through a tangle. So to me, that's sticky.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:16 PM   #6
 
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I don't know what to say about mine. It's kinda 'sticky' but when its wet it kinda feels sticky like its hard to get off my hands but its kinda like a noodle, its stretchy

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Noooo, that sounds...not right. Well at least not for me. My hair doesn't feel sticky. It doesn't even sound different when I'm detangling like someone else up here said. I don't know.
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I don't know what to say about mine. It's kinda 'sticky' but when its wet it kinda feels sticky like its hard to get off my hands but its kinda like a noodle, its stretchy

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I know what you mean with the sticky...My strand tend to get all matted together as if they are stuck together after I shampoo wash my hair.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:32 PM   #9
 
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It's a pain! Idk what to do about my hair

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #10
 
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Whenever I wash it, even when my hair is wet, it feels dry and has a nasty texture. And it is a type of "sticky" feeling, but Idk if that's the most accurate description.

And then when it dries, it as no texture. Like, it's "too soft" and really limp. I really don't understand my hair.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:53 PM   #11
 
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I know exactly what you mean!

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Whenever I wash it, even when my hair is wet, it feels dry and has a nasty texture. And it is a type of "sticky" feeling, but Idk if that's the most accurate description.

And then when it dries, it as no texture. Like, it's "too soft" and really limp. I really don't understand my hair.


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I found this definition weird too. I'm wondering though if by "sticky" they do mean that it's difficult to run your fingers through it? Every now and then I do a thorough cleansing with a non-moisturizing shampoo and before I put conditioner on my hair, it does feel kind of "sticky." I can't really run my fingers through my hair without it getting tangled. It seems like a lot of other people experience this too, so maybe that's what "sticky" means. I always thought though that this was just how hair behaved when wet, not something special about high porosity hair. But then again, I never realized that some people can have water "bead up" on their hair. I figured everyone's hair just got instantly wet lol! So maybe people with lower porosity hair don't experience as much tangling when their hair is wet. I agree with evee103 too though; my hair seems to have very little texture when it dries. I think for me this is because it is fine.
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Whenever I wash it, even when my hair is wet, it feels dry and has a nasty texture. And it is a type of "sticky" feeling, but Idk if that's the most accurate description.

And then when it dries, it as no texture. Like, it's "too soft" and really limp. I really don't understand my hair.
Yes, this is my hair, too. It's like the hair of a newborn baby or like cotton candy, but really limp. It does have a sticky feel near the roots when its wet. My hair is very VERY porous.

Stars, by any chance, are your nails weak? Mine are like paper, and I'm thinking it's some DNA flaw where insufficient keratin is produced, which explains my baby fine, fragile, porous hair.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:05 AM   #14
 
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I have this glued together kind of feel after washing my hair unless I do ACV rinse. My prob would be can you use this rinse like 3 times a week? I hope so cause I can't get more than 1 or 2 day hair! Very porous hair.

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:28 AM   #15
 
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I can low-poo and put in a rich conditioner (GV Conditioning Balm for example)....and can very easily detangle. Then once I rinse the conditioner out...it's hard to pick through (until I apply a tiny bit of leave in for slip). I call that sticky.

When I supersoak, I don't have any trouble with clumping. Do you think that porosity affects hair's ability to form nice clumps? I would guess it does.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:42 AM   #16
 
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Mine is the same about being hard to pick thru nocurl

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