Ah, a place for us . .

I am pretty thrilled to see that there's now a section for people with low porosity. I discovered that I was low porosity the hard way and now I would love to be able to talk to other curlies with low porosity and see what they do with their own hair.

We can swap tips.

(yes, I'm pretty excited about this)
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


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BC 11/23/2008
Low porosity, Fine/Medium Texture, S-Curls

Co-wash: VO5 Tea Therapy
Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek 'n Shine (subject to change)
Styler: Long Aid Curl Activator

Dislikes: Proteins (except occasional Silk protein), Cones, Oils
I am pretty thrilled to see that there's now a section for people with low porosity. I discovered that I was low porosity the hard way and now I would love to be able to talk to other curlies with low porosity and see what they do with their own hair.

We can swap tips.

(yes, I'm pretty excited about this)
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
I am excited too! I have so many questions about low porosity! lol. You sound like my hair twin though...except that mine is 3C/4A.
-Mostly 3C with some 4A.
-Currently APL.
-Shorterm Goal: BSL by end of the year.
-Longterm Goal: WL in 2 years.
-Medium/coarse hair, Low Porosity, Low-Elasticity, Medium Density.

Rotation:

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Cond. (any)
Rinse Out: Tresemee Naturals Moisture
DC: GVP Cond. Balm, SM DC, & EVOO
Leave in: SM Conditioning Milk
Sealant: EVOO Or Whipped Shea
Gel: SM Curl Souffle

Afro-Latinas...visit my blog!:

http://afrolatinaisbeautiful.blogspot.com/
I am pretty thrilled to see that there's now a section for people with low porosity. I discovered that I was low porosity the hard way and now I would love to be able to talk to other curlies with low porosity and see what they do with their own hair.

We can swap tips.

(yes, I'm pretty excited about this)
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
I am excited too! I have so many questions about low porosity! lol. You sound like my hair twin though...except that mine is 3C/4A.
Originally Posted by m_cruz2007
Cool, we might be hair twins. I'll take a picture of my hair when I wash it either tomorrow or Monday and post it in here. Then we can compare.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


can you be 3a and still be considered low? i was reading the article, and i've been noticing that the more i go into CG the more the top of my head takes longer to get wet (it seems like the water just beads up on the top of my head!) ad my hair is very shiny- also, when i used to dye my hair, i would have to leave it in for an extra 15 min. for it to really get any color in. any thoughts?
my hair loves:
KCKT
CURLS goddess curls[/COLOR]
Trader Joe's Tea tree conditioner

I'm on my way to growing out my hair to BSL and possibly longer- to also grow out a horrible uneven cut!


before:
i've been waiting for sumting like this
Hair type: medium/thick, low porosity, no set curl definition = ???
Prepoo: mix of aloe gel, castor, coconut/vatika oil
Shampoo:
Giovanni TTTT
Detangler: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Leave-in: Elucence MBC + Aloe Gel
Deep Condish: AOHSR
Protein DC: AOGPB
Stylers: Raw Shea butter mixed with Shea Moisture leave in
Spritz: water, EMBC, aloe, castor oil, glycerin
Oils:
Coconut, Vatika, JBCO
Want to try: GDLI
can you be 3a and still be considered low? i was reading the article, and i've been noticing that the more i go into CG the more the top of my head takes longer to get wet (it seems like the water just beads up on the top of my head!) ad my hair is very shiny- also, when i used to dye my hair, i would have to leave it in for an extra 15 min. for it to really get any color in. any thoughts?
Originally Posted by nanachan
I suppose anything is possible. You could be low porosity. Did you try the strand test to make sure?
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


You can be any hair type and be low porosity.

Yaaaaay for the forum!
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I am pretty thrilled to see that there's now a section for people with low porosity. I discovered that I was low porosity the hard way and now I would love to be able to talk to other curlies with low porosity and see what they do with their own hair.

We can swap tips.

(yes, I'm pretty excited about this)
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
I am excited too! I have so many questions about low porosity! lol. You sound like my hair twin though...except that mine is 3C/4A.
Originally Posted by m_cruz2007
Cool, we might be hair twins. I'll take a picture of my hair when I wash it either tomorrow or Monday and post it in here. Then we can compare.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
Cool, we can do that. But I just did the BC less than a mth ago, so idk if you'd be able to tell that good bc my hair is only like 2 in when its dry and not stretched out. It's about 6 in stretched out dry.
-Mostly 3C with some 4A.
-Currently APL.
-Shorterm Goal: BSL by end of the year.
-Longterm Goal: WL in 2 years.
-Medium/coarse hair, Low Porosity, Low-Elasticity, Medium Density.

Rotation:

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Cond. (any)
Rinse Out: Tresemee Naturals Moisture
DC: GVP Cond. Balm, SM DC, & EVOO
Leave in: SM Conditioning Milk
Sealant: EVOO Or Whipped Shea
Gel: SM Curl Souffle

Afro-Latinas...visit my blog!:

http://afrolatinaisbeautiful.blogspot.com/
can you be 3a and still be considered low? i was reading the article, and i've been noticing that the more i go into CG the more the top of my head takes longer to get wet (it seems like the water just beads up on the top of my head!) ad my hair is very shiny- also, when i used to dye my hair, i would have to leave it in for an extra 15 min. for it to really get any color in. any thoughts?
Originally Posted by nanachan
I suppose anything is possible. You could be low porosity. Did you try the strand test to make sure?
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
strand test? what would that be?
my hair loves:
KCKT
CURLS goddess curls[/COLOR]
Trader Joe's Tea tree conditioner

I'm on my way to growing out my hair to BSL and possibly longer- to also grow out a horrible uneven cut!


before:
can you be 3a and still be considered low? i was reading the article, and i've been noticing that the more i go into CG the more the top of my head takes longer to get wet (it seems like the water just beads up on the top of my head!) ad my hair is very shiny- also, when i used to dye my hair, i would have to leave it in for an extra 15 min. for it to really get any color in. any thoughts?
Originally Posted by nanachan
Sounds like you're a part of the low porosity club to me.

I'm going to echo Ellepixie and say that any hair type can be low porosity. Your experiences with hair dye sound identical to mine. It's a major problem because I'm getting more grays and not ready to embrace them yet...
Me Fascina El Pelo




Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
Your experiences with hair dye sound identical to mine. It's a major problem because I'm getting more grays and not ready to embrace them yet...
Originally Posted by belwillcoily
This is an issue for me as well. I am ready for the "change" but not the grays. However, my hair says otherwise.
___________________________
BC 11/23/2008
Low porosity, Fine/Medium Texture, S-Curls

Co-wash: VO5 Tea Therapy
Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek 'n Shine (subject to change)
Styler: Long Aid Curl Activator

Dislikes: Proteins (except occasional Silk protein), Cones, Oils
can you be 3a and still be considered low? i was reading the article, and i've been noticing that the more i go into CG the more the top of my head takes longer to get wet (it seems like the water just beads up on the top of my head!) ad my hair is very shiny- also, when i used to dye my hair, i would have to leave it in for an extra 15 min. for it to really get any color in. any thoughts?
Originally Posted by nanachan
Porosity is not determined by curl type, but how your hair cuticle lays down. Those with low porosity hair have hair cuticles that are tightly closed, like NOTHING gets into the hair shaft or out. There are tons of curlies with 2ABC whose hair is low porosity. Actually, low porosity is more common amongst the lower numbered curlies than the higher numbered curlies on NC.com. For instance, if you check out the 4A thread & read the siggy of the posters, you'll see that a majority of them have normal or high porosity hair, where as many of those with 2 something hair tend towards normal or low porosity.

Here's a thread that may help.
Texture, Porosity, and other Hair Type Madness
Storm BC'd 12/30/09 (my gorgeous dd), low porosity, thick density, medium-coarse texture?, elasticity ?
Mom BC'd 5/31/10, fine texture, low porosity, normal density, low elasticity
Last relaxer, July 2008
Hair Type: HUMAN
Our HGs: Hair steamer, KCCC, AOHSR, generic conditioning balm conditioner
other products:FSG, KT, EO condish, KBBHN, EWNOC, DMBC, DMDCC, NG, EVOO, Almond Oil, Maha Bhringol oil, Henna & Ayurvedic powders

Last edited by Storm_N _Mom; 01-09-2011 at 01:14 PM.
can you be 3a and still be considered low? i was reading the article, and i've been noticing that the more i go into CG the more the top of my head takes longer to get wet (it seems like the water just beads up on the top of my head!) ad my hair is very shiny- also, when i used to dye my hair, i would have to leave it in for an extra 15 min. for it to really get any color in. any thoughts?
Originally Posted by nanachan
Porosity is not determined by curl type, but how your hair cuticle lays down. Those with low porosity hair have hair cuticles that are tightly closed, like NOTHING gets into the hair shaft or out. There are tons of curlies with 2ABC whose hair is low porosity. Actually, low porosity is more common amongst the lower numbered curlies than the higher numbered curlies on NC.com. For instance, if you check out the 4A thread & read the siggy of the posters, you'll see that a majority of them have normal or high porosity hair, where as many of those with 2 something hair tend towards normal or low porosity.

Here's a thread that may help.
Texture, Porosity, and other Hair Type Madness
Originally Posted by Storm_N _Mom
thanks for the link! it was a bunch of help
Your experiences with hair dye sound identical to mine. It's a major problem because I'm getting more grays and not ready to embrace them yet...
Originally Posted by belwillcoily
This is an issue for me as well. I am ready for the "change" but not the grays. However, my hair says otherwise.
Originally Posted by teejay
can you be 3a and still be considered low? i was reading the article, and i've been noticing that the more i go into CG the more the top of my head takes longer to get wet (it seems like the water just beads up on the top of my head!) ad my hair is very shiny- also, when i used to dye my hair, i would have to leave it in for an extra 15 min. for it to really get any color in. any thoughts?
Originally Posted by nanachan
Sounds like you're a part of the low porosity club to me.

I'm going to echo Ellepixie and say that any hair type can be low porosity. Your experiences with hair dye sound identical to mine. It's a major problem because I'm getting more grays and not ready to embrace them yet...
Originally Posted by belwillcoily

lol thanks for your thoughts.
my hair loves:
KCKT
CURLS goddess curls[/COLOR]
Trader Joe's Tea tree conditioner

I'm on my way to growing out my hair to BSL and possibly longer- to also grow out a horrible uneven cut!


before:
also! i found this :]

"You can check porosity on dry hair by taking a strand of several hairs from four different areas of the head (front hairline, temple, crown and nape). Slide the thumb and index finger of your other hand down each hair strand from end to scalp. If it is smooth, you have normal porosity. If your fingers move very fast up the hair strand and it feels exceptionally slick, dense and hard, you have low porosity. If your fingers "catch" going up the strand, feel like they are ruffling up the hair strand, or if the hair strand breaks, your hair is overly porous."


so it turns out i answered my own question, i belong to the low porosity forum!
my hair loves:
KCKT
CURLS goddess curls[/COLOR]
Trader Joe's Tea tree conditioner

I'm on my way to growing out my hair to BSL and possibly longer- to also grow out a horrible uneven cut!


before:
also! i found this :]

"You can check porosity on dry hair by taking a strand of several hairs from four different areas of the head (front hairline, temple, crown and nape). Slide the thumb and index finger of your other hand down each hair strand from end to scalp. If it is smooth, you have normal porosity. If your fingers move very fast up the hair strand and it feels exceptionally slick, dense and hard, you have low porosity. If your fingers "catch" going up the strand, feel like they are ruffling up the hair strand, or if the hair strand breaks, your hair is overly porous."


so it turns out i answered my own question, i belong to the low porosity forum!
Originally Posted by nanachan
That is the exact strand test, thing-a-ma-bob that I was talking about.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


So glad we have a Low Porosity forum now!
Hootie-hoo! - Chef Carla
So glad we have a Low Porosity forum now!
Originally Posted by FeralFeminista
+1!!!!
Janet ~ Northern NJ
Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
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What I used in this photo:
Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
Styling: CJCQ
Hello all. I have low porosity hair as well..

I think of my LP hair as a bullet proof vest or teflon becaue nothing gets in there. My hair has to be saturated, soaking and drenched for it to do anything.

I have found that liquidy styling products work best for me (gels, gellies, serums, custards, glazes, etc.)

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