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Old 01-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
 
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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)
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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.
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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?
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i've been waiting for sumting like this
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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?
I suppose anything is possible. You could be low porosity. Did you try the strand test to make sure?
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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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?
I suppose anything is possible. You could be low porosity. Did you try the strand test to make sure?
strand test? what would that be?
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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?
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...
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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...
This is an issue for me as well. I am ready for the "change" but not the grays. However, my hair says otherwise.
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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?
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.

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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?
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
thanks for the link! it was a bunch of help
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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?
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...

lol thanks for your thoughts.
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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!
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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!
That is the exact strand test, thing-a-ma-bob that I was talking about.
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So glad we have a Low Porosity forum now!
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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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