very interesting! I guess my hair is overly porous too then.That is how I would have described mine, yesterday, too. After reading this thread, I went and got a restructuring treatment--I got Ion brand at Sally's. I did a protein treatment followed by a deep treatment today, and now my hair feels smooth in the end to root direction. I'm guessing that yesterday qualified as overly porous. My hair is a bit fuzzy, but it seems to be curling much better today than normal.That is how I would describe mine too.I am trying the porosity test too running my fingers up the hair shaft ... what does it mean if your fingers don't "catch" on anything but it doesn't feel completely smooth? the end-to-root direction definitely had more friction compared to running my fingers root-to-end, but not enough friction that I would call it "catching" on anything. Does that mean my hair is normal porosity or overly porous? It would be nice if I could feel the "control group" hair for this test so I can compare mine.
Is that why my hair hates shampoo, because my hair is really porous? Shampoo has always changed the shape of my hair in very strange ways. I read somewhere that shampoo particles get stuck inside porous hair and can't fully rinse out.
my hair is really protein-sensitive so I'm not sure if a protein treatment would help me but according to StruttsWife's blog I need acidity ... that makes sense to me. My hair has reacted very badly to all of my alkaline experiments ... baking soda, Dr. Bronner's soap, etc. my hair definitely hates protein and shampoo and anything alkaline.