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Hello, normies
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so freaking glad nc finally added these porosity forums. ya'll know curl type ain't spit!

Up next: density and texture. leggo nc.com
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Whoot whoot!!! So my question is I thought I was high porosity but after reading the description I guess I am a normal sorta gal. Where are the links for the test again?
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so freaking glad nc finally added these porosity forums. ya'll know curl type ain't spit!

Up next: density and texture. leggo nc.com
Originally Posted by DerbyCityNaturals
yea! i would love for them to get the density and texture up asap! i know i'm 3a, but im finding that "3a" products dont work lol. :]
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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!


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so freaking glad nc finally added these porosity forums. ya'll know curl type ain't spit!

Up next: density and texture. leggo nc.com
Originally Posted by DerbyCityNaturals
Exactly!
This is nice. I'm glad they have this now. I wonder if these new additions will help put an end to the ever popular, yet somewhat frustrating questions of "am I 2c or 3a??"
2c/3a
somewhere between fine and medium texture
average porosity underneath, fairly high porosity in the canopy



cowash: Suave Tropical Coconut
rinse-out: GFTN, One-C
styling: LALSG, BRHG, EcoStyler

Where are the links for the test again?
Originally Posted by gagirl09
Live Curly, Live Free: Hair Porosity
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.
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woo Hoo! Am I glad to see this!! Start posting people!!
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When did this get here? I think I'm a little late, but I'm glad it's here.
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Ahh, I return and then this was here. :] I can't wait until people start using this section.

So I've been getting splits lately. Need to do a little "dusting".

Quick question:
Any of you that have a HIGH PROTEIN DIET (eaten, not for hair) have troubles with split ends? I was thinking of eating more protein to see if that low protein was the cause??
3B ; BSL; Low Porosity; Med Texture; CG since July '10.
Clean: Ever Sleek
Treat: EVCO, Neutrogena 3xMoisture
Tools: Boar Brush, wide tooth comb
Styler: Garnier Sleek&Shine
I just found out I am normal porosity. Tiffany suggested I use protein conditioners every third time. But I'm not really sure how to know which products have protein and which don't. Obviously, if it says protein on the bottle or in the ingredients I know it does, but are there some products that could have protein without it saying on the bottle?
Sue

Axed the perpetual ponytail and went curly on 1/6/2011.
Hair Properties: 3a/b, fine-medium texture, thick density, normal porosity.
Location: FL
Still experimenting with
products and routine.
So far, I like: FSG, GTTTT, V05 Conditioners, protein treatments, this towel.

"Well, as soon as we get ourselves cleaned up and we get a little smellum in our hair, why, we're gonna feel 100% better about ourselves and about life in general." - Ulysses Everett McGill
I just found out I am normal porosity. Tiffany suggested I use protein conditioners every third time. But I'm not really sure how to know which products have protein and which don't. Obviously, if it says protein on the bottle or in the ingredients I know it does, but are there some products that could have protein without it saying on the bottle?
Originally Posted by mesue
Interesting - I was told to use protein now and then, but it wasn't so specific. I wish it was!

Anyway, this is what I know about proteins (and it might not be all-encompassing):

if it says "hydrolyzed" it's probably a protein
if it says "amino acid" it's probably a protein
if it says "keratin" it's probably a protein.

HTH! Hopefully someone else will be able to tell you more.
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2b (with some straight under-layer, grrrrr)
Normal porosity, low elasticity, medium texture

(according to CurlGenie - HUGE surprise, I always thought I had fine hair and my stylists always agreed)

Tried CG for a summer, but it wasn't for me. I don't load up on sulfates and silicones, but I have no shame in using them when I want/need to! Currently loving LOOB.

Interesting - I was told to use protein now and then, but it wasn't so specific. I wish it was!

Anyway, this is what I know about proteins (and it might not be all-encompassing):

if it says "hydrolyzed" it's probably a protein
if it says "amino acid" it's probably a protein
if it says "keratin" it's probably a protein.

HTH! Hopefully someone else will be able to tell you more.
Originally Posted by KeLynn
Thanks. I found that information in my notes after I posted this.

I have been using protein almost every time I wet my hair now (every 2-3 days) along with moisture and my hair has only improved. I did an experiment to see how long I could go without protein and after about a week my hair got way too fluffy and yuck. So I think plenty of protein is for me!
Sue

Axed the perpetual ponytail and went curly on 1/6/2011.
Hair Properties: 3a/b, fine-medium texture, thick density, normal porosity.
Location: FL
Still experimenting with
products and routine.
So far, I like: FSG, GTTTT, V05 Conditioners, protein treatments, this towel.

"Well, as soon as we get ourselves cleaned up and we get a little smellum in our hair, why, we're gonna feel 100% better about ourselves and about life in general." - Ulysses Everett McGill
Any of you that have a HIGH PROTEIN DIET (eaten, not for hair) have troubles with split ends? I was thinking of eating more protein to see if that low protein was the cause??
I would say I have a moderate(adequate) protein diet but no grains(gluten sensitivity) and no sugar. My hair loves this diet and so do my nails. When I stopped eating this way and went back to a "convenience" diet, ie quick easy pick up meals from the grocery or stuff with wheat or grains, my hair actually started falling out more quickly. I have thinning hair from PCOS anyway so keeping my insulin(and androgen hormones) down with the no grains/sugar helps my general health and as a great side-effect my hair benefits too. When you're not eating the grains/sugar, you tend to eat a ton of vegetables which you get the benefit of too.

I have been using protein almost every time I wet my hair now (every 2-3 days) along with moisture and my hair has only improved. I did an experiment to see how long I could go without protein and after about a week my hair got way too fluffy and yuck. So I think plenty of protein is for me!
I did the same experiment a year ago. It's still in progress as I haven't hit a protein wall yet. My hair just keeps getting better and better. I only use protein products on my hair, no moisture and my hair is the best its ever been in my entire life. I will only be using protein from now on.
shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

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Last edited by Ondulee; 03-22-2011 at 11:54 AM.
Wow this is so great. I will figure out what my porosity is as soon as my hair is dry. I did figure out that it is coarse though.
2nd time CG since May 11th, 2011

Coarse hair, high porosity, normal elasticity, density thick

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condish: inecto coconut Condis, de tuinen cocos, dr orgnics, JC Aloeba
leave in: KCNT, JC Aloeba, Inecto, de tuinen cocos
Curlcreme: JCRR, JCCC, Boots, nut sure of CJ CCC. Like: KCCC when I use it with the smasters technique , boots and loreal studio line gel. JCRR, JCCC.
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