Normal Porosity acting more like High porosity?

My hair analysis came back saying I had normal porosity but the more I treat it as if it is Highly porous, the better my hair behaves.

Why? any ideas?
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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That is interesting! I'm curious to the reason as well.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
SUMMER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

*experimenting and loving it!


my speculation is that, my hair, left on its own, would become very porous, very quickly. Since I had been treating my hair to twice weekly heavy protein paks for almost a year at the time of my hair analysis, probably it came back as 'normal' purely because I had been treating this way. I think the long-term PT have normalized my hair but if I were to stop doing the frequent PT's, my hair would naturally be very higly porous...

that's my best guess anyway, after thinking about it a bit.
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

receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
I had the same thing happen. My analysis says I have normal porosity but my hair behaves as if I have high porosity. And I don't use protein treatments much so that can't be the reason the analysis came back as normal. Not sure what the discrep is.
my speculation is that, my hair, left on its own, would become very porous, very quickly. Since I had been treating my hair to twice weekly heavy protein paks for almost a year at the time of my hair analysis, probably it came back as 'normal' purely because I had been treating this way. I think the long-term PT have normalized my hair but if I were to stop doing the frequent PT's, my hair would naturally be very higly porous...

that's my best guess anyway, after thinking about it a bit.
Originally Posted by Ondulee
I had the same thing happen. My analysis says I have normal porosity but my hair behaves as if I have high porosity. And I don't use protein treatments much so that can't be the reason the analysis came back as normal. Not sure what the discrep is.
Originally Posted by bliss611
Another beautician examined my hair and said that my hair is "normal porosity, fine, and thick (a lot of fine hair)." She said that even when my hair completely dry, I would know if it was highly porous: it would feel mushy. My hair gets tangled easily, but thinking about it, it's because I have "a lot" of fine hair. I do benefit from protein treatments, but without them my hair is highly porous. Also, when my hair is stripped of oils (added and the sebum), it is still smooth when I slide my thumb and forefinger up shedded strands, and it floats for days. Also, water at first goes straight through my hair before it gets completely soaked, about 20 seconds.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
SUMMER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

*experimenting and loving it!


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