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etos 12-17-2013 03:31 PM

gel only styling works better? What is my porosity?
 
Hi curlies!

when I first started CG, my hair was in really bad shape. It was severely bleached damaged. It was very dry and frizzy and I used a lot of leave-in conditioner after my RO, what really helped. I had the feeling my hair needed a lot of moisture.

But recently I started to notice, my hair looks acutally better when I only put gel in it. The leave/in and oil weights my hair down. I can also use a lot more prote´n lately whitout dryness. Does that mean my porosity has chainged? How do you know your hair is normal porosity?

ps: I did do the float test multiple times, but my hair always floated on top, even when I was shure my hair was severely damaged.

etos 12-17-2013 03:36 PM

By the way, my hair does get frizzy when I sweat a lot. Is that a sign of high porosity?

Firefox7275 12-17-2013 03:41 PM

Float test is nonsense science, it is likely your porosity has reduced if you no longer bleach. Better to look at how your hair behaves or to have a hair analysis from Goosefootprints on Etsy or Komaza Care.

etos 12-17-2013 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firefox7275 (Post 2232240)
Float test is nonsense science, it is likely your porosity has reduced if you no longer bleach. Better to look at how your hair behaves or to have a hair analysis from Goosefootprints on Etsy or Komaza Care.

I do bleach, but much 'better' now. I used to do it at home, every 4 weeks, including putting bleach on the already-bleached hair. Now I have highlights, and I let them do by my stylist, 3 or 4 times a year. She said she only bleach the virgin hair.

I would love to have a hair analysis, but in live in the Netherlands (europe)!

Firefox7275 12-17-2013 04:20 PM

You can mail your hair sample from Europe to the US, it's not like hair is heavy or bulky.

sKorpio1190 12-17-2013 04:23 PM

I only use one product in my hair to style as well. Any more and my hair gets super weighed down and flatter than usual

sKorpio1190 12-17-2013 04:24 PM

Oh and I have normal porosity. I learned that from the live curly live free hair analysis

okyouwin 12-21-2013 02:44 PM

My hair looks better with a gel and no leave in. I can't leave a bunch of products in my hair or it will look limp and greasy. I say do what makes your hair look good!


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