hmmm...this sounds kinda like my hair. My hair does not absorb products with heavy oils very well. It also takes 8 hours+ to dry. I'm not sure if its cottony or spongy though. The texture is fine with high density. I believe the porosity is low b/c of the strand tests I've done. I get way more shrinkage with creams than gels. I usually can't even absorb a cream

What is the difference between spongy and cottony?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
I think the difference is spongy hair is not shiny. When you pull it back, it doesn't reflect sharp light. Cottony hair is shiny when pulled back.
Current Regimen: I am doing protective styles for the winter. Two Strand Twists and Twist Outs. Wet hair in the middle of winter is not cute.
Favorite Products: Komaza Care Coconut Line, Kinky Curly Line, and Africare 100% Glycerin
Never Again: Carol's Daughter, Miss Jessie's, Garnier Fructis, Hot Oil Treatments
Hair Type: Texture-Spongy, Strand Size-Medium, Curl Pattern-I in the front, O in the middle, and S in the back. 4a