According to the recent NC article about porosity, your hair is highly porous if it feels sticky. Unless I use a lot of styling product, my hair strands don't feel sticky.

If you have highly porous hair, is one of the symptoms "sticky" hair?
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treatment: Creamed Coconut
DT: CD Monoi mask, various
Leave-in: Nairobi Soft Finish, LP Nourishing Oil
Stylers:various

Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
*experimenting and loving it!