Water runs right off... do I have low porosity hair?

A major roadblock in my haircare routine is that I don't know the porosity of my hair. What I do know is that it is difficult to get wet - water just runs right off it for several minutes before it gets saturated enough for styling or detangling. If I'm using a spray bottle to refresh my hair, I have to apply conditioner first to make the water stick.Does this mean I have low porosity hair? Or do I just have oil or product build-up and need to shampoo it? Or is this just how hair works lol?

2 Answers

You probably have low porosity hair. Did you take the float test? That's the best way to determine what porosity you have. The Float Test: Take a couple of strands of hair from your comb or brush and drop them into a bowl of water. Let them sit for 2-4 minutes. If your hair floats, you have low porosity. If it sinks, you have high porosity. http://www.naturallycurly.com/texture-typing/hair-porosity
I agree with susonnahg... probably have low porosity hair.  Use rich butters for hydration.