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Normal Porosity acting more like High porosity?

OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    That is interesting! I'm curious to the reason as well.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
    This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
    CoWash: various
    DT: various

    Leave-in
    : CR L/I Collection, various
    Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
    Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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
  • bliss611bliss611 Posts: 238Registered Users
    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.
    3B curls
    Medium texture
    Normal elasticity
    High porosity
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    Ondulee wrote: »
    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.
    bliss611 wrote: »
    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.

    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
    This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
    CoWash: various
    DT: various

    Leave-in
    : CR L/I Collection, various
    Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
    Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
    *experimenting and loving it!

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