Porosity Changes with Room Humidity

GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
Does your hair porosity change according to the room humidity? Mine seems to do so.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
 *This list is not exhaustive...
CoWash: various
DT: various
Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
Spritz/Sealant:not now
*experimenting and loving it!

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  • bliss611bliss611 Registered Users Posts: 238
    From what I understand, porosity can't change with changes in humidity. What can happen is that you hair looks and acts different in different humidity.

    What exactly have you noticed?
    3B curls
    Medium texture
    Normal elasticity
    High porosity
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
    If it's in a room with low humidity, it will become dry, almost like straw. In a room with adequate humidity, it will feel soft and moisturized.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • bliss611bliss611 Registered Users Posts: 238
    See I don't think that indicates a change in porosity. High porosity hair tends to take in and lose moisture very easily - it's the basic nature of porous hair. So your hair is simply sucking in the moisture when it's there (higher humidity) and losing it when the air is dry.
    Mine is similar though I don't notice any real change room to room. But day to day - same deal.

    Do a lot of your styling products or LI con have humectants in them? From what I understand humectants increase the attracting and losing moisture depending on humidity (well dewpoints but close enough for our topic).
    3B curls
    Medium texture
    Normal elasticity
    High porosity
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
    Most of my styling products or LI con do have humectants in them.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!

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