rinsing w/ cool water ???

bobo77bobo77 Posts: 105Registered Users
O.k. so i have a question.

I have pretty low porosity hair. I have a mix of fine and course strands in my head. fun huh ??? yeah, so anyways my question is this. the point of using cool/cold water rinses is to close the cuticles so that your hair can hold in more moisture and all right???

well, if I have low porosity hair should I not be rinsing with warm/hot water to open the cuticles to prepare my hair to let in the products that I may use to moisturize and style? so many times I run into products that just sit ontop of my strands instead of saturating them. It just sounds common sense to me that it would be the opposite for lp curlies.

let me know, thanks in advance.
Lovin my coils and my straight PJ'ism
Been natural for about 3 years but Bc'd July 2010
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,136Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I agree with you. I usually wash with warm hair, since low porosity means your cuticles are already on the closed side. I wouldn't wash with hot water though. I am always afraid I might burn my hair that way.
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    How did you figure out how porous your hair was?

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  • bobo77bobo77 Posts: 105Registered Users
    curlybran wrote: »
    How did you figure out how porous your hair was?

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App

    well, they say, people with high porosity hair have usually had some type of damage,(heat, chemical, etc...)

    w/ that in mind i am natural and have been for years, so i have no chemical damage and i never put heat on my hair. anyways, aside from that...

    my hair takes forever to dry, many products sit on my strands and need some real coaxing to get to saturation, and i have to do some scrunching for water to actually wet my hair.
    Lovin my coils and my straight PJ'ism
    Been natural for about 3 years but Bc'd July 2010
    FAVORITE PRODUCTS:
    Oyin hair dew,CJSL, AOMM,OSHP
    Giovanni smooth as silk conditioner
    Bed Head moisture maniac
    Jojoba oil,Amla oil,AVPWHG,
    Ojon restorative hair treatment
    Mozeke CHB, Fleurzty CNC
    CurlyKinks Coil Jam, Satin Roots
    Nubian Heritage Mango butter
    Ok ok ok........I'll stop for now.
    http://aunaturalbounette.wordpress.com/
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    Ya I haven't dyed, heated anything in almost 2 years

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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,136Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    bobo77 wrote: »
    curlybran wrote: »
    How did you figure out how porous your hair was?

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App

    well, they say, people with high porosity hair have usually had some type of damage,(heat, chemical, etc...)

    w/ that in mind i am natural and have been for years, so i have no chemical damage and i never put heat on my hair. anyways, aside from that...

    my hair takes forever to dry, many products sit on my strands and need some real coaxing to get to saturation, and i have to do some scrunching for water to actually wet my hair.

    I sent my hair in to Live Curly Live Free - Home and purchased the Curl Wizard. However, like bobo77 said, low porosity hair does take an extremely long time to dry and product tends to sit on top of it, instead of being absorbed into it.
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Posts: 193Registered Users
    I have never sent my hair off to be professionally analyzed, but I believe I am low porosity because I have no heat/chemical damage. I also did the strand-in-water test and my hair floated for over an hour before I got bored with the test.

    So with that out of the way...I believe that cool water rinses are beneficial for my hair. My hair texture is cottony/soft but the rinses make it feel kind of slick/silky (at least until it dries). I don't really like the feel of my hair immediately after cool rinsing, BUT I have found that my hair stays moisturized longer--maybe 4 days without refreshing, as opposed to 2 when I warm-water rinse.

    I would say experiment with it and see what works for you.
  • NaturallyNikéNaturallyNiké Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I still always do ACV rinses and rinse with cool water AFTER the moisture...

    But you wanna wash with warm water BEFORE moisture/conditioner to lift your cuticles...Remember the issue with low porosity hair, is that it takes a while to absorb moisture, you wanna to enable your hair to do that...

    I shampoo my hair with Dr.Bronner's Castile soap, which is an alkaline to assist in lifting the cuticles...
    Niké (Nee-Kay):nike:

    My world of curls
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    Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
  • curlyberrycurlyberry Posts: 549Registered Users
    I tend to rinse with warm water and then end the rinse with a 5-10 second cold water rinse.
    Type 4, fine/high density, high porosity
    Last Relaxer - March '11
    BC - August '11

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  • bobo77bobo77 Posts: 105Registered Users
    thanks for the input ladies. I guess i will just experiment and see what my hair does best with.
    Lovin my coils and my straight PJ'ism
    Been natural for about 3 years but Bc'd July 2010
    FAVORITE PRODUCTS:
    Oyin hair dew,CJSL, AOMM,OSHP
    Giovanni smooth as silk conditioner
    Bed Head moisture maniac
    Jojoba oil,Amla oil,AVPWHG,
    Ojon restorative hair treatment
    Mozeke CHB, Fleurzty CNC
    CurlyKinks Coil Jam, Satin Roots
    Nubian Heritage Mango butter
    Ok ok ok........I'll stop for now.
    http://aunaturalbounette.wordpress.com/
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    bobo77 wrote: »
    curlybran wrote: »
    How did you figure out how porous your hair was?

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App

    well, they say, people with high porosity hair have usually had some type of damage,(heat, chemical, etc...)

    w/ that in mind i am natural and have been for years, so i have no chemical damage and i never put heat on my hair. anyways, aside from that...

    my hair takes forever to dry, many products sit on my strands and need some real coaxing to get to saturation, and i have to do some scrunching for water to actually wet my hair.

    I sent my hair in to Live Curly Live Free - Home and purchased the Curl Wizard. However, like bobo77 said, low porosity hair does take an extremely long time to dry and product tends to sit on top of it, instead of being absorbed into it.

    Or you can do the water test.

    Pluck a hair or use a shed hair.

    Wash it with dish detergent.

    Fill a cup with water.

    Drop the squeaky hair in gently. Don't push it down, just drop it on top of the water.

    See how long it takes it to sink. Immediately, you're probably high porosity. Doesn't or takes a long time, you're likely low.

    Jen :D


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