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*M!x*Ch!ck**M!x*Ch!ck* Posts: 154Registered Users
If you need help finding and understanding your hair porosity

Here is a video this girl is very helpful

Buying products for curly hair - YouTube

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  • curlylocs232curlylocs232 Posts: 143Registered Users
    That was really helpful! Thank you for posting xXx
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    Fun way of explaining the subject!
    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!
  • *M!x*Ch!ck**M!x*Ch!ck* Posts: 154Registered Users
    You welcome

    And Yess she did made it fun
    && very helpfully

    I wish she made more videos she had pretty hair !!
  • missmmmissmm Posts: 22Registered Users
    Soo helpful. Thx luv (:

    Sent from my LS670 using CurlTalk App
    MM
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Wow! What a terrific, helpful video. I've been on nc.com for years and I still learned stuff. Thanks so much for posting. :wav:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • DominicanwithcurlsDominicanwithcurls Posts: 3Registered Users
    Love this video. Thanks

    Sent from my HUAWEI-M835 using CurlTalk App
  • *M!x*Ch!ck**M!x*Ch!ck* Posts: 154Registered Users
    Np :)
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It was fun.

    Am I the only one that didn't think it gave really good information?? She used the float test for porosity--a notoriously poor test that frequently yields the wrong result. Running your fingers from tip to root is just as easy and yields better results.

    I could go on with other points that I felt were too simplistic or misleading, but won't.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    It was fun.

    Am I the only one that didn't think it gave really good information?? She used the float test for porosity--a notoriously poor test that frequently yields the wrong result. Running your fingers from tip to root is just as easy and yields better results.

    I could go on with other points that I felt were too simplistic or misleading, but won't.

    It would be curious to find out if they still feel this way since it was posted in 2011. The curliest of curly hair (kinky) may not have a shine, but a sheen because of the reflection of light from the hair type. This is without oil or other "shine" products added.

    Since the time I posted my response, I have learned more about porosity and hair texture. According to two hair stylists who examined my hair, highly porous hair feels "mushy" even when dry. On the website, The Natural Haven, there is an article about porosity dated January 9, 2013.

    My hair texture is mostly fine, with some medium strands, and I have a lot so it is voluminous. I always thought my strands were medium to coarse, with a few fine strands.

    Concerning my hair, the stylists said my hair is not mushy, and is not highly porous. They also said that fine hair sometimes tangles easily, especially when long, even if it is not highly porous. My friend's daughter's hair tangles very easily, and it is stick straight and fine. I did the finger strand test, and it was bumpy and smooth at the same time; everywhere there was a kink or part of a curl was the feel of a "bump".

    Silicones have never blocked moisture from my hair; just gave me slippery hair. In other words, I had a shiny afro or afro puffs.

    Final verdict: Still out. Will talk to more stylists and do more research to verify my texture and porosity.
    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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