Porosity

lorennys86lorennys86 Posts: 3Registered Users
Does it matter when you perform this test? Freshly washed hair ( no product) or with product in hair?

Thanks !

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  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Best results from freshly washed, no product hair; and use room temp water.
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    What is the test?? I need to do this..

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Float test is notoriously unreliable. I wouldn't waste the time. Best thing is to run fingers from tip to root. If it's smooth and squeaks, it low porosity. If it's bumpy, it's high porosity. If it's in between, it's normal.

    Drying time is also a good indicator of porosity. My productless hair used to take about six hours to dry after towel drying and diffusing for a bit. I don't have a lot of hair, so that's a fairly long time.
    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
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  • glitzycoilzglitzycoilz Posts: 13Registered Users
    Thank you for breaking it down, I didn't know the differences

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