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nmartin99nmartin99 Posts: 2Registered Users
I have been dying my hair for years and years, and recently I have been bleaching and straightening. After my last bleach I determined I needed some help. I made the mistake of bleaching twice within two days due to a horrible color blend of orange and pink from my first attempt. I did the slip and slide test on my hair and noticed that it was very very bumpy which meant I had High porosity it said. But what exactly does this mean?

I was told to do a Mayo treatment on my hair, but is that going to help based on the porosity of my hair?

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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,782Registered Users
    nmartin99 wrote: »
    I have been dying my hair for years and years, and recently I have been bleaching and straightening. After my last bleach I determined I needed some help. I made the mistake of bleaching twice within two days due to a horrible color blend of orange and pink from my first attempt. I did the slip and slide test on my hair and noticed that it was very very bumpy which meant I had High porosity it said. But what exactly does this mean?

    I was told to do a Mayo treatment on my hair, but is that going to help based on the porosity of my hair?
    Here's an article that may help you:
    Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly
    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!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Highly porous hair benefits from protein treatments, followed immediately by a deep treatment.

    You could try Curl Junkie Repair me, which is a good protein treatment, and follow up with Curl Junkie Rehab (no, I don't work for the company LOL).

    There are probably equally good drugstore versions - I just happen to like the CJ products a lot. I don't know about mayo - I do think it may make the shower very slippery so watch out if you use that.

    A few protein/deep treatments will help a lot. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.
    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:
  • curlyhoneybcurlyhoneyb Posts: 267Registered Users
    nmartin99 wrote: »
    I have been dying my hair for years and years, and recently I have been bleaching and straightening. After my last bleach I determined I needed some help. I made the mistake of bleaching twice within two days due to a horrible color blend of orange and pink from my first attempt. I did the slip and slide test on my hair and noticed that it was very very bumpy which meant I had High porosity it said. But what exactly does this mean?

    I was told to do a Mayo treatment on my hair, but is that going to help based on the porosity of my hair?

    I'm not sure of your hair type, but here are some treatments that could help...

    Biolage Conditioning Balm with aloe (this stuff works wonders for all kinds of curly hair!)

    Aphogee (a protein treatment)

    L'oreal Mega Moisture Creme (comes in a light yellow tub w/dark green top)

    Baba de Caracol (Dominican conditioner; don't be put off by ingredients)

    Crece Pelo (Dominican conditioner)

    Lanza Manuka Honey conditioner

    natural remedies: avocado/honey
    mayo can help, esp. for protein

    I'm no expert, but it sounds like the high porosity comes from damage caused by the excessive dyeing/bleaching/straightening. Maybe you should try to focus on nourishing your hair with deep conditioners and nurse it back to health. Too many chemicals can roughen the cuticle and weaken your hair, plus the manipulation from straightening can hurt it, too.

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