Hair Porosity!!

Hey Everyone, im sort of a rookie to Naturally curly.com.. i cant even begin to tell you just how long it took for me to figure out how to post a new thread! >.< But anyways... I Decided to do the porosity test to find out what kind of porosity my hair had.... I did both tests described in the Hair Types column on this website under Porosity... I smoothed my hair strand upward and felt some bumps, but when i put a strand in water, it floated on the top.. Do i have High porosity or Low porosity?? Im super Confused! :sad2:

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  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    This article gives you other characteristics of high, normal, and low porosity hair. It will help you better determine your hair's porosity. http://kendrathaler-hair.blogspot.com/2012/11/hair-tip-48-hair-porosity.html?m=1
    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.
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The float test can be unreliable. I've seen instances where someone's hair floated, but they later found out it was actually normal or even low porosity. Instead, I would look at the strand test and how your hair usually behaves. The link Ml001posted has good info. If you want a definitive answer, you can also order a hair analysis from here.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed

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