If my hair DOESNT dry fast, could i still be porous?!

LovemybabyLovemybaby Registered Users Posts: 234
My hair takes quite a few hours to air dry.. But when i run my hand up a strand i think.it does catch. Am i highly porous, or less porous if it catches but dries SLOW?

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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
    Does your hair tangle easily, even after you thoroughly detangled it previously? If so, that's a sign of high porosity.

    One section of my hair takes a while to dry, but overall, my hair dries quickly--especially if the dew point and the humidity is low.

    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Registered Users Posts: 234
    Im high dews mostly where i live, and yeah i think im high porosity! Thanks! :)

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    You mean your hair takes a long time to dry with or without product? Do you have damage, does your hair do well with coconut oil or hydrolysed protein?

    Those tests have been debunked, it's better to use common sense and think about how your hair behaves, or have a hair analysis if you are still confused.
    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Junk Science - Hair Porosity Tests / Float or Sink
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Registered Users Posts: 234
    I rhink products what makes it take a while to dry, i think i am porous, thank u!

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  • CurliniCurlini Registered Users Posts: 258 Curl Neophyte
    Firefox - what does it mean if your hair does better with hydrolysed protein than with coconut oil?
    Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie conditioners, Elucence moisture balancing, Darcy's pumpkin seed, Mop Top Daily
    Gels: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ Curl Queen, UFDCM, Mop Top Curly Custard, KCCC (wish it didn't take so long to dry!), CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Weekly PT (CJ Repair Me) & DT
    Icequeen method
    CG since Aug. 08, still a lot to learn


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