grey/white hair and porosity

rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
my hair is normal porosity, but seems to have characteristics of high since i've stopped coloring it. it takes almost 4 hrs to dry, so that confirms it is not high porosity (plus it hates oils). however, the white hairs lose moisture quickly, i need to put a lot of product (leave in, sealant....) to keep it from drying out during the day.
any of you noticed a difference in your grey/white hair as far as moisture is concerned? how do you combat it?

3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: curl junkie 
sealants - jane carter nourish & shine

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    When I had my hair analysis done I sent both grey hairs and my natural colored hairs. My analysis came back as having normal porosity.
    I will say my hair feels drier and more porous, but doesn't necessarily act that way. I haven't made any changes in my usual product yet.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair is low to normal porosity and my grey hair is no different from my dark hair.
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • SojSoj Posts: 45Registered Users Curl Novice
    My hair is coming in white, not grey, and the strands are still fine but noticeably coarser (or less fine?) than my youthful hair.

    I don't have enough of it yet to say anything definitive about how it behaves; but it does behave differently.

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