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Trying to figure out if I'm LP

CurlyGinger93CurlyGinger93 Posts: 18Registered Users
I "think" I'm LP. My hair takes hours to dry without product and with a LI it would take overnight.

My hair gets buildup quickly and responds TERRIBLY to pure oils. It looks stringy and wet. It won't go away until I wash out the oil.

I never feel like my hair absorbs DTs, it just never feels any different.

Is it possible I'm low porosity?

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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    Yes, that sounds like signs of low porosity to me.
    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
  • centralvalleygirlcentralvalleygirl Posts: 16Registered Users
    I have low porosity hair and my hair hates oil. Even if I use a drop of it on sopping wet hair and my hair is long, it gets very flat and stringy looking. My hair also takes a very long time to dry. Even in the summers my roots in the back of my head stay wet for hours.
    2C & 3B curls
    Low Porosity
    Med Density
    Fine width

    My hair hates Wheat protein
    Shampoo: L'Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Shampoo
    Conditioner: Aussie Moist
    Leave In: GVP The Conditioner

    Protein treatment: GVP knock off of K-Pak
    currently loving Curls in a bottle and Curl Keeper
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    From what you've said it sounds like low porosity hair, so try treating your hair as such and see what happens.

    Might be worth getting a hair analysis though, just to be sure :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright: