How do you know what your porosity is?

CurlyFries314CurlyFries314 Registered Users Posts: 40
I have no clue how to figure that one out. My hair fully dries with no product in 1-2 hours if I leave it down. Don't know if that helps..


  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Registered Users Posts: 2,075 Curl Neophyte
    Based on drying time this could indicate high porosity. Does your hair drink up moisture or do some products tend to sit on your hair?

    You might want to try the Goosefootprints analysis: Hair Analysis Physical properties of your hair by GoosefootPrints
    It's highly recommended by so many curlies! I've been meaning to get it done for a while now - hopefully I'll have the time this weekend :)
    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
    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:
  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    My hair dried within 2 hours with no product, so I thought I was high porosity. Got a hair analysis and it came back with low porosity. I recommend a hair analysis as well. I did the LCLF one and got a little less information than I expected I would, so I would recommend the Goosefootprints one as well.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • CurlyFries314CurlyFries314 Registered Users Posts: 40
    With product it soaks it up, and it takes 1-2 hours to dry my hair with nothing in it. My hair is at my bra strap so if know it takes a little longer because of the length

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