Im here to inform you about your hairthat you never may have known
There are 4 hairtypes all together that we all share, it starts with number and then letters each number has an A,B and C
Hair Porosity refers to how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture.It is affected by the flexible outer hair layer called the cuticle, which determines how easily moisture and oils pass in and out of your hair. For most, porosity is genetic, but it can also be affected by external factors such as exposure, heat treatments and chemical processing. Knowing your hair's porosity can help you choose the right products to keep your hair well-moisturized, supple, strong and shiny.
In order to check you hair porosity you can eiher do ... #1 – THE STRAND TEST Gently stretch a tiny section of curl strands from different areas of your head – front hairline, nape, crown and temple. Place the stretched curl between your thumb and finger and slide it up the hair strand from the tip towards the scalp. If your fingers move easily up the strand and it feels dense and hard, you have low porosity hair. If it feels smooth, you have normal porosity hair. And if the strand feels rough or dry or it breaks, you have high porosity hair. #2 – THE SHEDDING HAIR TEST Another way to check your hair porosity is to drop hair that’s been shed as a result of combing into a glass of water. If it floats, your hair is low porosity. If your hair sinks slowly, it has normal porosity, and if it sinks immediately, your hair is high porosity. #3 – THE H20 TEST To determine your hair porosity level using water, spritz a small section of curls with water and watch how your hair reacts – does your hair absorb the water quickly (indicating high porosity) or does it remain on top (indicating a low porosity level)?
Characteristics of Low Porosity Curly Hair Curls take a long time to dry. Products tend to build up on curls rather than absorb. Natural oils don’t readily penetrate, but rather sit on your hair. Curls take much longer to get fully saturated when you wet them. Characteristics of Normal Porosity Curly Hair Curls are full of bounce and elasticity. Requires very little maintenance. Easily accepts and retains moisture inside the cuticle. Holds styles well and can be colored with good results. Characteristics of High Porosity Curly Hair Curls easily absorb water, however, it requires more products. Curls often look and feel dry. Curls are often frizzy. Curls dry quickly.
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