@the_natural_tribe - Hair Porosity
Porosity is the measure of the hairs ability to absorb moisture.
Know your porosity?
The Float Test
It starts by Fill a glass or bowl with water.
•Take a couple strands of your clean hair and put them in the water.r Clean hair is important results maybe altered because of build ups.
Watch it for 2-4 minutes.
•If your hair sinks immediately, it has high porosity. Your hair absorbed the water quickly and sank quickly.
•If your hair is still floating 4 minutes later, it has low porosity. I have low porosity hair (see my float test pic below).
•If your hair is slowly sinking, you have normal porosity.
The Slide Test
Grab a strand of hair on your head.
Starting from the end of your hair, slide your fingers up the hair shaft towards your scalp.
•If you have a bumpy ride, you have high porosity hair. •If your hair felt smooth, you have low porosity hair
The Spray Bottle Test
Take a small section of your hair and pin the rest back.
Spray that section with a little water, just enough to mist it.
•If the water sits on top of your hair or beads up, you have low porosity hair.
•If your hair absorbs the water quickly, you have high porosity hair.
•If the water sits on your hair for several minutes then is absorbed, you have normal porosity hair.
•Cuticles are closed, so moisture does not enter easily.
•Products sit on your hair,inability of the product to penetrate into the hair.
•Hair takes a long time to dry
Looks healthy but doesn’t have much elasticity or volume
How to care for low porosity hair:
•Use heat to open the cuticles to let the moisture in (hot water, heated deep conditioners, etc.). Use of hair dryer at low temperature,Or wrap a hot towel around your head.
•Use lighter products. Argan oil and grapeseed oil are good light oils.
•Reducing build up is key. Build up on low porosity hair makes it more difficult for the moisture to make it’s way to your hair. Washing with clay and apple cider vinegar to remove build up on low porosity hair. - #AfricansGoneNatural - 11 days ago