5 Signs Indicating You Have High Porosity Hair

Friday, January 24, 2014

Does Your Hair...


1. Dry very quickly after washing it?
2. Tangle easily, even after you've thoroughly detangled it?
3. Always feel dry and/or brittle after moisturizing?
4. Absorb products easily? Is it thirsty?
5. Have a low shine/sheen?

Porosity is the hair's ability to absorb moisture. This is determined by the condition of the hair's cuticle layer (the overlapping scales of the hair shaft), and is rated as low, normal, and high.

Hair that has a high porosity tends to have raised cuticles and the hair too-readily absorbs moisture. Overly-porous hair also releases moisture easily, thus; becoming dry and prone to damage. Perms and straighteners will process much faster in high-porosity hair. Having highly porous hair does not mean your hair is damaged, it just means you have to use different methods when taking care of it :)

Quick Tips:

  • Add a mixture of Water and Aloe Vera Juice in a spray bottle (1/4 AVJ, 3/4 Water). Use this before adding your leave-in conditioner.
  • Add 1-2 tsps of Aloe Vera Juice in your deep conditioner to lower the pH balance of the conditioner.
  • Do an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse 1-2x/week after you shampoo or co-wash your hair. Apple Cider Vinegar is known to lower the pH balance in the hair and close the cuticles allowing your hair to hold on to moisture.
  • Use Roux Porosity Control Conditioner weekly as a quick condition or 1 tbsp in your moisturizing deep conditioner.


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15 comments

  1. I've noticed that my hair has gotten more porous so this came right on time. Thanks!

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    1. Your very welcome. Thanks for reading! It could be something you've recently started adding to your regimen. Possibly more heat? Hard water? Alkaline products?

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  2. Great post. My hair is the polar opposite of #1 - or so it feels! lol

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    1. Thank you girlie! So your hair takes forever to dry?! Hmmm that's interesting. Would you consider yourself high or low porosity?

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  3. Thank for the info..it is very helpful…does this info apply to natural hair as well?? Thanks

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    1. Thank you for reading. Yes, it applies to natural hair as well :)

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  4. Now I know I have high porosity hair. Thanks Sunshyne!!

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    1. Same here hun. It's simple once you know how to deal with it. Thanks for reading :)

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  5. Can I use the aloe vera and water mix even while I have a protective style (single braids).

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    1. Of course you can. The mixture will help moisturize and strengthen your hair while you are in the braids. If you want you can add glycerin and oils etc.

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  6. Thanks for the post now I know why my hair is always dry n tangle easily

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    1. Your very welcome. Glad this post helped you.

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  7. Omg!!! This definitely helps me understand my hair better!!thx

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  8. My hair started out very low porosity, but since then it's gotten really really high porosity. Hopefully this will help. Thanks!

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  9. This sounds like my hair. Thanks for the information.

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