Hair Question: My Hair Is Low Porosity But Acts Like High Porosity Hair!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Question: "I did the porosity test on my and my daughter's hair.our hair floated on make sure I did it again on fresh washed hair same thing according to the test we have low po hair.the problem is our hair acts like high porosity's always dry,it relaxes easy,when we wash it dries very there any products that will help.I am totally confused now LOL. Thanks for any help you can give"

Advice: I completely understand your frustration and confusion. It seems as though your hair is appearing as Low Porosity hair yet, in fact, it has all the characteristics of High Porosity hair! Huh? Not to worry. There is a possible solution. I would assess your hair based on the actual behaviour of the hair itself. If you're noticing that your hair:

  • Dries very fast
  • Always feels dry
  • Easily processes with chemical treatments
  • Tends to feel rough due to raised cuticles
Chances are....

You have High Porosity hair and I would treat it as such! High porosity hair is usually caused by chemical treatments, heat appliances or weather. There are several products and techniques you can implement that will help your hair retain moisture i.e. use a protein reconstructor/treatment at least once a week to help fill in the cracks along the hair shaft that's causing moisture to escape the strands, use a pH balanced leave-in conditioner (i.e. Aloe Vera Juice mixed with some water and oils), ACV rinses (Apple Cider Vinegar | 1 part ACV 3 parts water) at least once a week to close the cuticles promoting shine and moisture etc. Implementing a few of these techniques will get you well on your way to healthier stronger hair!

Here are a few articles I wrote regarding Hair Porosity:

Hairlicious Inc. |  5 Signs Indicating You Have High Porosity Hair

Hairlicious Inc. |  5 Signs Indicating You Have Low Porosity Hair 

I hope this was beneficial in helping you understand and care for your hair!

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  1. Thanks Sunshyne for getting an answer so quickly.Now I know where to start.And what to do for my daughter and myself. You rock girl.

  2. Thanks Sunshyne you have helped me a lot.Now I can purchase a few things that will help .betty Gomez..

    1. I'm happy to hear this was helpful to you. Happy Hair Journey!!