Hair porosity is your hairs ability to absorb moisture. Knowing your porosity level will help you determine which products will be mostly suitable for daily and weekly maintenance of your hair. Having low porosity hair means that the cuticles lay in a flat direction and holds on to the cortex tightly, not allowing moisture to penetrate your hair stands easily. If you ave high porosity hair it is the opposite. The hair cuticles are raised and allow moisture to enter and leave the hair freely, which is not a good thing. We all want to maintain moisture. Moisturized skin and hair are goals !!!!! Right? So how do we know if we have low or high porosity hair, well there area few things that you can do. The easiest test is:
- Take a few strands of your hair. Make sure that the strands are clean, if they are dirty or have product on the hair, the test will not be as accurate.
- Fill a glass with water (not too hot or too cold)
- Put the hair in the water and observe for about 5 minutes. If your hair sinks to the bottom really fast, then my friend you have high porosity hair. If it stays to the top of the water than you have low porosity hair.If it goes to the bottom of the glass at a normal rate, than you have normal porosity hair.
This test can be done on both hair extensions and your natural hair. We want to know what kind of hair do you have ? High or low? I will share the results on our social media today as well.
Wednesday we will have a little cheat sheet on porosity.
Team Blushing !