If you've found that maintaining your curls has been an uphill battle, don't worry - it might not be because of the products or styling techniques you're using. The real issue may actually lie in how well-hydrated and nourished your hair is! It's important to identify its porosity level so that no matter what type of product regime you have going on, each strand gets all moisture essential for natural healthiness.
What Is Hair Porosity?
Understanding your hair porosity is a critical part of caring for natural hair. Knowing which type you have - low, medium, or high - will play an important role in finding the right moisturizer and keeping breakage to a minimum. Erikajoy from StyldLife says, "it's even more essential than determining curl type". If you find moisture easily slides off strands then that’s an indication of having low porosity, but if it absorbs quickly and drips through like water down a window pane – that means higher levels on the absorbency scale and suggests high-porosity locks. Moderate porousness is somewhat balanced between both extremes. Understanding your porosity can help put together just the hairstyle routine you need!
How to Test Your Hair Porosity?
Ever tried to figure out your hair type? It's way easier than it looks! Just take a single strand of your locks, plop it into some water and wait - after fifteen minutes you can tell whether you have high porosity or low depending on if the strand floats or sinks. Try it today for beautiful results tomorrow!
What Your Hair Test Means
Knowing your hair porosity type is essential for taking proper care of those curls! Low porosity strands tend to float when submerged in water - meaning products may take longer than usual to penetrate through the cuticle. To make sure every curl gets what it needs, professionals recommend moisturizing with warm water and using a sealant product afterward. Different types of hair need different levels of TLC but definitely no less love! When combating dryness with medium and low porosity the problem comes with how quickly moisture can leave. Therefore, it is best to seal your hair once it is moisturized.
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