Have You Taken The Test?

Have You Taken The Test?

Have You Taken The Test

Hair porosity is the hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. There are three types of hair porosity.

Low Porosity – Cuticles are tightly clamped down, preventing moisture from entering the hair. Low porosity hair often takes longer to saturate with water, including natural oils. As a result they sit on the hair, causing buildup. Normal Porosity – A delicate balance between low and high porosity, this type of hair can hold moisture for an extended period of time. Therefore, it holds styles well and accepts color more easily. High Porosity – Highly porous hair has raised cuticles, allowing moisture to go in and out quickly. This type is often characterized by frizzy, straw-like hair.

So how do you take the porosity test? Simply drop hair that has been shed while combing into a glass of water. If the hair floats, it is low porosity. If the hair slowly sinks, it has normal porosity. If it sinks immediately, the hair is high porosity. 

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