*Reference 3/31/15 "Need to Know: Natural Hair & Porosity (BONUS: Video)" post here.
In the naturally curly hair world, ‘hair porosity’ simply refers to the hair’s ability to absorb moisture. Depending on the condition of your hair, your cuticle layers could be very open- allowing a lot of moisture to enter. On the opposite end of the spectrum; your hair’s cuticle layers could be very tight and prevent moisture to penetrate it.
In simpler terms- High porosity means your hair is very porous and allows a lot of moisture in. Low porosity means that your hair is less porous and is resistant to moisture. Our hair acts much like a sponge, in the sense that it is capable of absorbing water and other substances from the environment, but it is also susceptible to losing important moisture and lipids (fats). When we maintain a equilibrium balance of moisture in our hair, it helps preserve its strength and shine. Porosity is also determined by how tightly the hair cuticle scales adhere to the surface of your hair shaft.
Learn you hair porosity level by reading a full break down on low, medium and high hair porosity here. A bonus hair porosity test video tutorial is included.
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