What is your hair's porosity?


 

WHAT IS POROSITY?

Porosity is the ability of the hair to absorb water. It can be low, medium or high. It is important to know the porosity of your hair as it enables you to choose the best products and to optimize the maintenance of your hair.

 

Low porosity means that your hair cuticles are very closed. It doesn't breathe well and lacks moisture because water has difficulty penetrating the hair shaft. The hair looks shiny and dry and has difficulty absorbing water.

In general your hair has low porosity if:

- It take time for water to penetrate the hair and it also comes out slowly.

- Products tend to stay on the hair instead of penetrating it.

- The hair has a rather shiny appearance

- The hair respond best to light oils such as argan and sweet almond.

If the description above describes your hair:

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High porosity means that the cuticles of your hair are too open . They absorb water quickly but do not retain it. Hair quickly becomes dry, is brittle and fragile.

In general, your hair has high porosity if:

  • Water comes in quickly and comes out quickly
  • The hair needs a lot of products to stay moisturized
  • Has a duller appearance
  • Likes butters and more consistent oils ex: shea butter
  • Are damaged by perms, coloring or too much heat

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Medium porosity means your hair cuticles are slightly open. Water is absorbed adequately and the hair remains well hydrated.

In general, your hair has medium porosity if:

  • Water and other treatments penetrate well and the hair remains moisturized
  • The hair is easy to maintain
  • The hair is healthy

The hair routine for medium porosity hair depends on the objectives and the hairstyles (eg "blow out" vs. "twist out"). Alternating between moisturizing and intense nourishing care is recommended. This type of hair reacts well to both of our lines. A person with medium porosity hair can then opt for richer products with the range for high porosity or lighter but full of nutrients with our low porous hair care system. Finally, remember that it is especially important not to damage the hair to avoid increasing its porosity.

Click on this link to discover the leave-in conditioning lotion or the hair conditioner for low porosity.

Click on this link to discover the leave-in conditioner cream or the conditioner for porous hair .