Porosity and my hair...
Understanding the way your hair absorbs/or fails to absorbs moisture will help you on the way to a better hair care regime! So how do you know what category, whether it be, low, medium or high porosity your hair falls into?
It's time for the science:
The porosity test is a practical indicator of what category your hair fall into.
Firstly collect a few strands of your hair, next drop a strand of clean hair in a glass of water. If the strand immediately sinks to the bottom of the glass, your hair is of hihg porosity.
If it floats down to about midway in the glass, it's of normal porosity (this hair type retains moisture and shine pretty well).
If the strand floats towards the top of your glass or it takes a while for it to sink, your strands are mainly of low porosity. Meaning your hair may find it difficult to absorb water/moisture hence why it stayed at the top and did not float to the bottom of your glass.
Picking the right products for your hair...
Root2Tip specialise in creating a range of products suited to all hair types, including low, medium and high porosity hair!
Low porosity hair:
Strands find it hard to absorb moisture! Tightly packed cuticles that may need a little lift!
If you find it hard to get your hair to feel full and soft then try to use products after you have done an ACV rinse on your hair. Your hair needs an alkaline prep to raise the cuticles on the strands to get the moisture to sink in where needed!
Follow up with a water based moisturiser like our Honey rain juice, containing aloe and hydrolysed silk that will penetrate the shaft and leave the hair hydrated not weighed down.
Steam treatments are also excellent for this hair type, as well as clays, baking soda rinses and again products that lift the cuticle!
Medium porosity hair:
High porosity hair:
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