What is hair porosity? Porosity is basically your hairs ability to retain mositure and absorb water and can be measured many different ways. One of the easiest ways you can measure your porosity level at home is by conducting a “Float test.”
1. Simply take a few strands of hair, preferably freshly washed hair, and place the strands in a glass bowl of room temperature water.
2. If the strand/strands sink to the bottom then you have high porosity hair. If the strand/strands float then you have low porosity hair.
So… you know your hair’s porosity level. What next?
Being aware of your hair’s porosity level helps determine not only what products you should use, but it helps you decide what methods of sealing and maintaining moisture you should include in your regimine.
I am going to conduct a porosity test tonight on my hair and make a separate post tomorrow. I haven’t done a test in a few months, so I am excited about the results!
Do you know your hairs porosity levels? How important is porosity? Have you done a float test?
Share your thoughts and comments below!
Tata, for now!
Always remember: You are Fearfully, Wonderfully and “Beautifully mane.”