I read a few articles recently about porosity,
Finding the Right Identity for Your Hair Type
How to Deal with High-porosity Hair
and have concluded that my hair is very porous (or high porosity). This is a condition that most curlies have to deal with because the hair is not able to maintain moisture due to all of the twists and bends of the hair shaft. Natural hair oils are not able to travel down the hair shaft to the ends. If you are not sure, one indication that you may have high porosity is if your hair dries very quickly, after washing (or co-washing) and it becomes puffy, frizzy, brittle and crunchy. So after reading a series of other articles and watching youtube videos, like the one below,
I decided I needed to try and do something about it.
Very porous hair can be treated, but what I have learned is that the hair is damaged down to the cuticle. A damaged cuticle doesn’t close. When it doesn’t close, then the moisture received from washing is not retained and is released just as fast, if not faster, from the hair. This can actually dry your hair out even more!
The appearance of the hair depends largely on the health of the cuticle, the protective sheath of the whole hair. -Dr. Neil Persadsingh-
So, I went out and bought some Roux Porosity Control Corrector and Conditioner
and decided to give it a try. It is suppose to help restore the ph levels in the hair, as well as help the cuticles in the hair shaft to close. I can’t tell yet since I’ve only used it once, but I will use it a few more times before I report the results. So, stay tuned. . .
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