Understanding your hair porosity is more important than knowing your curl type when it comes to properly caring for your hair. Take this short quiz to discover your hair's porosity once and for all!
How long does it take for your hair to absorb water?
It takes quite some time to absorb
It absorbs immediately
It absorbs in about a minute
How does your hair respond to protein?
My hair is brittle
My hair is stronger
I don't use protein products
How does your hair feel after using shampoo & deep conditioner?
Heavy and Limp
Does your hair take forever to dry?
Yes, I wake up and my hair is still wet
No, my hair dries pretty quickly
It dries in adequate amount of time.
What do you notice about your hair when it is manipulated while wet?
It stretches and lack bounce
It bounces back
How often do you use heat styling tools?
Products are best absorbed when hair is wet.
Either way works for me
Does your hair tangle easily?
YOUR HAIR IS: LOW POROSITY.
If you're low porosity, you're probably prone to build up. Consider heavy products sparingly or use lighter products to keep your hair from getting limp. Products that are too heavy and used in excess, can weigh your hair down.
YOUR HAIR IS: HIGH POROSITY
If you are high porosity, your hair benefits from a lot of moisture. Your hair is vulnerable to damage , so handle with care. Use thick-consistency, creamy products to help give your hair sheen and lock in moisture.
YOUR HAIR IS: NORMAL POROSITY
YOU ARE HAIR GOALS. If you have normal porosity your hair is typically healthy and easy to manage. You may want to alternate co-wash and low-poo for balance.