Hair porosity can be confusing to understand, but it’s actually rather simple. Porosity is your hair’s ability to absorb moisture and is broken down into three categories: low, normal and high. … If you have low porosity, it means your cuticles are a little tight and pretty resistant to receiving water and moisture.
High porosity can be either inherent or from damage as the strands with this type of hair have gaps and holes in the hair’s cuticle. … The problem is not gettingmoisture in but keeping it in as the raised cuticle can receive as much as it can loose.
Damaged hair is more porous than healthy hair. Chemical treatments like coloring, chemical straighteners, and heat applications can cause hair to become overlyporous.
When your hair is highly porous it will often feel dry. However, it could very well absorb a great deal of water. … While it’s true that your hair will absorb more water when wet, unfortunately, it will also lose water at a faster rate as it dries. Your haircuticles cannot ad
equately retain moisture.
This will also affect how your hair reacts to colours. Low porosity my struggle to take colour and often a deep cleansing shampoo is required to help open the hair follicles. While high porosity will absorb colours faster so when applying toners that may not take on some hair it will grab the toner colour and temporarily stain the hair.
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