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Porosity Test?

Post by TiffNotANY on 12th February 2011, 12:24 pm

I was reading about porosity and I see a lot of ladies say they have high or medium porosity. I did a test, putting a strand of hair in water and seeing how long it takes to sink. My hair took a minute to sink but not all the way down to the bottom, I didn't want to wait any longer for it to drop lol. But what does it mean since it took a minute to start descending?
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Re: Porosity Test?

Post by meepmeep1101 on 12th February 2011, 12:45 pm

It could be just normal, but you can also see how long it takes for your hair to dry when you get done washing it. My hair is about 4-5 inches and when i use to wash it and had high porosity hair, it took like 1-3 hours to dry. And after treating it, it takes about 5-6 hours to dry. I base it on drying time.
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Post by Madeaj on 12th February 2011, 12:51 pm

Tiff, I think it means its normal. The glass of water test that I saw on another forum (can't think which one) said if it sinks immediately, its too porous (not good) if floats for two minutes its not porous enough.

A good test is the feel test. When your hair is wet without product, does it feel hard or rubbery or just clean. Rubbery or smooshy wet hair is a sign of too porous. Hard, crunchy dry wet hair is a sign it is not porous enough. if you like the feel of your wet hair, its probably okay.

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Post by TiffNotANY on 12th February 2011, 12:59 pm

Thank you ladies Very Happy .
@meep, it usually takes 4 hours for my hair to dry.
@madeaj, my hair feels CLEAN! lol... I thought it was the honey & aussie moist but I'll let me hair take the credit lol.
I thought a minute was too long at first but I'm glad it's normal.
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