Thursday, 6 May 2010


Does your hair constantly feel dry after moisturizing ???
Does your hair feel dry and brittle despite the amount of times you deep condition?
Is your hair dry and frizzy throughout the day?
If you answered "yes" to all, you may be suffering from hair porosity issues. READ MORE!!!

Porosity is the hair's ability to absorb moisture. This is determined by the condition of the hair's cuticle layer (the overlapping scales of the hair shaft), and is rated as low, normal, and high. With normal healthy hair, the cuticle is compact and prevents the penetration of the hair shaft by moisture (both moisture going in & moisture coming out). 
Low Porosity

Low porosity is when the cuticle of the hair shaft is compact and does not allow moisture to enter or leave the hair shaft..

Its very hard to process and extremely resistant to chemical services...

In this case I would suggest using a porosity conditioner a few days before relaxer/color so that your relaxer or color takes better

Overly Porous

Overly Porous hair is the result of damage...Either, chemical, heat damage, chlorine, and sun damage.
Overly porous hair is usually dry ,brittle and breaks easily...Feels moisturized or soft when wet but when your hair dries it loses its moisture. It has an open cuticle that both absorbs and releases moisture easily..It processes too quickly and caution must be taken taken when a chemical service is performed.

1.Get an Acid Shampoo & Conditioner:
Roux Porosity Shampoo & Conditioner, Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo
2.Do an Acidic Rinse:
Apple Cider Vinegar (Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of cool water. Poor this mixture over the hair as a final rinse after shampooing & conditioning. Rinse in cool water.)
3.Do a light Protein Treatment (Products with wheat protein like Mizani Moisturefuse mends individual exterior scales along the cuticle)

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