Ever notice that the moisture you hoped would penetrate your curls (or scalp) only seems to sit on top of the surface? Does it often feel like you have more product build-up versus actually nourishment? Then you may have low porosity locks!
Hair with low porosity can often feel limp or waxy because the cuticle does not properly retain moisture on its own. Want to know where your curls fall on the scale? Try the water test!
Just fill a clear glass with water, place one strand of hair in the water. If it floats,your hair is considered “low” or less absorbent to water. If it sinks to the bottom, your hair has a higher porosity, and it if it stays in the middle, consider your strands "normal."
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