Are you wondering if your hair is low porosity?
“Porosity” is a buzzword in the natural hair community, but what does it mean?
According to the Pivot Point Salon Fundamentals Cosmetology Textbook, “porosity is the hair’s ability to absorb moisture, liquids or chemicals.”
So if the hair is showing signs of low porosity, it usually means that your cuticle has a hard time lifting. That means it’s hard for your hair to absorb products.
The signs of low porosity hair are not always clear
But what if I told you that there are a number of people with hair that resembles having low porosity but it really doesn’t?
There are a number of women whose hair shows signs of the inability to absorb products and it’s all because they simply have not thoroughly cleansed their hair.
That’s right. Hair that has not been properly cleansed with a shampoo containing surfactants is likely to collect tons of buildup which leads to the hair being unable to accept/absorb the product.