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KNOWING THE POROSITY OF YOUR HAIR

KNOWING YOUR POROSITY/THE POROSITY OF YOUR HAIR
 
What is Your Hair’s Porosity?
Your hair’s porosity is your hair’s ability to
accept or retain moisture.
 
Why is knowing your porosity so important ?
Knowing your porosity allows you to treat and
manage your hair most effectively with the right
routine for your strands. It is the first step in
managing your curl routine so you can get both the
styling results you want but the health result
well! So let’s get into it!
 
3 Tests to Know your Hair’s
Porosity
 
Test 1- Water Spritz
Spritz a small section of your hair with water and
watch how your hair reacts – does your hair absorb
the water quickly (indicating high porosity) or does
it remain on top (indicating a low porosity level).
 
Test 2- Shedding Hair
Another way to check your hair porosity is to drop
hair that’s been shed as a result of combing into a
glass of water. If it floats, your hair is low porosity
If your hair sinks slowly, it has normal porosity, and
if it sinks immediately, your hair is high porosity.
 
Test 3- Strand
Gently stretch a tiny section of curl strands from
different areas of your head – front hairline, nape,
crown and temple. Place the stretched curl
between your thumb and finger and slide it up the
hair strand from the tip towards the scalp. If your
fingers move easily up the strand and it feels dense
and hard, you have low porosity hair. If it feels
smooth, you have normal porosity hair. And if the
strand feels rough or dry or it breaks, you have high
porosity hair.
Understanding Each Porosity
 
Low Porosity
◦ Long time to dry.
◦ Product build up happens easy.
◦ Takes longer for hair to fully saturate in water.
Medium Porosity
◦ Full of bounce & elasticity.
◦ Requires very little maintenance
◦ Easily accepts & retain moisture in cuticle.
High Porosity
◦ Often looks and feels dry.
◦ Hair dries quickly.
◦ Prone to frizziness.
 
RECOMMENDATIONS
So, now you know what your porosity is, what do
you do? Well, now you can be more conscious as
to what you do with your hair and how you manage
over time. You can now pay attention to what your
hair’s needs might be in the long term. Here are
suggestions for what you can do to better treat
your hair for each level of porosity.
For low Porosity
HEAT IT UP
It’s hard to inject moisture into the hair shaft
because of it’s compact cuticles, although it does
retain moisture once it absorbs. To raise the
cuticle, we suggest HEAT. Use your deep
conditioner under Glow by Daye Soft Hood Dryer
Attachment for a gentle robust heat flow to help
products better absorb and bind with the hair
better.Apply product to damp, not drenched hair.
Apply products evenly throughout hair, and make
sure not to put too much on in one area.
For Medium Porosity
KEEP IT UP
Continue with consistent maintenance with deep conditioning regularly with the added benefit of heat
 
For High Porosity
SEAL IT UP
Your hair can be hard to keep moisture levels so a
few things to help you retain your moisture is.
1. Use minimal heat.
2. Rinse with cold water to close cuticle and
prevent frizz.
3. Wear your Glow by Day Satin Bonnet every night
and even while chilling at home to retain moisture
as much as possible.
 
NB:
You want to also keep in mind that sometimes
certain sections of your hair might have different
porosity levels. You will want to continuous want to
study and learn different parts of your head of hair
to find what really works to give you an all around
great experience.
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