Hair guide: know your hair type and porosity

Hello lovelies!

Welcome to my blog, we’ll be talking about hair types and porosity in this post.

Understanding your hair type and porosity is the first step in managing your hair and finding the perfect routine that works for it. Let’s dive right in lovelies!

What is hair type?

Hair type simply means how your hair naturally grow, and the aspects that are noticed with it. Hair type is categorized in numbers and lettered subsets; there are 4 main hair types (1 2 3 and 4) and 3 subsets (A B C and D sometimes)

You should be able to identify your hair type from this chart.

What is hair porosity?

This is the ability of your hair follicle to absorb water into it and hair porosity is ranked as follows; high, low and medium. Knowing your hair porosity will give you an insight on what your hair moisture needs are.

High porosity: This kind of hair receives moisture at a much higher level than other types, but doesn’t retain the moisture for longer. Naturally straight hair and relaxed hair are ranked as high porosity.

Normal porosity: This kind of hair are usually smooth to touch, they are one of the most balanced type. Moisture is retained at a relatively average level and it is not quick to lose.

Low porosity: This kind of hair takes longer to receive moisture, but when it does it can retain it for a very long time. Hair under this category gets dry and brittle easily.

Hair porosity test:

  • Get a container filled with water.
  • Pull out just 1 strand of your hair and put into the water and watch for about 3-5minutes.
  • Check to see where the hair strand is; top, middle or bottom.
  • Your hair is low porosity if it floats on the surface of the water, if it stopped in the middle of the water it is normal porosity, and if it sunk down to the bottom it is definitely high porosity.

Hopefully, this information can help you figure out your hair type and porosity and probably show you the way to go in terms of caring for your hair.

If you found this post helpful let me know in the comment section and feel free to share this post with your friends in need.

Thanks for reading as always 😊

With love Orentenimi 😘😘

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