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Identifying Overly Porous Hair

By January 27th, 20217 Comments

Hola Chicas,

It’s Thursday which means we’ve officially taken over Essence for the day!

¡Viva la Revolución!

Check out my latest installment,
where I discuss ways to identify overly porous hair as well as how to remedy it. Head
over there, check it out, ‘like it’, share it and comment! Also, leave
questions of your own for the next article!

Thanks divas!

Later Gators,


  • Megan Montgomery says:

    I love your installments they are so helpful. It is always nice to learn something new to add into our knowledge book whether it is hair or other information, and I can always pass it on to others. Sharing is caring lol! Thank you Nikki for this now I can check the porosity of my hair and my mom's hair too.

    Megan Montgomery

  • Brooke B. says:

    I look forward to your installments every Thursday, I'm always learning & you can never have too much knowledge when it comes to taking care of your hair, it's always a learning process. Great response to the question.

  • LouellaS says:

    Knowing my hair's porosity made all the difference in the world to me. It helped me identify that my multitextured hair had low porosity-high protein in one section, and high porosity-low protein in another.

    All of my hair loves water but while glycerine helped the moisture-resistant, low porosity-high protein section, it drowned the usually thirsty, high porosity-low protein section by overloading it and causing breakage because it didn't have the strength to handle that much moisture. And while protein strengthened my high porosity-low protein section, it made my low porosity-high protein section rigid and caused breakage. Also the high porosity section needs heavy oils and butters to seal and hates color while the low porosity section gets by with very light oils and takes color well. FYI sliding my fingertips across my strands worked better than the water test.

    For me knowing my hair's porosity has contributed greatly to understanding the correct moisture/protein balance for various sections of my hair, the type and amount of products I need and how to maintain healthy hair overall.

  • Taylor says:

    I have yet to do an official prorsity check but my strands do feel a little rough. I'm staying away from the heat as much as possible. Its done sooooo much damage to my hair 🙁

  • Hilary B. says:

    I can never be sure if i've figure this out, thanks for sharing!

  • Erika A. says:

    Thanks for the info! I think my hair is porous…

  • BnNappy says:

    How important is knowing your hair's porosity?! I meannnnnn LOL… how much of a difference does it REALLLLLYYYY Make?

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