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Hair porosity depends on genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. A porous surface is one having pores that allow the absorption and retention of different things into the surface. In simple words, it is your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. Genetics play a big role in determining your hair’s porosity while factors like chemical treatments such as bleaching & perming, frequent heat styling, excessive exposure to sunlight, chlorinated water, sea water can also change the porosity of your hair by damaging the cuticles.The porosity of hair can differ along a strand from root to tip, usually being less porous at the roots and more porous at the ends. The best way to determine hair porosity is to check which characteristics describe your hair the best in terms of touch and feel and manageability.
*High Porosity: If your hair takes less time to get wet in the shower and dries quickly, if it absorbs moisturising products easily and yet dries out pretty fast, if each hair strand is dull, feels rough to touch and slightly bumpy, if your hair has been subjected to a lot of chemical and heat treatments, it is highly likely that your hair has high porosity.
**Low Porosity: If your hair takes very long to get wet in the shower and to dry, if moisturising products just sit on your strands rather than getting absorbed whilst making them feel greasy & flat, if each hair strand is shiny and smooth, if your hair has not been subjected to a lot of chemical or heat treatments, does not catch color easily, it is highly likely that your hair has low porosity.
***Medium Porosity: If your hair can be styled easily, does not take long to get wet in the shower and dries at a normal rate, if your hair has a healthy sheen and is mostly smooth, it is highly likely that your hair has medium porosity.