There are soo many articles and general talk about Porosity. Ever since Porosity was mentioned years ago, people have been obsessed with knowing their hair’s status. Many believe that porosity is more useful in determining products to use and how to manage hair, than hair type. The currently popular Maximum Hydration method even recommends steps for the method based on knowing the porosity of your hair.
How do you determine your hair’s porosity? Well, people used to take freshly washed hair and put it in water, watching to see whether or not it would float or how long it took to sink. However, it has been proven that those tests are not very accurate. One of my favorite natural hair authors created a video last year that I believe explains porosity and gives a more reliable way to determine your hair’s status:
My photo results (post cleansing and deep conditioning):
What do you think? High or low?
Unfortunately, the most reliable way to determine hair’s porosity is under a microscope. The other option is to just try products and techniques and see what works for you, which has worked well for me so far :-)!