6 Signs That You May Have High Porosity Hair – Essence.com

When it comes to a healthy hair regimen, many women tend to focus on finding the best products and styles for their curl pattern. And although it’s great to know the tricks and tips that allow your curl type to flourish, there is also another vital sign you need to pay attention to: porosity, or the hair’s ability to absorb and hold moisture.

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Porosity falls into three different categories: low, normal, and high. There are a plethora of tests you can try to figure out where you fall on the spectrum, but if you’re on the higher end (i.e. have large hair follicles with gaps that can’t hold moisture for long), you’ve probably fallen victim to at least one of these symptoms: