If you have curly or wavy hair, then you've heard of hair porosity. But what exactly is it and why is it so important?
To simply put it, hair porosity is how well your hair can absorb and hold moisture. It's measured by how well it keeps that moisture in. It's determine by how flat your hair cuticles are and how well they can keep in moisture and oils that pass throughout the hair.
For many of us, porosity is just genetics. But it can be affected by other factors. From the products we use, to heat treatments we use on our hair, and really any form of damaged processing can affect our porosity as well.
So why is it so important to know and understand your hair porosity? Well for starters, it can help you choose the right products and help start to put together the ideal regimen for your hair. Good, clean products can keep your hair well-moisturized and help rebuild your hair.
Whether you hair low, high, or normal hair porosity, what matters is that you know which kind you have. Natural hair needs moisture in order to thrive. If your hair isn't properly hydrated then it becomes dry and then you are doomed to hair breakage. And the cycle repeats itself.
Once you know which category you fall into, you can know how to move forward with your natural hair care.