Do you have high porosity hair? Understanding the porosity of your hair can help you know what products to use on it. For instance, high porosity hair responds differently than low porosity hair to the exact same products. The best way to tell if you’ve got high porosity hair is to take the hair strand test.
- Grab a strand of your hair
- Slide your fingers from the end of the hair toward the scalp.
- If you’re feeling a lot of bumps, you have high porosity hair.
- If you’re feeling a smooth strand, you have low porosity hair.
High porosity hair is prone to dryness and may appear dull. It absorbs hair really fast but doesn’t retain the moisture. The hair cuticles are easily torn. High porosity hair tangles easy, dries quickly, and easily frizzes.
Egg washes are also great for high porosity hair. Because high porosity hair is usually protein deficient, using eggs can provide the protein it needs. When conducting an egg wash in your hair, be sure that you’re using cold water from start to finish. If you use hot or warm water, it will cook the egg in your hair and become your worst nightmare to remove.
How To Properly Egg Wash Your Hair
- Beat an egg or two depending on how thick your hair is
- Optional: add a little honey to the egg
- Apply the mixture to wet hair
- Leave on for 10-20 minutes
- Rinse your hair with cold water
You can do several egg washes each month, but if your hair becomes stiff or hard then it’s overdosed on protein. You can simply do a deep condition treatment to balance your hair back out.
In addition to egg washes, you can use heavy products and creams on your high porosity hair. You should deep condition your hair often too. Take the test and know your hair porosity. Don’t forget to grab the curly hair guide HERE to learn more about your African American hair curl pattern too.