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  Hair Porosity

Hair porosity is the ability of hair to absorb moisture.  Hair has good porosity when the cuticle layer is raised from the hair shaft and can absorb a normal amount of moisture.

Hair with high porosity is considered the result of previous over processing.  This type of hair is damaged, dry, fragile and brittle.

You can check the porosity of your hair by taking a few strands of hair, one from the back, top and sides of your head, and dropping them in a bowl of water.  If they sink within 5 to 10 seconds, then your hair is overly porous.

You should condition your hair thoroughly.  This could be causing additional hair loss or causing trouble with many hair loss treatments that you may be using.


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