Determining whether you have thick or fine hair is quite easy.
But then, why bring up the subject? Simple question, simple answer: to avoid doing a 2007 Britney and switching to Rapunzel-style hair. Porosity is mega important since it can determine the success of your routine and your treatments .
Today, girls, we tell you everything about the porosity of your hair. Come on, sit back, put your phone on airplane mode and let yourself be carried away by us. Let's go!
A little reminder
Ah, you weren't expecting that one?
Porosity is the hair's ability to absorb the hydration provided to it.
“Hey Jamy, don’t you have any other information?” Ah, we miss Jamy. So, we called France TV and took his number. We couldn't get through but here's the message he left us.
"You should know that our hair fiber is surrounded by more or less open scales , which absorb the nutrients that we give to our hair. These scales play an important role because depending on its opening, you must adapt your routine to your hydration." Thanks Jamy!
Other info, if you know your porosity , you make your life easier to take care of your hair, whatever the problem: dry, damaged, fragile, brittle hair. ..It's like everything, having better knowledge on the subject will allow you to become more efficient. Bye bye bad handling.
Low, medium or high porosity? Determine your team!
Team low porosity: your scales are too closed. Moisture has difficulty getting in and out of your hair fiber. How do you realize this? The time you spend drying your hair: the more time you spend drying your hair, the lower your porosity.
Medium porosity team: lucky one! It's hard to do better, you're one of those who have so-called normal hair. "Ah thank you I have normal hair"...Yes but having normal hair means everything and nothing. Basically, you have sufficient hydration to nourish your hair . And since good news never comes alone, hydration is difficult to escape. So you don't spend a lot of time drying your hair.
Team high porosity: Your scales are very open, be careful! Hydration penetrates easily but comes out just as easily. Vigilance doubly orange or even dark orange if you are a fan of relaxer, bleaching or any other treatment that can affect the nature of your hair #pasmoncasmaismonamieoui
Tips and tricks to help you determine your hair porosity
The team offers you a tip, a trick as you wish, which has proven itself and which adapts to all hair types .
Yes ma’am, ALL HAIR TYPES.
The glass of water test
"What?! Just one glass of water to know my porosity?" Yes, all you need is a glass and a little water. In addition, it is certainly the most precise. Crystal clear, right?
- Collect a few tiny sections of hair (a clump of 4 to 5 hairs will be enough) from different areas of your head. Be gentle with yourself, we remain delicate.
- Clean your little locks well, the hair must be very clean
- Place the strands in a glass of water and wait 5 minutes.
During these 5 minutes, a few loose ideas, like this:
- You can make yourself a nice littletea , hot, cold, treat yourself
- You can take your food supplements because you haven't taken them yet today #werewatchingyou
- You can go do your hair diagnosis
- You can read one of the articles from the Madam President blog , because it’s informative and super nice
- After 5 minutes, the result:If your hair is flowing , you have high porosity
If your hair stays on the surface of the water , it means you have low porosity. If your hair stagnates in the middle of the glass, victory, you have normal porosity
Shall we move on? You'll see, that's the best part!
Treatments adapted to my porosity
Low Porosity : your ally, heat! Your scales being very tight, the treatments you apply have difficulty penetrating your hair. Heat plays a triple role: it absorbs hydration , the active ingredients in your products and saddles the hydration.
Pamper your hair and warm it up: Moisturize and nourish your hair by applying the Madam President mask and wrap it with cellophane. Ok, you won't look like much for a few moments, but it's effective! You can also use a heated hat, or use a great microfiber towel , it's very soft and pretty.
We continue ? You can heat your treatments in a bain-marie, like for example... an oil bath ! For what ? Because your treatments will benefit from the heat to better penetrate your hair. Regarding the texture to heat, choose light textures, milks or products based on aloe Vera or proteins. Go even further with a scrub to detoxify your scalp.
Above all, don't use a hairdryer! This is the wrong idea. Propose this solution to your worst enemy and see what happens?
Medium or normal porosity : you're really great! We tell you again, your scales absorb moisture perfectly and your hair is easy to maintain . So don't change anything, nothing, nada, niet.
And there you have it, it’s quite simple!
Now it's your turn to rush into your kitchen to do the test and share your results with us in the comments! For our part, we hope to have made the subject of porosity a little more glam, especially because knowing your porosity will be very beneficial to you.
You will be able to better adapt your beauty routine by finding out which team you are in (weak/medium/strong), especially if you are looking for SOS solutions to stop your hair loss . Besides, click here for even more tips.
Until then, we'll see you next week for a new blog article. If you want us to call another TV star, share it with us in the comments #skyisthelimit!