Let’s start at the beginning. Hair porosity is a measure of how easily your hair absorbs and retains moisture. High porosity hair absorbs water, oils and hair products easily but may not retain moisture as well as other hair types, thanks to gaps in the hair cuticles.Here are some signs that you might have high porosity hair:
- Absorbs products quickly
- Doesn’t look shiny
- Air dries quickly
- Prone to tangles, breakage and frizz
- Looks and feels dry
With porous hair, the outer layers of your hair cuticle are more easily damaged and dried out than other hair types. High porosity hair absorbs moisture from the air throughout the day, which increases the size of your hair follicles, so humid weather can really affect your hair.