Hair is a complicated subject. It seems like after decades of categorizing hair as simply curly, curly, or straight there are suddenly endless categories and sub-categories measuring everything from thickness to highly specific growth patterns. Perhaps the most elusive of these typing mechanisms is hair porosity. Low porosity, in particular, is such a conundrum.
If you’ve heard this term before but aren’t sure what it means, you are not alone! Discussions about hair porosity tend to be more common in the curly and natural hair community. So unless you regularly look for information in this bag of hair care talk, there’s a good chance you haven’t come across this term. Trust us – this is information that everyone can use! First of all, we’ve put together a crash course on everything to do with low porosity, including the best products for maintenance. Keep scrolling for the expert information.