We all know that every hair product doesn’t work for everyone. The wrong products can leave your hair oversaturated with oils or dry and desperate for moisture. The way your hair absorbs and holds moisture is referred to as its porosity. It’s important to know your hair porosity so that you aren’t wasting your money on useless products and so you’re not damaging your hair in the long run. Hair porosity can be classified as low, medium, or high and there are a couple of ways to test your hair to find which category your hair fits into. But before we jump into that, let’s get a better understanding of what low, medium, and high porosity means!

There’s two ways to test your hair porosity! The most common way is the float test. This test requires you to take a few strands of your hair and drop them into a bowl of water. After about 3-4 minutes of letting your hair sit in the water, check to see if your hair sinks or floats. If the strands sink, you have high porosity but if the strands float, you have low porosity.

The other way to test your hair’s porosity is the slip n’ slide test! Take a strand of hair and run your fingers toward the scalp. If your fingers slip up the strand smoothly, then you have low porosity. If you feel bumps on the strand, you have high porosity! This one can be a little bit trickier so we suggest method one for the most accuracy. 

Now that you know how to find your porosity the next step is learning which products to use for each type, be on the lookout for our upcoming blog!