What Hair Porosity Tests Are Available?

Hair Porosity Tests are done to determine your hair's porosity level, and to figure out how to take care of it. These few tests are available that will help us check the hair porosity.

Hair Porosity refers to how well your hair can absorb and hold moisture. It is determined by the flexible outer hair layer called the cuticle, in such a way that how easily moisture and oils pass in and out of hair.

1. The Float Test

Put a few strands of your hair in a bowl of water which is room temperature. Observe the hair strands for approx. 2-4 minutes. As long as your hair is clean and free from any residue it will give the correct result. If the hair sinks immediately to the bottom that means your hair has high porosity level and if it sinks slowly, that means you have normal hair porosity. If your hair is floating on the top or in the mid of the water after a few minutes that means your hair has low porosity.

2. The Slip And Slide Test

Starting from the lower end of the hair towards your scalp, slide a hair strand in the middle of your index finger and thumb. If the slide is bumpy, it indicates high hair porosity, whereas if the slide is smooth, it indicates low hair porosity. If the slide is neither bumpy nor smooth, your hair porosity is normal.

3. The Spray Bottle Test

Pick a strand of hair and spray some water on it. If the tiny water droplets sit on the surface of the strand, you have low hair porosity and if the water gets absorbed rapidly, you have high hair porosity. If the water sits for some time on the surface of the strand and then gets absorbed, you have a normal hair porosity.

There are also some secondary hair porosity tests that could be taken to get confirm results as discussed below-

1. Visit a place that has a strong smell of perfume and spends a considerable amount of time there. If your hair resembles the same smell after returning home, you have high hair porosity, whereas if not, you have low hair porosity. But, if your hair smells light of that place, you have normal hair porosity.

2. If the hair products you are using are getting absorbed in your hair at a very fast pace, you have high porosity. If they reside on the surface of the hair for a long time, you have low hair porosity. The normal condition indicates normal hair porosity.

3. It takes wet hair with high porosity to dry out quickly while low porosity hair takes a long time to dry out. Normal hair porosity hair dry at a normal pace.

4. High porosity hair gets tangled easily and you find it difficult to remove the tangles and low porosity hair is easy to manage. If your hair is somewhere in between, you have normal hair porosity.

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