Porosity & Hair Width Tests

The tests below are not an exact science but can help give you an idea of your porosity and hair width in order to better understand how to care for your hair.

Porosity Test

photo credit: by claire via photopin cc

photo credit: by claire via photopin cc

Drop a strand of freshly washed (product free) shed hair in a glass of lukewarm water. After 2 minutes check to see if it is still floating towards the top of the water, hovering in the middle or sank to the bottom of the glass. If it:

  • Floats = Low Porosity
  • Hovers = Medium Porosity
  • Sinks = High Porosity 

Hair Width Test

photo credit: funadium via photopin cc

              photo credit: funadium via photopin cc

Take a piece of shed hair and compare it to a piece of tread for a thickness comparison. If your hair is:

  • Thinner = Fine 
  • Equal = Medium
  • Thicker = Coarse

For more details on what your results can indicate please read here.

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