I am a natural from trinidad i just started for the 3rd time. And looking to maintian and love my hair and anyone who has gone natural struggled and went back to the chemicals i've been there. I dont ever wanna go back.
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Latest Activity: on Monday
You’ll need a glass container at least 6 inches tall and a few inches wide. Fill the container almost to the top with tap water and let it sit undisturbed until it reaches room temperature. While you’re waiting, pluck a clean hair from your head. Then, very gently lay the hair on top of the water. Look at the glass container from the side and watch the hair to see how it sinks. If your hair is in virgin condition it will float for a long time. If it’s very porous it will start to sink right away. The higher the porosity, the faster it will sink. This test gives you a very rough approximation of how damaged your hair is.
Once hair becomes porous, there’s not much you can to to physically reverse the damage. However, using a good conditioner can provide temporary relief. (In fact, you can do the water drop test on strands of hair with and without conditioner to see the difference.) I like to recommend dimethicone-containing conditioners because they provide effective water proofing to hair.
Nb. All info provided was copied and pasted from 3 sites here they are incase you want more information 1) http://www.chocolatehairvanillacare.com/2012/05/understanding-porosity-when-searching.html