If you take an S versus a Z and try to determine which one would make it easier for moisture to travel, the difference would be so minute it wouldn’t even be worth the discussion. The point is you cant trust that your strand will be adequately moisturized just because yours looks like an ‘S’. We have to moisturize daily, regardless of our hair type.
Not to mention we are all subject to the same environment, we all have to deal with the sun and the change in season so the tips and knowledge we receive about general hair care as we navigate the seasons, the dew points, and other environmental factors can be very beneficial to all hair types.
This brings us to porosity, are you a strainer? Because if you are you will not retain moisture as much as a person who has low porosity or normal porosity. We always say the best hair typing system is porosity because it really hones in on how your hair retains moisture, how you need to seal your hair and what regimen you need to know to get back to normal.
High porosity strands (strainers) need more moisture more often than normal strands. They also need more protein than normal porosity hair and low porosity hair. How your strand is shaped does not tell us how your strand will react to the moisture it needs to sustain itself, making porosity the center of hair care.
Scalp care has nothing to do with curl pattern, and guess what? The scalp is the center of hair growth, this is where all the magic happens. This means how you cleanse your scalp and what you put on your scalp becomes so much more important than how your hair strand looks.
Scalp care isn’t easy for anyone and how your scalp behaves is pretty unique because alot of what happens with the scalp whether its dandruff, dry scalp, eczema, hair loss or even hair thickness just depends on our biological makeup, in some cases what we eat, and what we are doing to our scalp individually.
Originally posted 2014-06-16 15:00:31.