Maximize the Moisture

How well does your hair absorb and hold onto moisture? Take the at-home Moisture test and determine its porosity with a small glass of cold water!

Take the Test

TIP: Be sure to use cold water for the test as hot water helps open the cuticle, affecting the results and the strand’s ability to absorb water.

STEP 1: Pluck a strand of loose hair from a brush.
STEP 1: Pluck a strand of loose hair from a brush.
STEP 2: Drop it into a small glass of cold water.
STEP 2: Drop it into a small glass of cold water.
STEP 3: Watch how it reacts!
STEP 3: Watch how it reacts!

Your Results

REMEMBER: Your hair can have a combination of porosity types, caused by factors like hair length, color treatments and genetics.

LOW POROSITY: your hair doesn't easily absorb water and floats at the top of the glass.
LOW POROSITY: your hair doesn't easily absorb water and floats at the top of the glass.
MEDIUM POROSITY: easily absorbs water and floats, then gently sinks.
MEDIUM POROSITY: easily absorbs water and floats, then gently sinks.
HIGH POROSITY: absorbs water quickly and sinks immediately to the bottom.
HIGH POROSITY: absorbs water quickly and sinks immediately to the bottom.

Porosity refers to how well your hair can absorb and hold on to moisture. The outer cuticle layer determines how easily water and oil can pass in and out of the hair shaft.