Sorry for the late post. But with the kids and school my days feel like they a mushed togather and I don't realize it's the next day until late at night when I'm thinking what I have to do for the next day!
Here's my tip for the day:
MOISTURE, POROSITY, AND ELASTICITY OF BLACK HAIR
Black hair care must address the main components that make up condition of black hair. These are moisture, porosity, and elasticity.
Moisture is the amount of moisture water contained in the hair's cortex. It is greater in humid areas, and less in drier areas.
Porosity is the hair's ability to absorb water and chemicals. If porosity is normal, it keeps the hair from absorbing or releasing too much moisture. Overly porous hair cannot hold its moisture; it is much like a sponge. It easily sucks up moisture, but cannot hold it.
Elasticity is the hair's ability to stretch and return to its normal length. Wet hair should be able to stretch about half of its length without breaking. If your hair's elasticity is low, it will break when stretched.
Black hair that is relaxed will often be over porous, have low elasticity, and have low moisture content. For this reason, it is necessary to take special steps to keep black hair healthy so that it can grow its longest.
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