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DO YOU HAVE LOW POROSITY HAIR?

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Does your hair seem to always be dry no matter what you do?Do products seem to buildup on your hair easily or sit on top of your hair and never fully absorb?Does it takes your hair FOREVER to dry?When you used to get a relaxer did it never “take”? If you can relate to those last four questions, then you more than likely have low porosity hair. For many people, dealing with their low porosity hair is extremely frustrating. I’ve heard so many women threaten to go back to the creamy crack because it is just too difficult to figure out. No worries! I’m writing this article for you all out there!
In the previous article, (click here to read) I listed 3 methods in which you can test the porosity of your hair and the different levels of porosity: low, normal and high. In this article I’ve compiled a list of tips and methods to use in each step of your hair care routine if you have low porosity hair. Keep scrolling for more info.
CLEANSING
-Use shampoo to clarify your hair. It can be a sulfa…

HOW TO TEST THE POROSITY OF YOUR HAIR

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR HAIR POROSITY?
 The porosity of your hair is one of it's characteristics that actual matter. It determines the processes it takes to care for your hair such as water temperature, suitable products, styling options, etc. It is the characteristic that truly determines if a product enhances the natural state of your hair, or detracts from it. One can have low, normal or high porosity hair. Keep reading to find out 3 different methods you can use to test your own porosity.
THE CUP TEST This test should be done on freshly shampooed hair to be sure the hair is completely free from any product or buildup. You simply fill a cup with room temperature water and place a strand of clean hair into the water. After 2 minutes, check the location of the hair strand.
ØIf the hair strand is sitting on top of the water: LOW POROSITY ØIf the hair strand is sitting halfway down: NORMAL POROSITY ØIf the hair strand is sitting at the bottom:HIGH POROSITY

THE SPRAY BOTTLE TEST
On freshly sh…

What Hair Characteristics ACTUALLY Matter?

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So many people are overly concerned about their curl pattern. I can’t even count how many YouTube videos and picture charts I have seen that are focused solely on one’s curl pattern to determine a hair regimen or product suggestions. 4C, 3A, 3C, 4A, 4B, etc.…is all quaternary in determining the best hair care practices and products.Outside of styling, this really is not a hair trait that is an important contributor to you overall hair health. The characteristics that are important are:

vThe diameter of your individual hair strands (coarse, normal, or fine).


vThe density of your hair. Simply put, how many individual hair strands you have on your head per square inch. A person with normal density has about 2,200 strands of hair per square inch.(The picture below is a great visual representation of varying degrees of density even though it is depicting wig densities)





vThe porosityof your hair (low, normal or high). Your hair porosity determines how your hair absorbs substances. Knowing this…

Watch & Go: Black Panther Movie Review

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Check out my latest video! I’m doing my wash & go routine while reviewing Marvel Comics Universe’s new movie: Black Panther! By now I am sure most of you have seen it, but I still tried to keep spoilers to a minimum. This is a long video, so get a snack and enjoy! Thanks for watching ❤️.

Products Used
Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo Citrus: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgI9
Mielle Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner: Mielle Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner
Mielle White Peony Leave In Conditioner: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgEF
JAMAICAN MANGO & LIME Black Castor Oil Mango Papaya: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgGd 
Devacurl Supercream Coconut Curl Sty - 5.1 fl oz: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgG9
DevaCurl Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler: http://shopstyle.it/l/AgHp



FTC: This video is not sponsored, and I purchased every product mentioned with my own money. I ALWAYS share my 100% honest opinion about any products/services that I feature on my channel.  This post contains aff…

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspiration

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Dress:  https://share.fashionnova.com/x/7RBtie   (30% off) Note: If you are going to purchase the Kallan Knit Dress from Fashion Nova, be sure to size down at least one size. If your size is sold out, place your name on the waiting list. I had to place my name on the waiting list twice! When it comes back in stock it sells out quickly. Click on the link for 30% off

Shoes:  https://www.shoedazzle.com/products/SHAYNA-PP1825270-0217?psrc=newarrivals_newarrivals-shoes
Coat:
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Clutch (Similar):  https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=698586299&pid=uid2881-34273359-6
Sunglasses:  https://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/women/va-va-valentine/Mckeown-Black/p/55388807-97

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Skincare Routine Part 2: Treatments, Moisturizers & Masks

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The Faux "Vampire Facial"

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I know everyone has seen Kim Kardashian’s picture that was taken while she was getting a “Vampire Facial.” To make a long story short a real “Vampire Facial” is when a dermatologist performs a standard microdermabrasion procedure then applies a layer of your own platelet rich plasma onto your skin afterwards. I’m calling this the “Faux Vampire Facial” because the only similarities are the color and the fact that heavy duty exfoliation is taking place.  If you are willing to pay $1000 for a real “Vampire Facial” at a dermatologist’s office, please do. But, if a less than $8 option sounds like a better deal…keep reading!
The real name for the aforementioned “Faux Vampire Facial” is the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution from The Ordinary which they call a 10 Minute Facial. This product offers deep exfoliation to help fight blemishes and increase the brightness and radiance of the skin. In my experience this product does truly live up to its claim. When I have a developing breakout, I’ll …

SKIN CARE ROUTINE: CLEANSING & TONING

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Hey Beauties!

My new video just went live with Part 1 of my Skincare Routine. This has been a highly requested video and I hope this provides some insight into my process and the products that I use. If you have questions or suggestions, drop them in the comment section on my video or in this post. If you have not done so already, please SUBSCRIBE!!! Click on the video below to watch.  Thanks for visiting  ChrissyXtinaBeauty.com.


XOXOXO

Chrissy Xtina 💓



PRODUCTS MENTIONED
Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water:  http://shopstyle.it/l/wexv
Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: http://shopstyle.it/l/wev2
Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel: http://shopstyle.it/l/wexj
Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner: http://shopstyle.it/l/wev7
Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent: http://shopstyle.it/l/wewa


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Video: I Spent $100 at Forever 21+ (Plus Size Haul)

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