How many times have you wondered what your hair type is? Let’s be honest, we’ve all obsessed at least a little bit about our hair type or curl pattern. Maybe it’s somewhere in-between 3c and 4a, or maybe you have 4a, 4b, AND 4c in different parts of your hair! As one of the most visible characteristics of natural hair, it can seem all-important, and many people think knowing their hair type will ultimately determine how to care for their hair. But contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about hair type. In fact, your hair has other characteristics that are even more important to know in your natural hair journey. No two curl patterns are the same, therefore it’s necessary to know the porosity level of your own to get the most out of your hair routine. In other words, understanding the porosity of your hair is the first step in managing your specific curl type with the proper product regimen, so you get beautiful styling results every time.