How To Deal With Low Hair Porosity
Deal With Low Porosity The Right Way
Hair porosity is vastly responsible for moisturizing our hair. If you have high or low hair porosity, you know the struggle behind keeping your hair moisturized.
This happens due to the outer layer of the hair or cuticle. The behaviour of your hair cuticles, the way they lay or open is the determining factor for your hair porosity.
Low Porosity. What’s that?
Low porosity of hair is a condition when the cuticle layer of the hair is packed tightly and flat, nested tightly together to protect the roots, making it difficult for water to pass.
This is the reason why people with low porosity hair have a hard time absorbing moisture.
Knowing your hair porosity will help in better selection and success rate while you buy products. It helps in the creation of a simple regimen that turns out to be beneficial for your hair.
How to Check Your Hair has Low Porosity?
# Your hair is always dry no matter how often you moisturize, deep condition or greenhouse it.
# You notice water always blob up on top of your strands.
# Hair products sit on your hair and don’t absorb easily.
# Your hair takes longer to dry.
If the answer to all the above questions or either of those questions is 'Yes', below are great tips for you that will make it easier for you to achieve the moisturizing blessing you're looking for.
Blessing Treatments for Low - Porosity Hair
Cleanse Your Hair
Low-porosity hair is prone to making products stay on your hair. This build-up will lead to shingle tight cuticles and then sad dry hair.
Start using a clarifying shampoo to avoid buildup and give your hair a rejuvenation start.
Opening your cuticle is important to deep condition your hair properly. By using heat you assure that your strands are moisturized because the cuticle layers will lift and moisturize the interior of the strands.
Here are two ways to condition your hair with heat
# Apply deep conditioner to your hair, covering it with a cap and apply indirect heat with a hooded dryer.
# Apply deep conditioner to your hair and use direct heat from a hair steamer.
Your BFF: Satin
Satin doesn’t steal the moisture from your hair the way cotton does. So, it’s time to through all your cotton caps or pillowcase and stock up with the satin ones.
Make satin your BFF, whether you sleep, use a satin pillowcase or use a cap.
For many, these two methods work like wonders. Whichever method you chose, it is important to deep condition your hair.
Be sure to do this at least once a week to yield the best results.
Using Light Oils
Coconut oil is heavy but you can always use lightweight oils such as apricot kernel oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil.
What To Avoid
Some people face problems using a water-based leave-in conditioner containing aloe vera juice or gel. If you are one of them, you might want to avoid these items.
Heavy Carrier Oils
Heavy oils sit on top of your hair and don’t fully absorb beyond the cuticle layer. It also defeats the purpose of moisture retention and softening of your hair.
Avoid these oils especially, namely coconut oil, castor oil, and olive oil are the most commonly used heavy carrier oils in hair products.
Avoid Styling Products
Heavy styling products such as keratin treatments, straightening, etc. Just adds unnecessary weight to the hair and contributes heavily to build up.
With the list of dos and don’ts for low porosity hair sorted in one article.
We hope these help you treat your hair better. Love your curls no matter what because if you know how to own it, you can slay them no matter what.
Did we miss any good tips?
Tell us how do you moisturize your low porosity hair?