How to Care for Low Porosity Hair – As I wrote in previous posts, knowing the porosity of your hair is important because it means how your hair retains moisture or even absorbs water. To understand what kind of porosity of your hair has, you will want to perform a porosity test. With this, you will determine if your hair has the high porosity or low porosity.
If your curls are low porosity, this means your hair cuticles are tightened and resistant to the aperture by water and/or moisture. Often, those with low hair porosity feel as if the used products are on top of your hair rather than penetrating the hair and scalp. As a result, they feel the stiff curls or straw type.
Because the hair with low porosity resists moisture, they tend to be sensitive to protein so it’s better to stay away from products containing protein or use them very restrictively. Moisturizers rich in emollients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and wetting that attract and retain moisture are the best choices for this type of hair. You will also want to select lighter products, oil-based liquids such as hair milk, grape oil, argan or jojoba oil, which will not leave your hair too oily or greasy.
The best ways to ensure that the hair with low porosity contains moisture is to apply products while the hair is wet, not damp. By allowing hair to dry (outdoors) and let it drip a little of the water, then it will be able to absorb more products. Additionally, you can try to incorporate a vaporizer into your capillary routine. Vaporize your hair for 15-30 minutes once a week, helps raise your cuticles and infuse your hair with more moisture. A curl activator can also give the moisture curls. Although cluster activators have been used to replenish moisture from chemically treated hair, they can also benefit from this to have more hydrated curls.
There are also methods that can help raise the cuticles safely and temporarily for better moisture absorption. The use of products containing alkaline has the ability to temporarily lift the hair cuticle as rinse the hair with apple cider vinegar. An example of an alkaline product is baking soda, when mixed with water, applied to the hair and then rinsed is called “Treatment cherry Lola” Then I will try to make a post about it. After this treatment, you can apply the product and will be easier for your hair to absorb product.
Hair with low porosity can produce a head full of beautiful curls when caring correctly.