Caring For Different Hair Porosity Types

By Kavuli Nyali - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Be sure to read Determine Your Hairs Porosity and Master Your Hair Regimen before reading this post.


Low Porosity Curl, Coil & Kink Care

Low porosity hair has very compact cuticles, so it’s hard to inject moisture into the hair shaft, although it does retain moisture once it absorbs. To raise the cuticle, follow these tips:

• Use heat and deep penetrating conditioner under a hooded dryer, steamer or even a warm towel or shower cap, to help products better absorb and bind with the hair better.
• Always distribute products evenly throughout your hair making sure not to put too much on.
• Apply products to damp, not drenched hair.
• Use sulfate-free shampoo and rinses such as apple cider vinegar or baking soda treatments to rid your hair of product build-up.

Normal Porosity Curl Care

Normal porosity hair has compact cuticles that easily let moisture enter in.
• Continue to do regular deep conditioning treatments to maintain good product absorption.

High Porosity Curl Care

Parched, thirsty hair needs products that help it retain as much moisture as possible, so follow these tips to increase hydration:
• Use minimal heat. It’s best to air dry your hair, if possible.
• Incorporate regular deep conditioning treatments into your routine.
• Rinse with cold water to seal the cuticle and prevent frizz.
• Detangle gently with a wide-tooth comb to prevent hair loss and reduce hair breakage.
• Finally, combine a heavier moisturizing cream with a heavier oil to help seal in moisture and combat thirsty hair porosity.

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