Low Porosity HairLow porosity hair is prone to build-up from protein-rich deep conditioning products, which can leave it feeling stiff and straw-like.
Use protein-free daily conditioners with humectants such s glycerin or honey.
Use moderate heat. Use protein-free deep conditioning treatments under a hooded dryer, steamer or even a warm towel or shower cap, to help open up the tightly bound cuticle. This will help products better absorb and bind with the hair.
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 treatment to rid your hair of product build-up.
Great oils and butters to use for low porosity hair
*Choose lighter, liquid-based products such as hair milks that won’t sit on your hair and leave it oily or greasy.
Normal Porosity Hair
Continue to do regular deep conditioning treatments to maintain good product absorption.
Proteins should not be included in your daily regimen.
High Porosity Hair
Use minimal heat. It’s best to air dry your hair.
Incorporate regular deep conditioning treatments into your hair care 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, use leave-in conditioner, moisturizers and sealers to help seal in moisture.
Layering these products will help your hair hold on to the moisture you’re applying. (L.O.C Method)