Low porosity hair has a cuticle layer that lays flat and is tightly bound, making it difficult for moisture (or basically anything) to enter the hair shaft.
Because of this, people with low porosity hair feel like their hair is coarse, but that’s not it my darlings; it’s just that the hair is taking forever to absorb all that good stuff. To combat this, I just cover my hair with a plastic bag (those with big hair know that there aint no hair cap on Earth to contain the lion). I keep this on for about 45 minutes to allow the heat to open up the hair shaft to let the treatment in.
Low porosity hair is also prone to product build-up because the hair won’t absorb the product. (#Mylife). It’s recommended to use a clarifying shampoo to get rid of all that gunk.
- Choose lighter, liquid-based products such as hair milks that won’t sit on your hair and leave it oily or greasy.
- Low porosity hair prefers moisturizers rich in emollients such as jojoba oil and humectant products, which attract and hold moisture to your hair such as collagen.
- Don’t use leave-in-conditioners too often.(All that protein in the bottle can stiffen your hair)
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