What to Do About Low and High Porosity Hair
Did you figure out what type of porosity your hair has? Now, it’s time to work on a solution to get your hair in optimum condition. Follow these tips:
High Porosity Hair. It’s crucial to repair your high porosity hair with protein treatments. Protein works to fill in the gaps in the shaft and rebuild the structure of the hair. Use protein treatments twice per month to see good results.
When you use protein, be sure to balance it with moisture. Every protein treatment should be followed by a deep conditioning session. Protein and moisture work together to create a healthy, strong, and elastic strand.
Low Porosity Hair. When you have low porosity hair, your hair can become dry and brittle from lack of moisture. Using low, controlled heat will help to open the cuticles and get the shaft ready to receive hydration and nutrients.
Use your shower water to get your hair warmed up and then rinse your conditioners with cool water. Cold water will set the cuticles back to their original closed position and seal the conditioner inside the shaft.
Want to get the most out of your deep conditioning session? Apply your deep conditioner while you’re still in the shower and your cuticles are still open to receive nutrients. Place a plastic cap over your hair to create body heat, and then leave the mask in your hair for at least one hour.
Consider purchasing an inexpensive soft overhead dryer for heated deep conditioning. This combo will increase absorption. Finally, rinse with cool water to leave some of the conditioner closed within the shaft.
Uncovering your true porosity may be one of the best things you do for your hair and wallet. Once you determine whether you are low, medium, or high porosity, you’ll be able to purchase the right products and give your hair the hydration and nutrition it needs.
Now, it’s your turn to discuss. Have you figured out your hair porosity yet?