A major factor in hair care that is often overlooked is the porosity level of your hair. Knowing your hair’s porosity will tell you a lot about how your hair retains moisture and what products are going to be the most effective. Often when looking for products its a guessing game – buy a product that claims to be moisturizing try it out. Either your hair loves it or hates it. Then on to the next.
You can have normal, low, medium, or high porosity strands and the category your tresses fall into lets you know which products are more likely to give you the best results for styles and keeping your hair healthy. If your strands are low porosity you have a tightly bound cuticle layer that lays flat and can be hard for products to penetrate and get the good stuff in! If your hair resists moisture it’s likely your hair is low porosity. Rich butters, oils and humectants are great for attracting moisture to low porosity hair.
Here are 5 products that are great for low porosity hair
Kinky-Curly Knot Today
A great detangler filled with a host of botanicals that are great for all hair types and has a wonderful slip. Chock-full with organic mango extract, organic slipper elm, organic marshmallow root, it is no wonder your hair will be tangle free within seconds.
Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Hair Moisturizer Conditioner
The Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Hair Moisturizer conditioner will balance your hair’s pH balance and keep your tresses moisturized. This is great for overworked and environmentally frazzled hair.
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Full of the good stuff, this curl smoothie will define your curls while hydrating those strands with coconut and hibiscus. This product does not contain sulfates, parabens, or phthalates, but it is full of nutrient-rich vegetable butters that will not weigh your hair down.
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
A nourishing conditioner with the number one low porosity hair reliever (aloe vera) and a great moisturizer avocado oil. Cuticle opened, hair shaft moisturized, and you end up with healthy, smooth manageable curls.
Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner
This conditioner is enriched with aloe vera gel, honey, and hemp oil that has incredible slip and some serious moisturizing power. This conditioner is great as a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment and an amazing leave-in.