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 How to Look After High Porosity Hair Black Beautique

 

When embarking on a natural hair journey it’s important to first figure out your hair type as this can ultimately save you both time and money in the long run. This is because knowing your hair type enables one to discover the correct methods and products to use in caring for your hair type.

In this post we’ll be discussing hair porosity and share some tips on how to maintain high porosity hair as well as providing some product recommendations to help you along the way.

 

How to Determine Hair Porosity?

Hair Porosity refers to the hairs ability to absorb water. While all hair is naturally porous the level of porosity varies among different hair types.

There are two main methods you can use to find out how porous your hair is:

 

The Float Test: This involves taking a couple of strands of shed hair from a comb or brush and dropping them into a bowl of water. If it floats, your hair is low porosity. If your hair sinks slowly, it has normal porosity, and if it sinks immediately, your hair is high porosity.

 

 

The Slip'n'Slide Test: This involves taking a strand of hair between your thumb and finger and sliding your fingers up the shaft and towards the scalp. If you the strand feels rough or dry or it breaks, this means that you have high porosity. If your fingers move easily up the strand and it feels dense and hard you have low porosity hair. If it feels smooth, you have normal porosity hair.

 

External Causes of High Porosity Hair?

As mentioned previously the reason behinds one’s hair porosity can be purely natural however for some high hair porosity, can occur because the hair cuticle i.e. hair shield may already be damaged as the result of previous chemical treatments, thus negating the hairs ability to hold moisture. In addition to chemical treatments high porosity hair can also arise as the result of hair dyeing, excessive abuse from heat styling tools, sulfate rich hair products as well as natural UV rays from the sun.

This highlights the fact that the more damage the hair cuticle has endured the higher the hairs porosity- the more water it absorbs. The downside of having high porosity hair is that while it tends to absorb more water when wet it equally loses more moisture as it dries up. This leads to dull damaged hair that lacks shine and sheds frequently. None the less there is hope for those carrying for high porosity hair

Caring for High Porosity Hair

When it comes to choosing products to care for high porosity hair is important to take into consideration the climate in your environment, for instance where there is high humidity and heat anti-humectants e.g. raw Shea butter and coconut oil can help seal damaged cuticles and prevent them from absorbing excess moisture from the air.

 

Furthermore as mentioned previously high porosity hair can lose moisture easily therefore it’s a good idea to get products that are hydrating and water based such as leave-in conditioners and hydrating moisturizer should be applied using the LOC method to help the hair retain its moisture.

 

 

 Best Products For High Porosity Hair

 

 

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

 

 Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie 326ml - Black Beautique

With water, shea butter, and coconut oil serving as the first three ingredients in the Curl Enhancing Smoothie help moisturize your high porosity hair while sealing in the moisture.

 

 

 

 

Kinky Curly Knot Today

 

Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in conditioner reigns supreme as one best detangling conditioners out there. It combines a mixture of lemongrass, mango extract and marshmallow root to provide that extra slip needed when detangling thus simplifying the process.

 

 

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk

 

This hair milk leave’s your hair feeling moisturized for most of the day without having to worry about your hair drying out or frizzing. It also doubles up to provide brilliant shine and antioxidants.

 

Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor 

 

This keratin reconstructor helps to battle cortex and cuticle damage to restore the strength of your hair.

 

 

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Styling Pudding 

 Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Styling Pudding 227g

 

 

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk is heaven sent for high porosity hair. The specific ingredients tackle issues with frizzing while providing excellent shine and moisture.

 


 

 

Sacred Tiare Restoring Hair Mask

 Carol's Daughter - Sacred Tiare Restoring Hair Mask 227g - Black Beautique

Opt for this paraben, sulfate free hydrating hair mask is heaven sent for high porosity natural hair. Made with active Tiare Gardenia ingredient it helps to restore luster and moisture retention to your hair.

 

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew - Black Beautique
 

Aside from its heavenly scent Oyin Handmade’s Hair Dew combines water, olive oil, and castor oil which are must have’s in any highly porous natural’s regimen.

 

EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk 

 

With water as its base ingredient it also Combines a mixture of oils that work together to provide moisture heavy moisture without weighing hair down and leaving behind excess residue.

 

 

TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer

tgin - Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer 355ml - Black Beautique

 

This product is so good in that it moisturizes without leaving residue whilst also giving out a heavenly scent. TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer can also be used on low porosity natural hair however we don’t recommend using it daily since it’s a bit heavy.

 

 

 

 

Tell us how you take care of your high porosity hair? Leave your comments/thoughts or tips below.

 

 

 How to Look After High Porosity Hair Black Beautique

 

When embarking on a natural hair journey it’s important to first figure out your hair type as this can ultimately save you both time and money in the long run. This is because knowing your hair type enables one to discover the correct methods and products to use in caring for your hair type.

In this post we’ll be discussing hair porosity and share some tips on how to maintain high porosity hair as well as providing some product recommendations to help you along the way.

 

How to Determine Hair Porosity?

Hair Porosity refers to the hairs ability to absorb water. While all hair is naturally porous the level of porosity varies among different hair types.

There are two main methods you can use to find out how porous your hair is:

 

The Float Test: This involves taking a couple of strands of shed hair from a comb or brush and dropping them into a bowl of water. If it floats, your hair is low porosity. If your hair sinks slowly, it has normal porosity, and if it sinks immediately, your hair is high porosity.

 

 

The Slip'n'Slide Test: This involves taking a strand of hair between your thumb and finger and sliding your fingers up the shaft and towards the scalp. If you the strand feels rough or dry or it breaks, this means that you have high porosity. If your fingers move easily up the strand and it feels dense and hard you have low porosity hair. If it feels smooth, you have normal porosity hair.

 

External Causes of High Porosity Hair?

As mentioned previously the reason behinds one’s hair porosity can be purely natural however for some high hair porosity, can occur because the hair cuticle i.e. hair shield may already be damaged as the result of previous chemical treatments, thus negating the hairs ability to hold moisture. In addition to chemical treatments high porosity hair can also arise as the result of hair dyeing, excessive abuse from heat styling tools, sulfate rich hair products as well as natural UV rays from the sun.

This highlights the fact that the more damage the hair cuticle has endured the higher the hairs porosity- the more water it absorbs. The downside of having high porosity hair is that while it tends to absorb more water when wet it equally loses more moisture as it dries up. This leads to dull damaged hair that lacks shine and sheds frequently. None the less there is hope for those carrying for high porosity hair

Caring for High Porosity Hair

When it comes to choosing products to care for high porosity hair is important to take into consideration the climate in your environment, for instance where there is high humidity and heat anti-humectants e.g. raw Shea butter and coconut oil can help seal damaged cuticles and prevent them from absorbing excess moisture from the air.

 

Furthermore as mentioned previously high porosity hair can lose moisture easily therefore it’s a good idea to get products that are hydrating and water based such as leave-in conditioners and hydrating moisturizer should be applied using the LOC method to help the hair retain its moisture.

 

 

 Best Products For High Porosity Hair

 

 

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

 

 Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie 326ml - Black Beautique

With water, shea butter, and coconut oil serving as the first three ingredients in the Curl Enhancing Smoothie help moisturize your high porosity hair while sealing in the moisture.

 

 

 

 

Kinky Curly Knot Today

 

Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in conditioner reigns supreme as one best detangling conditioners out there. It combines a mixture of lemongrass, mango extract and marshmallow root to provide that extra slip needed when detangling thus simplifying the process.

 

 

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk

 

This hair milk leave’s your hair feeling moisturized for most of the day without having to worry about your hair drying out or frizzing. It also doubles up to provide brilliant shine and antioxidants.

 

Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor 

 

This keratin reconstructor helps to battle cortex and cuticle damage to restore the strength of your hair.

 

 

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Styling Pudding 

 Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Styling Pudding 227g

 

 

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk is heaven sent for high porosity hair. The specific ingredients tackle issues with frizzing while providing excellent shine and moisture.

 


 

 

Sacred Tiare Restoring Hair Mask

 Carol's Daughter - Sacred Tiare Restoring Hair Mask 227g - Black Beautique

Opt for this paraben, sulfate free hydrating hair mask is heaven sent for high porosity natural hair. Made with active Tiare Gardenia ingredient it helps to restore luster and moisture retention to your hair.

 

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew - Black Beautique
 

Aside from its heavenly scent Oyin Handmade’s Hair Dew combines water, olive oil, and castor oil which are must have’s in any highly porous natural’s regimen.

 

EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk 

 

With water as its base ingredient it also Combines a mixture of oils that work together to provide moisture heavy moisture without weighing hair down and leaving behind excess residue.

 

 

TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer

tgin - Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer 355ml - Black Beautique

 

This product is so good in that it moisturizes without leaving residue whilst also giving out a heavenly scent. TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer can also be used on low porosity natural hair however we don’t recommend using it daily since it’s a bit heavy.

 

 

 

 

Tell us how you take care of your high porosity hair? Leave your comments/thoughts or tips below.

 

 

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