You might ask yourself why your low porosity hair is not growing as much as you would want it... Time to learn the best tips on how to grow and care for low porosity hair.
Low porosity hair has cuticles that are tightly packed together with no spaces in between them. Due to the lack of spaces it is difficult for water and other products such as conditioners and oils to penetrate the hair shaft.
Hair porosity is a term that refers to the hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. How open or closed your hair’s cuticle determines your hair’s porosity. The cuticle is the outermost layer of hair strands. It consists of individual cuticles which overlap each other.
After applying any products, the water will not absord into your hair. This makes it harder for water to saturate the hair during a wash. It can be a challenge to get moisture into your hair.
Characteristics of low porosity hair
- With low porosity hair the cuticles are close together this makes it hard for products to penetrate. When applied your hair absorbs a little amount and the rest forms build-up.
- Hair products tend to sit on your hair instead of being absorbed.
- It takes a long time for low porosity hair to get wet and dry because there are fewer spaces between the cuticles.
1. Use heat for maximum hydration
Steaming your hair is the best way to bring hydration to your low porosity hair.Steam works well at hydrating low porosity hair because the moisture droplets are in a vapor state and have more energy than when in a liquid form.
Therefore, when compared to water at room temperature, they move faster and more freely, making it quicker and easier for moisture to penetrate your hair strand.
Our heat cap is the best solution to have an even flow of safe heat while deep conditioning. As a result, your hair will finally get every nutrient into them and will be able to grow safely.
2. Use light oils that are easily absorbed
The best choice for your Low Porosity Hair is Lighter Oil. They can penetrate deeply into the hair shaft and provide nourishment and promote Hair Growth. In addition, light oil won't weigh down your hair! We've created our Low Porosity Hair Mask with Jojoba Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, and Baobab Oil, the most suitable for Low Porosity Hair.
3. Avoid too much products
Low porosity is prone to products build-up. A little bit amount of product can remains sitting on the surface of your hair and scalp. The more products you'll use, the more your hair thickens and hardens. Do not overdue do it! The little is better.
Our Shampoo, Deep-Conditioning & Oil Treatment are the best because we are manufactured with light products. Use our routine & do not worry about products build-up ever again.
4. Avoid heavy products
Low Porosity doesn't do well with heavy products containing butter and oils such as olive oil, avocado oil, mango butter. These products have a thick consistency that makes them not easy to absorb.
When you use healthy products, you will find your hair feeling dry with a shiny layer of product on it. Your hair goes dry because the shine gives you a false impression that your hair is receiving moisture while it's not.