How do you have a hair regimen if you do not know what your hair needs? Understanding your hair porosity is the first step to creating the hair routine to make your hair flourish.
What is hair porosity?
Hair porosity is your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. There is low, normal, and high porosity hair.
The hair shaft is smooth with little to no holes. Therefore, the hair is resistant to absorbing moisture. But once the hair receives water, it is locked in, and the hair stays moisturized for an extended time. If you have low porosity hair, it takes a long time to air dry.
Low Porosity Hair Tips:
- Use heat when deep conditioning
- Use warm or hot water when washing to open up the hair cuticles
- Use lighter products (light oils and hair milk) to combat product build-up
- Apply products to damp hair
Normal Porosity Hair Tips:
- Deep condition occasionally
- Do not include protein in your regular regimen
- Use hot water when styling hair
- Use water-based leave-in conditioners
The hair shaft has a lot of holes. The holes help the hair absorb moisture quickly, but the holes do not seal moisture, so the hair becomes dry fast. If you have high porosity hair, your hair drys quickly.
High Porosity Hair Tips:
- Use thicker products and layering products will help the hair retain moisture
- Rinse your hair with cold water to close the hair cuticles
- Do not need to use heat when deep conditioning
- Apply products to soaking wet hair
It is imperative to know your hair porosity because then you can create a hair regimen that provides maximum moisture for your hair. When your hair is hydrated and moisturized often, it is healthy, retains length, and grows faster!
We love teaching girls how to love and tend to their hair! The first step to loving the curls is growing to its needs, and that is how understanding your porosity helps!
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