High Porosity Hair: 12 Tips For Creating A Regimen.

High Porosity hair is when your hair absorbs moisture quickly, but loses moisture just as fast. If you have high porosity hair, you may experience tangling, frizz, and breakage because your hair is dry and brittle. Genetics, exposure to heat, and chemically processing your hair all affect your hair’s porosity. Building and maintaining a proper hair regimen will help make your hair more manageable. It will also help with growth and length retention. Here are a few tips for taking care of high porosity hair.

12 tips for caring for high porosity hair
  • Use Aloe Vera Gel before applying your moisturizer.
  • When applying products, use the LOC Method.
  • Do a protein treatment at least once a month.
  • Avoid using heat.
  • Use a sulfate free shampoo to cleanse your scalp.
  • Rinse hair in cold water.
  • Deep condition your hair once a week.
  • Add apple cider vinegar rinses to your weekly routine.
  • Pre poo your hair with coconut oil, or olive oil.
  • Use heavier creams, butters, and oils to moisturize and seal.
  • Don’t deep condition for more than 30 minutes
  • Braids and twists (protective styles) are your friend.

When dealing with natural hair, it’s important to remember that no one’s hair is exactly alike. Just because you have high porosity hair, doesn’t necessarily mean that all of these tips will work for you. As always, I suggest trying them out and seeing what works best for you. To learn more about hair porosity, click here.

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  1. Cheryl
    February 5, 2021 / 11:58 am

    I love braids, but my hair tends not to grow while wearing them. My ends seem to break off more

  2. January 14, 2021 / 11:40 am

    Too many have no idea that fast hair growth shampoos (of course without any sulfates, parabens or DEA) are even a thing. Persons now may have longer hair and have more options. Definitely worth considering. Whether you’re studying alopecia, hair damage, avoiding scalp disorders, hair growth, hair care in general, almost the same rules become relevant. In most cases, you have to avoid hair treatments and products that use chemicals like parabens, DEA or sulfates. What is beneficial for your hair is healthy for your skin also. Obviously the content here is so useful for multiple reasons. It steers away from the usual errors and errors most fall into- using defective alternatives. Keep it up!