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If you have natural hair, you’re likely familiar with the term hair porosity. Since maintaining moisture is a top priority for textured strands, it’s important to know where your hair stands on the porosity scale. Does your mane struggle to retain moisture? Perhaps you relate all too well to this scenario: No matter how diligent you are with a moisturizing hair care routine, it seems as if your strands lose moisture just as quickly as it’s absorbed. If that’s the case, you’re dealing with high porosity hair.
However, there’s no need to panic! You can turn things around on the hair front, and all you need is a bit of understanding about your porosity type and the right high porosity hair products. Ready to give your strands the TLC they need? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about managing high porosity hair.
Simply put, hair that has high porosity can easily absorb moisture or water but is unable to hold onto this moisture. As a result, your strands often look and feel dry to the touch and can sport a frizzy appearance. Does that sound like your hair?
It’s important to note that there is no such thing as bad porosity. Every hair type comes with its own rulebook, and high porosity hair is no exception. As we mentioned above, it’s difficult for high porosity hair to retain moisture, which can lead to dry hair that’s more prone to breakage. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. As long as you use the right hair products for high porosity hair consistently in your routine, your mane will be in good shape.
Now that you know the basics about high porosity hair, it’s time to take action. Follow our five hair care tips below to ensure that your strands stay moisturized.
When it comes to caring for high porosity hair, your first line of defense should always be using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Your top priority is to boost your strands with moisture, and you’ll want to start things off on the right note. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner, which is a sulfate-free hair care duo that works to gently cleanse and deeply replenish hair with moisture.
One of the easiest ways to provide high porosity hair with long-lasting moisture is the LOC method. LOC stands for liquid (or leave-in conditioner), oil, and cream, and as the name suggests, this natural hair technique consists of combining water or a water-based product, hair oil, and a hair cream to help your strands retain moisture. Head on over to our article, LOC Method: Moisturizing Hair Care for Natural Hair, to learn the ropes.
By now, you likely know that high porosity hair loses moisture very quickly, but a leave-in conditioner can help pick up the slack. Keep in mind, you don’t want to use a heavy formula that can weigh your strands down. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Break Proof Lotion, which is formulated with goji and works to strengthen fragile hair while helping protect it from breakage. To use, part your hair in sections, re-wet your strands if dry, and apply the leave-in conditioner evenly throughout.
Another way to help high porosity hair look and feel it’s very best is to rely on a deep conditioner. A step up from traditional conditioners in the moisturizing department, this offering goes the extra mile to provide your strands with intense moisture, leaving you with the maximum level of hydration. Consider giving the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner a try. Specifically formulated for dry hair, this pick contains 20% conditioning serum, camellia, and sunflower oils, which helps to hydrate each strand for silkier and softer hair.
Be sure to pair this deep conditioner with the L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Oil Conditioner to transform your high porosity hair.
Last but certainly not least, always make it a point to seal in moisture with a hair serum. Since high porosity hair is known to lose moisture as quickly as it absorbs it, it’s smart to lock your strands with moisture after every wash session. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment Serum, which works to hydrate and nourish hair in just one use. Simply rub two drops of the serum between your palms and apply throughout the length of hair, concentrating on the ends.
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