One of the most important things to know when it comes to hair care is your hair porosity. There are three kinds; low porosity, normal or medium porosity and high porosity. They inform how you will care for your hair and keep it optimally moisturized.
I have a free downloadable on hair moisture for all hair types which goes more in-depth than this blog post. You can check it out here or read some other posts pertaining to this topic.
What is low porosity hair?
Low porosity hair is the hair that doesn’t accept moisture easily, it has compactly closed cuticles that give it a hard and smooth feel and a shiny look. Its closed cuticles also make it hard for moisture or products to penetrate into the shaft or move out the shaft.
Finding out your hair porosity has all been explained here, but the best way to know for sure is with the hair in water test, find out more about it here.
How to care for your low porosity hair
Avoid applying too many products as it will most likely sit on the surface of your hair causing unnecessary build up and requiring you to wash your hair more than necessary which can cause dryness and continue the vicious cycle of dryness.
Don’t do too much
Because your hair doesn’t open up easily to moisture, its very tempting to obsess about heat and shower your hair non stop with warm water so it can accept whatever product you want to apply. If someone just came to you constantly squirting water in your face how will you feel? Upset right? That is what you do to your hair when you don’t let it alone.
Okay maybe your hair won’t tell you to get off it’s back verbally but there is something called hygral fatigue and that is what you are strolling casually into by overdoing things.
Hygral fatigue occurs due to over swelling of the hair cuticle and as water comes in (which occurs during conditioning or deep conditioning or just random wetting) and excessive shrinking as it dries. it leads to inelastic and brittle hair and in the long run breakage.
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You can also watch any of my previous webinars on YouTube. They will give you a feel of what kind of solid information will be coming your way every week.
Do you have low porosity hair? how will you be making changes in your hair regimen to properly take care of it? For more information read the free January downloadable available to only exclusive readers. It goes very in-depth on hair moisture and setting up your changes into your hair regimen.