Low porosity hair typically has a tightly bound cuticle and it is harder for water to penetrate. However, once water does penetrate the hair shaft, it can stay moisturized for long periods of time. Low porosity hair can often suffer from product buildup, especially from protein-filled products. The best products to use for low porosity hair are products that are lighter and liquid-based that contain humectants such as honey which draws in moisture, and moisturizers that have emollients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter. Our Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer is a good leave-in for low porosity hair as shea butter is the leading ingredient, it keeps hair moisturized, reduces frizz and flyaways, and improves shine and softness. Our Curls and Roses line also works great for low porosity hair! The Rose Water Curl Defining Mousse is a great way to achieve curls without hair being weighed down. A good leave in to use for low porosity hair is our Rose Water Leave In Conditioner with Rose Water and Acai Berry. The sweet smelling conditioner works to lock in moisture while conditioning hair.
When it comes to oils, low porosity hair benefits from many different oils:
- Sweet almond oil helps to provide rich moisture to dry curls
- Apricot oil deeply moisturizes hair and seals in moisture
- Argan oil found in our Argan Replenishing Hair and Body Serum works to help control frizz
- Jojoba oil found in our Miracle RepaiRx Anti Breakage Serum works to deeply moisturize hair & help promote hair growth
What are your go-to products for low porosity hair?