If you need to clarify your hair and you must use sulfates to do it, make sure that you load up on the moisture and deep condition your hair right afterwards so that your strands are not so stripped.
How to condition high porosity hair
Be heavy handed with the conditioner, this might mean using a ton of product or just simply picking conditioners that are super thick and coat your hair well. Before you purchase your conditioner look at the consistency, if it is super runny it is highly unlikely that it will condition your hair well. If the conditioner has a little umph to it that one would be your guy.
Runny conditioners do serve some purpose though so don’t go throwing all those away, they make great bases for your DIY deep conditioner mixes and concoctions. They also can be used right after a stripping shampoo session before your real thick conditioner to de-shock your strands after a clarifying session. The process is easy, just shampoo, throw on the cheapie one right afterward finger detangle a little and get your strands feeling normal again, rinse and then throw on the thick one for deep conditioning.
Sealing high porosity hair
The rule of thumb for sealing high porosity hair is that if you think that amount is enough, add just a little bit more. Of course nobody wants greasy hair so you have to find that level of thickness that works for you; and by work we mean effectively seal in your moisture for longer than three hours.
When your hair is highly porous look for heavy butters and creams if you like that or heavier oils, like coconut oil or olive oil. A really heavy oil like castor oil can be used as well, but most women tend to put it on their ends and get lighter as they move up the strand. Still you just want to make sure any oil that you choose isn’t too light that it feels as if it just evaporates into midair.
Styling high porosity hair
Bet you didn’t know that there is a special way to style highly porous hair did you? Well its probably something you are already doing but knowing that your hair is porous and that a particular style can further help you to retain length is even more amazing. When your hair is porous you want to choose styles that encourages your hair to clump together.
There is strength in numbers, so not only are clumped strands stronger but they hold moisture alot more than if the strands were separated or picked out. Styles that separate the strands include, afro’s and blow outs, you want to stick to things like, braid outs or twist outs where individual strands are grouped into sections.
In conclusion, we encourage you to take that three minute test to see if your hair is very porous especially if you find yourself in a cycle of constant dryness. Once you determine where you fall on the porosity scale you can tailor your regimen so that you can adequately care for your strands.
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Originally posted 2014-05-06 15:00:27.