2. Use the LOC Method
As a natural who has high porosity strands, the LOC method has been a life saver for my hair because of the layering of the products.
‘L’ refers to a liquid, ‘O’ refers to oil and ‘C’ refers to cream, and moisturizing your hair in this order helps to trap moisture in your hair for longer than a day or two.
If you are moisturizing your hair at any point in your hair journey and you know you have high porosity hair do not hesitate to try the LOC method.
3. Deep condition often
I touched on deep conditioning* in point one about protein, however, how often you deep condition and how you do it matters.
Deep conditioning* weekly is recommended and using a heat source is also highly recommended. Whether you deep condition before you shampoo or after you condition doesn’t matter too much, but the way you do it should be the same.
4. Avoid sulfates
Shampoos that contain sulfates are designed to raise the cuticles of your hair even though most of the cleansing is focused on the scalp.
If you have high porosity hair using sulfates will leave your hair feeling even more stripped than it already feels when your hair is dry. Try to use a sulfate-free shampoo or cleansing conditioner to get your hair and scalp clean before conditioning.
These days products are so sophisticated that you can find a sulfate-free shampoo that effectively cleans your scalp and hair without stripping it to death.
5. Sealing with oils* that penetrate the hair
There are two oils* that can penetrate the hair strand bringing healthy properties and making the strand stronger from the inside out.
I would also recommend these oils for your LOC method practice which will give you the opportunity to seal your hair effectively.
6. Use Aloe Vera Juice
What’s in your spray bottle? Use natural components like Aloe Vera Juice* to adjust the pH balance of your hair. Spraying a mix of Aloe Vera Juice* and water on your hair daily will help the cuticles to lay flat and adjust the hair’s pH.
Using all of these tips together will help your high porosity hair retain more moisture and for longer periods of time.
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