4 Types of Products That Are A Must For Low Porosity Hair

712YRCdNrmL._SL1267_3. Protein-Free Conditioners 

I can here you guys now. “Danni, now you have gone too far, what do you mean protein-free conditioners ?

I have fine hair, thin hair, etc. I NEED PROTEIN!!” Yes, who better than me to tell you guys how crazy this sounds, I am both low-porosity with fine to medium hair strands. But believe it or not, those of us that have low porosity strands can go a good while without protein.

Protein-free conditioners are beneficial for those of us with low-porosity hair, because using conditioners such as these can prevent the possible buildup that protein can cause on the already closed cuticles of low porosity hair.

This way we can get the moisturizing and emollient benefits of conditioners without the brittle and dry effect our strands can get with he overuse of protein.

How to use

You can use protein-free conditioners just as you would use any conditioner. For a nice treat try using a protein-free deep conditioner (Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque is a good one) , to help infuse more goodies into your strands.

Where to buy


You can find good protein-free conditioners, such as the one mentioned above, in beauty supply stores, retail stores, drugstores, etc.

4. Heavy Creams, Oils and Sealants

Is your hair laughing at that grape seed oil that you try to seal in moisture with the other day? If this is the case, then you might need something a bit heavier to seal in your moisturizers.

As we have mentioned a few times before, low porosity hair is a sucker to keep moisture inside of, so to change this around we need to bring in the big guns: heavy sealants and creams. Heavy oils and sealants such as she butter, petroleum-based grease, olive oil, etc. are great sealants when it comes to keeping in moisture on low-porosity hair strands.

How to Use

To makes heavy sealants work for you, try to use them on moisturized, damp hair. By using heavy sealants in this matter, you can prevent your hair from being overly greasy but still be super soft for a few days.

Where to buy

You can find heavy sealants such as petroleum-based grease in beauty supply stores, drug stores, etc. You can find good quality Shea butter in health food stores or on online sites such as From Nature With Love. Do you have any products that you have found to work for your low porosity hair? Let us know below!

Originally posted 2014-12-19 15:00:10.

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Comments

  1. Martiña Williams
    Martiña Williams

    I did the baking soda on a few shed hair and then did the water test. I was shocked to see my hair sink almost immediately. It just absorbed the water. I did it to my entire head and loved the result

  2. Brittany Webster

    I read in another article that heavy oils are not your friend when it comes to low porosity. I’ve been using them nonetheless but i’m curious to know and would like to re confirm,

  3. Saradine

    Okay, so I have read other articles and the details are a little conflicting. I have low Po hair, and suggestions involve using products on dry hair instead of damp hair and to heat up the oils I would use as sealants. Can there be a clarification please?

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