Low what? Porosity? What’s all this drivel? Tousled breaks it down for you.
Low porosity hair is typically resistant to moisture. This does not mean that the hair is unhealthy; it simply means that it needs help to retain moisture.
The Shea Moisture low porosity collection has natural and certified organic ingredients which include:
Baobab Oil: Extracted from the African “superfruit”, this deeply moisturizing oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Tea Tree Oil (my dermis LOVES tea tree oil): Moisturizes and comforts scalp for healthy-looking hair.
Spearmint Extract: Effectively revitalizes hair and scalp with a fresh stimulating fragrance. Sounds good and I'm excited!
Tousled wraps up this product review with a few quick tips on caring for your low porosity hair:
Use a pre-poo treatment - Add a penetrating oil like coconut, sunflower, olive, avocado, or grapeseed oil (my favorite) to your conditioner. Apply a couple of hours before rinsing it out and shampooing your hair.
Water down your conditioner - Water is the best moisturizer! I use about 2 ounces of conditioner to 6 ounces of water. I divide my hair into sections and then work this conditioner mixture throughout. Proceed to deep condition with heat.
Always deep condition - that's pretty much it.
Seal in moisture with an oil - Low porosity hair usually responds better to the L(liquid/leave-in), C(cream), O(oil) method rather than the famous LOC method. Always use your liquid/leave-in first, and your oil last.
Make satin your best friend - Use a satin pillowcase... "because you're worth it," but also because it’s ALSO good for your face! Cotton sucks the moisture out of your face so using a satin pillowcase will also help fend off the wrinkles! Double duty !!!!