Porosity: Meeting Your Hair Halfway for Moisture

Updated: Mar 18

We are going to give you some simple yet effective tips on how to care for low, medium, and high porosity. But first let's define porosity. Porosity measures your the ability your hair has to receive and retain moisture. It is broken down into three categories: low, medium and high. 

Low Porosity: The cuticles of the hair strands are tightly bound. When magnified, the scales overlap each other and lay flat. Hair is resistant to water penetration and is left dry, even

despite your best efforts.  

      -This porosity level is best moisturized with the use of HEAT to lift it's cuticles and allow the moisture to penetrate. Deep conditioning with a shower cap and under a hooded dryer for at least 30 minutes or allowing your body heat to warm things up naturally for an hour or so is actually a MUST for your hair. 

      -Always moisturize your hair once damp, massaging in your leave-in conditioner to allow the friction to lift the cuticles for optimal product absorption. Low porosity doesn’t require a cream/custard for added moisture protection. Using a small amount of Crown Growth Oil to seal moisture is sufficient for this porosity type.

      -Low porosity hair doesn't need a lot of protein as too much would leave the hair dry. 

      -In terms of of shampoo, you would need to look at using alkaline products (high pH) rather than low pH products (these close cuticles). 

Medium Porosity:  The hair's cuticles are not as tight and allow for great moisture balance. Hair with medium porosity is low maintenance, shiny and healthy. Hairstyles last longer. 

Lucky you *side eye*

High Porosity: The hair's cuticles are spread wide, sometimes gaping with holes. It allows too much moisture to penetrate it and releases moisture just as fast. Hair is usually very frizzy and tangled. 

        -Cold water and/or an ACV rinse will help close the cuticles. Using creams and butters will be necessary for moisture retention.

        -This hair can sometimes be protein sensitive but needs added protein.

        -AVOID HEAT.

        -We recommend Crown Growth Oil-Almond Edition on a regular 3x per week regimen as a prepoo, mixed with conditioner or sealant.

        -Be sure to utilize the LOC method here as well or prepoo overnight at least once a week. I’m confident you’ll find that our Crown Growth Oil Almond Edition will transform your hair.

If you’d like to get more help figuring out what your hair porosity is, click here to take a quiz: https://www.curlsbot.com/porosity/

We also have Hair Care Guides for Low Porosity and High Porosity available for you so that you can achieve maximum moisture retention and healthy hair growth!

If you have any specific questions be sure to contact us and we will address your question as soon as possible. Remember to LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! 

As always, peace and blessings....


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