Porosity is the key to proper hair care. Women, who devote more time to their hair, probably know it full well. If you aren’t one of these women, we explain why hair porosity is worth knowing. If you have low porosity hair, there are some hair oils that are unsuitable for you.
Hair porosity determines how raised hair cuticles are. If hair cuticles are very stiff and irregular, your hair is in very poor condition. You’re lucky if your hair cuticles are tightly bound together and don’t like to raise.
Low porosity hair requires delicate care!
Avoiding products with high amount of proteins is the most important. Such products cause dryness and brittleness in hair with closed cuticles. Oiling treatment is surely the best remedy for low porosity hair. Natural plant oils provide the richest nourishment and are the most delicate. They can bring lots of benefits if you choose the ones suitable for your hair porosity. What is most important, oils give long-lasting effects.
Which oils are the most suitable for low porosity hair?
Most of all, you should know that low porosity hair likes small particles. It concerns oils as well as other nutritional ingredients that we provide our hair with. Low porosity hair likes amino acids, vitamins, fruit extracts and oils which offer high concentration of saturated fatty acids.
Oils with small particles fill in small blanks between cuticles and nourish from the inside. However, other oils will also work and cover low porosity hair with protective layer.
Oils recommended for low porosity hair:
coconut oil, palm oil, babassu oil, castor oil, linseed oil, sunflower oil
Butters recommended for low porosity hair:
shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, cupuacu butter
The rule is simple. If you have low porosity hair, you should apply penetrating oils with small particles or the ones that cover the hair with a layer. They provide such hair with the most effective nourishment as well as protection. At first, try out oils which contain high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids or omega-3 in combination with omega-6 and omega-9.
We can find a perfect oil for our hair using trial and error method. Oils that are suitable for some girls with low porosity hair don’t necessarily have to work for you.