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Low Porosity

Low porosity hair is usually harder to moisturize since it is more difficult to get the moisture into your strands.

  • Use more water based, liquid products that will moisturize your hair without coating it and making it greasy.
  • Use a light oil like jojoba or grapeseed oil to seal your hair¬†since heavier oils like castor oil or olive oil will be harder for your hair to absorb and will simply sit on top of it and weigh it down.
  • If you really have an issue with your hair absorbing products, try to apply them to damp or dry hair since the strands will have released the water and be able to absorb the product.
  • A temporary way to open up your cuticles so your strands can better absorb product is to do a baking soda treatment on your hair. Because baking soda is alkaline in nature, it will cause the cuticles of your hair to raise. Simply mix baking soda and water until it forms an aerated paste, apply it to the hair, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse.

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