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High Porosity

If you have high porosity hair, it probably has a difficult time holding onto moisture because of its raised cuticles that allow moisture to be lost to the atmosphere.

  • Apply heavy products to your hair in layers. Try applying a leave in, then a thick moisturizer, then a heavy butter to seal all the moisture in.
  • To keep your hair moisturized throughout the week, mix your favorite liquid moisturizer or leave in with water in a spray bottle with a few drops of oil and spray it on your hair at nights then seal with a butter.
  • To help close your cuticles temporarily to better hold onto moisture, try doing apple cider vinegar rinses when you cleanse your hair. Apple cider vinegar is acidic and will temporarily help to close your cuticles. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water and pour it over your hair after cleansing it, then dry it and style as normal. You can also try adding more aloe vera gel or juice to your regimen.

Final Thoughts

The key to moisturized hair is healthy hair so keep a running appointment with your jar of deep conditioner, go easy on the heat and treat it gently. As always, remember to have love, peace and curly haired bliss.

Coily ladies, how do you get and maintain the moisture of your locks? 

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Thanks for the article. I tried the porosity test last night. It is key to know that in order to choose the right products. This is in reference to articles where people complain that they don't want to get on the band wagon and use butters or wet their hair. Don't do it if your hair is not that type. It is not just about the curl pattern. My hair seems to be high porosity. I now use SheaMoisture brands cream and gel on my hair in addition to my favorite leave-in, thanks to articles and vlogs on this website, and my hair looks great! Thanks too to the stylist at livecurlylivefree.com. I love helpful, factual information. Thanks!

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