If it's one product that isn't penetrating, it's not the low porosity--it's an ingredient. If it's all products that take a LONG time to absorb, it's low porosity.
The products you that are giving you good results are jelly products that don't contain chemicals. For me, they don't absorb in the same manner as a curl cream, they form a "cast" that provides hold and moisture.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; DM MiraCurls Curling Gelly; UFD Curly Magic; Shescentit LIs; Sevi conditioners; Botanical Spirits Puree, CJ Repair Me