I have low porosity hair. It's healthy and in perfect condition. I just stay away from protein (it's BAD) and I make a concoction of Shea butter, jojoba, coconut oil and a tad bit of castor oil. Use this concoction after I co-wash with AsIAm cowash. Oh it goes under my holy grail leave in mixed silk leave in. Im military so I usually wear ponytails. But on weekends miss Jessie's pillow soft curls work great with smooth n shine curl activator on top. I can use cheaper products and get moderately good results but takes work. Miss Jessie's PS and Curly Meringue work best with no work. But I always top it off with the curl activator. My hair loves glycerin!