Product suggestions for overly porous, coarse hair?

Currently I am using V05 Conditioners, Ion Effect Care Conditioner, and HETT as my gel. I tried EVOO, ACV, Mayonaise, and eggs. My hair was okay with the EVOO the first time I tried it, but after that it just felt super dry, same with the eggs and Mayonaise. I was using protein treatments because I read porous hair needed protein, but just found out that coarse hair doesn't. lol
Anyways, I haven't done any protein treatments in a few days and I'm not doing them anymore. I'm just looking for some products to try for coarse, overly porous hair. Took me awhile to figure out the porous thing but I get it now.
Um, I was also wondering if anyone could tell me what porous, and coarse hair need? My hair just doesn't wanna let go of the frizz. It's driving me crazy.
Currently using:
Cowash: Brown Sugar, V05 CC
Conditioner: V05 Moisturizing , Ion Effective
Leave-in: V05
Gel: HETT
2c/3a?
overly Porous, coarse, thick, normal elasticity.


Still searching for the perfect formula for curls!

Last edited by Briebaby23; 09-03-2010 at 06:52 PM. Reason: acv
Have you tried hemp seed oil, it has a very absorbable form of protein and many course hair ladies like it as well.

also on a day to day basis I spritz my porous hair with either aloe vera juice or rosewater, there ph level helps to close down the hair shaft.

The best DT product combo I haave found is AOGBP topped with some HEHH.

Coconut milk or Yorgurt, might feel better then eggs or mayo also

hope this helps
3c, fine, porous,MBL
Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
It needs moisture! My hair is porous and coarse and constantly dry if I don't moisturize regularly. I use GVP Conditioning Balm as my rinse-out with good results.

If your hair isn't doing well with protein, I'd stop it for a while. We do need protein, just not as much or as often as the other types. That will help with the frizz too.
CG since 6/15/08!
Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

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I am very coarse and very porous also. I don't use any protein in my hair at all! If I do, I end up with straw for hair.

I have found 4 rinse out/DT conditioners that I like: AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment, and Curl Junkie Curl Rehab.

As far as stylers go, I use KCCC or Curl Keeper/Recoil (not often). I only use gel when I'm in Mexico where it's humid.

For a LI, I love the Biolage Conditioning Balm (I wish I could get the generics, but I live in Canada).

Hope that is helpful. It's tough being both coarse and porous.
CG since June/09
3a/b extremely thick, coarse, porous
Loving AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, KCCC.
Thank you.
I will have to try the KCCC (I keep seeing that everywhere lol.) and the hemp seed oil or yogurt.
Currently using:
Cowash: Brown Sugar, V05 CC
Conditioner: V05 Moisturizing , Ion Effective
Leave-in: V05
Gel: HETT
2c/3a?
overly Porous, coarse, thick, normal elasticity.


Still searching for the perfect formula for curls!
Hi there! Your hair sounds exactly like mine. Try to avoid proteins (egg, avocado, yogurt, coconut, etc.) if you are very coarse -- work on the moisture. Try aloe, glycerine, honey, etc. The products that work well for me are Garnier Sleek and Shine and Lustrasilk mango/shea. The most amazing styler you could use is homemade flax seed gel... good clumps, hold and moisturizing.
Coarse, thiiiick, porous, drrrry, 2c, dislikes proteins, likes ACV!
Suave or V05 for co-wash, Garnier Nutrise triple nutrition and sleek & shine, Matrix Biolage conditioning balm, FSG and LA Looks sports gel.

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