Low Porosity and Water Temperature

I have a question for the porosity experts out there (Tiffany?) and the other low porosity or low-medium porosity curlies out there...I've always done a cold water rinse at the end of my shower. However, lately I've been feeling like even though I use a ton of conditioner, my hair isn't really getting moisturized and it seems like the conditioner isn't being absorbed. Since porosity is akin to the condition of the cuticle layer, and cold water seals the cuticle, should I actually be using more warm/hot water? Will that help my hair absorb the conditioner? I'm already starting off my shower with hot water so maybe it won't help anyway, since my hair is under warm/hot water before I apply the conditioner. Are there any other pieces of advice for getting low porosity hair to absorb conditioner?
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
Well it could be that since you already have low porosity (which means the hair won't let moisture in or out) could be the issue of why your hair doesn't feel moisturized in the first place.

And once you use that cold water it just completely shuts your hair shaft and your hair ends up feeling unmoisturized even more so... since that's what the cold water does..snaps that hair shaft down!

You may need to try something with a good amount of humectants in it like products containing glycerin.

A person with low porosity needs moisture with tons of emollients and humectants. Because you want to retain that moisture as much as you can.

You might want to see if you can find conditioners with glycerin in it or even make your own glycerin spray in a spray bottle (half water and half glyrcerin).

Another thing is seriously moisturizing deep treatments done regularly.. you might even have to do the sitting under a hooded dryer thing to get it to penetrate your hair shaft.

If that's not an option you could simply apply deep conditioner, put a plastic cap around your head, and then a wrap a warm towel around your head (a good trick is to take a damp towel toss it in the dryer until it's nice and warm but not dry then wrap it around your head.. you may have to do this a few times). This trick also works with a damp towel in the microwave too. Just be careful that it doesn't get to hot..

Also double check the products you are using. Make sure the products you are using don't contain silicones (even water soluable ones for now), mineral oils, or petroleum because hair with low porosity doesn't need anything in it's way that aids in blocking out moisture even further!
I've been using Burt's Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet conditioner, AOHR, and AOWC...none of which have any silicones, petroleum, or mineral oils to my knowledge. I add honey to most of them too. Do parabens prevent moisture from entering the hair shaft too?
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
I have been working parabens out of my hair routine for a while because they coat the hair shaft, which is something I don't need; my hair is very non-porous. They are quite hard to remove completely, though, because they are seemingly everywhere. I've had some luck with hot oil treatment to fight my natural dryness and "stick-like" character that comes with low porosity. I use this oil from Jasmine's Bath & Beauty products on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=28699893
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
Thanks Deodand...how much does that oil end up costing once it gets to you and whereabouts do you live? It looks great.
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
$12 plus $2.50 to ship into Alberta. US funds of course but the dollar's up to 88 cents!

4 ounces doesn't seem like much but it'll last me quite a while, I think.
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.

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