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btwitsnatasha 11-24-2012 08:30 AM

Product recommendations for high porosity hair
 
My hair is 3b , high porosity , and thick hair. I have hard water which I think is bad for my hair. Idk. Also I live in the nyc area if that helps. I just want some hair products that are very moisturizing. My hair has been super tangled lately.

Greatcurls 11-24-2012 06:17 PM

For a detangler, sometimes using a thin conditioner that you later rinse out can help.

Please list the products you currently use and your routine.

btwitsnatasha 11-24-2012 06:30 PM

WAsh my hair with giovanni tea tree shampoo ( i have dry scalp and this helps with the itch )
Put biolage deep conditioner for very dry hair ( going to use curl junkie curl rehab this week )
On soaking wet hair put some curl junkie curl rehab than bee mine curly butter than seal with aloe vera juice
Let it air dry than thats it

I just bought the curl rehab and curly butter like 2 weeks ago and only used it twice so far

etos 11-25-2012 06:22 PM

how are the dewpoints? I just figured out that my hair is verry frizzy and dry because I used 'bee mine hold curly butter' (which contains glycerin, and is a humectant) in low dewpoints.

btwitsnatasha 11-27-2012 08:58 PM

I honestly do not understand dew points like at all. Is it sort of like humidity? I live in nyc so I mean if someone can explain what dew point is and how its like in new york, that would be very appreciated :P

mermaidwaves 05-25-2013 12:09 AM

My HGs are pure coconut oil, which I use a pre-wash treatment and a sealer, and curl junkie rehab, which I'll use as an deep conditioner and leave in. Both of these absolutely saved my hair! I also co-wash using curl junkie smoothing conditioner and occasionally low-poo with a leonor greyl shampoo. I also think you might want to try a protein treatment if you are high-po, but I don't have any recommendations as I'm looking for one myself, lol!

naturalyogini 07-28-2013 08:10 PM

The best products for high porosity hair are: pH testing strips, ACV and AVJ. Test everything before you put it on your hair. If it works as is, great. Otherwise ACV and AVJ are a high porosity girl's best friends.

rbb 07-29-2013 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by btwitsnatasha (Post 2077134)
I honestly do not understand dew points like at all. Is it sort of like humidity? I live in nyc so I mean if someone can explain what dew point is and how its like in new york, that would be very appreciated :P

dew point is the temperature at which water vaporizes. you don't need to understand it, you just need to know how it relates to curly hair. dew point is never higher than the temp.

so, if it's 20 degrees & snowing, then it's 100% humidity, but the dew point is 20 or lower.

mid dew points are 40 - 60 and are ideal for our hair.
above 60 is high and will add moisture to our hair. ie, if we have glycerin high on product list, it can take in too much moisture and make our hair puffy.
low dews can dry out our hair if we don't lock in moisture. glycerin again can be a problem as if the air is dry, it will take moisture from our hair.

if you do a search here on dew points, there is lots of info.

Firefox7275 07-30-2013 09:20 AM

The free 'Curls on the Go' app has dew points, there is also the Frizz Forecast on the main NC site if you do not have a smartphone. Good article
Humidity, Humectants and the Dew Point


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