Lightly blow drying product on low porosity hair

I've really been struggling to get moisture into my hair. Dc'ing with heat still isn't cutting it. For the last week I've been lightly blow drying my hair after applying product to get it to absorb. So far it's the most helpful thing I've tried. Any one else with low porosity do this? How does it work in the long term? Will this cause heat damage?
Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)
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Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)
Heat on DC used to help when I was transitioning, but now that i'm 100% natural, I DC on dry hair, cover it with a shower cap for an hour or so and wash it out. This helps with adding moisture for me.
Type 4, fine/high density, high porosity
Last Relaxer - March '11
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I saw a girl on YT do that, can't remember who though.
As for heat damage, it probably depends on how often you do it.
4c wiry thick nappy low porosity hair
Poo: SM black soap
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DC/: Avocado+ oil + Honey
Spritz: Oyin J&B
Moisturizer: OH Dew
Sealant:BSP/Bask tapioca cream
I haven't done it yet but, next time I deep condition, I was thinking of covering my hair with a plastic cap and scarf and then blowing it with a hairdryer. My only worry is heating plastics and what it might do long term. I wonder if cling film would be better as I assume it's safe plastic (since people use it with food)...
My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

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What shampoo are you using? Do you know the pH? And what DC are you using? Maybe the pH is too low or it's just not the right product for your hair?

I rinse my hair really well with very warm water after shampooing to get the hair to open up. I sit under a hooded dryer with a plastic cap and turn the heat up on the dryer so it's pretty warm under there. I don't squeeze all the water out before a DC so that there is some steaming going on. But then again, my hair is fine and it doesn't take as much work compared to if it was coarse.
4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
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What shampoo are you using? Do you know the pH? And what DC are you using? Maybe the pH is too low or it's just not the right product for your hair?

I rinse my hair really well with very warm water after shampooing to get the hair to open up. I sit under a hooded dryer with a plastic cap and turn the heat up on the dryer so it's pretty warm under there. I don't squeeze all the water out before a DC so that there is some steaming going on. But then again, my hair is fine and it doesn't take as much work compared to if it was coarse.
Originally Posted by artemis513
This works for me too!! I'm 4b/4c with low porosity hair and if I spritz my hair with water before adding any leave in, the water has to be warm, it can't be cold or even cool. I found this out through trial and error. I wondered why when I washed my hair(since I've always washed with warm water) and then conditioned it came out good. But when I just spritz my hair daily with water(usually not warm water) it felt like the water was sitting on top of my head, and adding the leave in would do nothing. Even when it rains(some days I forget to put anything in my hair) and the rain droplets just sit on my hair(NO JOKE!). Also I always wondered why my hair felt more moisturized after blowdrying!!?? Since people say drying your hair can be damaging, but for me it seemed to help my hair more, so I always did it for deep conditioning. Only recently(really about 2yrs ago) did I find out my hair had low porosity based on what other women going through the same as me.
In winter I diffuse my hair just about every time I wash or condition because having wet hair all day makes me very cold and my product does absorb better if I do this with a little heat (middle heat setting on dryer) and better than it does if I don't diffuse.
I don't blow dry my hair, but I diffuse it. I have been diffusing almost every week for over year I have absolutely no heat damage. My hair is actually more healthier looking that ever

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