No matter which way you cut it, your hair will lose moisture. Period.

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Although this is a natural occurrence, one reason your hair is losing moisture is that you are using the wrong product for your texture type! However, there are a few things you can do to prevent drastic moisture loss.

The first step is to determine your curl pattern’s texture type (yes, these are two different things”>. For the sake of getting you off on the right moisturizing foot, we’re going to focus exclusively on porosity.

Porosity is a point of contention for almost every curly woman.

No matter where you live, your diet, or other factors, you will almost always here a curly, a wavy, and a coily talk shop about porosity. And since many of us focus on the right products to help us maintain moisture throughout the year, especially when it’s dry and cool, it’s important to know what you need to put in your hair care maintenance kit this fall and winter.

Curl Pattern Does Not Translate to Porosity

Despite assumptions, your curl pattern has nothing to do with your porosity. That’s right! Some of us with tight coils have super fine hair strands that have medium porosity. Others of us have dense wavy, coarse strands that soak in products upon immediate contact because of high porosity. Every curl is remarkably unique!

So, what can you do about picking the right product? We asked NaturallyCurly community favorite Design Essentials Natural what we can do. First, we all can start by determining our porosity here >> Texture Type Quiz! Then, we can choose the right products for our specific curl concerns. Learn more about this, by porosity type, below!

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High porosity

If your hair strands tend to get weighed down by styling cream, the teensiest drop of oil, or humidity, you’re going to need to steer clear of super heavy products. Try Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Coconut Water Curl Refresher, a revitalizing spray that works wonders on high porosity hair, waves, and second-day styles.

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Medium Porosity

For hair that needs a gentle moisture treatment, reach for Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Soufflé. For setting your curls, you’ll need a reliable hold without all the weighed down, crunchiness that gels tend to give medium porosity hair. So, you’ll need the Almond & Avocado Honey Curl Forming Custard for styling.

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Gerilyn M. Hayes, NaturallyCurly Editor, Copywriter / Brio Photographer

Low Porosity

There’s nothing more thrilling for low porosity curlies than moisturizers that truly penetrate the hair strand for luxurious softness. That’s why the Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Masque is perfect for hair that tends to repel products. In addition to a deep treatment, reach for Almond & Avocado Twist & Set Setting Lotion to set and style hair! To keep curls moisturized every day, you’ll need to apply Almond & Avocado Daily Moisturizing Lotion.

Now that you have a few curly hair products to choose from based on your porosity, how will you rock those well-loved, moisturized curls?

Tell us all about it in the comments section below.

As ever, stay moisturized!

This post is sponsored by Design Essentials Natural.

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