High-porosity hair needs special care to keep it moisturized and frizz-free. The products on this list will bring out your beauty and help you maintain your curl pattern. Some of these are tried and true favorites, while others are new to the shelves—but all can rev up your regimen.
If you’re unsure what your porosity level is, here are a few ways to figure it out.
Your coils will thank you for this styling twisting souffle for you can use on a twist-out, braidout, or bantu knots, and enjoy intense hydration and natural shine! This formula provides the nourishment, definition, and hold you need for beautiful, healthy styling.
The appropriately named Curly Magic Curl Stimulator is unique. It is used on wet hair to make curls clump beautifully to create stunning definition. It moisturizes and conditions yet provides hold like a heavy gel. You can use it as a stand-alone product (in place of a leave-in and gel) or over your favorite moisturizing product. It also can be easily reactivated with a light mist of water.
This thick, creamy, glycerin-free co-wash does wonders for dry, irritated scalps. It leaves your hair and scalp fresh and clean and provides moisture to your curls without weighing them down. It has a light, coconut scent, too– perfect for the beach.
It can be difficult to get your hair clean without causing dryness. Your hair will love a lather-rich, deep moisturizing hair bath that includes ingredients like Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil to help tresses become super clean, soft, hydrated, and easier to comb.
Regardless of the climate in which you live, Kinky-Curly Knot Today can keep your waves, curls and coils moisturized and defined. Dryness is a thing of the past with this leave-in that can be used as is or combined with water or as a curl refresher.
SheaMoisture High Porosity Moisture, Replenish Hair Masque, is a deep conditioner that moisturizes hair that is prone to breakage or can’t hold moisture. Formulated with Mongongo and Jojoba Oils, Baobab, Aloe Vera and Fair Trade Shea Butter, this hair masque deeply conditions to transform highly porous, over-processed hair.
This gel has been a curly favorite for a long time, and with one use, you’ll understand why. Its thin, watery texture allows you to easily coat all your curls. It’s not sticky or heavy, yet it is great for creating a gel cast that can easily be scrunched out. It also seals in moisture, so use your favorite leave-in underneath for best results.
Tracee Ellis Ross is bringing the heat with jojoba oil that is super lightweight and contains an oily residue-free blend of beautiful oils like Safflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Olive Oil & Lavender Oil, perfect for helping a low porosity hair type retain moisture to prevent damaged hair by reducing breakage.
Treat your curls and coils to the perfect blend of moisturizers and protein. Use this treatment once a week for longer, stronger hair. It even helps to repair split ends.
Besides providing excellent sheen to your hair, this glosser can be used to take down twist outs or to soften a crispy gel cast. It contains a mix of oils that high porosity hair craves.
This product makes wash days so much easier by removing buildup and impurities from your hair without the knots and tangles. The luxurious ingredients are infused with Biotin and Vitamin E to nourish, grow, and hydrate your hair.
This buttery shine balm is perfect for taming your edges without drying them out. It’s thick enough to stay put when applied but rinses out easily with water. Its bright citrusy scent will make you want to use it every day.
Carol’s Daughter is combines seven oil’s to hydrate curly hair with moisture to help protect hair from breakage and split ends. Scalp feels moisturized and hair is stronger and healthy-looking with no weigh down after every use. This can be easily used after shampoo and conditioner, on damp or dry hair, use pointed hair oil for dry damaged hair tip applicator to apply directly to scalp.
This lightweight, moisturizing lotion creates great curl definition and provides sheen without making your hair greasy. This lotion can be used as a styler for braids and twist-outs or to help you scrunch out the crunch of a gel cast.
If you’ve been on a quest to find a glycerin-free gel that gives you just the right amount of hold and definition, look no further. Curl Queen creates bouncy ringlets that last and last.
What is your favorite product for high-porosity hair? Let us know in the comments.
For tips on moisturizing your hair, see How to Condition High Porosity Hair – And KEEP It Moisturized.