How do I keep low porosity hair moisturized without creating buildup?
Hello, I have low porosity, very thick, coarse, and dry hair. I'm currently cleansing my hair with rhassoul clay, but I'm struggling to keep it moisturized. I applied a little sweet almond oil. My hair liked it, but then it quickly became dry again. I'm in the process of purchasing a hair steamer. I was told that I need a water based moisturizing agent, then if needed to seal with an oil at the end. Can anyone provide me with specific examples of water based moisturizers. I like natural products. Thank you!
Hi, I have low porosity fine color treated hair and I do well with several Shea Moisture products and even with our hair differences I think you could find things that work for you there. I would think that clay draws moisture out of your hair like my charcoal masks do for my oily skin. So, that might be exacerbating your dryness. The Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil shampoo by SM is super hydrating but there are others that are less so as well (I use the Super fruit 10 in 1 most often). The key with lo po hair is that products should be a bit thinner to get into the hair better. Thick will sit on top more easily. The Tresemme Naturals conditioner would work but if that isn't natural enough for you I would try one from SM like the Manuka Honey. Personally, I like the the SM Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave In conditioner and Styling Lotion. I don't use an oil as I think it would sit on top or not really penetrate well enough. I have more more moisturized hair since doing this. Kinky Curly Knot Today and Curling Custard are also natural and staples of mine. Best!
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