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5 Ways To Care for High Porosity Hair

High Porosity Hair Tips To Achieve The Best Results

In our previous porosity blog post, we talked all about low porosity hair and the ways to properly take care of it. This time, we want to discuss all things high porosity, and what you can do to care for your high porosity hair! 

Now, low porosity simply means your hair structure doesn’t allow moisture to be absorbed as easily. But with high porosity, the cuticles have gaps in the hair shaft and are raised which makes it way easier to absorb moisture, yet it leaves just as easily as you get it, so high porosity hair tends to be a bit drier. With that being said, here are five ways to care for your high porosity hair!

Seal Your Ends

hair cream in a wooden bowl

Sealants are perfect for holding in the moisture within your hair strands. They’re applied usually after you apply a leave-in conditioner and followed by a cream — aka the LOC method! The best types of sealants for high porosity hair are: 

  • Shea Butter
  • Avocado Oil 
  • Castor Oil
 

Protein Treatments

It’s suggested to do protein treatments often because of how beneficial they are for high porosity hair. They help to:

  • Improve your hair’s elasticity
  • Reduce the breakage 
  • Overall provide thicker hair
 

Deep Condition Often

Woman staring at ends


Along with protein treatments; the more you deep condition, the better! Not only does deep conditioning replenish moisture and strength back to your hair, but it also smoothes down the hair cuticle which helps high porosity hair hold moisture a little easier.

 

Detangle With Conditioner

Using a conditioner while detangling your hair is necessary, because high porosity hair is more prone to tangles, and adding some slip to your will make this process a lot easier!

 

Use A Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Woman with short natural hair
Photo Credit: Lisa A La Mode

Using a sulfate-free shampoo doesn’t strip your hair of its natural oils, providing a much less harsh cleanse, leaving your natural hair feeling great.

 

Recommended Hair Care Products for your High Porosity Hair

Aphogee Two-step Protein Treatment

ApHogee Hair Protein Treatment
Why We Love It
A much-needed treatment to help build and protect your hair strands!

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil 

 Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Why We Love It
This Jamaican Black Castor Oil works as a great sealant to help seal & protect your ends for better moisture!

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100% Pure & Natural Grapeseed Oil

Why We Love It
This multipurpose, 100% pure and natural premium grapeseed oil works as a natural sealant to hold moisture in your hair. It can be used for many hair recipes that help with moisture! Also great for aromatherapy, massages, and moisturizing skin.

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