Monday, February 10, 2014

Improving Hair Porosity.

The best way to explain high porosity in natural hair is imagine that your hair is a sponge.  A sponge absorbs water very quickly and become soft and flexible.  But just as fast as it absorbs the water, it loses it at the same rate. High porosity in hair is the same way.   This translates into dry hair that has a difficult time retaining moisture. Hair is also hard and lacks flexibility or elasticity.  This makes it more susceptible to breakage and damage from both internal and external factors.  Usually raised and damaged hair cuticles are the blame.





Here are some treatments or products that help to decrease your hair’s porosity by closing or repairing damaged hair cuticles.  By closing and repairing the hair cuticle you are helping to moisturize and strengthening the overall health of your hair.
Deep Conditioning
Deep conditioners are hair products that fortify the hair with moisture or protein ingredients.  There are many on the market but can be distinguished between functionality.  Deep conditioners will either intensely moisturize your hair or strengthen and repair by infusing proteins.
Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is the holy grail of natural oils. Not only is it one of the few natural oil with a composition small enough to penetrate the hair shaft. It has been proven to prevent damage and protein loss when applied before each shampoo.  That’s right, if you pre-poo with coconut oil you can prevent hair damage.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
As a pH balancer Apple Cider Vinegar has acidity properties that return the hair to its original pH of about 4.0. Balancing the hair’s pH results in closed hair cuticles.  The hair’s cuticles are raised by water and hair products during your shampoo sessions.  A weekly ACV rinse can close hair cuticles leaving the hair more moisturized and smoother in appearance. It ultimately decreases your hair porosity.

20 comments:

  1. Nice one sis. I can even make coconut oil by myself.

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    1. Nice,pls how do u make it.Tomisin

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    2. It's easy dear, just click on my name to see how.

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  2. This is another informative post - thanks Uchenna

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  3. Wow,brilliant.
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  4. Wow is this ur hair, I love and i'm also using an deep conditioner when i'm natural.

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  5. Thanks for sharing Uchenna..its helpful :)

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  6. So I already deep condition and use coconut oil, but I do think I still have high porosity hair. So I think I have to do that ACV rinse next time.

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  7. Coconut oil right? Seems to be one that works wonders for hair. Thanks Uchenna.

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  8. This is very helpful! My hair is highly porous and is hard to deal with at times.

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  9. Great tips!
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  10. I use a lot of deep conditioner and different kind of natural oils.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo.

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  11. Great tips! My hair soaks up water easily and the dryness can really be difficult to alleviate.

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  12. You make some valid and very good points. I really like this post a lot. Great job!

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  13. I did not know that apple cider vinegar helps the hair to be more moisturizer and helps the cuticles?! I'd heard vinegar wash was good to rid of dandruff so I guess it really serves multiple purpose!! Good to know!
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  14. great post! This is just so so chic. I like!


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  15. Thanks for this post. I just went through a period where nothing was getting through my hair shaft. This post is very helpful.

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  16. Hi, can you explain how you use coconut oil as a pre poo?I guess my question is, what is a pre poo?

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