What should low porosity hair avoid?

Low porosity hair tends to have a tightly bound cuticle layer, which makes it difficult for moisture to penetrate and be absorbed. As a result, it is important for people with low porosity hair to avoid certain hair care practices that can further exacerbate the issue. Here are a few things that people with low porosity hair should avoid:

  1. Heavy oils and butters: Low porosity hair has difficulty absorbing products, so using heavy oils and butters can lead to buildup and make the hair feel greasy and weighed down. Instead, try using lighter products like sprays or lotions that can be absorbed more easily.

  2. High heat styling: Using high heat styling tools like flat irons and curling irons can damage the hair and make it more difficult for moisture to penetrate. If you do use heat styling tools, be sure to use a heat protectant and keep the heat setting low.

  3. Protein treatments: While protein is important for hair health, using too much of it can make low porosity hair feel stiff and dry. If you do use protein treatments, be sure to follow up with a moisturizing treatment.

  4. Deep conditioning with heat: While deep conditioning is important for low porosity hair, adding heat can actually make the problem worse. Heat opens up the hair cuticle, allowing moisture to escape rather than be absorbed. Instead, try using a plastic cap or shower cap to trap in heat from your body while conditioning.