How to care for high porosity hair

  1. Opt for moisture-rich products: Choose products labeled "hydrating" or "moisturizing" to replenish thirsty high porosity hair, advised Redway. Consistent moisturizing helps prevent breakage.

  2. Get regular trims: Dr. Kahen recommends half-inch trims every four to six weeks to promote new hair growth and maintain healthy ends, vital for drier, more damaged hair.

  3. Don’t shampoo too often: Redway suggests washing once to twice per week to avoid stripping natural oils. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos to prevent dryness, as advised by Dr. Garshick.

  4. Read ingredient lists: Avoid sulfates and high alcohol content sprays, Dr. Garshick advises. Opt for clarifying-free, sulfate-free shampoos for better moisture retention.

  5. Suds up with the right shampoo: Devilllier suggests alternating between damage repair and moisture shampoos weekly. Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Hydrate Coconut Milk Shampoo is recommended for dry hair.

  6. Never skip conditioner: Follow shampoo with deeply hydrating conditioners, particularly leave-ins, Dr. Kahen suggests. Look for ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter. Andalou Naturals Argan Oil Conditioner is recommended by Dr. Garshick.

  7. Use a detangler: Dr. Kahen advises using a top-rated hair detangler to moisturize and prevent breakage. Garnier Gentle Detangling Hair Milk is a suitable choice.

  8. Skip tight styles: Avoid tight hairstyles and elastics to prevent damage, Dr. Kahen recommends. Minimize heat styling and use gentle brushing techniques to reduce breakage.

  9. Try a treatment: Dr. Kahen suggests using hair masks, leave-in conditioners, and oils to nourish damaged hair. It's a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin is a good option for deep conditioning.

  10. Fight frizz: Combat frizz with products like Goldwell Kerasilk Control Rich Protective Oil, which smooths and adds shine, as suggested by Dr. Kahen.

  11. Sleep on silk or satin: Use silk or satin pillowcases to maintain moisture and prevent further drying or breakage between washes.