Best oils for low porosity hair
A lot of people tend to ask me what the best products for 360 waves are. Oils use to be the best to maintain a healthy scalp and healthy looking waves. However, the natural porosity of your hair should determine the products you use for your daily hair routine. The video below will cover my 5 best Oils for low porosity hair!
Low porosity hair
Low porosity hair happens to be prone to damage, so proper care use to be vital. Regrettably, it doesn’t deliver positive results always. Why? Because the cuticles are close together, closed and evenly distributed. Solid oils and Cosmetic butters use to be superb for low-porosity hair, comprising coconut oil, flax oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, mango butter and babassu oil.
Medium / normal porosity hair
In simple terms, it is the combination of low porosity hair and high porosity hair. It can be smooth or wavy; it is easy to style and weather conditions – wicking away moisture and frizz. Unlike other types of hair, it is resistant to damage. To treat this type of hair, it is best to use the following monounsaturated oils: argan oil, olive oil, plum seed oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil and passion fruit oil.
High porosity hair
High porosity hair is often curly, frizzy, and static. His cuticles are very raised. As a result, both nutrients and harmful substances penetrate the hair more quickly. If this happens to be your type of hair, use polyunsaturated oils such as evening primrose, flax, cotton, grapeseed, wild rose, and wheat.
How is capillary porosity identified? Do a test
Testing has become all the rage among hair care fanatics who want to take care of their hair. Mini questionnaires can help you determine the porosity of your hair.
- Water proof.
Put a few hairs in a large bowl filled with water. They must be clean and dry; they cannot be covered with cosmetics (silicones, masks and conditioners). Observe carefully what happens to them. Does the hair sink to the bottom after 2-3 minutes? It means that it has high porosity, as it absorbs water quickly through open cuticles.
- Touch test.
Take a hair and feel it. Is it rough and uneven? Your hair has high porosity. Is it soft and smooth? So it has low porosity. Unfortunately, this method is not reliable. Not everyone will find it useful. Some women have dystrophic or dysplastic hair. The appearance and condition of this type of hair differs from normal healthy hair, as it is weak and has a spiral structure.
- Observation test.
It is probably the easiest method. You simply have to observe your hair: how it looks after washing it, drying it with the dryer or on a rainy day, during hot summer and in any condition that may be damaged. If you see shiny and smooth hair, it has low porosity. If it is dry and dull, it has high porosity.
- Test the flour.
You do not need to be a chef to take this test. Sprinkle some flour over your hair to check its porosity. If your hair is white and covered in flour, you undoubtedly have high porosity hair. And the reverse: low porosity hair will not be covered in flour.
- Coconut oil test.
Apply coconut oil to your hair. Post an hour or likely, do wash your hair with the help of a mild shampoo. Do not blow dry your hair; let it dry normally. If it is smooth and shiny, it has low porosity. If it is frizzy and lifeless, it has high porosity.