Hello Ladies,
If you missed it on my socials, I recently just celebrated my 1st year natural anniversary (dramatic much), If you missed my Natural hair tag, here it is-

 I will say dealing with my natural hair has been a learning curve but not as difficult as I envisaged. All I did was tweak my texlaxed hair regimen along the way and get some products to address my present hair issues, one of them being having low porosity hair.

Low porosity hair simply means that the cuticles of your hair (the protective outer layer) lay flatter than normal which makes moisture more difficult to penetrate to the hair cortex. The reverse is high porosity which means the cuticles are raised allowing moisture in and out of the hair cortex at will. Having low porosity hair is muccchhhhhh less a problem than having high porosity hair which is considered to be damaged hair in all honesty.

However because most 4c naturals do not use the right products, leaving their hair perpetually dry causing breakage, low porosity hair has gotten a very bad name over time in our community.

So these are the tips I have been applying on my low porosity hair which does NOT leave it feeling dry and crunchy and prone to breakage...

1. I clarify my hair once a month- because with low porosity hair, the hair is also prone to buildup since the cuticles are flat, so the moisture that manages to get in keeps building up. A clarifying shampoo session with WARM WATER to raise the cuticles will lift all that build up at least once every month to give you a clean slate to work with.

2. I always deep condition with heat...the difference is too much with my hair when I just condition and when I deep condition with heat. It's like night and day. The hair masques are packed with ingredients that will nourish the hair shaft and cortex and the heat will help ensure that the masque gets to all those parts of the hair strand.

3. I use humectants...humectants will attract moisture to the hair and when you use them as your moisturizer(the first product you apply to your hair for moisture), you are setting the stage to help your low porosity...look out for vegetable glycerin (avoid in the winter), aloe vera gel or juice, propylene glycol and silicones  in your leave in conditioner, moisturizer, hair detangler etc.

4. Of course I use water on my hair as much as possible to- wash, co-wash, detangle before and while styling in a spray bottle.

5. Finally to seal, I avoid heavy oils...remember what I said about the buildup? Using an oil like coconut oil or castor oil as a daily sealant will be too much for low porosity hair and will cause even more dryness. Use light oils like grapeseed, almond, Avocado...did you know I have a 5 oil blend specifically made for strengthening stronger hair available for purchase? Oils include Avocado, Shea, Grapeseed, castor and peppermint all proportioned to produce a nice oil blend for the ends of your hair as well as your scalp...


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So ladies with Low porosity hair that feels dry all the time, no need to fret anymore, apply these tips and I know your hair will respond. If you need help getting the specific products to help with low porosity, THE NHCG HAIR REGIMEN  POUCH has got you covered.

 I can send you 2 products for low porosity with a regimen for N7000 or 4 products for low porosity with a regimen for N15,000. Simply send your order - USE THE SUBJECT- LOW POROSITY POUCH HERE

Thanks as always for stopping by,