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Reasons Why Your Hair is High Porosity


If your hair is high porosity, you may be finding it difficult to find products that truly moisturize and condition. There are a number of reasons why this could be the case, but there are also solutions. I will discuss some of the most common causes for high porosity in black women’s hair, as well as what you can do about it.

High porosity hair is hair that absorbs water easily and takes a long time to dry. If you have high porosity, you know all too well how frustrating it can be to use certain styling products or even wash your hair. Unfortunately, many people think the only solution is to cut off their damaged tresses, but there are solutions.

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Guide to high porosity hair

High porosity hair is typically more difficult to manage than low porosity hair, but it doesn’t have to be. High porosity means that your cuticles are open and allow moisture to escape quickly. This can lead to frizzy or limp-looking curls that lack elasticity and strength. If you want healthy, beautiful high porosity curls, then read on. We’ve got all the tips you need for achieving perfect high porosity hair.

Porosity is the measure of how easily water can pass through a substance. Hair with high porosity has cuticles that lay flat, allowing moisture to flow more freely into the cortex and diffuse out more quickly. This can leave your hair feeling dry and coarse.

Ways to treat high porosity hair

For individuals with high porosity hair, it can be a struggle to find the right product. High porosity means that your cuticles are open and therefore have difficulty holding onto moisture. This makes finding products that keep your hair moisturized difficult because they will likely wash out of your strands faster than you would like them to. But don’t worry. Many products for high porosity hair on the market will help you get the hydration you need without weighing down or making your strands greasy. Keep reading to learn about three great options for women with this issue.

Porosity is a term used to describe the ability of a strand of hair to absorb and retain moisture. High porosity means that your strands easily absorb water, making it difficult for them to hold onto moisture. There are several reasons why this might be happening, from genetic factors to damage caused by heat or chemical treatments. To keep porous hair moisturized and prevent breakage, follow these guidelines:

  • Use deep conditioners weekly – use coconut milk as a base if you have high porosity since it’s already very hydrating on its own
  • Blow-dry your hair less often
  • Limit the number of times you flat iron each month.

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