The Reason Your Hair Products May Not Be Right For You


Have you ever come across a conditioner that seemed to be too heavy for your hair? Or a cream that doesn’t seem to moisturize your strands at all? This could mean that you aren’t choosing the right products for your hair. Buying the best products for your hair could actually depend on your hair porosity. Never heard of it? Let us explain!

Porosity refers to how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. There are three types of porosities that your locks could fall into: low, medium, or high. If you don’t know your hair porosity you may be using products that don’t do anything beneficial for your hair.

Learn which porosity you have and which products are best to use.

Low Porosity

Have you ever had to stand under the shower for a long time in order for your hair to get wet enough to successfully shampoo? Have you ever wondered how weird it was that your hair isn’t very wet after getting caught in the rain for five minutes? If these things have ever happened to you then you have low porosity hair which usually repels moisture. In order to moisturize and maintain your strands, make sure you use light products like coconut oil, spray leave-in conditioners, and argan oil to keep your hair bouncy and not oily.

Medium Porosity

Medium porosity hair is probably the easiest type of hair to maintain because there aren’t any specific rules that you have to follow. Products pretty much react regularly for you and nothing really affects your hair in a negative way. You have the ideal type of hair–lucky you!

High Porosity

Unlike low porosity hair, hair with a high porosity doesn’t take that long to get wet. Once water hits your hair, your strands are instantly suck in the moisture. The only problem is because your hair is so porous it can be hard to retain moisture in your hair which usually results in dry hair that is frizzy or damaged. The best products to use for this type of hair are products with thick consistencies. Thick creams and moisturizers can help hold in the moisture in your strands. Thick oils such as castor oil and jojoba oil can also help seal in the moisture.

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Shannon Mondesir is a Creative Writing major at Brooklyn College. She loves books, horror movies, big dogs, and apple pie. She is also an advocate for social justice and cultural relations. She aspires to be an author and a college professor.

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