Does your hair tend to look dry, dull, and frizzy? Does it absorb hair care products really quickly, air-dries just as fast, and breaks easily?
If your answer to these questions is yes, you may have high porosity hair.
Hair porosity determines how well your hair strands absorb products. Based on this, your hair porosity can be classified as low, medium, or high. Moreover, hair porosity also plays a huge role in how you can best care for your hair to keep it looking healthy and shiny.
So, here is a detailed breakdown of how you can identify high-porosity hair, understand this hair type better, and learn how to look after it. For starters, if you want to find out about your hair porosity, you can start with this guide.
The Science Behind Hair Porosity - Simplified
Understanding hair structure can go a long way in taking better care of your hair and help you choose your hair products wisely..
Your hair strands contain three unique layers, out of which the outermost layer is called the cuticle. These cuticles safeguard the two other inner layers by regulating how much moisture and products can be absorbed into the hair strand.
When the cuticles bunch up too closely, they prevent water or moisture from entering the inner layers but also protect the hair from dryness and breakage to a large extent.
The problem occurs when the cuticles are more spaced apart. In such cases, it allows excess moisture to enter the inner layers while providing little to no protection for the inner layers.
How to Manage and Care for High-Porosity Hair?
Caring for high-porosity hair need not be a challenge and with the right products, you can give your hair the care it needs, making it look and feel soft, smooth and shiny.
So, what does highly porous hair need? For such hair, the strategy is to reduce the damage done to the cuticles and help with concerns like dryness, dullness, brittleness and roughness.
More importantly, it is crucial to protect highly porous hair from excessive moisture as well. Humidity and other environmental conditions can cause excessive moisture to sit on porous hair, making it even more prone to breakage and brittleness.
Therefore, high-porosity hair needs:
Gentle Shampooing - This means your shampoo or cleanser needs to be gentle but effective so that it does not over-strip already porous hair. For a gentle and effective cleanser, choose iluvia’s Sulfate Free Shampoo, which has a Micro Emulsion formula that cleanses porous hair effectively, preventing dryness, breakage, and frizziness.
Deep Conditioning Agents - It is important to use deep conditioning products with moisture repellents and nourishing oils and butters. To strengthen and protect your hair from further moisture, you can use iluvia’s Hair Repair Mask, which is humidity-resistant and anti-frizz. It contains argan oil and olive squalene in an innovative hydrophobic formula that will ensure that excessive moisture is kept away from your hair.
Hair Protection Serums - Protecting highly porous hair from humidity and everyday environmental damage, including heavy pollutants and UV radiation, is vital. So, try iluvia’s Heat Protection Serum which protects the hair from UV radiation, humidity, and heat damage from styling and straightening.
Get the complete kit for high-porosity hair with iluvia’s Pro Maintenance System, which comes with a Sulfate Free Shampoo, hydrophobic Hair Repair Mask, and Heat Protection Serum.
In conclusion, managing highly porous hair requires a hair care routine that minimises damage. So, add gentle cleansers, deep conditioning treatments, and protective styling techniques to your hair care routine.
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