Porosity. Let’s talk…porosity refers to how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture, aka water. All hair is naturally porous and somewhat permeable to water; it’s determined by the condition of your hair cuticle. Normal porosity hair knows when to take in moisture and how to hold onto it as well.
Porosity can be affected by external factors causing damage to the cuticle – either remaining closed and not retaining moisture or remaining open and letting moisture out as quickly as it is accepted. So what exactly damages the cuticles in those ways?
- mechanical and heat abuse from combs, brushes, and heat styling tools
- excessive sun exposure
- over-processing from chemical relaxers and permanent colors
- continued use of sodium lauryl or ammonium lauryl sulfate-rich shampoos
Be proactive in avoiding cuticle damage by using the correct products to protect and hydrate!
You can reduce heat damage (#1) by using Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner; it’s lightweight formula allows you to reduce the temperature when flat-ironing or blow drying your hair, the bonus – it also doubles as a sun screen (#2).
Soothe over-processed hair (#3) with the Jojoba and Henna essential oils in Restore Creamy Conditioning Cleanser and rebuild strength with complex Amino Acid and Silk protein in Restore Moisture Mist.
Discontinue the use of your sulfate shampoo (#4) and replace it with Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo SLS-Free; the humectants employed during washing help your hair hold more moisture, which is always a benefit.
Knowing your hair’s porosity can help you choose the right products to keep your hair well-moisturized, supple, strong and shiny. Now you’re in the know and armed with suggestions for the best products for your tresses!
Love Your Hair,