Why Understanding Your Hair’s Porosity is Important
Understanding your hair’s porosity is key for choosing the right ingredients to improve the health of your hair. Your hair porosity is how well your hair can “absorb” and "retain" the moisture that you applied to it. Every body’s hair porosity is different because our cuticle layers lay differently. Therefore, no specific hair type whether 4a, 4b or 4c falls is paired with a porosity type. Depending on how your cuticle layers on your hair shaft fall, your hair may fall within the low, normal, or high porosity range.
Hair Porosity Types and Recommended Products:
Low Porosity Hair:
Low Porosity Hair has a tightly closed cuticle layer. Thus, making it difficult to properly moisturize the hair shaft. And as such low porosity naturalistas always get a lot of product build-up because the products are sitting on top of their shaft. You can moisturize your hair using the Tailored Beauty Moisturizing Mist. The first ingredient is water thus making it a great hydrator for your curls. Once the moisture is absorbed, it will stay absorbed for a long time. You can also improve the moisture retention of your hair shaft by sealing in the hydration previously added with an oil and butter. The Tailored Beauty Grow Thick Oil, Everything Butter are perfect for low porosity gals. Lastly, on wash days ensure to use the Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating Deep Conditioner. Once applied the moisture from the butter, oils and healthy chemicals in this product will be penetrating your shaft to nourish it for the week coming ahead.
Medium Porosity Hair:
If your falls within this category, then you are one of the blessed. Medium porosity hair also called normal porosity hair is where your hair easily absorbs moisture and retains it as well. And as such, there is no need to do tips and tricks to improve the moisture retention of your hair. You can keep moisturizing daily or weekly, depending on your regimen, with our Tailored Beauty Moisturizing Mist and style with Tailored Beauty Perfect Coils Curling Jelly
High Porosity Hair:
High porosity hair does not retain moisture easily because the cuticle layers are always open. Thus, moisture is able to go into the hair strands and leave them as well. This usually creates a lot of frizz and dry hair. The key to managing high porosity hair is using a great sealant daily or on wash, days in order to keep the moisture locked in. After you moisturize with the Tailored Beauty Moisture Penetrating Leave in Treatment then you should follow up with the Lustrous Hair Remedy Serum. The serum is a blend of sealing, moisturizing and essential oils that will seal in the moisture. Also, ensure that one washdays you are using the Tailored Beauty Coconut Crème Conditioner with Mango Butter. This conditioner will keep the moisture locked into your hair strands because of the sealing properties of the mango butter.
Now that we understand the different hair porosity types and which products are best for them, then we can alter our hair regimen to accommodate the new products.
What’s your hair porosity and which products will you buy?
Place a few clean strands of loose hair into a bowl of water. After a few minutes observe how the hair reacts to the water.
If the hair sinks to the bottom rather quickly, you e high porosity hair.
If the hair floats in the middle of bowl of water you have normal porosity hair.
If the hair floats on top and does not sink, you have low porosity hair.