Last Updated on September 11, 2022 by The Blessed Queens
Trying a new diy deep conditioner for low porosity hair can look like a lot of work but trust me, your hair will feel great once you’ve treated it right!
So Today we are looking into some pretty easy diy deep conditioner for low porosity hair!
Easy Diy Deep Conditioner For Low Porosity Hair
If you’re not sure what hair porosity you have this guide will help you out!
So here are some characteristics of Low Porosity Hair
- Your hair might take a long time to dry
- You get Products build up on curls rather than get absorbed
- Natural oils don’t penetrate but sit on your hair
- Your hair takes much longer to get saturated when you wet it with water
Now if you experience those symptions you might have low porosity hair!
How to Maintain your Low Porosity Hair
Generally. there are different methods to be used in your regimen. But you should be open to changes and tweaks.
Here is the first diy deep conditioner for low porosity hair recipe that I absolutely love!
Side note: If you’re protein sensitive, please remember to test a small hidden patch first before committing to the entire head.
Bananas and coconut milk contain a small amount of protein.
However, some protein sensitive women love using bananas and/or coconut milk to condition.
Some, do not and cannot handle ANY amount of protein. So please test a small amount to figure out where you stand.
This mixture is not “Protein-Free” but is geared towards those who have “Protein-Sensitivities” based on ingredients that have been recorded to work well.
This diy deep conditioner for low porosity hair will leave your hair extremely moisturized and shiny after just one application!
Whether you’re natural, relaxed, have a protein sensitivity or not, give this one a try!
Moving on to the nex
Deep Condition With Heat
Do you know that low porosity hair needs heat for the cuticles to lift and for water and products to penetrate?
By saying heat I don’t mean using flat-irons or blowdryers but warm moist heat.
Using steamers or heating caps or even blow dryer attachments for 15-30 minutes allows the cuticles to open so that the goodness of the conditioner can get into the hair strands.
In case you are covering your head with a warm towel o overnight deep conditioning, you want your diy deep conditioner for low porosity hair to sit for about two hours since body heat is not as hot as artificial heat.
Here are the Products used for the Recipe above:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
Don’t forget to follow up with the coconut oil conditioning shampoo For dry, damaged hair.
Another great recipe above but let’s talk about what you do after you’ve deep condition with heat!
Washing Natural Hair after Deep conditioning with heat
Wash your hair with warm water and don’t do your last rinse with cold water! Why?
You need your hair cuticles open. So, washdays should consist of warm water only.
How to Moisturize Immediately After Rinsing Out Your Deep Conditioner Using The LCO Method
Liquid, Cream, Oil works best for LoPo hair than the popular LOC method.
After rinsing out your deep conditioner with warm water and if you like to be a little extra, soaking your hair in alkaline water, squeeze out the excess water, blot lightly with a cotton t-shirt not a towel and then apply your leave-in, cream and oil.
Don’t blowdry after moisturizing.
Air-drying is best but if you must, use cold air because hot/warm air will reopen the cuticles causing all the moisture you worked hard to get in to escape.
Let’s have a look at the recipe of this diy deep conditioner for low porosity hair
- Honey (1/4 cup or 5 tablespoons)
- Olive Oil (1/5 cup or 3 tablespoons)
- Vegetable Glycerin ( 1 teaspoon or size of half dollar coin)
- Applicator Bottle
- Measuring Cups
This is a helpful deep conditioning routine for low porosity natural hair.
She incorporated the use of the hair therapy wrap in her routine.
What is your favorite diy deep conditioner for low porosity hair?
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