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The Ultimate High Porosity Fine Hair Guide

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Last Updated on September 11, 2022 by The Blessed Queens

What if you have high porosity fine hair and don’t know how to build a proper regimen? When it comes to natural hair regimen for high porosity fine hair you need to be strategic!


The Ultimate High Porosity Fine Hair Guide!

The Ultimate high porosity fine hair Guide

The Ultimate high porosity fine hair Guide

How do you know if you have high porosity fine hair? Let’s answer the questions one by one.

You can only really test if your hair is fine, medium, or coarse by doing a strand test.
If you take a single hair in between your fingers and you don’t feel anything, then you have fine hair.
If you can feel the hair, then it’s medium. If you feel a strong, thick strand, then you are coarse.

Here are some signs that show you could be having high porosity hair:

Your hair is Always Craving Water known as Moisture

You feel your hair is as thirsty as the desert and as drunk as the sea, never staying too long in each state.

Under a shower, on your wash day, your hair “drinks” water very rapidly, but shortly after you finish it can just as quickly dry up.

Yep, this could be a sign of high porosity hair.

Let’s check the next sign of high porosity fine hair:

It Feels Dry

The appearance of dry hair is a given if you don’t moisturize it frequently during the week. Although your hair takes moisture in pretty well it can rapidly feel dry, it needs constant moisture to not look and feel dry.

If you’re not vigilant on your moisture level you can easily end up having dull and brittle hair.

Your hair Lacks Flexibility or Elasticity

Yes, your hair doesn’t seem to have the bounce and movement as other heads of hair you have a crush on.

Chances are you are not moisturizing your hair properly or enough. Dry hair is dull hair, hair that lacks shine because it has little or no moisture.

Consequently, hair that is dry and lacks moisture is hair that lacks movement and elasticity and can easily snap.

Wow, it Breaks Easily

Everything is connected. Because high porosity hair is thirsty, if you don’t supply its needs it will start to feel dry and dull.

With continued disregard or knowledge of your hair’s needs, it will become dry, lifeless and eventually, it will break easily.

The Ultimate high porosity fine hair Guide

The Ultimate high porosity fine hair Guide

When applied, it accepts Chemical Treatments Very Quickly

Now, this may actually feel like a good thing. Just as easily as it takes water in, high porosity hair can as easily take any chemical treatment you submit it to.

Since the cuticle layers of the hair are open they offer no resistance to this type of intervention. Getting a relaxer, dying your hair or doing some highlights is easy, and your results are probably great.

So now that you know the signs what’s next?

What do you do when you have high porosity fine hair?

Try less protein

For healthy hair, you also need protein. For some, a protein treatment or protein-heavy conditioning treatment one or two times a month is a must.

For those of us with finer hair, choosing conditioning products that also contain some protein is key.

Products that work for High Porosity Fine haired naturals:

In general, water-based products work really well for high porosity fine hair.

Because they absorb into my hair well and keep my curls looking and feeling light and fluffy.


Here are a few key pointers you can watch out while you start building your regimen.


For volume try to wash my hair at nighttime because you can get the best volume when you let your hair dry overnight.


Co-wash, condition, and detangle in the shower.

Next, you can apply a leave-in such as Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave-In Treatment right after I get out of the shower.

When applying the leave-in conditioner you can do the praying hands method while applying to each section.


You can try to scrunch my curls at the end. Then you can allow your hair to dry overnight.

Here are some extra tips in order to help you deal with fine hair in general.

Tips for styling fine curly hair

Avoid a long haircut

Long hair is not recommended because it can pull out the curls and make the hair look even finer.

Avoid chemical processes

Fine curlies may want to stay away from chemical processes like thermal reconditioning or straightening.

Without the curl, their hair loses all of its volumes and can look flat and lifeless.

 Lift at the roots

Another trick is to place your fingers into the hair along the hairline all around the face and lifting the roots up.

As you do this, direct the blowdryer on the roots to heat them up and add body and lift. Repeat the technique along the part.

Air Dry:

Remember that it is how it dries that sets the hair in its final position. Part the hair where you want the demarcation to be and reach up and under with your fingertips lifting the hair while it dries and pulls it up to give it more fullness.

Those are the tips. If you are still not sure if you have it you can do a simple water test mentioned above.

What is your current high porosity fine hair care regimen?

What to read next? I’ve got you, girl!

Xo, Queen

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