High porosity hair products are really important if you know your porosity type. Why? Simply because they will work better!
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Okay, Let me explain.
There are 3 types of porosity. High, normal and low natural hair porosity.
There are few Questions i’m gonna answer concerning hair porosity before we jump into the products so you better understand the entire situation!
Stick with me, you’ll learn a lot 🙂
23 Best High Porosity Hair Products for Stronger Hair!
When we talk about hair porosity there are few key points I want you to understand.
- what is hair porosity
- what does a high porosity hair care regimen consist of?
- What are some signs of high porosity hair
These three factors will play a big role in understanding all we talk about when it comes to hair porosity.
Let me break each down for you.
What is hair porosity?
what is hair porosity is the first question that I had when I came to know about it.
Ever wondered why your hair feels dry even after you’ve washed it?
In simple words, your hair porosity is your hair strands ability to absorb water which equals to moisture.
It can be simply broken down as I mentioned earlier in three categories
High Porosity Hair
According to the porosity test if your hair strand sinks into the bottom of a glass of water then you have high porosity hair.
High porosity hair is often caused by damaging your hair strands which leave lots of openings and in result, your hair sucks in lots of water.
Water and many products get into the strands easily but guess what?
Your hair still feels dry.
Say what? Oh yeah, girl…
Because your hair still cant absorb all that goodness.
Let’s get the normal porosity hair.
Normal Porosity Hair
If you do the porosity test mentioned above and your hair sinks and stops in the middle of the glass of water you have normal hair porosity.
That’s a good thing and you should be thankful about that!
With that being said your hair should be able to receive water and products fairly normally and also absorb them.
Nice one, huh?!
Low Porosity Hair
Have you ever seen some awesome hair products that work for others sitting at the top of your hair?
I’m like, ohhh come on!
Now if you have low porosity hair and you also do the hair porosity test you will find out that your hair floats at the top of the glass of water.
Because your cuticles are closed and they cant really penetrate your hair strands.
How to deal with that? Use steaming or warm your conditioner to help the cuticles open and receive moisture.
Then you seal it with an oil to keep that moisture!
There you go 🙂
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Great, now that we’ve covered that let’s check that is a good basic high porosity hair regimen like.
The hair porosity chart
Sometimes is always good to know few things about our hair strands.
What’s a better option than a hair porosity chart?
Below is a basic hair porosity chart which shows the different types of hair porosity:
What are some signs of high porosity hair?
In a quick view here are few signs of high porosity hair:
- Absorbs too much moisture, but is unable to retain it.
- Looks and feels dull and dry.
- Generally damaged and over processed with torn cuticles (but not always)
- Tangles easily because the cuticles get caught on each other.
- Hair dries quickly.
- Tends to be frizzy.
If you have low porosity hair and want to know about the signs of low porosity hair (I share 14 of them and break them down) check my post on 14 crucial signs of low porosity hair. (opens in a new tab!)
What does a high porosity hair care regimen consist of?
You’ve done the strand test and you find out you’re in the high porosity gang.
fear not, there is something that can be done!
This is a basic high porosity hair regimen you can follow in order to help your high porosity hair respond better to your hair care attempts.
High porosity regimen and Deep Condition
When it comes to deep conditioning I believe we all should be deep conditioning our natural hair.
Your hair porosity level doesn’t play a big role in this.
Generally, it works for your hair!
With high porosity hair is always good to deep condition with a moisturizing conditioner that’s heavier in consistency.
Don’t forget to rinse off the conditioner with cold water which is known for closing your hair strand cuticles!
High porosity hair regimen and heat
When we are talking about high porosity regimen heat may come in.
But because your hair strands could be damaged due to chemicals or even heat this is not a great idea.
I mean, it could make your hair situation worse.
In a quick note, best to find alternative ways to style your high porosity hair without heat.
High porosity hair regimen and Detangling
So this is what’s happening…
Your hair is really sensitive since it has been damaged due to over manipulation.
You should work on improving your detangling method in order to not damage your hair even more.
When detangling it’s always best to cover your hair strands in thick conditioner with much slip.
Using your hands or investing in some good detangling combs is two great options as well.
High porosity hair regimen Protein Treatments
Because your hair strands have been damaged the moisture and tend to escape easily that’s why you need to be protein treating your hair.
If you’re using a mild protein treatment you can do this once a month to keep your protein level in a good point.
If you go for heavier one like ApHogee protein treatment then it’s best to use it every 6-8 weeks.
By this way, you make sure you’re giving the necessary moisture your hair needs in order to function well.
High porosity hair regimen and products
High porosity hair will absorb heavy butters or creams much better than lighter ones.
So I recommend you getting butters, cremes, and puddings when in quest for hair products like deep conditioners, conditioners or even styling products.
Then you want to seal in moisture with a good oil.
If you’re a visual person like me these two videos will shed more light into your high porosity hair regimen:
Below you can see the before and after of another high porosity hair routine:
Now that we’ve covered the basics let’s get into 23 great products for high porosity hair:
- Shea Moisture High Porosity Seal Cowash , 8 Ounce
- Kinky Curly Knot Today
- Jane Carter Solution Moisture Nourishing Shampoo:
- Shea Moisture High Porosity Seal Masque, 12 Ounce
- Ouidad Curl Immersion
- Oyin Handmade Hair Dew
- Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Styling Pudding
- Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-seal Shampoo, 13 Ounce
- Eden Bodyworks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk
- Phyto Phytoelixir Intense Nutrition Shampoo
- Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Finishing Elixir
- Aphogee Keratin Reconstructor
- Carols Daughter Sacred Tiare Hair Mask
- Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk
- Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-seal Styling Gel, 8 Ounce
- TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer
- Curls Lavish Curls Moisturizer
- Deva Curl Heaven In Hair
- Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash
- Madam CJ Walker, Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Aunt Jackie’s Natural Growth Oil Blends
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Serum
- MicMas Remix My Porosity Hair Moisturizer
Let’s get into each one of them in order to understand which one of these high porosity hair products are a good fit for your hair.
Shea Moisture High Porosity Seal Cowash , 8 Ounce
First, in this high porosity hair products is this is Cleansing and conditioning. If you have dry, curly, high porosity hair (tends to frizz) you will like it. It is not as drying as using a regular shampoo.
top 5 Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol.
Kinky Curly Knot Today
This conditioner helps you to smooth the cuticles and remove knots, tangles and snarls painlessly.
When it comes to high porosity hair products and especially conditioners the key is your hair has to be somewhat damp for the product to work.
But for the product to work at its best…it needs to be applied to clean soaking wet hair.
Top 5 ingredients in it: Organic mango fruit extract, organic slippery elm, organic marshmallow root, organic lemon grass, cetyl alcohol
Jane Carter Solution Moisture Nourishing Shampoo
As some say ” A gentle cleanser full of good ingredients! ”
Top 5 Ingredients: Deionized Water, Certified Organic Aloe Vera, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine.
We need more shampoos into this high porosity hair products list for sure.
Shea Moisture High Porosity Seal Masque, 12 Ounce
This masque is specially selected to coat and seal the cuticle of high porosity hair.
This product is thick and smells nice.
Remember, a little goes a long way, don’t overuse it.
5 top ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Cetyl Alcohol
Ouidad Curl Immersion
Following next in our high porosity hair products list is this product promises moisture on your hair strands although it haven’t work for everyone it’s great for those that are experiencing dry hair days.
It makes your hair soft and smells great!
Top 5 ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape)Seed Oil, Propanediol
Oyin Handmade Hair Dew
This lotion is not in our high porosity hair products for no reason. It refreshes your coils and curls and gives them a shot of moisture before sealing.
It makes hair manageable and soft during the day.
If you’re wondering this will work for both natural or processed hair.
5 top ingredients: purified water, ricinus communis (castor) oil, olea europaea (olive) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (organic), behentrimonium methosulfate
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Styling Pudding
This pudding promises to deeply Moisturize, Improve Softness and Prevents Frizz!
It gives curls, coils, kinks, and waves extra control, and it’s perfect to hold any style without weighing hair down or leaving behind a sticky, flaky residue.
- It contains no Parabens, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors, No Petroleum.
A full list of it’s ingredients: Agave – Shea Butter – Macadamia Oil – Avocado Oil – Sweet Almond Oil – Guar Gum – Jojoba Oil
Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-seal Shampoo, 13 Ounce
This shampoo kind of smells weird but it works wonders!
This will benefit everyone aiming to fight breakage and see improvements in their hair.
This sulfate-free highly moisturizing shampoo is specially formulated for deep thorough cleansing of the scalp and rough, damaged curls and coils prone to frizz, dryness and breakage.
Plus it as great slip for a shampoo!
Top 5 ingredients: Water, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Cocoyl lsethionate.
Eden Bodyworks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk
This hair milk is made with organic Coconut oil, Jojoba, and Avocado, this blend delivers antioxidants that replenish and rejuvenate dry brittle hair.
Promises to leave your hair soft, shiny and manageable and can be used daily.
Top 5 ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60.
Phyto Phytoelixir Intense Nutrition Shampoo
Top 5 ingredients: AEONIA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT , Water, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE and PROPANEDIOL .
Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils Finishing Elixir
This elixir is infused with enriching Mongongo and Hempseed Oils seals in moisture by closing hair cuticles leaving you with smooth, manageable curls which shine.
Top 5 ingredients: Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, lsopropyl Myristate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
Aphogee Keratin Reconstructor
This treatment is a concentrated blend of keratin amino acids, botanical oils, and vitamins that does wonders to restore strength and softness to hair that requires a deep, penetrating treatment.
5 top ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Behenamidopropylamine Behenatem Stearolkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride.
Wouldn’t be fair to not have this in this great high porosity hair products list!
Carols Daughter Sacred Tiare Hair Mask
This mask restores strength and prevents damage while it smoothes away frizz.
No Petrolatum, No Artificial Colors, No Mineral Oil!
Top 5 ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin.
Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk
This will nurture your tresses and aid in preventing breakage, shedding and styling damage.
It will provide shine, protective anti-oxidants, and long-lasting moisture to enhance the driest hair the natural way.
Top 5 ingredients: Deionized water, behentrimonium methosulfate and cetearyl alcohol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, aloe barbadensis leaf
Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils Styling Gel
This gel can be used as a gel replacement as it holds styles pretty well.
Note that it leaves the hair a bit dry since it contains the moisturizing type of alcohol known as cetyl alcohol.
TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer
This is yet another bestseller from Amazon.
This everyday moisturizer has Vitamin E oil to encourage hair growth while preventing hair loss. It does this by enabling better blood flow to the scalp.
Can also be used as a setting cream to create soft, smooth and shiny two strand twist and twist-outs.
Ingredients list: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil, Amodimethicone, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Oleo Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil..
Curls Lavish Curls Moisturizer
Known as a product with no sulfates, silicones, parabens, mineral or petrolatum oils, this is a second-day curl refresher to reactivate and moisturize curls.
A daily moisturizer to refresh, rehydrate, and reactivate her dry curls after a long night’s rest – without shampooing.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Silk Amino Acids, Certified Organic Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract.
Deva Curl Heaven In Hair
This is one of Amazon’s bestselling treatments for natural hair. It’s 100% sulfate, paraben and silicone free.
If your curls are extremely dry and need intense hydration then the DevaCurl Heaven in Hair is the way to go!
Ingredients? Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Glycol Distearate, Ceteareth-20, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter.
Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash
This pudding souffle in the list of high porosity hair products defines And Holds Curls In Place while it controls frizz for a shiny hair.
It’s also lightweight which helps in setting hair for styling.
Ingredients: Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Butryospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol.
Madam CJ Walker, Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Although it’s on the pricey side of hair products this product is a moisturizing stretch gel that elongates and shapes for longer-looking curly styles.
Top ingredients listed: Water, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin (Vegetable), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*+, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter.
Aunt Jackie’s Natural Growth Oil Blends
high porosity hair products list is this oil blend is a good one for my queens that love pre-pooing their natural hair and using it as a source of moisture.
This Oil Blends combines essential and penetrating oils to help combat specific, common hair problems, while giving hair amazing shine, and dramatically improving its overall look and feel.
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Serum
With this serum, your hair will be back to looking healthy and strong in no time.
Top ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*
MicMas Remix My Porosity Hair Moisturizer
This 100% organic and all natural ingredients feed the scalp and hair by providing high quality nourishing light oils.
This works with low and high porosity hair.
When it comes to choosign high porosity hair products you need to understand that what worked for someone might not work for you.
I always believe that choosing among the many high porosity hair products is always hard.
Don’t you agree?
But experimenting and trying will always leave you with the best high porosity hair products fitted for your hair needs.
Which one of these high porosity hair products was your favorite?
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