Beginner's Series 5: Don't be a product junkie!
Now that you know and understand your hair type and porosity, you can start thinking about the products that might work best for your hair. This will also keep you from being a product junkie! Once you’re natural, you’ll have the urge to buy each and every miracle product that promises to transform your hair into something that’s not possible for your hair type. But you’ve been learning your hair, so you won’t get caught up right?
According to the information provided on Naturallycurly.com, if you have low porosity hair, you should lean towards products such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and shea butter. Low porosity hair resists moisture and so requires conditioners with humectants (moisturisers that help attract and retain moisture).
Medium porosity hair is the easiest to maintain. It is easier to deposit as well as retain moisture with this hair type. Deep condition as part of your regimen if you have this hair type but avoid excessive protein treatments.
High porosity hair is considered “damaged” hair, usually as a result of relaxers or extreme (this is different for each person) heat usage. This hair type is able to absorb too much moisture, causing it to get frizzy and tangle up while at the same time being unable to retain that moisture. This will cause breakage, resulting in the inability to retain length. If you have this type of hair you should select heavy hair butters and oils such as Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil etc. as sealants to trap that moisture in.
Try to start with these simple natural products to see how they affect your hair. You’ll save yourself some money and time by keeping it simple. Don’t be a product junkie!
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