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What to do with high/medium/low porosity hair types

What to do with high/medium/low porosity hair types

 

Porosity and my hair...

Understanding the way your hair absorbs/or fails to absorbs moisture will help you on the way to a better hair care regime! So how do you know what category, whether it be, low, medium or high porosity your hair falls into?

It's time for the science:

The porosity test is a practical indicator of what category your hair fall into.

Firstly collect a few strands of your hair, next drop a strand of clean hair in a glass of water. If the strand immediately sinks to the bottom of the glass, your hair is of hihg porosity.

If it floats down to about midway in the glass, it's of normal porosity (this hair type retains moisture and shine pretty well).

If the strand floats towards the top of your glass or it takes a while for it to sink, your strands are mainly of low porosity. Meaning your hair may find it difficult to absorb water/moisture hence why it stayed at the top and did not float to the bottom of your glass.

 

Picking the right products for your hair...

Root2Tip specialise in creating a range of products suited to all hair types, including low, medium and high porosity hair!

porosity curls

Low porosity hair:

Strands find it hard to absorb moisture! Tightly packed cuticles that may need a little lift!

If you find it hard to get your hair to feel full and soft then try to use products after you have done an ACV rinse on your hair. Your hair needs an alkaline prep to raise the cuticles on the strands to get the moisture to sink in where needed!

Follow up with a water based moisturiser like our Honey rain juice, containing aloe and hydrolysed silk that will penetrate the shaft and leave the hair hydrated not weighed down.

You can also use butters and cremes in moderation like our Quench or Triple M.

Steam treatments are also excellent for this hair type, as well as clays, baking soda rinses and again products that lift the cuticle!

What to do with High Porosity hair types?

Our Quench Creme - rich but light
Remember: Hair Science! The hair is 80% water, so unless you live under the sea, our hair is inclined to get very dry!
My hair is very porous so gets dry easily, so I layer up my moisture like a sandwich.

Medium porosity hair:

This hair type is pretty normal and thrives on rich conditioners like our Comb-our cowash follow this up with our rich Triple M Milk. It's light enough for daily use on Medium porous hair types. Avoid the over use of heavy butters, your hair will take in moisture it needs and behave!

High porosity hair:

Your hair craves richer moisturising cremes and butters to lock in the moisture or seal it!
Staff off with our Honey rain juice, follow up with our Triple M and seal with the Twist & Curls Pudding or the best ever Butter!
Your hair will be happy with a protein treatment check out our super Triple Protein masque here.
This combo will keep your hair happy for days...
Hair is often a pretty confusing but we hope with a little hairducation will make your product and hair regime choice a bit easier!
Much love,
Sal
Founder, formulator, Hairducation Expert

 

Root2Tip Haircare

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