When I started my transitioning journey, I remember walking down the natural hair aisle and feeling overwhelmed. Since I’ve been going to a salon for the majority of my life, I never had to worry about purchasing products, therefore, all of this was foreign to me.
After doing more research, I found out about porosity and how much of an impact it had on choosing the right products. That’s when I was able to pay attention to ingredients and find what works best for my high porosity hair.
High porosity hair has cuticles that are wide open which means water can be absorbed quickly. However, it can lose that moisture just as fast if it’s not sealed in properly. Here are some characteristics to look out for:
- Your hair gets saturated quickly
- More prone to frizz and tangles
- Hair tends to dry faster
- May be difficult to retain moisture
- Protein treatments are key
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There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the best products for high porosity hair. Since our hair is prone to dryness and needs plenty of strength, I look for products that are packed with moisturizing ingredients and protein. Next time you’re looking for new goodies to try in your regimen, think about moisture and protein!
Best Products for High Porosity Hair
The first brand that has the best products for high porosity hair is Melanin Haircare! Melanin Haircare was founded by one of my favorite naturalista’s on Youtube, Whitney aka Naptural85, and her sister. When I first heard about her launching a brand, I knew I had to purchase because of how much her hair has flourished over the years!
I’ve been using these products in my regimen for the past year and they haven’t disappointed. From a regular twist out to chunky twists to a twaid out, every style I tried using her brand has come out defined, long-lasting, and moisturized.
Another great brand for high porosity hair is Discover Treluxe. I love how moisturizing their products are! Not only do they contain great ingredients, but the products also smell delicious, especially their Untie the Knot Leave-In Conditioner.
Their products are formulated with all-natural ingredients that provide curl definition, moisture, and strength for our hair. These were created to solve the issues of dryness, frizz, and weak strands. Make sure you check them out!
Nature’s Little Secret
Nature’s Little Secret has the best products! If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know I’ve frequently recommended this brand. They have been part of my journey for a little over one year now and I haven’t tried anything I didn’t like. Every product that she has works wonders for my high porosity hair! I know if I have plans and need my results looking right, I can reach for this brand.
If I had to choose my top favorite products from them, it would be the following:
- Avocado Moisture Cream
- Flaxseed Curly Custard
- Milk Strengthening Deep Conditioner
- Cucumber Nourishing Shampoo
Here are some videos you can check out featuring her products and my results:
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Kennedi Simone Naturals
Kennedi Simone Naturals is the last brand I recommend checking out if you have high porosity hair. The owner, Yakia, started her brand because she had a difficult time finding products that moisturized her and her daughter’s 4C hair. She was tired of wasting money and decided to team up with a chemist to create and formulate products that would provide that moisture and hydration all naturals crave.
In these pictures, I used her Twisted Curling Cream for a Flat Twist & Curl. I love it when I only need to use one product for a long-lasting, defined style!
I have so many other products I’ve tried and loved for my high porosity hair. Make sure you check out this blog post featuring small, black-owned brands to find good-quality products to invest in for your journey!
High porosity hair isn’t difficult to take care of once you find the right products and techniques. Don’t give up! This journey is all about trial and error and you have to try new things to figure out what works.