Low-porosity hair is anything but low-maintenance!
If you’re a Curlfriend with low-porosity hair, it’s likely that you’re always searching for ways to keep moisture locked in your hair.
Sometimes, you need to switch it up...starting with your Wash + Go routine!
We’re about to change your Wash Day routine (for the better, of course!). Here’s the lowdown on your low-porosity curls:
What is Low-Porosity Hair?
Science says: Low-porosity hair is when your hair shaft structure (which forms the cuticle layer of your hair) is closed.
How Do I Know if I Have Low-Porosity Hair?
You can determine your hair porosity by taking CurlMix’s Porosity Test:
- If your strand floats to the top of the glass = your hair likely has low porosity.
- If your strand floats around the middle of the glass = your hair likely has medium porosity.
- If your strand falls to the bottom of the glass = your hair likely has high porosity.
You can also keep your eyes open for these signs of low-porosity hair:
- Products often just sit on top on your curls, chilling instead of penetrating your strands
- Build-up and dirt remain present, even after a squeaky clean shampoo and condition
- It takes forever and a day for your curls to dry
- It also takes forever and a day for your curls to get wet
How to Improve Your Wash Day Routine with Low-Porosity Hair
We know what you’re thinking: How can we possibly make our 4-Step Wash + Go System even better?!?
We’ll do so by adding a little cha-cha to our original routine.
Step 1: Slide on your Pure Aloe Vera Shampoo.
Step 2: Slide on your Pure Grapeseed Conditioner and detangle.
REVERSE, REVERSE! Say hello to our Reverse Wash + Go Method!
A little switch-a-roo has never hurt nobody, and it definitely won’t hurt your low-porosity curls.
By trying out the Reverse Wash + Go Method, moisture will be the very last thing to absorb into your curls. This will help ensure that you're receiving the ultimate hydration that will last throughout your Wash + Go style.
How have you switched up your Wash + Go routine for your specific curl needs? Let us know your methods in the comments!