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16 Products Perfect for your Low Porosity Natural Hair

Taking care of low porosity hair can be quite frustrating, especially when you feel like you have been doing the most. The important thing about low porosity hair to find the perfect balance of moisture and protein. Low porosity hair generally has the following characteristics. It may take a long time to dry, and also takes a long time to get it wet, due to the closeness of the hair cuticle. Low porosity hair also tends to have product build-up rather quickly due to its inability to absorb moisture. Having the right combination of products can be the key to enjoying your low porosity natural hair. Below you will find 6 products that may help contribute to growing your healthy natural low porosity hair.

Clarifying Shampoo

Clarifying Shampoo is important for cleaning low porosity hair and getting the cuticles to open up for absorption. Think about it, if the cuticles are natural closed and then you add other ingredients, then you experience product build-up. However, if you clarify the hair, then you can add the moisture that the hair needs. So a good Clarifying shampoo is the first step to building a hair regimen that works for your low porosity hair.

SheaMoisture Low Porosity Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Protein-Free Shampoo

What's special about this shampoo is the fact that it is protein-free, protein-free shampoos are good for low porosity hair. Protein tends to make already dry hair even dryer and more sustainable to breakage. Tea tree oil is also a perfect addition to clarifying the scalp.

SheaMoisture Sacha Inchi Oil Omega 369 Rescue + Repair Clarifying Shampoo

This shampoo is specially formulated for damaged hair with Omega 3,6,9 to encourage healthy hair growth

Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oils Pure Clarifying Shampoo with ACV

This shampoo has some impressive additions including Murumuru oil, JBCO, and ACV. ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) is acidic and helps to strip build-up from the hair strands while encouraging the cuticles to open up for improved moisturized hair


Conditioner: Having the right conditioner is essential for decreasing tangle and protecting the hair from breakage due to the use of shampoo. Be sure to distribute the conditioner to the full strand hair while keeping it away from your scalp. Concentrate the conditioner to the tips of your hair ( the oldest and most fragile parts of your hair) be sure to thoroughly rinse the conditioner from your hair. Follow the directions on the bottle.

As I Am, So Much Moisture Hydrating Lotion

This conditioner contains ingredients that help draw moisture into the hair shaft which is essential for low porosity hair. According to the site “ glycerin-rich formula, enhanced with natural botanical extracts, providing deep hydration and incredible softness. It also contains royal jelly, a natural substance collected from queen honey bees, known for moisturizing hair and rejuvenating the scalp.” The glycerin the product will help draw moisture from the environment to the hair shaft.

Leave-in Conditioner

Leave in Conditioner is useful for helping ease the manipulation of the hair strands. It can also be useful for coarse/ brittle hair

EDEN BodyWorks, Coconut Shea All Natural Leave-In Conditioner

Paraben-free and sulfate-free, this conditioner carries a punch. The lightweight formula has the right balance of ingredients to help keep your hair sealed and nourished without the build-up.

Oil treatment

A combination of carrier oils and essentials may be useful for an oil treatment for low porosity hair. Lightweight oils with low comedogenic factor (clogging factor). You should also consider making sure you have a combination of penetrating oils and sealing oils

Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, Hemp seed oil, Coconut oil, EVOO, Rosemary essential oil, , Lavendar essential oil, Pomegranate oil

Hair Mask

Hair Mask are essential when your hair requires extra conditioning, they have a heavier concentration of natural oils and lipids. Hair masks are great for damaged hair. I do not recommend using this regularly for low porosity hair however it may be great for the tips of your hair, the older hair strands.

Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask

According to their site the mask contains , Argan Oil an extremely rich in tocopherols (Vitamin E), essential fatty acids and antioxidants, this natural oil helps to nourish.

Shea Butter a soothing and moisturizing, provides nourishing benefits to hair and scalp.

Acetamide MEA, A water-soluble surfactant that conditions and improves hair texture.

Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil from the Brazilian Pequi fruit, a source of vitamins and essential fatty acids.

I recommend using masks on the parts of your hair more susceptible to damage, such as the tips of your hair to prevent over conditioning.

Styling Cream/ Moisturizing cream

Styling Creams or moisturizing creams are useful for everyday styling needs.

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream

This hydrating styling cream is enriched with Argan oil with high levels of tocopherols (vitamin E) an essential fatty acid and antioxidants. It also contains an anti-static and conditioning agent, Behetrimonium Chloride


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