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How to pick the right Oil for Low-Porosity Hair


Have you ever noticed your hair taking longer than usual to dry and once it is, it's frizzy and prone to breakage?

If so, chances are you have low-porosity hair.

Knowing the porosity of your hair is critical when picking the right products for your hair type, especially, oils if you do fall under the low-porosity umbrella.

Listed below is the best kind of oils for low-porosity hair!

What is Hair Porosity?

The porosity of one's hair determines how well the hair absorbs moisture. The outer layer of the hair known as the cuticle is the layer in your hair that influences the moisture and oils that pass in and out of your hair.

There are three types of hair porosity; high, medium, or low. The porosity of your hair is genetic so don't beat yourself up if it is high or low. On the other hand, it can also be determined by external factors, so it is still important to take care of your hair specifically to its type and texture.

What is Low-Porosity Hair?

Low-porosity hair essentially means that your hair cuticles are so tightly packed they are unable to absorb moisture and hair products as well as medium porosity would.

Because the hair is unable to absorb moisture, the hair is often left dry and brittle as well as frizzy and prone to breakage.

Products that lock in moisture to the hair will help immensely.

Oils Best for Low-Porosity Hair

Because low-porosity hair is prone to dryness it is important to incorporate hair oils into your everyday hair care routine. Specifically, lightweight oils will add moisture to the hair cuticle, unlike heavy oils.

Heavy oils seal the cuticle and trap moisture in the hair but with less porous hair you want to add moisture.

Oils Bee Natural recommends for low-porosity hair:

  • Grapeseed oil

  • Argan oil

  • Jojoba oil

  • Sweet almond oil

  • Avocado oil

  • Baobab oil

  • Pomegranate oil

All of these oils are lightweight, rich in vitamins, and will deeply moisturize the hair strands. Keep an eye out for 100% pure and natural oils, those will be most effective.

For low-porosity hair avoid heavy oils such as caster and coconut oil.

Those kinds of oils are better suited for high-porosity hair and could negatively impact low-porosity hair if used.

Before choosing a hair care routine and which products work best for your hair you need to know your hair's porosity, type, and texture. If you are unsure, take the hair quiz listed below.

It takes minutes and will show the type of hair you have along with what products work best for your hair type and texture. Knowing this is crucial and will help determine what you should or should not be incorporating into your daily routine.

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