Knowing your porosity aids in bettering your selection and success rate when buying products. It helps aids in the creation of a simple regimen that is highly beneficial to your hair as well.
Humectants are your friends. Things such as glycerin (veggie or animal), honey, agave nectar, coconut nectar, etc... gain moisture from the air and help to adhere it to your hair. Be sure the humectant you use is properly diluted. If you are unsure or don't want to do research, it is always good to use buy a product that contains a humectant. We offer the Florets & Creme as well as the Blooming Moisture Mist. Both are very well incorporated. We do not put too much glycerin into our products so it is fine to use year round.
Avoid heavy styling products. Just adds unnecessary weight to the hair and contributes heavily to build up. No bueno.
Use water-based moisturizers. They work best for your hair. Some people have problems using water based leave in conditioners with aloe vera juice/gel in it. I haven't had that issue when using those items in other people's hair but if you have then avoid those items.
Avoid moisturizing wet hair. Damp hair is ideal for low pooristy hair to being moisturized. It doesn't work very well to moisturize the hair when it is completely dry because the cuticles have laid flat again.
Do not use heavy oils. Heavy oils sit on top of the hair, aren't full absorbed beyond the cuticle layer. It defeats the purpose of moisture retention and softening of the hair. Coconut oil, castor oil and olive oil, are the most commonly used heavy carrier oils in hair products. These would be oils to avoid.
Use light oils. Light weight oils are ideal for low porosity hair. Light weight oils such as apricot kernel oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil are ideal. If you like coconut oil but hate the heaviness a much lighter option is fractionated coconut oil. Jojoba oil is a medium weight oil and fine for most low porosity hair.