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    Default Porous hair article

    For the passed couple of days I have been referring to this article non stop. Well I just decided to post it here and then add it to the one stop shop lists as well. It's written by Sunshyne who is a member here.


    Porous hair anyone?


    Does your hair constantly feel dry after you've moisturized it?
    Does your hair feel dry and brittle despite the amount of times you deep condition?
    Is your hair dry and frizzy throughout the day?
    Does your hair hold a style/curl well?
    If you answered "yes" to all of these 4 questions, you may be suffering from hair porosity issues. It's O.K! At one point I answered "yes" to these questions and there are solutions out there!

    Porosity is the hair's ability to absorb moisture. This is determined by the condition of the hair's cuticle layer (the overlapping scales of the hair shaft), and is rated as low, normal, and high. With normal healthy hair, the cuticle is compact and prevents the penetration of the hair shaft by moisture (both moisture going in & moisture coming out). When the cuticle is too compact it prevents the penetration of moisture, meaning it has low porosity. Hair with low porosity is harder to process, and is resistant to hair color and perms. Low porosity hair must usually be softened before chemical services. Hair with high porosity is hair whose cuticle layer is open and the hair too-readily absorbs moisture. Overly-porous hair also releases moisture easily and becomes dry and is prone to damage. Perms and straighteners will process much faster in high-porosity hair. Acidic treatments can temporarily correct porosity issues.

    Quick Solutions:
    1. Get an Acid Shampoo & Conditioner:
    Roux Porosity Shampoo & Conditioner, Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo
    2. Do an Acidic Rinse:
    Apple Cider Vinegar (Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of cool water. Poor this mixture over the hair as a final rinse after shampooing & conditioning. Rinse in cool water.)
    3. Do a light Protein Treatment (Products with wheat protein like Mizani Moisturefuse mends individual exterior scales along the cuticle)
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    Do you have to do all 3 of the quick solutions to get results or will one get the job done?
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    I've only done the 3rd suggestion and my hair cleared up.
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    Yes #3 worked for me as well and I didn't need to do anything else. Normally when our hair acts like this, (and I'm talking white women too!) this normally means that there is product build up and that the hair needs to be clarified to get rid of all the gunked up product you have been applying to it. So I normally will either use ACV or Suave clarifying shampoo and then follow up in washing with a moisturizing shampoo from creme of nature and also a moisture treatment from nutrogena, to restore lost moisture from the clarifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehprice View Post
    Yes #3 worked for me as well and I didn't need to do anything else. Normally when our hair acts like this, (and I'm talking white women too!) this normally means that there is product build up and that the hair needs to be clarified to get rid of all the gunked up product you have been applying to it. So I normally will either use ACV or Suave clarifying shampoo and then follow up in washing with a moisturizing shampoo from creme of nature and also a moisture treatment from nutrogena, to restore lost moisture from the clarifying.
    I do the same. It works everytime.
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    2 and 3 are great solutions...both help my hair out tremendously.

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    Tresemme has an Anti-Esponja line (shampoo and conditioner) for porous hair.
    3b/3c // M/C // ii

    Regimen:
    Wash and condition weekly.
    Allow to air dry.
    Apply oils to hair and scalp.
    Gently brush through and wear a simple style.

    Pointers:
    -I allow my hair to dry almost completely before styling, brushing or combing (aside from shower detangling).
    -I trim only when absolutely necessary.
    -I only wear like one or two oils. Products are too complicated sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermelha View Post
    Tresemme has an Anti-Esponja line (shampoo and conditioner) for porous hair.
    I'll be checking that out b/c the conditioner I have for porous hair is hot garbage in a jar.
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