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All You Need To Know About Hair Porosity



More often women use the texture of their hair to decide the type of hair care product that best suits their hair type but this a wrong assumption because knowing the best hair care product for your hair lies in knowing your hair porosity.


It is often confusing and difficult to understand hair porosity. Understanding high porosity means knowing your hair ability to absorb and retain moisture and simple porosity test can help you to understand it better. Hair porosity is of three categories namely: high, Normal and Low Porosity.


A highly porous high easily absorbs moisture and quickly becomes soft and flexible, but it also loses the moisture as quickly as it absorbs it. High porosity hair is often damaged by the use of harsh chemical, dye, bleach, high heat or harsh shampoo.


An easy way to handle highly porous high is to deep condition it on every wash using a generous amount of conditioner and then heat it up using Trees Intense Hydrating Conditioner and Moisturizing Cap to keep the moisture locked in.


On the other hand low porosity implies that the cuticles are tight and have high resistant to absorbing water and moisture. A person with low porous hair should avoid using products that are low in pH but should rather use products that are high in alkaline, and one such product is Tress Intense Moisturizing Bliss Deep Conditioner.


Protective styles are the best solution for hair types that have been damaged by excessive heat. Protective styles are relatively low to maintain, very common among the black community.  Wearing protective styles will allow the damaged ends of the hair to grow out, in between changing your protective style it. It is okay to trim the damaged ends of the hair to encourage new growth. It wouldn't be such a bad idea to try out those lovable twist, box braids, two strand twist and other trending styles.


Knowing Your Hair Type

Type 1: Straight hair: Reflects the most sheen and also the most resilient of all hair type andt could be in the form of thin hair without much volume, straight medium with volume or straight course which are very difficult to curl.


Type 2: Wavy hair: This could be wavy thin usually receptive to most styles, wavy medium which has resistance to most styles or wavy course which have a mix of s-shape and curls.

Type 3: Curly hair: Known to have an S-shape. This type of hair is voluminous and damage easily.

Type 4: Kinky hair: Very fragile with high density and shrinks when it is wet because it has less cuticle layers than the rest.


At Tress Organix we have all your hair problems in mind, and we have you covered all the way. Give us a try today and you would see the difference.

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