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Low Porosity and Winter time

theoriginalmgirltheoriginalmgirl Posts: 58Registered Users
I have a few questions about winter hair care.
Do some of you change your products in the winter, like putting away glycerin based products if so, what kinds of products do you use instead? Also sealing, how can you keep the moisture in if oils just sit on top of your hair? Or because of low porosity, do you not worry about sealing?

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I use one of the Marie Dean products almost every day--minute amounts because I don't have a lot of hair and it takes it a long time to absorb. I frequently use a curl enhancer, too, and top with a jelly product. I feel that these products "seal" in the moisture. My hair gets better through out the day. I don't worry about other ingredients, as a result of using these.

    I used them all summer, too, with no issues. Just didn't use two products under my jelly.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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  • porque_pigporque_pig Posts: 238Registered Users
    To tell you the truth, I don't worry too much about glycerin or sealing. If anything, I'm more careful with my hair in the summer (obscene humidity and all).

    I basically use a low-poo, a rinse-out conditioner, and the occasional mousse (if I diffuse my hair). Other than that, no special products for me. I'm the opposite of a product junkie. I've found that low-porosity hair has actually made my hair pretty low-maintenance.
    :batman: 2b/cFi, low density, normal porosity, high elasticity

    Low-poo
    : Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Conditioner
    : Suave Naturals (whatever scent I have on hand)
    Styling
    : Paul Mitchell Round Trip, Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray

    I'm a hair minimalist: the less time I spend on my hair, the better.

  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    porque_pig wrote: »
    To tell you the truth, I don't worry too much about glycerin or sealing. If anything, I'm more careful with my hair in the summer (obscene humidity and all).

    I basically use a low-poo, a rinse-out conditioner, and the occasional mousse (if I diffuse my hair). Other than that, no special products for me. I'm the opposite of a product junkie. I've found that low-porosity hair has actually made my hair pretty low-maintenance.

    ITA with KM, with a few specific comments.

    It's very tricky, bc the whole issue is that we can't absorb moisture-- so we need to do as much as we can not only to increase our ability to absorb, but also seal it in until our shafts can catch up. Oftentimes, when we aren't careful with our hands, it can lead to weigh down. Furthermore, there are ranges even within low porosity. Everyone's needs are different.

    Glycerin isn't really an issue if the dewpoint is right, you seal your hair, and you aren't sensitive to it. It really depends on the climate you reside in. Many ladies use glycerin year round with no issues and act accordingly depending on the dew.

    Low porosity girls do well with minute amount of breathable oils (almond, jojoba), puddings, or smoothie/whipped type consistencies. You use those as leave-in's and then follow with a jelly or gel. In the winter, avoid humectants if you can. If you can't at least try to make sue they're way down the list and follow with a sealer.
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