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Lightly blow drying product on low porosity hair

curlymochagirlcurlymochagirl Posts: 56Registered Users
I've really been struggling to get moisture into my hair. Dc'ing with heat still isn't cutting it. For the last week I've been lightly blow drying my hair after applying product to get it to absorb. So far it's the most helpful thing I've tried. Any one else with low porosity do this? How does it work in the long term? Will this cause heat damage?
Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)

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  • curlymochagirlcurlymochagirl Posts: 56Registered Users
    Bumping...
    Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)
  • curlyberrycurlyberry Posts: 549Registered Users
    Heat on DC used to help when I was transitioning, but now that i'm 100% natural, I DC on dry hair, cover it with a shower cap for an hour or so and wash it out. This helps with adding moisture for me.
    Type 4, fine/high density, high porosity
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  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    I saw a girl on YT do that, can't remember who though.
    As for heat damage, it probably depends on how often you do it.
    4c wiry thick nappy low porosity hair
    Poo: SM black soap
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  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    I haven't done it yet but, next time I deep condition, I was thinking of covering my hair with a plastic cap and scarf and then blowing it with a hairdryer. My only worry is heating plastics and what it might do long term. I wonder if cling film would be better as I assume it's safe plastic (since people use it with food)...
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

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  • artemis513artemis513 Posts: 666Registered Users
    What shampoo are you using? Do you know the pH? And what DC are you using? Maybe the pH is too low or it's just not the right product for your hair?

    I rinse my hair really well with very warm water after shampooing to get the hair to open up. I sit under a hooded dryer with a plastic cap and turn the heat up on the dryer so it's pretty warm under there. I don't squeeze all the water out before a DC so that there is some steaming going on. But then again, my hair is fine and it doesn't take as much work compared to if it was coarse.
    4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
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  • MIA1487MIA1487 Posts: 85Registered Users
    artemis513 wrote: »
    What shampoo are you using? Do you know the pH? And what DC are you using? Maybe the pH is too low or it's just not the right product for your hair?

    I rinse my hair really well with very warm water after shampooing to get the hair to open up. I sit under a hooded dryer with a plastic cap and turn the heat up on the dryer so it's pretty warm under there. I don't squeeze all the water out before a DC so that there is some steaming going on. But then again, my hair is fine and it doesn't take as much work compared to if it was coarse.

    This works for me too!! I'm 4b/4c with low porosity hair and if I spritz my hair with water before adding any leave in, the water has to be warm, it can't be cold or even cool. I found this out through trial and error. I wondered why when I washed my hair(since I've always washed with warm water) and then conditioned it came out good. But when I just spritz my hair daily with water(usually not warm water) it felt like the water was sitting on top of my head, and adding the leave in would do nothing. Even when it rains(some days I forget to put anything in my hair) and the rain droplets just sit on my hair(NO JOKE!). Also I always wondered why my hair felt more moisturized after blowdrying!!?? Since people say drying your hair can be damaging, but for me it seemed to help my hair more, so I always did it for deep conditioning. Only recently(really about 2yrs ago) did I find out my hair had low porosity based on what other women going through the same as me.
  • wavypenwavypen Posts: 253Registered Users
    In winter I diffuse my hair just about every time I wash or condition because having wet hair all day makes me very cold and my product does absorb better if I do this with a little heat (middle heat setting on dryer) and better than it does if I don't diffuse.
  • Zemaria_xoxoZemaria_xoxo Posts: 30Registered Users
    I don't blow dry my hair, but I diffuse it. I have been diffusing almost every week for over year I have absolutely no heat damage. My hair is actually more healthier looking that ever