High Porosity Help?

AliceEnigmaticAliceEnigmatic Posts: 5Registered Users
Okay, a liiittle less mystified - but I did learn that my hair has really high porosity, any suggestions? I just bought myself... the Renpure Organics moisturizing shampoo and Paul Mitchell 'The Conditioner', I'm thinking a once or twice a week shampoo regiment as described on LCLF (Live Curly Live Free - Curl Care), but this porosity thing has me a little in the woods.

(I'm a 2c-3a, 3a leaning with the very long length weighing it out to 2c if that info's needed)


  • virginbluevirginblue Posts: 194Registered Users
    Hmmm....I responded to your post but it seems to have mysteriously disappeared. Anyway, I have highly porous hair too and I find protein treatments work well with my waves. There is a great PT by IAgirl on this forum. Do a spot test if you're concerned about how it will affect your hair. Good luck! :)
    2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
    Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
    Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
    Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
    RO: VO5 conditioners
    Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel, ecostyler krystal
    PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
  • wavymomwavymom Posts: 292Registered Users
    I second IAgirl's PT: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/2/116257-pt-recipe-promised.html
    I try to do this every week, and it has helped my hair immensely.
  • aimless6poetaimless6poet Posts: 71Registered Users
    I also have high porosity - I can put a couple tablespoons of conditioner on my dry hair and it sucks that stuff right in - within 10 minutes, you can't tell I put it on. I use IAgirl's gelatin PT every week, but I also do weekly rinses with diluted apple cider vinegar (ACV rinses). I use about 1/4 cup of acv and dilute it out to 2 cups with water - pour it over my head after I rinse out my conditioner and let it dry in my hair. Huge difference in the feeling of my hair!
    2b,n,ii, high porosity
    Likes: CJ CCCC, CJ Pattern Pusha CJ Rehab, DevaCare No-Poo, DevaCare One C, DevaCare ArcAngel, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner, SN Tropical Coconut, Ion Effective Care, GVPCB, FSG, IAGirl's FSG Curl Cream, ACV, IAGirl's PT, Sweet Almond Oil, EVCO, EVOO, Shea Butter, Plopping, Clipping, Diffusing, Smasters
  • ssarahdeessarahdee Posts: 27Registered Users
    AliceEnigmatic, we have similar hair situation with the weight of your hair bringing your hair down to a 2c. I'm going to try this PT and acv rinse also, let me know how it goes for you?

    I've never tried either, but it seems like my hair could definitely use it.
    whirlsandcurls YouTube
    BSL+, 3b, fine/medium texture&density, auburn

    After 4 years of hard work,
    I healed my curls from 2c to 3b!

    Currently head over heels for the
    Squish to Condish Method!

    Loves: KCKT/KCCC, Ouidad Moisture Lock, Ouidad Heat & Humidity Gel,
    As I Am Leave-In, Ecostyler, Miss Jessie's Multicultural Curls,
    AG Re:curl + so many more

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