Product recommendations for high porosity hair

btwitsnatashabtwitsnatasha Posts: 49Registered Users
My hair is 3b , high porosity , and thick hair. I have hard water which I think is bad for my hair. Idk. Also I live in the nyc area if that helps. I just want some hair products that are very moisturizing. My hair has been super tangled lately.


  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    For a detangler, sometimes using a thin conditioner that you later rinse out can help.

    Please list the products you currently use and your routine.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • btwitsnatashabtwitsnatasha Posts: 49Registered Users
    WAsh my hair with giovanni tea tree shampoo ( i have dry scalp and this helps with the itch )
    Put biolage deep conditioner for very dry hair ( going to use curl junkie curl rehab this week )
    On soaking wet hair put some curl junkie curl rehab than bee mine curly butter than seal with aloe vera juice
    Let it air dry than thats it

    I just bought the curl rehab and curly butter like 2 weeks ago and only used it twice so far
  • etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
    how are the dewpoints? I just figured out that my hair is verry frizzy and dry because I used 'bee mine hold curly butter' (which contains glycerin, and is a humectant) in low dewpoints.
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

    Pre-poo: coconut oil
    wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
    RO + LI: different every time
    Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

    dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

    (modified) CG since june 25, 2012
    Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

    SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
  • btwitsnatashabtwitsnatasha Posts: 49Registered Users
    I honestly do not understand dew points like at all. Is it sort of like humidity? I live in nyc so I mean if someone can explain what dew point is and how its like in new york, that would be very appreciated :P
  • mermaidwavesmermaidwaves Posts: 41Registered Users
    My HGs are pure coconut oil, which I use a pre-wash treatment and a sealer, and curl junkie rehab, which I'll use as an deep conditioner and leave in. Both of these absolutely saved my hair! I also co-wash using curl junkie smoothing conditioner and occasionally low-poo with a leonor greyl shampoo. I also think you might want to try a protein treatment if you are high-po, but I don't have any recommendations as I'm looking for one myself, lol!
    Just starting CG! 5-13

    2A, fine, dense, high porosity, highlighted

    low-poo: Leonor Greyl bain vitalisant b*
    co-wash: CJ smoothing*
    RO: ^, SS Caitlin's*
    DT: CJ rehab
    LI: CJ rehab
    stylers: CJ CCCC*
    oils: coconut


    loves: aloe, oils, esp. coconut :love10:
    hates: acv, baking soda
    on the fence about polyquats
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    The best products for high porosity hair are: pH testing strips, ACV and AVJ. Test everything before you put it on your hair. If it works as is, great. Otherwise ACV and AVJ are a high porosity girl's best friends.
    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I honestly do not understand dew points like at all. Is it sort of like humidity? I live in nyc so I mean if someone can explain what dew point is and how its like in new york, that would be very appreciated :P

    dew point is the temperature at which water vaporizes. you don't need to understand it, you just need to know how it relates to curly hair. dew point is never higher than the temp.

    so, if it's 20 degrees & snowing, then it's 100% humidity, but the dew point is 20 or lower.

    mid dew points are 40 - 60 and are ideal for our hair.
    above 60 is high and will add moisture to our hair. ie, if we have glycerin high on product list, it can take in too much moisture and make our hair puffy.
    low dews can dry out our hair if we don't lock in moisture. glycerin again can be a problem as if the air is dry, it will take moisture from our hair.

    if you do a search here on dew points, there is lots of info.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The free 'Curls on the Go' app has dew points, there is also the Frizz Forecast on the main NC site if you do not have a smartphone. Good article
    Humidity, Humectants and the Dew Point
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect

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