Hair products for low porosity hair

rrcrrc Posts: 7Registered Users
Hi. I'm a newbie and I have low porosity hair. I'm struggling to find products that don't contain protein. What are some products that you guys use that work well with your hair? Thanks!


  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I use Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic poo and condish, as well as their Styling Gel, Perfect Hold Hairspray, and moisturziing hairspray (can't remember the name of the last hairspray--I like it in winter). In winter I switch my rinse-out conditioner to Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Conditioner. I also use the Bumble and Bumble Bb. Gel from time to time, but I do find that it seems to build up quickly and needs a clarifying (sulfate) poo to get off.

    For leave-ins, you could try As I Am, Curl Junkie Beauticurls (I think there are two formulas; make sure you get the protein-free one), and Alaffia Beautiful Curls. Alaffia Beautiful Curls has a gel also. The gel works for me in low dew points but leaves my hair greasy in higher ones.

    If you don't need a lot of hold in a styling product, you could try Jessicurl Confident Coils.

    A product line I was looking to try that I believe is protein free is Carina Organics. Someone on the forum uses Carina, but I can't remember who. I was told that their products are based on Native American traditions.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I feel a bit like a broken record, but I really love the Alaffia original line products in my signature. I switch to what I have listed as the Winter formulas around October until around May because I need more moisturizing products, but not they have glycerin.

    I'm still trying to figure out styling products.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

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  • rrcrrc Posts: 7Registered Users
    Thanks for replying! I'm gonna try all of these products.
  • curlisue1curlisue1 Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Novice
    I've been using Shea Moisture low porosity shampoo, conditioner and leave in. I also use GVP Conditioning Balm and suave strawberry conditioner. For styling I'm using AG Recoil and Kinky Curly curling custard. I would like more hold but having a hard time finding another gel or better holding cream.

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  • Wavy7sWavy7s Posts: 68Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If you are low-po and fine, you may be able to tolerate some products. If you are new to this, play around and see how your hair reacts.
    Fine, low porosity, med density, normal elasticity.
    Dislikes: Aloe by itself, cheap gels, and heavy butters
    Co-wash: CJ Daily Fix
    Condish: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: Curlsmith Oil-in-Cream
    Stylers: CJ Curl Queen, Flaxseed gel, Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic.
    PT: CJ Repair Me or IA Girls PT w/ mag. sulfate,
    DT: CJ Rehab and Righteous Roots Hair Rx or Pre-poo oil.

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