What products should I use for thick low pororisty hair?

MaryleenMaryleen Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 1 Curl Neophyte

My hair is very dry. I also have thick  low porosity hair. These are the products I have tried:

Shea moisture coconut hibicus collection 

Cantu curl activator cream (cantu makes my hair even drier) 

ECO olive gel 

ORS Curl smoothie 

Devacurl defining curl 

Kinky Curly curling custard 

Aunt jackies 

Gels make my hair even harder, apart from the Shea moisture coconut hibicus gel. After prolonged use my hair will be dry again.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

Best Answer

  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    Accepted Answer
    I think you need to look into using a deep conditioner.  Here is a great article about it:

    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold


  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    If your hair is low porosity, I would definitely give deep conditioning a try, as @WavyKfromNJ has mentioned. I use the Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment. I know that Shea Moisture makes several different kinds of masks that are deep conditioners.

    You might also want to try using oil on your hair when it is dry, right before wash day. You could use avocado oil or olive oil. You could also try coconut oil, although sometimes that makes hair crispy. Just put a few drops in your palms and rub them together, then work the oil throughout your hair, concentrating on the ends. Let sit for several hours (generally overnight), then wash out as usual. This will help the elasticity of your hair.
    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

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