One of my most frequently asked question is “ Does Alodia hair products work for low porosity hair? The short answer to this question is yes, they absolutely do because low porosity hair is healthy hair.However, instead of just giving you the short answer, I decided to write this blog post to summarize exactly what is porosity and the differences between low and high porosity hair and how Alodia products help.
What is Hair Porosity?
As defined by the dictionary, if something is porous it means that it is full of pores or holes. Your skin is described as being “semi” porous and your hair also has pores ( although not the same as your skin but that’s for another discussion). Simply put, hair porosity refers to your hair strands ability to absorb and hold moisture.
What does it mean to have High Porosity Hair?
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information ( NCBI), hair that is extremely porous are hair strands that are damaged by things such as UV exposure, hair bleaching, chemical relaxers, or intense heat over long periods of time. Exposure to these things lead to increase in porosity levels causing your hair to have high porosity . Hair that has high porosity can absorb the most moisture, or water, but it's unable to hold onto this moisture (which is not a good thing, since you want to keep your strands hydrated). So, high porosity hair is hair that is damaged.
What does it mean to have Low Porosity Hair?
On the other end of the spectrum is low porosity hair. Low porosity hair is not necessarily difficult hair or problem hair. It is hair that is easily kept in a healthy condition and is strong and elastic.
So why do people describe having a hard time moisturizing low porosity hair?
If your low porosity hair feels dry, wiry, tangly or brittle, it doesn’t mean that it is damaged it is just lacking hydration, softness and flexibility. Hydrating low porosity hair is key to getting the soft, moisturized hair you desire, and this is how Alodia can help:
How Alodia Helps Low Porosity Hair
Before we get into this discussion, I just want to note that the only true hydration , is providing AND maintaining adequate levels of water in your hair. I like to say that water is God’s moisture. Not conditioner and not oil. Just think, when you’re thirsty, you don’t drink oil you drink water, and this is exactly what your low porosity hair needs!
So, my first tip to you is:
If you find that no matter what products you use on your hair, they just sit on top and don’t penetrate you may have hard water deposits on your hair. All you have to do is simply use our Organic Black Soap Wash to remove the mineral deposits. This shampoo can be used as little as once or as many as 4 times within 1 month.
If you are still confused about where to start, we always recommend trying one of our amazing kits! Each kit was created by me and uses the science of plants and extracts to moisturize and strengthen all hair types and our 4 piece kits come with all the products you need to have your low porosity hair flourish!
Until the next blog,