The Best Products For Dry, Damaged, High Porosity Hair

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All natural hair is not created equal. How well does your hair retain moisture? 

Alexis Webb Mar, 08, 2017

All natural hair is not created equal. We know, hard to believe! While some of us enjoy a seemingly automatic sheen and moisture retention after applying our favorite products, others of us can’t seem to get our hair to hold any moisture, as our tresses can be left feeling brittle and dry even minutes after washing.

Did you know naturalista, this might have less to do with your hair maintenance routine, and more about your crown’s genetic structure?  Before you rush out to invest in your next lot of moisturizing hair products, take a minute to discover your hair’s porosity level!

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Porosity measures the hair’s ability to adequately take in color, moisture, and any other topical liquid. Levels are usually measured on a low, normal, or high scale with most of us labeling ourselves either low or high. Those with low porosity hair typically notice that products seem to rest on top of the hair and/or scalp, taking a longer time to absorb.

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While curly girls with high porosity hair often notice their curls are harsh to the touch after just applying a moisturizing product, because the hydration absorbs too quickly. Determining your hair’s porosity level can be the key to not only saving yourself a ton on money on products that don’t suit your hair, but will also help later on down the road when figuring out what styling techniques are best.  

So, sift through to find products that are beneficial for curly girls that have high porosity hair and give your hair a little more hydration! 

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Do you have 2 minutes in your wash day to spare? Try this deeply penetrating reconstructor to hydrate while also reversing any damage.

available at sallybeauty.com $11.29 Shop!

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Depending on your hair's texture this intense moisture treatment is great for stay-with-you hydration.

available at sephora.com $28 Shop!

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This inexpensive jar of coconut and shea mixture will help with locking in hydration and restoring your hair's natural sheen.

available at sallybeauty.com $8.49 Shop!

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Restore shine and penetrate your scalp with this thick, luxurious mash up of castor oil and other essential oils.

available at qvc.com $26 Shop!

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Apply that moisture right where you need it with Aunt Jackie's balancing oil, with a nozzle style applicator that is great for getting close to the scalp.

available at amazon.com $9.99 Shop!

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Give your hair, intense on the spot hydration with Phyto's nourishing shampoo, formulated with ingredients like macadamia oil for deeper moisture penetration.

available at Sephora $29 Shop!

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Opt for this paraben, sulfate free hydrating hair mask, with its active Tiare Gardenia ingredient to restore luster and moisture retention.

available at target.com $14 Shop!

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This mixture contains raw honey, a natural humectant that is effective at locking in hairs hydration.

available at amazon.com $15.75 Shop!

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Use this product during twist outs for ultra-defined twist and curls that feel supple and moisturized.

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Restore your hair while you wash, with this sulfate free hydrating shampoo made specifically for damaged or severely dry hair.

available at sephora.com $28 Shop!

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Immerse your curls in supple hydration with this deep condition hair made that not only moisturized but will also soften and defrizz your hair.

available at sephora.com $38 Shop!

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In between washes, use their co-wash to make sure your moisture is locked in.

available at target.com $11.99 Shop!

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Effectively nourish your hair with this serum, made up of mostly black castor oil, so it will get the job done!

available at target.com $10.99 Shop!

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This brand's hydrating balm is also great for moisturizing before detangling or a good blow out!

available at sephora.com $19 Shop!

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Leave this hair masque on for as long as possible to seal in hydration from scalp to hair's ends.

available at target.com $12.99 Shop!