Porosity is one of the most important factors in hair growth. It determines the hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. Maintaining a sufficient amount of moisture helps your hair grow and become healthy.
Porosity is mostly a genetic trait. Mother Nature provides it for you. You may, however, notice changes in your hair’s porosity due to different factors, including heat treatments, chemical processing, and sin exposure.
What is High Porosity Hair?
Often called porous hair, high porosity hair is a type of hair that easily absorbs water, oil, and other types of moisture. Because it has an open cuticle, this type of hair absorbs moisture readily from oils and other products that are applied to it. While it readily absorbs moisture, it also loses it quickly, making it difficult to keep the moisture in your hair for long enough.
High porosity hair can be inherited, acquired due to aging, or through accumulated damage caused by repeated use of heat and different chemicals.
Characteristics of High Porosity Hair
High porosity hair has the following characteristics;
- Quickly absorbs and releases moisture
- Tends to be frizzy and dry
- Tangles easily and is easily broken
- Air dries very fast
How to Grow High Porosity Hair
Taking good care of your hair is essential for it to grow. You can influence your hair’s healthy growth by the way you handle it. Here are the best tips for growing and caring for high porosity hair.
High porosity hair tends to tangle quite easily, resulting in damage and breakage. Keeping it healthy and growing requires regular detangling. Divide your hair into sections and detangle each section carefully. You can use oil or water to ease tension and breakage.
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For hair to grow, moisture is essential. Moisturized hair is soft, elastic, and less prone to breakage and tangling. This provides a suitable environment for hair growth. Hair serums, oils, conditioners, and treatments are excellent sources of moisture.
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Protect Your Hair during the Night
Your hair rests and restores itself at night. Oiling your hair and massaging your scalp at night should be part of your weekly routine. After oiling and massaging hold your hair in a bun and wrap it with a satin scarf. Sleep with a satin or silk pillowcase.
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Use Protective and low manipulation styles
Considering that high porosity hair tends to tangle and break easily, you should use low manipulation techniques and protective styling methods to prevent damage from occurring. There are many protective styles you can try, including two twist strands, braids, Bantu knots, cornrows, and crown braids.