Does your hair dry very quickly as soon as you’ve washed it?
Do you find it difficult to retain moisture in your hair?
Does your natural hair get frizzy a lot?
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Then you have high porosity hair! Taking care of high porosity fine hair can a daunting task as you need products that will keep your strands moisturized without weighing them down. There will be a lot of trial and error but when you have established a natural hair regimen and figured out the products that work best for your hair, it will be easier for you to care of your high porosity natural hair.
How to know if you have high porosity natural hair
High porosity means that your hair easily absorbs water, oils and other type of products.
High porosity hair is genetic because you are born with it. However, hair processing and styling treatments like straightening, blow-drying, bleaching, and other chemical applications will cause your hair to be highly porous.
If you have high porosity hair, it means that your hair is easily prone to a lot of frizz and tangles. However, it is possible to care for your high porosity natural hair and grow it long.
There are different ways to determine your hair porosity but the easiest way to find out is to stand in the shower and wet your hair. If your hair gets wet in a split of seconds, then you have high porosity hair. If you are unsure about your hair porosity, please read more here.
Apart from having highly porous hair, my hair is also fine which means that the hair strands on my head are not thick. Therefore, I cannot use too many products or products that are too heavy. You can read more about strand thickness here.
What are the best products for high porosity fine hair
I share below the best products to care for high porosity fine hair. I have also included natural oils, natural butter, and other styling products for the optimal care of high porosity hair. I will continue to share with you more high porosity hair care products once I test and do my research.
This nourishing shampoo cleanses without stripping your hair from its natural oil and from color.
Ingredients: Aqua / Water Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate Cocamide MEA Glycerin Cocamidopropyl Betaine Glycol Distearate Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Parfum / Fragrance Hexylene Glycol Coco-Betaine Cocos Nucifera Oil / Coconut Oil Sodium Hydroxide Sodium Chloride Sodium Benzoate Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride Sodium Citrate PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Salicylic Acid Polyquaternium-7 Benzoic Acid Linalool Propylene Glycol Carbomer Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil / Safflower Seed Oil Citric Acid Tetrasodium EDTA Coumarin Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil (F.I.L. C223112/1)
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine Proponiate, Cocamidoproyl Betaine, Lauramide DEA, Glycol Distearate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide-MEA, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-10, Olealkonium Chloride, Disodium Dimethicone Copolyol, Menthol, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Capsicum Annuum (Paprika) Extractm, Polyquaternium-10, Cetrimonium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamic Alcohol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, d-Limonene, Linalool, CI 42090 (Blue #1).
This shampoo exfoliates the scalp to help relieve the itchy feeling associated with dry scalp. It’s ideal for all hair textures and adds moisture while helping to condition and detangle. Gently lifts flakes and excess oils, stimulates and irrigates scalp. Encourages hair growth.
PS: This product contain a high amount of menthol so avoid contact with eyes.
Conditioners & Deep Conditioners
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor oil Strengthen and Restore Hair Conditioner with Shea Butter, Peppermint and Apple Cider Vinegar
Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Certified Organic Ingredient) (Fair Trade Ingredient), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Glycerin (Vegetables), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Yeast Extract, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vinegar, Niacin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Caramel.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Lanolin Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone PEG-8 Laurate, d-Limonene, Hexyl cinnamic aldehyde, Linalool, Amyl cinnamic aldehyde, Lilial, Panthenol, Soluble Collagen, Tocopherol, Benzyl alcohol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail) Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cinnamic alcohol, 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, 2-Methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, CI 42090 (Blue 1)
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-32, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone PEG-7 Cocoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Phenyl Trimethicone, Lanolin Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Panthenol, Cholesterol, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Capsicum Annuum (Paprika) Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Dimethicone, Ovum (Egg Powder), Parfum, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 15985, CI 19140.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Parfum, Althea Officinalis Root Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Ulmus Rubra Extract, Magnesium Nitrate, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene,Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, CI 19140, CI 42090
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(Aloe Vera Juice) , Cetearyl Alcohol(Coconut derived), Stearalkonium Chloride(Coconut derived), Silk Amino Acids(Natural protein), Vegetable Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Cymbopogon Flexosus ( Lemongrass) Oil Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Natural Detangling Agent), Sorbic Acid(Food Grade Preservative), Fragrance (Parfum), Color Additives, Botanical Blend
Ingredients: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut)¹ and Phyllanthus emblica (Amla)¹, Cetyl Alcohol¹, Citric Acid¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit (Saw Palmetto) Extract¹, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract¹(Green Tea), Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract¹, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract¹, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Stalk Extract¹, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root¹, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene.
Oils and butters
Ingredients: Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopheryl Acetate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Crambe Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorious (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Menthol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil
Description: It provides relief for a dry, itchy scalp with intense moisture and nourishment. Infused with menthol, ginger, and avocado oil.
Ingredients: Persea Gratissima (Avocado oil) Organic, cold pressed, unrefined & Fair for Life Certified
Description: This is one of the best oils for 4c hair care! Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, minerals, essential fatty acids, BIOTIN, and vitamins A, B5, and E! It is a rich yet, lightweight oil that works well as a conditioner, detangler, and sealant for 4c hair.
Description: This fine extra virgin oil is made from olives picked directly from the plant at a precise ripening level and processed within 24 hours. You can use any other brand of extra virgin olive oil from your kitchen.
Ingredients: Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
Description: Melts easily, can be used as an ingredient in balms, body butters and lotions.
I use mango butter as a substitute for shea butter as shea butter weighs my hair down and make it greasy.
Moisturizers and Stylers
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (BTMS) Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Milk, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Ulmus Fulva Bark Extract (Slippery Elm), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil/Hydrogenated, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Honey, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Scent and Love!
Description: A supremely soft styling butter with an indulgent nutty aroma crafted to nourish and elongate tresses.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Glycol Distearate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Parfum, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Isododecane, Stearalkonium Chloride, Panthenol, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Alcohol, Silk Amino Acids, Tetrasodium EDTA, Dimethyl Stearamine, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Citric Acid, Carya Ovata Bark Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Glycolate, Coumarin, Limonene.
This product has become my go-to product for moisture that lasts for days!
Ingredients: Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycereth-26, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquarternium-55, Polyquarternium-4, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Glycerin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Potassium Sorbate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol.
Description: Lightweight mousse that gives hold to your curls and coils, keep them shiny and controls frizz. A little goes a long away.
Ingredients: Water, Sorbitol, Polyacrylate-14, Hydrogenated Castor Oil (seeds co pressed from the ricinus communis plant), Certified Organic Blueberry Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids, Panthenol, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Certified Organic Mango Seed Butter, Certified Organic Argan Oil, Certified Organic Evening Primrose, Jojoba Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citric Acid.
This product is recommended for wavy, curly, very curly, and kinky hair. Hair Types: 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C.
Ingredients: Water, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Vegetable Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Jojoba Esters, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1, Red 33.
Description: This is sculpting shine pomade that smooths and slicks down unruly edges, creating the most luxurious sheen! It does not dry your hair which is a plus!
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Carbomer, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Hydroxide, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polysorbate-20, Benzophenone-4, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate.
Description: An alcohol-free and non-flaking gel, add volume and shine, while smoothing your follicles with the infused wheat protein and vitamin E ingredients.
You can purchase the products in the following stores if you live in Sweden
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The products mentioned in this post were purchased with my own money.
Do you have high porosity fine hair? What products do you use? Please leave your comments below.