Low porosity hair oiling – does it make any sense?

Low porosity hair is often described as rather healthy and it is said that it does not require any special care. Such hair is also thick, heavy and stiff. It is not that easy to make it frizzy, but you can overburden it with too many or inappropriate cosmetics effortlessly. Additionally, the scalp can be impurified which results in excessive sebum production, dandruff, seborrhea and hair loss. Every hair type has its dark aspects – how to treat low porosity hair?

Every time you hear the phrase ‘hair oil’ you think of greasiness and you might have a hard time picturing the application of such substance to the hair (especially the hair is prone to oiliness). However, it is an undeniable fact that properly selected oils will not only not increase oiliness but on the contrary, inhibit excessive sebum secretion. Additionally, they cleanse the scalp, lift the hair at the base, so it gains more volume and becomes weightless, soft and easier to style.

How to apply oil to low porosity hair?

One of the key issues concerns not only ‘how’ but ‘with what’.

Low porosity hair oiling should be done with the aid of proper oils that will match the structure of our hair and – oils with small particles that will not overburden the hair. Such oils are characterized by the content of majority saturated fatty acid (also called the penetrating ones). This group includes not only oils but also hair butter.

Low porosity hair oiling – a list of oils

Low porosity hair will benefit from hair oiling under one condition: you will use one of the following oils:

– Coconut oil

– Shea butter (karite)

– Palm oil

– Babassu oil

– Cupuacu butter

– Cocoa butter

– Mango butter

Low porosity hair oiling – the best method

The key to low porosity hair oiling is choosing the proper method and washing the oil off after a particular period of time. It is best to apply the oil to dry hair and scalp and leave it in for about 30 minutes, then, shampoo and rinse it well. Such procedure should be done at least once a week.