Sometimes it can seem impossible to get the healthy (and long) hair you’ve wanted with your high porosity hair. You nearly have daily struggles of keeping hair products in your hair strands and likely use more products than you can keep up with to combat the difficulties. And when you discover that your hair is still dry, it makes you feel like you’re wasting your money which, in turn, makes you wish you simply had a normal porosity level. Because that would make all your grief decease right?
Well, NEWS FLASH: Your porosity level isn’t going to change anytime soon! Look, I believe you can handle anything that was put into your life. So that includes your hair! So here’s 3 things to love about your high porosity hair that you might’ve never thought of in a positive light:
She’s the best at accepting moisture
See the thing is, your hair can get water into the cuticles like nobody’s business. It’s so good in fact that she accepts water just as easily as she lets it go. She’s a very nice girl. Sometimes too nice—you actually wish she would toughen up a bit to NOT let the moisture out so quickly. You want her to befriend the moisture, have a conversation, even throw a slumber party before she lets it go back out into the world. Well lucky for YOU, that’s a lot easier than you used to think…
She’s easily persuaded to do things that work in her benefit
See unlike low porosity hair, your high porosity hair is not stubborn, it’s lost. She lets water in and out so easily because she doesn’t know the right thing to do. She needs your help to steer her in the right direction. And you do this with the right ingredients that will prevent her from letting moisture out so easily. I’ll tell you this is something low porosity naturals (like me) would kill you for! Haha, we have to convince and “sweet talk” our low poo hair to let moisture in but you don’t! Good for you! Don’t take that for granted.
Consider these ingredients your new best friends
Since you now know (and should appreciate) how your hair behaves with moisture. You should know a couple ingredients that will help get your “persuasion” job done a lot easier:
- Silicones (likely work the best)
- Shea butter
- Castor oil
- Avocado oil
- Aloe vera
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
*And these are just a few!
Make sure you are paying attention to the order in which these products are listed on brands.
Sista, I want you to know that your hair HAS heard your degrading and negative thoughts of her. But she’s more upset that you weren’t willing to work with her just as she is, she can’t help how she was born! But now that you know there are things to be appreciative (even thankful) of with having a high poo level, I’m sure the two of you will have a better understanding of how to work with your strengths instead of graving about the weaknesses. Have fun!