If you have low porosity curls, you've come to the wrong place. Low porosity curls have some trials that other curly girls don't experience. You might find your strands are dry, prone to breakage, and struggle to retain moisture. While this sounds kind of negative, the upside is with a good routine, your curls can flourish. This is how to create a low porosity curl routine. Give these suggestions a try, and see if it works for your low porosity curls.
How To Create A Low Porosity Curl Routine
You already know your curls don't retain moisture well, so the trick is to get them to hold more moisture. Therefore, when it's particularly dry, such as during the winter months, you need to protect your curls. This means developing and maintaining some easy to use protective styles. This will help protect your curls from the elements, as well as keep moisture locked in. Braids and buns are particularly effective.
Before cleansing your curls, it's important to make sure you prepping your strands. The best way to do it is to pre-poo your strands. This treatment protects your curls from losing too much moisture during the washing process. Olive, avocado, and shea butter are all great to use.
Attend to ends:
The ends of your curls often get ignored, but that bit is important too. Make sure you're regularly conditioning your curls, as well as getting trims to prevent splits and dryness from taking over your strands. Your curls will look healthier and be easier to take care of.
Is there anything better than a massage? We don't think so, and your scalp doesn't want to be left out. Spend some time giving yourself a weekly or bi weekly scalp massage. This is a great way to loosen up build up, dirt, and product that could be clogging your pores. Use a bit of warm oil or warmed up conditioner, and massage it into your scalp using your finger tips. Use slow, circular motions to help work it throughout the roots of your hair. This will also increase blood flow, which will lead to healthier strands.
Finally, don't forget to take care of yourself. Without self care, you might find your strands becoming brittle and difficult to manage. Therefore, it's important to make sure you're getting plenty of rest, healthy food to eat, and regular exercise. All of these things combined will make sure your curls are able to grow healthily, stay long, and be easier to maintain.