If you have low porosity curls, it might feel like you're missing out on being able to use oils. While it's recommend to avoid heavier oils, that doesn't mean all need to be skipped. In fact, there are tons of great options out there for our low porosity curly girls. Here are the best oils for low porosity curls. Give these lightweight oils a try and let us know what you think.
Why use a light oil?
It can be difficult for naturally low porosity curls to achieve and retain moisture. This is because the cuticle doesn't open to receive moisture like other hair does. Additionally, product can sit on the hair shaft, leading to build up, which also deters moisture.
Light oils can be added to your curl routine by incorporating before, during, and even after a wash. Use as a pre poo before washing to help soften stiff curls.
Grapseed oil: This oil will strengthen dry, distressed strands prone to breakage. It also works well as a heat protectant for heat styling. It works great as a hot oil treatment and won't weigh curls down. Curls remain shiny without a flat, greasy look.
Argan oil: Many curly girls crave shine, and this oil delivers. It will help sluggish curls pick up growth speed, hydrates strands, and helps keep curls more elastic. It also leaves curls super soft and touchable.
Baobab oil: This oil is often used in Africa, and is becoming a rapid favorite in the naturally curly community. It's a very light oil often used as an emollient, and will moisturize strands without weighing down delicate curls. It's also a fabulous hot oil treatment to help prep curls for washing.
Jojoba oil: This oil works miracles on strands and scalps. It's light enough to be able to use to massage dry, distressed scalps without making strands greasy or flat. It helps manage dandruff and keep excess sebum at bay.
Apricot oil: If your scalp is dry, itchy, and red, give this oil a shot. It soothes inflamed scalps for instant relief. It also will encourage curls to retain natural moisture, which will help with itch management as well.