I have low porosity curly hair.
When I go to on YouTube and watch curly hair routines by fellow curlies, I can't just go throw on a moisturizer and a styler like they do and call it a day.
I have to do things just a little differently. And the moisturizing process begins in the shower.
If you don't know what 'Low Porosity' means, click the link: (And give the girl a follow if you enjoined her blog!) curlysophieblog.blogspot.com/whats-your-porosity
First, I cleanse my scalp with either ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar), OGX Sea Mineral Conditioner or my bff's homemade shampoo bar. I, personally, need a clean base so the moisture I provide will penetrate the hair shaft better.
Now, my hair is very tricky, I have to apply all moisture in the shower and once I hop out I have to quickly seal it in immediately. I apply moisture in 2-3 layers: layer 1 is water, (from the shower) layer 2 is deep conditioning, and layer 3 is regular conditioner
this is the one I use:
And then I seal it all in with a gel... but that's a post for another time. ;)
so, here are the steps:
1.) Your hair should already be wet from the shower so this is self explanatory.
2.) Now to deep condition, I just apply my product of choice and leave it in for about five minutes. You can leave it in for longer if you wish, but I let the steam and product work it's magic. Once your done, just rinse and move to the next step!
3.) Lastly, I apply regular conditioner and detangle, you can use any product that works for you. You can even use leave in conditioner. Apply your product and let the steam allow it to penetrate the hair shaft. Now I rinse out a good 60 to 75 or 80% of the Conditioner, but you don't have to, it's optional.
Now style as you wish!
Now I know this won't work for everyone, I'm just sharing what I do. basically I use the heat a steam from the shower to aid my hair in moisturization. (Or is that even a word...?)
I hope this inspires someone!
And feel free to leave a comment below! What would YOU like to see?
***Disclaimer: This is NOT sponsored nor was a asked to promote any Blog, Company etc... this is all MY personal preference.