Hair cuticles are prone to damage, breakage and gaps that allow moisture to flow through the hair structure without retention. Hair looks frazzled, and feels dry and coarse.
Hair cuticles lay flat and tight around the cortex, resisting moisture and conditioning oils. Product builds up easily, making protein-sensitive hair feel dry and brittle.
Other factors such as environment, wash cycle and styling products may temporarily affect your porosity. Results may vary.
Hair Porosity & Maintenance
Hair Porosity Basics
Natural Hair Porosity, Am I High or Low?
Hair Porosity Test
How -To & SheaMoisture
Curlchemist: Porosity and Curly Hair
Maintaining an optimal balance of moisture in your hair preserves its suppleness, strength, and shine. This is especially important for those of us with curly hair, as it greatly influences the health and beauty of our tresses....
Do You Over-Moisturize Your Hair?
Hygral fatigue is the result of constant, excessive swelling of the hair cuticle as water is absorbed and the contracting of the hair cuticle as it dries. Often associated with porosity issues, this continual swelling and contracting can lead to weaker strands over time, causing the hair to stretch beyond normal and eventually lead to breakage...
Maintaining Red Color for Curly Hair
Understanding why the molecules that create red hair are more susceptible to fading and knowing what scientists recommend to slow this process down can help you extend the vibrancy of your new red hair between coloring sessions. It truly is worth the effort...
PROTEINS: WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Proteins have been used in cosmetics applications probably since the development of vanity in the human race. The beneficial properties of these natural substances were readily recognized and utilized, as illustrated...
Elasticity & Healthy Hair
Hair saturated with water is fragile and can stretch much more easily than when it is dry. It is very easy to exceed the yield strength when hair is wet and permanently diminish its elasticity, or even cause breakage. For this reason, it is crucial to use extreme care...
What Heat Styling is Doing to Your Hair
Temperatures encountered during blow-drying, flat-iron straightening, and hot curling processes can be high enough to cause severe trauma to the hair. Results of this can include...
SheaMoisture Porosity Collections
MONGONGO & HEMP SEED OILS HAIR CARE COLLECTION
HIGH POROSITY MOISTURE-SEAL
FOR LOW MOISTURE RETENTION CURLY, COILY HAIR
SheaMoisture’s Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Hair Care Collection is designed for the consumer with low moisture retention, curly, coily hair. Enriched with ultrahydrating Mongongo and Hemp Seed Oils, blended together with certified organic Shea Butter, fortifying Baobab Protein and Apple Cider Vinegar, this collection will nourish even the most porous, coarse and over-processed hair. Perfect for low moisture-retention curls and coils that feel dry, rough and bumpy.
SheaMoisture’s Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Care Collection is designed for the consumer with moisture resistant, curly, coily hair. Infused with fast-absorbing Baobab and Tea Tree Oils, Spearmint and Clary Sage to promote scalp health, and enriched with certified organic Shea Butter to deliver balanced, nourishing hydration where hair needs it most. Ideal for low porosity curls and coils that resist essential moisture.