Hey! If you’re reading this post then you must know the porosity type of your hair. And the hair is medium porosity, just like mine, right?. Now, when the most difficult part is done, which is determining the porosity type of hair, it’s time to focus on the treatments and products that would suit your strands best. In a moment you will learn which plant oils are best and worst for medium porosity hair. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to the point, shall we?
Medium porosity hair. Basic info
Most of us have medium porosity and for that reason we commonly call it “normal”. If I were to give the most characteristic feature of medium porosity hair then I’d say that it’s easy to style – it holds the curl and is easy to straighten. Sounds amazing, right? Well, medium porosity hair is okay only if exposed to the right treatments. One of the worse things about medium porosity hair is that it gets frizzy easily, and is fast to lose water, thus medium porosity hair is often dry. And this means that you must pay attention to the hair ends to prevent it from splitting, which unfortunately is another characteristic feature of medium porosity hair. For those who like getting into specifics, the keratin cuticles on medium porosity hair are slightly lifted up. To compare, low porosity hair is smooth because its cuticles closely overlap each other. High porosity hair is totally different from the previous two, and its cuticles are widely open.
Best treatments for medium porosity hair
Medium porosity hair loves plant oils whose size of molecules is also medium (e.g. omega-7 and omega-9 acids). Apart from that, medium porosity hair should be treated with hydrolyzed keratin and silk. Both substances repair damage in hair and improve moisture levels. When it comes to hair rinses, I’d suggest using apple vinegar that will smooth out the lifted cuticles. Whenever possible, try washing your medium porosity hair with SLS-free and SLES-free shampoos, which are known for causing irritation to the scalp. Such shampoos also contribute to dryness, which is something you don’t want to expose your medium porosity hair to. Instead, use only gentle shampoos that are formulated with mild cleansers and natural substances.
Medium porosity hair. Products to avoid
Try to avoid hair products that contain monohydric alcohol and harsh cleansers. Such substances greatly contribute to dehydration and may lead to irritation.
Best natural oils for medium porosity hair
Natural plant oils are one of the best products that you can possibly apply to hair. However, there is one thing to remember: each hair porosity requires to be treated with different plant oils. And if you’re looking for best oils for medium porosity hair, then you should choose from the following:
- sweet almond oil (works for all hair types)
- macadamia oil
- sunflower oil
- olive oil
- avocado oil
- argan oil
- jojoba oil
As you can see, the choice is pretty wide. My hair gets better-looking almost instantly after sweet almond oil and jojoba oil. I know what you want to ask me now: Where do I get the oils from? Although there are many online shops offering plant oils, not all of them sell cold-pressed and unrefined oils, which is really crucial because only such products are able to give you best results. Therefore, before adding an oil to the cart, always check if its quality is high. If you go to [nanoil.co.uk] you will find top quality plant oils perfect for hair treatments. Obviously, you can treat your strands with an oil blend, which is also a great idea.
Worst natural oils for medium porosity hair
There are also some oils that you shouldn’t apply to medium porosity hair. The products I’m going to list you in a moment won’t damage your hair, but they may leave you with frizzy and hard to comb strands.
- coconut oil
- babassu oil
- flaxseed oil
- evening primrose oil
- pumpkin seed oil
They are dedicated for other porosity types, but if you want to, you can try them on your strands. There is a change that they will leave you with better-looking hair. It sometimes happens that some oils categorized for high porosity hair suit those medium porosity hair, and that is why I’d like to tell you not to cross out any plant oil. In general, experiment and use various solutions to finally find the best natural oils for your hair.
How does your routine for medium porosity hair look like? Do you already have your favorite plant oil? Let me know in the comments.