It can get really challenging to moisturize coily hair. Because of its texture, the natural scalp oil can’t easily travel through your hair. This can make your hair more vulnerable to dryness, and breakage. It can get difficult to keep this hair type moisturized. But if you won’t know the best way that you can get better results, this post can help you moisturize your coily hair.
Determine your hair porosity
Before you start to learn the best way to moisturize coily hair, you need to know your hair porosity. These two tests below can help you determine your hair porosity.
The Float Test: After brushing a few numbers of your strands, put them into a bowl of water. Then, wait for 2-4 minutes. If your hair stays above the water; Therefore, you have low porosity. And if it sinks, you have high porosity.
The Slip and Slide Test: Just move your finger smoothly up to the hair shaft (to the scalp). If you sense any bumps on the way; Therefore, you have high porosity. But if you don’t feel anything, you have low porosity.
What is coily hair?
Coily Hair is a subtype of the Kinky Hair family. It is the most fragile of all hair types because it lacks the needed cuticle layers to prevent dryness. If you have coily hair, you will face problems such as dryness, tangles, shrinkage, and breakage. Choosing a suitable styling product can moisture your hair and bring it back to life.
Low porosity coily hair
If you have low porosity hair, then you know by now how hard it is to moisturize this type. Moisture won’t go into hair strands easily. But if you know how to moisturize this hair type, your hair can keep in the moisture longer than other types.
Use water based products
One thing that can help you moisturize your coily hair better is water-based products. Moisturizing can get easier with this type of product. It also won’t make your hair greasy and leave a coating. If you have a problem with your hair not absorbing moisture, try water-based products once.
Try light oils like jojoba or grapeseed oil
As you know by now, if you have low porosity hair, then moisture can’t get into your hair easily. And this is also true for oils. If you use heavy oil, they won’t get into your strands. Heavy oil won’t do your hair any good, and they will just weigh down it. The best oils for you are light oils like jojoba or grapeseed oil. These oils can help you lock in the moisture.
Medium porosity coily hair
You have different options for your medium porosity hair. One method that you can use is the LOC method. LOC or Liquid Oil Cream method is a way of using products in layers to provide the ultimate moisturization. First, you should use your favorite moisturizer, then lock in the moisture with oil. And at last, you should use a cream to define your curls.
You can get more information about sealing moisture in this post about LOC method: Everything You Need For a LOC Method
High porosity hair can easily lose moisture because of its raised cuticle. So, you should focus more on sealing in the moisture that you apply.
Use heavy products in layers
One method that you can try that can lead to a great result is using heavy products in layers. First, you should apply a leave-in. Next, apply a thick moisturizer and then a heavy butter to lock in all these layers of moisture.
How to keep your hair moisturized longer
Mix a liquid moisturizer or leave-in with water and then pour it in a spray bottle. Then, add a few drops of oil. You can spray this mix on your hair at night. You can also use butter at the end to seal moisture.
If you have found any method that works for your hair, you can share them in the comments. This can be very useful for those who have your hair type. Have you tried any methods or tips that we mentioned in this post? if so, tell us which one worked for your hair type in the comments.