As a natural with high porosity hair you may find that it is a bit of a challenge to retain length and reach your growth goals due to constant breakage. Having high porosity hair means that your hair strands have raised or damaged cuticles which can lead to chips and cracks along your hair strands. The damage incurred could have been the result of chemical processes like dying the hair, or it could have been the result of over-manipulation of the hair. Regardless of the cause, hair in such a state is rendered fragile and prone to excessive breakage, and is therefore in need of reinforcements in order to thrive.You may be tempted to give yourself a major haircut and start all over, but that might not be necessary. Depending on the degree of damage, you may still be able to treat your hair while growing out the compromised strands. So before you big chop consider these options:
1. Do hydrolyzed protein treatmentsProtein treatments will have to become a staple in your hair regimen. These treatments can help fill in the cracks in your hair strands, but you must make sure that the protein is hydrolyzed; you can do so by checking the ingredients list. Proteins that are hydrolyzed have been broken up into smaller sizes to better adhere to the hair’s strands. It’s suggested that you should do protein treatments at least once a month, but depending how damaged your hair is you may be able to get away with doing them more frequently. A great choice is ApHogee 2-Step Protein Treatment.