About this Blog

Frustrated with the worsening state of my chemically straightened hair and desiring a greener life style, in March 2011, I decided to transition to natural hair. As my natural hair grew out, transitioning presented a challenge for me. It was difficult to manage my extremely curly new growth and limp straight ends. So in December 2011, I cut off all my relaxed hair. It was a wonderful moment, as it was the first time in my adult life, that I’d seen my hair in its natural state. It was also terrifying, because I had no idea what to do with my “new” hair.

Thanks to the web, there was so many useful videos and forums to help me on my way. I started off many times on the wrong foot. Trying any piece of advice I saw, thinking there was a natural hair rule book that I had to play by.

A year and a half later, I’m finally starting to “get” my hair. It’s been no walk in the park. I learned very late in the process that my hair basically locks out moisture. It’s low porosity and it’s extremely difficult to moisturize. Thus, I had to throw much of what I’d learned out the window and start fresh.

My research on the web and experimentation, has helped me come up with some natural and simple ways to care for my low porosity hair. This blog will concentrate on caring for low porosity hair. If you have low porosity hair and have questions on caring for your hair or would like to contribute to this blog, please send me a message.

Please click the links below, for more info on:

  1. my hair story
  2. my regimen
  3. Intro to Hair Porosity

18 thoughts on “About this Blog

    • Thanks for stopping by!! I will try to update my posts on a weekly basis and hope that my experience can be of help to you. Looking forward to your comments and tips from readers as well!

  1. OMG!, you are just a blessing coming from heaven. I was trying to take care of my hair forever. Product build up etc. White thing on my hair when I conditioned or used shea butter. How do you use conditioner? how do you do your daily moisturizing? thank you again

    • Hi Poupee! Thanks for stopping by. You’re so sweet. I’m really speaking from my own experience with my natural low porosity hair and truly hope this can help anyone out there experiencing similar issues. I am going to write a post on my regimen today and go into details about my daily/weekly routine. My entries and replies may be slow at times, but fret not I will always respond. Have a lovely day!

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  3. I’ve been natural for almost 3 years. I’ve read/watched so much about natural haircare that my eyes are starting to hurt. I think I’m Finally starting to understand my hair, but finding consolidated information on low porosity haircare has been close to impossible. I can’t tell you how great it was to find this site. I’ve never commented anywhere, but I had to say, “Thank you for taking the time to create this.” It’s already super helpful and reassuring.

    • Thank you for commenting and I’m really happy the information helps! I too know how frustrating it is to start over and figure out why things aren’t working in your regimen.

  4. I am happy I have come across your blog, and hope I can learn a lot from you! I had my last relaxer about the same time you had yours, and although it has been about 2 years, I still feel like I know nothing about my hair…I too have watched countless videos, but my hair still presents a challenge! My hair will not accept ANYTHING! The porosity is ridiculously low! I think I have to incorporate heat into my regimen! Now, i would like to know which is preferable, a heat cap or a bonnet dryer…
    Anyway, I do know that I have low porosity, fine, but dense hair… and my hair always feels dry! So hopefully I will try stuff that you do and hope it works for me!

    • Hi, thanks for stopping by! Yes heat + low porosity + DCs are a must. You’ll notice a difference. I use a bonnet bc that’s what I found available to me in Europe. If you have a heat cap, by all means use that. In general I’d say any source of heat is good. Steamers probably the most effective. But with a plastic cap and a source of heat, you’re on the right track.

  5. Just discovered your blog, and I am so grateful! I’ve read every post and taken notes! Thank you so much for taking the time to share what works and doesn’t work for your hair. I’ve been struggling with maintaining my low porosity hair’s moisture for a long time. You have given me some great tips! Hopefully my hair will be as shiny as yours when I start implementing your methods (today)! Have you ever tried using castile soap instead of the baking soda? I’ve been researching this option as well…Thanks again!

    • Hi! Thanks for your nice compliments and for stopping by! I have never tried Castile soap, but have heard good things about it as a clarifier. Let me know what tips you test out and how they work for you.

  6. So glad to have come across this blog that is specifically on low porosity hair as I have been feeling quite frustrated that my hair does not look as healthy and as gorgeous as what I see online. Since I know I can have countless questions, I will ask one at a time so as not to get overwhelmed. Question one, on co-wash days, after washing with conditioner, should I condition the hair and if yes, can I use the same conditioner I used for co-washing?

    • Hi! Thx for commenting! I’m not a cowasher and always use some type of cleansing product. However, there isn’t a one-fits-all hair standard. What I can say is warm water, heat and ph are important steps in getting your hair moisturized. So be sure to factor these things into your regimen. Hope that helps and please keep with it, don’t get discouraged!

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