Medium porosity hair is the most common hair type in regard to hair porosity level. Sometimes it lacks moisture and may appear slightly damaged, but it is far from defining in frizzy, dry waves or curls. Oiling is a good hair method to weigh it down, protect it and retain moisture.
Hair porosity – natural feature
The level of hair porosity depends on the spacing of hair cuticles. It is an individual and natural feature. This means that someone may have low, medium or high porosity hair by nature. Styling, dyeing, overusing hair products or drying out can change the porosity of hair to a higher level. Medium porosity hair oiling – it is worth remembering that medium porosity hair needs the right hair care.
What does medium porosity hair mean?
Hair oiling smooths it out, holds moisture and protects it from drying out. If you plan styling or dyeing your hair, natural oils can significantly help you protect your hair against moisture loss as a result of these hair treatments. After oiling you will also feel that your hair is clearly more tamed, less frizzy, weighed down and smoothed out.
Besides the fact that hair cuticle holds moisture, it also brings out its natural form and improves the Hair structure. Unfortunately, an oil may not be selected correctly. For example, the saturated oil might be applied to hair that needs monounsaturated oil. Unsuitable oil can dry hair and make it rough and stiff. Therefore, the key to proper hair oiling is to match the oils to the level of hair porosity.
Medium porosity hair is much easier to deal with because this type of hair is susceptible to Hair care treatments and works well with variety of oils. It also likes emollients, humectants and silicones – all these substances are designed to give it greater flexibility and elasticity, improve structure, close hair cuticles and retain moisture.
Medium porosity hair likes most oils, so you can choose your favorite one through trial and error method. In the beginning it is worth trying monounsaturated oils. The best for this type of hair are:
- rapeseed oil,
- castor oil (regular use darkens hair),
- olive oil,
- rice oil,
- avocado oil,
- plum seed oil,
- sweet almond oil,
- sesame oil,
- sunflower oil,
- macadamia oil,
- peanut oil,
- apricot kernel oil,
- argan oil,
- sea buckthorn oil.
Due to the fact that medium porosity hair does not always have a problem with saturated oils, you can also add coconut oil, cocoa oil or shea butter to the oils listed above. Rice oil is also good for this type of hair, as it has a fairly high content of saturated acids in comparison to content of Unsaturated acids. If you are afraid to experiment with saturated oils, it is best to use them in a small amount to compose a mixture with the selected oil or other unsaturated oils.
How to oil medium porosity hair?
There are a few methods of hair oiling. The oil can be applied to dry or washed and still damp hair. Atomizer bottle is a very convenient way to apply mixture of oil and water. Hair oiling should be a part of your hair washing routine. You can also use a conditioner (and even add oil). If you want to achieve really satisfactory results, it is best to oil your hair once or twice a week.
If you notice that your hair is rough and difficult to tame after oiling, it is worth replacing the oil you use at the moment with another one. It is good to avoid adding saturated oils or Change the proportions of the used mixture.