In this video, our PuffCuff founder, Ceata Lash, demonstrates how to make your own deep conditioning treatments at home along with using the Original PuffCuff and our Up-cycled T-shirt Turban to get beautiful results when styling your curly hair! Yes, do try this at home!
The DIY Deep Conditioning Treatments explained in this video are addressed based on your hair's porosity.
What is Porosity?
Porosity is your hair's ability to absorb and retain moisture. Porosity is broken down into three categories: low, normal and high. Here's a quick breakdown of each category and what it means:
Low Porosity Hair - your hair can take a long time to absorb moisture.
Normal Porosity Hair - your hair can absorb moisture easily.
High Porosity Hair - your hair readily absorbs moisture but cannot hold on to moisture readily.
Why Is Porosity Important?
When it comes to creating at-home conditioning treatments, you need to understand the porosity of your hair. This will help you understand what types of products and ingredients will work most effectively for your curl type.
How To Test Your Hair's Porosity
It's easy. Pluck a strand of hair and drop it in a glass of water. After a few hours, take a look at the strand of hair to see where it is in the class.
If you have LOW Porosity hair: It will take a long time to sink to the bottom of the glass of water, if at all.
If you have NORMAL Porosity hair: It will sink at a medium pace, not too fast or too slow.
If you have HIGH Porosity hair: It will sink quickly to the bottom, therefore it readily absorbs water.
DIY Deep Conditioning Treatment Recommendations and Other Tips
In this video tutorial, we focused on tips for low and high porosity hair.
For LOW Porosity Hair
> It's as if you have Scotch Guard on your hair, as low porosity doesn't absorb moisture the way high porosity hair does.
> Avoid moisture sapping products, including alcohol based gels, hairsprays and mousse.
> Make a quick treatment using 1/4 to 1/2 cup grape seed oil, 1/4 cup of distilled or pre-boiled or distilled water, half of ripe avocado (or banana) , 2 tbs organic honey, and 2 drops of rosemary essential oil. Blend well in food processor. Do not try to hand mix. Saturate hair with the mixture. Pineapple with whatever size PuffCuff you like best. Cover with plastic cap and thermal wrap with t-shirt turban. Leave in your hair for 20 to 30 minutes. Shampoo out with a conditioning shampoo. TIP: Make sure your avocado is very ripe, otherwise you’ll end up with chunks of it left in your hair.
> Add a little water to store bought conditioner (i.e. Trader Joe’s spa conditioner) and use as leave-in to aid with styling and to help maintain moisture.
For HIGH Porosity Hair
> It has a difficult time holding onto moisture as it easily escapes the raised cuticles.
> It is important to avoid drying detergents and silicones that will further exacerbate the issue.
> Make a quick protein treatment by blending 2 eggs, organic honey, almond oil, and real mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip). Shampoo out with a conditioning shampoo.
> Finish with an apple cider vinegar or aloe vera juice rinse after condition.
For NORMAL Porosity Hair
> Blend olive oil and organic honey. Saturate hair with the mixture. Pineapple with whatever size PuffCuff you like best. Cover with plastic cap and thermal wrap with t-shirt turban. Leave in your hair for 20 to 30 minutes. Shampoo out.
Use PuffCuff's Up-cyled T-shirt Turban for Deep Conditioning
Our Up-cycled T-shirt Turban is 100% cotton. It will absorb water and won't cause friction in your hair. This is one of the most important things you can do while adding moisture to your hair while keeping it frizz-free.
After demonstrating the DIY Deep Conditioning Treatment, using the PuffCuff and Up-cycled T-shirt Turban shown in the video, Ceata says “I love the way my hair feels. Much smoother to the touch and no knotted ends.” Here’s her "After" image.
sources: Naturally Curly (Everything You Need to Know About Hair Porosity), Tasha Sweringen (How to Deep Condition Your Low Porosity Hair)