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What is Low Hair Porosity & Why Does It Matter?

What is Low Hair Porosity & Why Does It Matter? 1000 646 Remilia Hair

We rarely speak about hair in terms of its porosity, but porosity could, indeed, significantly influence your hair care routine. If you have low porosity hair, you’ll want to make sure you’re investing in lightweight, water-based products that will keep your tresses moisturized and healthy.

What is low porosity hair?

Low porosity hair refers to hair with a very compact cuticle layer. Because the outer layer is mostly sealed, it’s very difficult for moisture to pass to the inner layer of the strand. People with low porosity hair usually find that even though oil builds up easily around their roots, their hair might not actually be well hydrated. Low porosity hair takes an extraordinarily long time to dry and it lacks elasticity.

Best Products for low porosity hair

The best products for low porosity hair are water-based ones. Serums and light water-based conditioners will more easily penetrate the shaft without weighing the hair down. You’ll also want to invest in a good quality clarifying shampoo so that you can wash away any product build-up from the rest of the week.

In general, you’ll want to avoid using too many styling products. If you can limit your styling tools to the bare minimum, you’ll have less residue to wash away later.

Best oils for low porosity hair

If you have low porosity hair, you actually shouldn’t be using many oils at all. Creams and oils contain large molecules that won’t easily penetrate a mostly sealed cuticle. You should definitely stay away from any products with a high protein content, and if you do plan to use heavier conditioners, try mixing it with a bit of water before applying it to your hair. Otherwise, you’ll have greasy, oily strands and a good deal of product build-up to clear away.

If you are going to use oil, you’ll want to make sure that you only use light oils like rosehip, jojoba, or argan oil. However, you should only use oils after your water-based serums. Because oil and water don’t mix, the oil will lock in the moisture keeping your hair hydrated longer.

Final Thoughts:

Low porosity hair can be difficult to manage. It can be dry and oily at the same time, but it doesn’t respond well to most products. If your hair is low in porosity, you very well might be wasting a good deal of money buying the wrong kind of products in the hopes that oil is the key to taming frizz when that couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, invest in a few high quality, water-based products that will keep your hair hydrated without weighing it down.

How to Create Kendall Jenner’s Flawless Blowout

How to Create Kendall Jenner’s Flawless Blowout 376 404 Naomi Soman

Kendall Jenner blew us away at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party with her gorgeous blow out. With some impressive volume and an adorable 60’s hair flip, this 22-year-old model was certainly turning heads. Here’s how you can get the same look at home! 

 

  1. Pre-Dry 

 

Make sure your hair is at least three-quarters dry before you grab your hairdryer. Remember, the hairdryer is just meant to help you style your hair. By towel drying or air drying your hair ahead of time, you’ll help to minimize heat damage. Then either take a flat brush or tousle your hair with your fingers and dry your hair in the opposite direction of growth until it’s about 90% dry.  

 

 2. Section Off  

Use one or two clips to tie up the top of your hair so you can work on what’s called the halo section of your hair—the crown and the bottom sections around your head. Take the top of the hair next and then finish off with the hair at the back of the head. 

 

 3. The Right Brush 

 

Invest in some high-quality, round brushes. A ceramic brush will hold heat better, so it will lend more bounce and texture especially to finer hair. You can also use our 100% vegan nylon bristle brush. Modeled off of a traditional boar bristle brush, this brush will give you a firm hold on your hair allowing you to pull thick, curly locks nice and straight. 

 

4. Up & Out 

Make sure to always pull the hair up and out. Start drying at the root very close to the scalp for plenty of volume and frizz-control. You’ll want to point the hairdryer downward toward the ends of the hair following the brush to make sure its smooth and shiny. Don’t forget to work the ends until they are completely dry and polished. Moisture tends to collect at the ends of the hair creating frizz and ruining an otherwise picture-perfect, salon-quality look. 

 

5. Rock & Roll:  

Roll the hair around your brush and rock it back and forth while blow drying it to create a natural curl in the hair. When you’re finished, gently release the hair and pin up the curl to let it set. Alternate directions as you go around the head so that the hair doesn’t clump together into one large curl. 

 

6. Cool Down:  

Let the hair cool for at least five to ten minutes before removing the clips. If you’re in a hurry, use the cold shock button on your blow dryer to help speed up the process. 

 

7. Extra Products: 

 

Make sure you’re applying a nice smoothing spray or cream to your hair before you start blow drying. Then apply a bit of Remilia serum to your hairline and ends to prevent further damage. Try not to use too many conditioners besides the Cosmocap though. Leave-in conditioners are heavy, and they tend to weigh hair down making it harder for you to create the volume you need for a blowout. 

Keep either sea salt spray or dry shampoo on hand while drying your hair. Apply a bit to your roots especially when you get to your crown to add some extra oomph. Finish the look off with a bit more serum and just a touch of hair spray and you’re ready to go. 

With a Cosmocap and these seven tips, you’ll be runway-ready. Grab your red carpet dress and prepare for the paparazzi.  

 

How I Keep My Hair Blonde And Healthy

How I Keep My Hair Blonde And Healthy 944 1024 Remilia Hair

I have been getting this question a lot: how is your hair so healthy, yet so blonde?

To be completely honest, my hair used to suck. Circa 2008 I was playing water polo and swimming pretty much 365 days a year and the chlorine did nothing good for me. This was my senior year of high school, so I splurged on hair extensions in the spring. They were the bonded type, which lasted me well through graduation and our senior trip to Cancun. Well, apparently you can’t get drunk for seven days in a row and neglect your extensions (they don’t tell you this when you get them put in). I came home with a massive dreadlock on the back of my head. The extensions needed to come out immediately, so I did it myself, and melted all of the wax bonds at home with my straightener. Unfortunately, with the extensions came out 75% of my natural hair. My hair post-extensions was so thin and gross, and needed a serious chop. I cried (true story).

Throughout college, I dabbled with different hairstylists and an excessive amount of bleach. My hair never really got past a shoulder-length, and I was dying to have mermaid locks, so I thought going brunette was the solution. Two words: Never. Again.

After going brunette, I said goodbye to my Fresno hairdresser and came back to my hometown salon. My hairstylist at home is an old family friend, and treats my hair like it’s her own. She had to do a lot of damage control after years of terrible bleach and an outgrown brunette dye-job, but over time my hair started to grow again. To this day, she refuses to let me go past a certain level of platinum for the sake of protecting my hair. While it can be frustrating not having full control over my color, keeping my hair a consistent blonde for six-plus years has been a game changer.

I have also made a real conscious effort to cut my hair every eight weeks. I used to wholeheartedly believe that if I never cut it, it would stay long— and while it did, it was never actually healthy. Sometimes I can persuade my hairdresser to let me skip a trim, but more times than not I’m cleaning up my jagged ends every time I see her. This has helped my hair in ways that I can’t even explain.

 

 

Outside of the salon, I try to keep up with a healthy at-home hair routine. I try to limit myself to washing my hair to 1-2 days a week. Not only does this help with the oil production, but it helps me avoid using unnecessary heat on my hair, too. And, I mean, washing your hair is just a hassle.

In the shower, I have three ride-or-dies. The first two are my Pureology products. I swear by the Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo and Conditioner. The second is the Redken Extreme Cat Protein Reconstructing Hair Treatment. The protein spray is a rinse-off formula that I use a couple times a month, and works as a more affordable option to a professional Keratin treatment. These three products have worked very, very well for my hair.

Once my hair is towel-dried, I spray in a tiny bit of It’s A 10 so I can easily comb through my hair. I use a hair pick for this, because I’ve found that it allows me to work through my tangles more gently than a brush would. After my hair is detangled, I’ll use my favorite hair serum from Remilia Hair. The Cosmocap from Remilia helps add shine and prevent breakage by using silk protein and keratin amino acids. Honestly, it’s a miracle product. I love how my hair feels after the Cosmocap, and I doubt I’ll ever go back.

Nine times out of ten, I’ll let my hair air dry, and avoid curling or straightening as much as possible. If I am curling it, I use the Navy Hair Care Style Navigator beforehand, to protect my hair from the heat and frizz.

My hair is still pretty thin and has a long way to go, but if you’ve seen where its been, you’d be amazed. I’m really happy with my routine right now, and if just one person benefits from this long-winded post, it was well worth it.

Travel Hair Care Routine for Stressed-Out Hair – By @reneebigtime

Travel Hair Care Routine for Stressed-Out Hair – By @reneebigtime 450 600 Remilia Hair

Travel is part of my job description and also one of the many things that STRESSES my hair out! My curls get dry and brittle by the time my plane lands, no matter how long the trip. Over the years I’ve picked up a few tricks to help rehabilitate my locks. The ones that work the best for me is to apply a leave-in conditioner, hair mask, or hair oil and wrap my hair into a bun, or braided into pigtails for the duration of the flight.

The other day I came across The Cosmocap by Remilia hair. A unique encapsulated hair serum that locks in moisture. The Cosmocap uses advanced Italian technology with a mix of powerful ingredients to bring you the perfect cocktail for your hair. It’s formulated with pro vitamin B-5, keratin amino acids & silk protein to repair, strengthen and hydrate. Because of its many benefits and easy to travel with capsules, I’ve added it to my travel hair prep routine.

 

Here is how I like to prep my hair for take off!

◦ Shampoo and condition🧖🏾‍♀️

◦ Massage 2 cosmocaps into scalp 💆🏾‍♀️

◦ Detangle with wet brush 🙆🏾‍♀️

◦ Style in protective hairstyle🙇🏾‍♀️

◦ Take off! ✈️

 

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