Now that the colder months are upon us i've been finding it increasingly difficult to keep my hair mousturised. During the warmer months I used products such as S-curl cause of the high glycerin content which really works for me. but as we know glycerin has the opposite effect during winter. i've tried a lot of the popular mousturisers and leave ins (elasta qp mango butter, kera care butter cream, mixed chicks leave in, hello hydration mouisturising mix) - none of them worked!
anyways, after searching the web I started to think I might have low porosity hair. when I saw a post somewhere saying that low porosity hair loved products with a high amount of humectants e.g. glycerin, I was 99% sure.
Here are my problems though
1. it seems that most people (especially those who relax/texlax their hair like I do) who have porosity issues tend to have problems with high porosity. meaning their hair absorbs moisture, but cant keep it in. so i'm finding it hard to find info
2. whenever I did find info that claimed to help solve porosity issues, it usually only stated the problems with low porosity hair, and not how to solve it. the few that did offer tips on solving it talked about changing the pH and raising the cuticles
3. for every article I found claiming that lifting the cuticle will solve my problems, I found another warning about the dangers of doing this. Infact, it is my understanding that most people want to get their hair to a point whereby the cuticles lay flat and don't release moisture - in other words, low porosity. right!!??
should I be attempting to lift my cuticles or not? and if the answer is no, then how do I increase my moisture intake. I already deep condition with heat every week. what else can I do?
p.s. sorry this is so long