That's because usually people do not use baking soda as we use it in this regimen. In this regimen by the end of this regimen we introduce methods to close the cuticles back. Therefore no matter your porosity we are closing the cuticles so it doesn't really matter. '
Another thing that is why we have options in this regimen, to either use ACV or baking soda. This is the part you listen to your hair and see which one your hair responds best to.
What your hair is specifically doing in each of the main 5 steps:
Bakingsoda: cuticles are opening, build up blocking cuticles is gently being removed.
ACV- cuticles are closing, build up blocking cuticles is gently being removed.
Deep condition overnight. Warmed conditioner cowash, steam, thermal heating cap, hooded drier, whatever- cuticles are opening due to heat, build up is mostly gone and so moisture is absorbing into the hair cortex.
Clay rinse- cuticles are being reopened, hair clumping and being further clarified from what build up is left over from step 1 and 2. Once completely rinsed out, this is where you check your mhm status to see how much moisture retention you have, by how far up the strand the curls are beginning to clump (tips, halfway up the strand, 3/4 up the strands, and all the way up to the root) and the total progress over your whole head.
Watered down conditioner as leave in. Your hair is drinking moisture as you apply it, and being well lubricated so the gel will clump your curls better.
Your moisture is sealed in, and your cuticles are closing b/c of the ph of the gel is ph balanced. You will also have definition, and your coils will be kept in their clumps and prevented from tangling onto the other. The cast of the gel will also protect the cuticle layer. Serves well as protective style.
Question about porosity and Pinke's answer also from previous pages
I am normal/ high porosity, can I do the Cherry Lola Caramel treatment?My hair is not of low porosity, so do I still need to do the cherry lola etc, or can skip this step and proceed to the ACV clarification steps onwards?
Yes, it will work for Normal/ High porosity hair. Everyone with curly/coily hair has cuticles and everyone’s hair needs moisture. This regimen works simply with how the hair works, and controls every aspect. Plus, the last 2 steps are effective in closing and sealing the cuticle, which is the main issue for high porosity hair.
The cherry lola caramel treatment is beneficial for high porosity hair as well. I emphasize it for low porosity as being important, but high porous and normal porous hair can benefit from it as well. I say experiment with it once and see if you like it, there’s no risk or downside.
You can experiment with each clarification option to see what works best for you. But at the end of the day this regimen will work no matter your porosity, it just with low porosity 4c and 4b hair, this method is the only way to get max hydration. Other hair types may get max hydration using this method as well, it may even be quicker.High porosity can do it, since it is also a mild protein treatment. They might not feel the need to, but the treatment is totally optional. Just like anyone can benefit from deep conditioning, any one can benefit from cuticle opening techniques, but its likely they may not need to. I’d say let them experiment with it. Besides, a lot of people have their porosity confused, especially in regard to low and high porosity hair.