Lightweight Deep Conditioner for Low-Porosity Curls + Coils
Low porosity hair refers to the small amount of gaps within the cuticle. The fewer gaps there are, the lower the porosity.
Because it isn’t very porous, low porosity hair is typically considered healthy, so long as you are able to properly hydrate it. Getting hydration through the cuticle in low-porosity hair can be challenging. Adding heavy ingredients makes it even more challenging. So the main focus for those with low porosity hair is getting moisture IN, once it’s in, it isn’t easily lost.
That said, you don't want to avoid oils, and butters altogether, you just want to use the right ones.
Organic shiitake mushroom extract naturally strengthens and provides elasticity. These mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D, antioxidants, selenium and copper, all of which are essential for healthy hair.
Organic tremella mushroom extract has the ability to hold moisture, it forms a light film over hair strands, locking in moisture thus helping to maintain the integrity of the hair. It is also a natural alternative to hyaluronic acid and silicones, leaving hair silky and shiny.
Organic bamboo extract is the richest known source of silica; it contains over 70% silica. Silica strengthens the hair and prevents thinning by delivering essential nutrients to your hair follicles. In addition to silica, it also contains biotin for hair growth and healthy collagen production. Biotin stimulates keratin production, resulting in stronger hair and faster growth.
Organic algae extract is full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which promote hair growth and thicken strands. It also contains laminaria angustata, which is believed to thicken hair.
Organic, unrefined babassu oil can deeply penetrate into the hair shaft consequently locking in moisture. It is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that make it great for your skin and hair. It's also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Babassu oil is rich in antioxidants, which are compounds that can help reduce cellular damage caused by harmful free radicals. It is loaded with lauric acid, and a blend of stearic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acids.These help to keep your hair youthful.
Organic, unrefined cupuacu butter is able to hold 4 times its weight in water, while also sealing in that moisture. It's great for low porosity hair in all climates as it isn’t a humectant, but can hold ample amounts of moisture. It won't cause flash drying in dry weather, or attract too much water in humid weather. It is also perfect for low porosity hair as it readily penetrates the hair shaft resulting in hair that is softer and more elastic..
Organic, unrefined sunflower seed oil is a high-penetrating oil, notorious for adding moisture to strands, stimulating hair growth and improving scalp health. It is an emollient that also has humectant properties, allowing it to attract water to the hair.
ECOCert-approved and a USDA Certified 100% Biobased, naturally derived silicone-ALTERNATIVE that is inherently biodegradable, reduces frizz and keeps hair frizz-free, protects hair from color degradation, helps seal down cuticles and restores more natural structure of hair, provides heat protection and prevents damage from heat appliances, Improves elasticity, strengthens the hair and prevents breakage. This is not a silicone- it’s a clean, green alternative to silicones.
Vegetable Squalane has restorative properties that smooth and coat the hair fiber for shinier hair. By forming a soft film on the surface of the hair, squalane also plays an anti-dehydration and protective role. It replenishes moisture to your strands and protects the hair from further damage.
Panthenol is a readily available source of provitamin B-5. Provitamin B-5 binds the hair follicles and coats to seal in moisture. This is great for preventing dry hair and scalp due to heat styling. It builds a very thin layer of moisture along the surface of the hair to add shine, softness and pliability without added oils or greasiness. It is touted as a "volumizer" because it has been shown to lift the hair and add fullness.
Propanediol is a natural, green, propylene glycol alternative derived from corn sugar. It helps to improve moisturization in the scalp and hair, which further helps to reduce frizz and soften the hair.
Sodium PCA is a natural hydrating agent derived from oils, plants and fruits. It enhances the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness, and sheen. It improves the appearance of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.
Naturally-derived, non-toxic conditioners help to reduce frizz, soften, and add bounce to curls. They reduce friction and make detangling easier.
ECOCert-approved Coco Caprylate/Caprate provides excellent skin and hair moisturization and restores suppleness and elasticity with a soft, dry, silky after feel. It is a plant-derived natural alternative to silicones
Aqua, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, *Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, *Mushroom Extract Blend (*Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, *Lentinus Edodes (shiitake) Extract), C13-15 Alkane, Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, **Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Squalane, Panthenol, Propanediol, *Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Coco Caprylate / Caprate, Sodium PCA, Disunfloweroylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides (and) Lauryl Lactyl Lactate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid (Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, formaldehyde-free), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Clean Fragrance Oil (Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, formaldehyde-free), Sodium Phytate.
*Indicates Certified Organic Ingredient
**Indicates Virgin and Certified Organic
Wash hair with shampoo in warm/hot water
Apply the deep conditioner.
** For Low Porosity hair types- Implement heat. Click here for ideas
Cover hair with a shower cap or bag.
Allow to sit in the cap for 45 minutes.
If using a hooded steamer to implement heat, you don't need the cap, just sit under the steamer for 45 minutes.
Rinse out in warm water
Not for internal use. Avoid getting in eyes. Flush immediately if you get into your eye.
This conditioner comes in a screw-top aluminum jar. If dropped, It may dent, but will not shatter.
There are no sharp edges in the packaging
Consider opening prior to entering the shower/bath as opening while wet may be more challenging.
Packaged in recyclable aluminum jars.
- We chose aluminum because it is lighter-weight than glass, which means cheaper shipping and less carbon emission.
- Unlike plastic, aluminum can be recycled an endless amount of times, making it a very sustainable option.
This Conditioner is preserved with a non-toxic, paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, phthalate-free preservation system.
It is good for 12 months prior to opening. We recommend using it within 6 months after opening.
For the longest use, make sure to close the jar after each use.
Remove label(s) and inner lid liner and place them in the trash.
Wash out any residue in the aluminum jar with soap.
Place the aluminum jar in aluminum recycling.
✔️ Vegan- no animal-products or byproducts
✔️Cruelty-free; Never tested on animals.
✔️ Mica + Titanium Dioxide-free
✔️ Artificial Color-free
✔️ Made in small batches
✔️ Sulfate Free
✔️ Silicone Free
✔️ Ethanol-free (drying alcohols)
Orders typically ship within 3-5 business days, unless otherwise noted.
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The Shipping materials used are all compostable or recyclable. Learn more about this here.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have any irritations in response to using these products, stop immediately, and see a medical professional to determine if you have a sensitivity or allergy.