Help Me, I’m Porous!!!

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Our hero, Mrs. Iglesias

UH OHHHHH… Fried hair, who dis?

 

Welp. It happened. Lets skip past the part of fault or blame, reign in your threats or self-loathing thoughts.  Your hair is trashed or broken whether you asked for it or not. Fast-forward to FIX. 

How POROUS hair is the same as DAMAGED hair

 

Basically, porous hair has a blown out cuticle and most of the keratin (naturally occurring protein) gone. This can be from bleach, color, heat, chemicals of other kinds, or environmental crap (smog, UV, even dry weather and wind can affect it).

Porous hair is frizzy, stretchy or cottony when wet and tangles like no other.  Hard to brush through, and even harder to straighten and smooth, it has most of us grabbing for a hot tool to make it look presentable!  AUGH!! UNHAND THE FLAT IRON!!!

Being an all things blonde blog and lifestyle (if you ask me the blonde life chose ME), we understand that bleach is most likely a part of your life, and will be for a long time to come.  So lets see how we can repair porous hair in a fun DIY way— or for those overachievers, prevent it from happening.

 

Is my hair porous?

A quiz by Caitlin Richardson

  1. Do you have blonde hair
  2. Do you have you hair colored or bleached at all
  3. Do you live in LA
  4. Do you work out and sweat
  5. Do you spend a good amount of time in the sun?
  6. Do you like to drink Santa Margharita by tha’ LITA’?

If you answered yes to ANY of these questions that answer is YES.

If you answered YES to number 3 then you probably answered YES to all of the other questions too LOL.

 

Today I am NOT going to recommend a product.

We all have enough junk at home don’t get me started about throwing away product over a year old. (Yes thats a real thing.) I’m going to just recommend you go into the kitchen and grab some stuff and use home remedies for this! Its more fun and JUST as effective! Time to get your hands dirty, kids!

 

MESSY ASS TREATMENT #1

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What you’ll need:

EGGS. Bowl. Wisk.

-Beat eggs (2-3 depending on how long your hair is)

-Apply to freshly washed, towel dried hair

-Leave on for 30 min or however long you can stand smelling like breakfast

-Rinse with COLD or COOL water or else the egg will cook in your hair I swear to god.

-You can wash the egg out or just rinse for a long time and condition, comb through, and rinse well again

 

MESSY ASS TREATMENT #2

 

What you’ll need:

71v6iaVXK3L._SL1500_Keratin shampoo and conditioner, (we love It’s a 10 Miracle Shampoo Plus Keratin and also the matching deep conditioner). Apple cider vinegar (we love Bragg’s). Coconut oil (Dr. Bronner’s). Wet Brush™.

-Wash yer hair with the keratin shampoo and rinse then wring out

-Get a half cup or so of the apple cider vinegar and pour over you hair. Don’t dump it like you’re getting slimed on Nickelodeon, but try and pour it evenly over around the top and sides of your head so it runs down covering all of the areas of your hair

-Take the Wet Brush™ (or a large comb) and comb the vinegar through your hair

-Go to the kitchen, get a square of aluminum foil, bring back to the bathroom and take out a half teaspoon of the coconut oil and put it on the foil

-Check Instagram. Go to @blonde.blond and follow if you don’t already. Like all of the pics are far back as it will let you in 10 minutes. Or do something else that takes 10 minutes I’m sure you could get lost in @overheardla that shit is hilarious

After the apple cider vinegar has been sitting on your hair for 10 minutes you can get back in the shower and rinse it out with LUKEWARM water 🙂

-Condition with the keratin conditioner, comb through with the brush or comb and shave your legs or something else that takes 5 minutes. Read your daily horoscope? Definitely read your ex’s horoscope.

-Rinse out conditioner! Then blot dry and take the coconut oil and rub vigorously between your hands to warm it up and rake it through your hair from the mid-shaft down through your ends (use less than half a teaspoon is your hair is shoulder length or shorter

-Air dry or better go to sleep and wash out any excess coconut oil in the morning

 

MESSY ASS TREATMENT #3

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What you’ll need:

VERY ripe banana. 1 tbsp olive oil. 1 tbsp raw honey. Blender or bowl and disposable gloves.

-Mix/mash everything together in a bowl! Pro tip: If you wear disposable gloves and do it by hand its much more fun, but you can use a blender if you want (hella basic) 1

-Wash your hair and use this as a deep conditioner, leave on for 10-15 minutes, it’s best to get out of the shower and apply using the mirror make sure you’re getting it all over evenly

-Rinse really well and if you want to lessen the smell go ahead and condition again with your regular conditioner

 

I personally like getting my hands dirty and doing messy projects around the house so I hope you guys enjoy it as well!

 

I mean, Olaplaex works, so does Urban Moisture by Shu Uemura and Fluffy Feel by Milbon, but those are things to use with every wash! Bonus points if you do this with wet toenails and fluffy slippers on ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Love From Your Personal Chef, 

Caitlin 

 

 

 

 

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