It’s safe to say that there is no one size fits all approach to moisturizing natural hair. While the rule remains that in order to have soft, healthy hair, you must moisturize and seal, with low porosity hair, it is not that simple. If you are a Natural with this hair type, you may find that despite following the rules, your hair remains dry more often than not.
The lack of moisture may not be caused by having the wrong products or using the wrong methods. It is likely due to how your strands are structured. Low porosity hair strands have tightly packed cuticles that lie very flat. This structure hinders moisture from immediately penetrating your hair strands, much like how shingles on a roof are layered to prevent water from entering a home.
You will find that hair products tend to sit on the hair, taking a long time to be absorbed. The moisture will seep through eventually, but it takes much longer for that to happen on low porosity hair than it would for normal and high porosity hair types.