Porous Hair? Coconut Oil Can Help!Friday, November 11, 2011
As for treatments, Coconut may be the natural remedy for you!
Since coconut oil is able to bind to the natural protein structure of the hair, this helps the hair retain its natural moisture content and reinforces the hair fiber, making it stronger.
This form of protection helps preserve the cuticle layer and keep it in tact, thus allowing the cuticle to remain closed and hold on to moisture. In addition, it smooths raised cuticles reducing tangles, enhancing shine, and softness. Only use a finger tip amount, nothing more, or your hair may feel stiff.
Retaining moisture and lowering the pH level of your products (4.5 level) is key in eliminating porosity issues.
Coconut oil's ability to prevent protein loss and reduce hair porosity makes it valuable for those who relax, color, blow dry, brush hard, sun exposure, and regularly flat iron their hair (p.91, Science Of Black Hair).