Porous Hair? Coconut Oil Can Help!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Is your hair feeling dry, rigid and rough? You may be suffering from Porous hair! Not sure what porous hair means? It's your hair's ability or inability to absorb moisture or any chemical service.

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).


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  1. Ah... I haven't gotten to that page yet! ;)

    Porosity is something I still manage to forget about all the time and I need to start focusing on it more because my hair as of late seems to be quite porous unfortunately!

  2. Thanks, I didn't know I was putting too much oil, that's why it was stiff. Thanks for the info.

  3. How do recommend using it? In deep conditioner or as a daily moisturizer?