Is your hair feeling dry, rigid and rough? You may be suffering from overly porous hair! Not sure what porous hair means? It’s your hair’s ability or inability to absorb and retain moisture.
To learn more about porosity and to test your hair’s porosity, click HERE.
As for treatments, coconut oil 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.
Are you a coconut oil fan? How do you use it? What has your experience been?