Is coconut oil good for low porosity hair?

Unfortunately, coconut oil isn’t usually a good choice for people with low porosity hair.  That’s because most types of coconut oil have large molecules. For this reason, the oil can’t pass through to the hair cuticles.  

Side Effects of Coconut Oil on Low Porosity Hair

Given that coconut oil can’t pass through to many low porosity hair types, if you apply it, your hair and scalp will likely experience a series of unpleasant side effects. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Greasy hair
  • Itchy scalp
  • Dry hair
  • Reduced hair growth

The bottom line is that since coconut oil usually can’t penetrate low porosity hair’s cuticles, it ends up building up an icky layer on your hair and scalp. 

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