Why coconut oil doesn't work on my hair?

Updated: Aug 1

Coconut oil is the richest natural source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), special types of fatty acid with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are very nourishing. Its structure allows it to penetrate hair in ways that other oils are not able to.⠀


However, coconut oil isn’t for every hair type. Different types of hair respond to oils differently and coconut oil won’t work for every hair type. Because it helps the hair retain its natural protein, it can be helpful for those who lack enough natural protein in hair follicles.⠀

Those with fine to medium hair will see good results from coconut oil and notice stronger, shinier hair with more volume. Those with coarse or dry hair may not struggle with low protein at all and coconut oil may lead to more brittle hair and hair loss. (If you take a single hair in between your fingers and you don't feel anything, then you have fine hair. If you can feel the hair, then it's medium. If you feel a strong, thick strand, then you are coarse.)⠀


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