Did you know that coconut oil is one of the most beneficial things you can put on your hair and scalp? In India, a whole coconut oil industry has survived in recent years among the anti-saturated fat/coconut oil propaganda almost entirely for one application: the conditioning of hair. This is the number one reason why people in India buy coconut oil today, to condition and nurture their hair.
Studies in India have been done on how effective various oils are on treating damaged hair. Coconut oil, being a high in lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is one of the only oils able to penetrate inside the hair shaft.