In the 70's and 80's we were told to avoid coconut oil because it caused cellulite. However, since then, a great deal of research has been done. Coconut oil has been proven to do wonders for the skin and hair. I fell in love with coconut oil during my trip to the Philippines. I found out that my great grandmother used it in her famously beautiful hair. When I created my face creams I made coconut oil a main ingredient. From Organic Facts:

 Wondering what coconut oil is good for? Well, this wonder oil benefits in skin care, hair care, weight loss, treating yeast infections, improving digestion  and increasing immunity against a host of infections and diseases. The  oil is used not just in tropical countries, where coconut plantations  are abundant, but also in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. People  are discovering the wonders this oil can create and it is again gaining  popularity throughout the world.Let us look at some of the known benefits of this oil. 

 Coconut oil has several health benefits, the most important ones being its usefulness in hair care and skin care.

Do  you know the reason for long and shining hair of women in tropical  coastal regions? Yes, it is coconut oil. Women in tropical coastal  regions of the world use coconut oil for their hair almost daily. This  thick butter-like oil helps in healthy growth of hair and makes your hair shiny. It is also highly effective in reducing protein  loss, which if unchecked can lead to various unattractive or unhealthy  qualities in your hair. This is the reason why it is used as hair care  oil and is used in manufacturing various conditioners and dandruff  relief creams. Now you must be thinking how to use coconut oil for your  hair? Just apply it topically on your hair or use a coconut oil hair  mask.  (Read more.)