Coconut oil is commonly used in hair care products and is one of the best natural nutrition for hair; it helps in healthy growth of hair providing each strand with a shiny complexion. Performing regular scalp massages on the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is therefore used in manufacturing various hair care oils, conditioners, and dandruff relief creams. It is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care; mainly for being an excellent conditioner that helps in the re-growth of damaged hair, by providing the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair.
Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin; it acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil, but unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. Coconut oil therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness, flaking, delaying wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally becomes prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin complications including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body care merchandises such as soaps, lotions, creams, etc., used for skin care which also aids in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties.