The benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and features antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is a common misunderstanding that saturated fats are always bad for the health. This is not true. Some saturated fats occur naturally and cannot be compared to artificially man-made manufactured counterparts. The naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil is actually very good for the health and provides a number of profound health benefits, such as increasing of metabolism and thyroid and supporting the immune system.
And coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair and skin. When applied topically on the skin, it has anti-aging and regenerative effects. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that the scalp is free of dandruff, even if the scalp is dry. It is also a very good conditioner that helps new hair to grow and nourish it by providing essential proteins.