Out of all the vegetable and nut oils to employ as a restorative hair and scalp treatment, coconut oil the most impressive. Yes, it's rich in hair moisturising fatty acids, also found in other oils, but it adds a gorgeous shine to your locks without the excessive grease factor post shampoo. High in lauric acid, coconut oil is anti-fungal and perfect for treating scalps suffering from dandruff. Dandruff is caused by a fungus with a rather glamorous name 'Malassezia furfur', so any topical treatments that boast anti-fungal properties are ideal for treating this irritating condition.
Nui coconut oil is my choice of oil because of the high quality, but mostly because of the sublime coconut scent - it boasts the most delicious aroma of any coconut oil I have used before and I'd be more than happy to effuse that scent all day. To use, massage into hair and scalp and wrap a warm wet towel around your head. Leave for twenty minutes and shampoo as normal.
*consuming coconut oil is also helpful for conditions of the scalp. It's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help improve gut health and boost immune health; vital for healthy skin, hair and scalp.