Hair conditioners often contain Virgin Coconut Oil because it easily penetrates the strands and can prevent protein loss. “I use coconut oil for hair and on my skin for deep conditioning,” says Tasneem Bhatia, M.D., an integrative medicine physician and owner of Centre Spring MD in Atlanta, GA. Apply a quarter-sized dollop to your hair, comb it, and then pile it into a loose bun. You’ll want to place a soft towel over your pillow or sleep in a shower cap. In the morning, rinse with a gentle shampoo.