Coconut oil can be useful in so many ways! In my experience I have thick and course hair from dying it different colors all the time. I needed a hair treatment that would help repair damages ends, make my hair shine, and allow my hair to feel smooth. I simply take a shower and while I have fairly damp hair, I place it onto my hair until I feel I have enough of my hair covered. One thing to remember is Coconut oil does smell good, but the smell can be very strong. Other helpful use is using it as a replacement for your body lotion! I use it once a week as body lotion and it definitely makes a difference!