People apply coconut oil to their hair to add shine. And there are many great products on the market that work very well at adding increased shine when applied to hair. However some folks also apply coconut oil to their hair to protect it from damage. I’m not so sure that coconut oil can actually protect your hair. As this article states a study was done with people with similar hair types and according to the study they found no difference in those who conditioned their hair with coconut oil and those who did not. As for adding shine I definitely think it will but it’s not a wonder oil that can repair hair damage.
Applying coconut oil to your hair