Melts when it touches your skin and contains a lot of vitamins and fatty acids which make its close cousin so great. There are many aspects of Babassu that make it a superior alternative to coconut oil. Babassu oil makes things much easier. You get the same nourishing effects as with CO, but you don’t have to wash it off. About an hour after application to hair (less for skin) you’ll barely notice that it’s there. Even while you’re waiting for Babassu to dry, it doesn’t feel oily and gross.