Personally, I like Vatika better. I use it to scrunch out the crunch, sometimes ...when I remember... to seal my ends, and to DT.
The Vatika has other really good things including amla oil and lemon.
I can massage my scalp with it and it seems to get absorbed well and wash off with conditioner pretty easy.
When I used plain coconut oil, if I used too much of it, it would build up, it didnt smell like much, and didnt seem to condition my hair. The oil I used was not virgin coconut oil, just coconut oil.
Also, I feel like the Vatika doesnt really make my hair greasy.
When I used to use plain coconut oil, I started getting bumps in my scalp, like acne? I dont know, but it hurt and it was gross, and I realized that it was clogging my scalp pores. This hasnt happened since I use vatika. However, I think I use less of it now.
Hope this helps Poema!