10 Everyday Oils To Help Stimulate Hair Growth – Natural Secret To Long Beautiful Hair

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Have you ever decided to grow your hair out, only to find that you can’t get it to grow beyond your shoulders? Or maybe you just want thicker hair with more volume. You aren’t alone. Lots of people find it difficult to grow out their hair or keep it looking healthy and natural.

This is where natural oils can help out! I like to call these oils ‘hair growth oils,’ which are rich in natural vitamins to help lengthen and strengthen hair.

This isn’t really an article about how to regrow hair, particularly if you suffer from pattern balding. If you’re looking for treatment for that, you’re probably going to want to consult your doctor or a specialist. However, you definitely can follow some of these tips on using natural carrier oils to sustain hair growth and increase volume! So, let’s get to it, shall we?

Coconut Oil: A Time-Tested Miracle for Hair Health

Frozen coconut oil in a glass bottle

Coconut oil has been used to thicken and stimulate hair growth for years. Here’s why. Coconut oil penetrates deep into the hair frolics, reducing protein loss and encouraging hair growth.
We must keep the scalp healthy for hair to grow thicker and fuller.

Coconut oil is packed with fatty acids such as lauric acid, which contains natural antimicrobial properties, helping to keep the scalp clean and protected from harmful microorganisms. Rubbing coconut oil once or twice weekly will help stop your hair becoming dry and brittle.

Castor Oil: A Potent Elixir for Accelerated Growth

beans and castor oil on the black table

Castor oil is extremely rich in ricinoleic acid, which improves circulation and encourages hair growth. Although there isn’t any solid evidence for these claims, castor oil has been known to encourage hair growth up to 3 to 4 times faster than the average hair growth rate.

For best results, try using a good conditioner and DIY shampoo that contains castor oil, or make up a warm hair oil treatment with two tablespoons of caster oil and four drops of peppermint or rosemary essential oil.

Argan Oil: Nature’s Moisture Miracle for Scalp and Strands

Argan Oil

Argan oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, and fatty acids, which have fantastic moisturizing properties. These moisturizing properties will help to nourish both the scalp and hair, reducing dry, itchy patches on the scalp alone and encouraging healthy hair growth.

Argon oil is a light oil that won’t weigh the hair down; try rubbing it a little between the palms of the hands and stroking through split or brittle hair shafts to give protection and improve the overall health of the hair.

Jojoba Oil: Strengthen and Protect with Nature’s Wax

Glass bottle with jojoba oil and seeds on wooden table

Jojoba oil is one of the best oils to strengthen weak, thinning hair thanks to its abundant vitamins, copper, and zinc. As jojoba oil is classed as wax rather than oil, it doesn’t penetrate the hair the same way oil would but stays on the surface, creating a protective barrier for the hair.

Jojoba oil closely resembles the skin’s naturally produced sebum, which helps to balance the scalp’s oil production, promoting new hair growth. We like to mix this with a little coconut oil and then massage it into the hair and scalp. Leave for around 30 minutes, then shampoo off.

Sweet Almond Oil: Vitamins Galore for Hair Regeneration

Sweet almond oil

Almond oil is another oil rich in vitamins A, B, and E. Vitamin A is key for stimulating hair growth, E for hydration, and B to help thicken thinning hair. Sweet almonds also contain magnesium, which is known to prevent hair loss.

Almond oil is a mild, gentle oil safe for all skin and all hair types. If you have a nut allergy, this one is not for you. However, apricot kernel has similar properties to sweet almond, so this would be a great substitution. Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil will make a calming hair and scalp massage.

Olive Oil: Nourishment and Brilliance in Every Drop

olive oil

This is an easily obtainable oil that contains ideal vitamins for strong hair growth and hydration (vitamins A and E). It is also an antioxidant full of fatty acids, reducing bacteria and promoting faster-growing hair.

Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer, so anyone with split ends, brittle hair, or a dry, itchy scalp will benefit from using olive oil. We also found that using olive oil as a hair massage or a treatment once a month gives a healthy shine to the hair, making it look longer and fuller.

Rosemary Oil: Stimulate Growth and Soothe the Scalp

Rosemary essential oil

Rosemary oil is fast becoming a must-have for damaged thinning hair. It’s one of the most researched oils for hair growth, and studies have found that it may be effective at stimulating hair growth by increasing blood circulation in the scalp.

Rosemary oil has some great antimicrobial properties, keeping dandruff at bay and helping to maintain a healthy scalp. There are two ways to create rosemary oil:

  1. Steeping dried rosemary in a double boiler with warm oil (olive, almond, and jojoba are good). This extracts all the rosemary goodness.
  2. Adding a few drops of rosemary essential oil to one of the oils we have just mentioned.

Peppermint Oil: Cooling Relief and Growth Stimulation

Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint essential oil smells good and has a wonderful cooling effect on the scalp that can improve blood flow and encourage healthy hair growth. Peppermint essential oil’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties can also help to relieve a dry, irritated scalp that can sometimes lead to patchy hair loss.

Although there isn’t much data around, recent animal studies have shown that peppermint could improve new hair growth. Adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a shampoo or conditioner will make your hair feel amazing.

Lavender Oil: Serenity and Thickness Infused

lavender essential oil with lavender flowers

Lavender essential oil is often referred to as a super oil, and not without reason. Apart from helping to give you a calm and restful night’s sleep, lavender can benefit people with thinning hair or an unhealthy scalp. Its anti-bacterial properties can help to eliminate dandruff or an irritated scalp, which can often affect healthy hair growth.

Recent animal studies show that after application, it helps to boost the hair follicles, resulting in thicker hair growth. We found it was great when used as a pre-wash treatment. We added four drops of lavender essential oil to 2 tablespoons of warm almond oil (olive was good, too) and massaged into the hair. Leave for 5 minutes, then rinse and shampoo.

Grapeseed Oil: Nutrient-Rich Elixir for Scalp Health

Grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil deserves a spot on this list. It is full of nutrients and antioxidants, perfect for keeping the scalp healthy and important for strong hair growth. Massaged directly onto the scalp, it could help slow down the hormone DTH, which causes hair to thin or fall out.

Grapeseed oil is a fantastic moisturizing oil, yet it has a dry, lightweight feel that absorbs quickly into the hair. Try combing it through dry hair, then wrap it in a towel and leave it for a couple of hours before washing it out.

11 Sulphate-Free Homemade Shampoo Recipes For Gorgeous-Looking Hair

homemade shampoo

Ever thought about making homemade shampoo? It’s a fun way to take care of your hair without using harsh chemicals. Your hair looks & feels amazing, and It’s easier than you might think. Once you have the basic DIY shampoo recipe down, you can start experimenting with different scents to create a calming, stimulating, or rejuvenating shampoo that suits your mood and personality and cleans your hair!

Let’s take a look at 11 Sulphate-Free Homemade Shampoo Recipes For Gorgeous-Looking Hair

Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting

Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

Discussion (7 Comments)

  1. Great list of home remedies. I would definitely try coconut milk. I’m having problem with hair fall and maybe coconut milk can help me. Thank you so much for sharing

    • Ankita, I’ve had excellent luck with a mix of argan, castor, amla carrier oils mixed with clary sage, lavender, cedarwood and rosemary essential oils. My thin spots are filling in and I’ve even got baby hairs coming in along my hairline! I use a 4 ounce dropper bottle and eyeball the oils…about 2/3 argan oil, two or three droppers of castor oil, add amla to almost fill. Mix up the essential oils for a fragrance you like–up to 12 drops or so. Shake and roll between your hands to mix. Give it a day or overnight to blend. Drop oil onto your scalp and massage well. Enjoy the scent as you sleep (BONUS–cedarwood & lavender are lovely relaxing scents for sleep!). Shampoo out.

      • Hi lovely Angie,

        I love, love your comment. but, tell me if you can, you just wash your hair with water?

        with love and respect,
        alex5 stars

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