Regular oiling is the best solution for all your hair related woes like hair fall, hair thinning, pattern baldness, dandruff, etc. A lot of people find it hard to believe that applying oil to hair can actually benefit them in any way, but it’s true – a healthy diet and a proper hair oiling routine can surely provide you the kind of hair you have always wished for! Here is a list of oils that are good for promoting hair growth and thickness.
10 Best Oils For Hair Growth And Thickness
1. Olive Oil (Jaitun Ka Tel)
Recommended for: Dry hair and scalp.
Olive Oil is an effective moisturizing and conditioning oil for hair. It smells good and doesn’t make your hair feel greasy or heavy. Olive Oil contains a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid named oleic acid that stimulates hair growth by locking in the moisture in the roots. It also helps to reduce dandruff as well as dry and flaky scalp.
2. Argan Oil
Argan Oil is widely popular as “liquid gold” for hair. It is high in Vitamin E so it repairs damaged hair and split ends. Continuous use of Argan Oil can make your hair look silky, shiny and lustrous!
3. Bhringraj Oil
Did you know – Bhringraj (known as Eclipta Alba or False Daisy in English) is an ancient Ayurvedic secret for hair growth. It is basically a herb that grows in moist areas. Its oil can be made at home itself if you have a Bhringraj plant nearby. Bhringraj Oil is also easily accessible in the market. I have the one from Biotique, it is really good, but it has a strong smell which I hate to the core!
4. Castor Oil (Arandi Oil in Hindi)
Recommended for: Hair growth.
Castor oil is getting extremely popular in the beauty community these days. People have been loving it as an eyebrow and eyelash growth treatment. A few days back, I read a post on Facebook where many people were commenting that castor oil helped them to grow their eyebrows and eyelashes with regular use. Hopefully, it’s as effective for the hair on the head as well.
5. Coconut Oil (Naariyal Ka Tel)
Recommended for: Regular nourishment for hair.
Coconut oil is a miraculous oil that works wonderfully for skin as well as for hair. Unrefined coconut oil is the best thing to use if your hair are weak or damaged! It deeply strengthens your hair and makes them stronger than ever. It is rich in fatty acids which aid to keep the hair and scalp nourished.
6. Jojoba Oil
Recommend for: Oily scalp and hair.
Jojoba oil is derived from the seeds of evergreen jojoba shrubs (Simmondsia chinensis). It is the only oil whose molecular structure is similar to sebum (the natural oil that our skin and scalp produce). It penetrates into the hair follicles and strengthens the hair fibres from within. Another good thing about Jojoba Oil is that it gets absorbed by the scalp easily without leaving any greasiness behind.
7. Amla Oil (Indian Gooseberry Oil)
Amla oil is probably the most used hair oil in India. It has a plethora of benefits for hair and scalp. It is better known for its soothing properties. If you have dry and itchy/irritated scalp then Amla Oil is the best option for you. Just apply it liberally on your hair and scalp at night and wash it off in the morning. Do this biweekly for at least three months to achieve suitable results.
8. Mustard Oil
Mustard oil is widely used in Asian countries for cooking purposes and also as a massage oil. It promotes hair growth by increasing blood circulation on the scalp. Pure mustard oil comes loaded with rich minerals and vitamins like beta-carotene, zinc, calcium, iron, etc which help in hair re-growth process.
9. Lavender Essential Oil
A clean scalp always maximizes the chances of healthy hair growth. Lavender Oil’s antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make it an excellent oil for reducing dandruff and preventing scalp acne. Since it cannot be used directly, you can mix a few drops of it with a carrier oil like Coconut/Olive Oil and then apply it.
10. Essential Oils Blend
Recommended for: Hair growth and scalp infections.
Essential Oils Blend is a mixture of various essential oils in a carrier oil. It acts as an all-in-one solution for hair and scalp related problems. I have used Aroma Essentials Hair Growth Blend in past and I found it really helpful for my hair type. I’d recommend all of you to try it out once to see the results.
That completes the list of best oils for hair growth and thickness. If you know any other oil that works for hair then comment down below! Also, let me know which oil do you like to use in your oiling routine! ☺