Using hair oils for hair growth has been a long and time-tested method. Using hair oils for hair growth, not only gives a healthy scalp, but it also nourishes the hair making them healthy, strong and beautiful. Remember, when we, as kids read the story of Rapunzel and wanted to have long hair just like hers? OK, I mean she had hair that was way too long to be normal, but you get the idea right? Read along to know about the 10 best oils for your hair.
10 Best Hair Oil for Hair Growth
In this article, we discuss some tried and tested hair growth tips to get you that much-desired long locks.
Coconut Oil: This is the secret of the lustrous, long locks and the beautiful, smooth complexion of our Malayali sisters! In Kerala, coconut oil is used for cooking food, for hair treatments and also in body massages, as its benefits are many. It promotes hair growth, strengthens the hair, and also makes the hair darker. This oil doesn’t cause colds and can also be used in the summer.
Mustard Oil: This oil is used extensively in Bengal and is said to be excellent for hair growth and also for smooth skin because it contains Vitamin A, iron, selenium and many other beneficial nutrients. This is also said to strengthen the muscles of the head. This is a heat-inducing oil, so it’s best for winters. This oil is also used in cooking, because of the above-mentioned nutrients. Mustard oil has been in use in India for many hundreds of years!
Castor Oil: Now, this is a wonder oil for promoting hair thickness and hair growth. So much so, that if your eyebrows are very then and you want to make them thicker and darker, apply this oil overnight every day on your eyebrows and they will thicken and darker in a few days! My sis has used this and I have seen the results!! For increased hair growth and hair thickness apply this on the scalp and leave on for at least two hours before shampooing your hair. Castor oil also cures dandruff and gives you softer hair. This is cooling oil, so if you are prone to colds, do not use it overnight.
Amla Oil: This is a wonderful oil that, apart from promoting hair growth, smoothens and conditions the hair, relieves stress and also prevents premature graying of hair. It also prevents dandruff and hair fall. Apply this oil on your scalp and wrap a hot towel around your head and leave it like that for 30 minutes and then wash it off, to reveal well-conditioned hair.
Bhringraj Oil: Bhringraj leaves are available at your regular sabzi walla! Just wash these leaves and let them dry. Then boil them in coconut oil and let them cool. Filter the oil so that the boiled leaves are left behind. Regular use of this oil will make your hair darker and also helps in hair growth.
Neelibringadi Keram: Ever had an irritating day at the office or at home? If yes, then this awesome oil by Kerala Ayurveda is for you! This oil contains herbal Ayurvedic ingredients like Bhringraj, Indravally, Amla, Neeli, Yashtimadhu and others, along with coconut oil, goat’s milk, and cow’s milk, which are said to have therapeutic properties! It is also prepared in strict accordance with the classical text.
Sahasrayogam: Apart from giving you darker hair, curing dandruff and promoting hair growth, the best result of using this oil is stress-relief! I have tried this myself and apart from my nerves being cooled, I also had a wonderful night’s sleep! To top it all, this oil smells good and doesn’t stink like some other oils. But if you are prone to frequent colds, use this oil only for a little time like a half hour before taking a bath.
Argan Oil: Now, this one oil has become very famous in recent months, being called ‘liquid gold’ by Europeans. This oil is extracted from argan nuts and is originally from Morocco, where they have been using it for centuries. Apart from being a good hair conditioner and aiding hair growth, this oil is also said to benefit the skin, as it is absorbed very easily. It is expensive when compared to other oils, but if it works wonders on the hair and the skin, then it’s worth it, right?
Badam/ Sweet Almond Oil: Roghan Badam Shireen is a trusted sweet almond oil in India. Almonds are said to be good for the hair, the skin and also for the memory! Almond oil strengthens the hair, thus preventing hair fall. It is also a very good hair softener. Most of all, this oil isn’t very sticky and you could even go out after applying a few drops of it as a hair moisturizer. And the best part is that Almond oil doesn’t cause colds, so you can leave it on overnight, after massaging it on your scalp, without worrying that you might wake up with a blocked nose!
Sesame Oil: Do you remember, when you were a kid, your mother used to apply this oil on your head and also all over the body, before your weekly hair wash? Well, she did that for a very good reason! Sesame oil promotes hair growth, softens the hair and also the skin and is also used to cure lice infestation in children. It is cooling oil, so if you are prone to colds often, do not use this overnight.
Olive Oil: This is a very good hair and skin conditioner and also promotes hair growth. It is warm in nature and thus, is best for winters. Even those people prone to colds can use it, as it is considered to be warming oil. It feels wonderful when you apply this oil on a cold winter day!