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These Are the Best Hair Oils for Hair Growth


04 . 11 . 19

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Oils have always been a part of our haircare arsenal. As benefits in natural products become better known, hair growth oils have now become a go-to for thinning hair. Every oil’s profile is different, you can pick one or mix and match according to your needs. Here is a list of the best hair oils for hair growth.

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Rosemary Oil

Since ancient times, Rosemary oil has been hailed for its growth properties. Particularly potent for men experiencing baldness, it attacks the byproduct of testosterone that causes loss of hair. Females can also benefit from its growth qualities because it is found to be more tolerable than hair-thinning medication minoxidil. Apply a few drops of an oil like Healing Solutions Rosemary Essential Oil to the scalp and let it dry completely for a few hours.

Rosemary oil

(via Healing Solutions)

Castor Oil

Rich in Vitamin E, this oil promotes a healthy scalp and in turn, a healthy mane. This particular oil is thick and can feel uncomfortable to wear. It should be left on for three hours before it is washed off and some users prefer to sleep in it for this reason. If you do buy a bottle of this elixir, don’t stop at your scalp. The oil can also treat thinning eyebrows and eyelashes. You can be liberal on your scalp with a product like  Heritage Castor Oil.

castor oil(via Heritage Oils)

Horsetail Plant Oil

One of nature’s best-kept secrets, horsetail plant oil is fantastic for hair growth. Horsetail is a leafy plant and the oil derived from it contains silica and selenium. Silical promotes good hair structure and selenium regulates the actual growth your hair will experience. Apply a few drops of a brand like Nature’s Answer Horsetail on a carrier oil like coconut or olive and apply to scalp and hair.

horsetail plant oil

(via Nature’s Answer)

Lavender Oil

A study in 2016 found that this type of oil, when applied to mice, accelerated hair growth. Since then, beauty gurus have been raving about Lavender oil’s power. If you have a good quality oil like Now Lavender Essential Oil, you can dilute a few drops in a carrier oil. You can also apply the concentrated formula directly to scalp to reap the benefits and yummy smell.

lavender oil

(via Now)

Pre-Made Oil Mixes

The world is your oyster when it comes to figuring out unique oil blends. You can act like your own chemist and mix oils at home or you can resort to pre-made batches that tackle hair growth. For example, Phyto Huile D’Ales includes a unique blend of essential oils that hydrate, soften and restore hair. The ingredients in this oil include famed castor oil and a blend of essential sage, lemon, rosemary and juniper berry oils.

phyto oil(via Phyto)

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