What is the best oil for hair growth?

When it comes to hair growth, there are all sorts of products on the market, but Hair Oils and Serums make a great option.

There are several oils beneficial to your hair and scalp, but some excellent examples include:

Argan Oil:

Argan oil in a bowl with Argan Nuts

The majority of Argan Oil is produced in Morocco and is extracted from the Argan Nut. It has uses in both cosmetics and food production.

Its uses in cosmetics include shampoo/conditioner, hair oil and treatments, facial moisturiser, makeup, and lip gloss.

It is ideal for use in haircare, as it moisturises the scalp and improves hair elasticity, resulting in less breakage.

Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil and fruit

Coconut oil is mainly produced in Indonesia and the Philippines and is extracted from the wick, meat, and milk of the nut. Much like Argan Oil, it is used for food preparation and cosmetics and solidifies at temperatures below 25°C.

It is mainly used as a moisturising hair mask, as it soothes and nourishes a dry scalp, also protecting the hair from breakage.

Castor Oil:

Castor oil in a bottle

Castor oil is our top choice when it comes to helping hair growth.

It contains proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants, which help nourish the hair by penetrating the hair follicle, leaving it rejuvenated and moisturised and also free from buildup and dead skin cells.

It is predominately produced in India and is a vegetable oil pressed from the castor bean.

What’s the best hair oil for hair growth?

We think castor oil is the best option as it is comprised of proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Pure castor oil is a great base, as it is already packed with nutrients, and proven to improve hair growth and strength.

Some products use an oil, such as castor, as the base of the product. Additions like vitamins and minerals are included, which further enhance hair growth.

As with most health and beauty products, using nature as the driving force is always preferable. Always check the ingredient list for natural products; a mixture of vitamins and minerals working in harmony will give you the best results!

How to apply hair oil?

Hair serum being applied

 Apply directly to the scalp, and work in with your fingertips or a special massager, like this one.

Apply the product evenly to the scalp and use gentle pressure to work into your roots, increasing blood circulation to your scalp. This can aid new growth and improve the strength of existing hair.

Residual oil from the application can be swept through the ends of your hair. It is best to leave the oil on for 30 minutes-3 hours, then wash your hair as usual.

Other benefits of hair oil?

There is a range of hair products to choose from—shampoos, conditioners, mousses, and gel—but with hair oil, you get more than just great hair.

Hair oiling is an ancient practice in many cultures worldwide, dating as far back as 5000 years. It helps to nourish and moisturise the scalp, restoring the health of your hair follicles and loosening dry skin and product buildup.

Taking the time to apply and massage the oil into your scalp can help to reduce stress and is an amazing form of self-care. A perfect time to schedule this into your routine is before bed, as it helps you to wind down and de-stress, which in turn could improve sleep.

In addition, massaging the product into your scalp increases blood circulation to the area, stimulating new hair growth!