Here is a list of the best natural oils for hair growth as well as the worst ones you should avoid— yes, oils can support healthy growth of hair in men and women. If you are looking for essential oils for hair growth, you have also come to the right artcle as we explore the latest on them.
The chart below shows the top oils for hair growth and thickness, for both, men and women; people of all races; black hair, blonde hair and everything inbetween!
1st Best Natural Oil for Hair growth — Immortal’s Oil
As you can already see from the chart above, the Immortal’s oil is the best rated natural oil for hair growth and thickness — based on feedback, private reviews and various other factors like anti-inflammatory properties.
The reason this oil helps with hair growth support, is because it supports removing inflammation in the scalp, which is one of the causes of hair thinning in men and women — even if your hair loss is hormonal, inflammation is the root cause via hormones, that makes the hair follicle shrink and stop producing hair— handling inflammation is tricky, but this oil can help support hair growth, even hair that has been newly transplanted in a normal hair transplant surgery, can also benefit.
The Immortal’s oil currently is rated best oil for hair growth and thickness. The reason for this is simply because it does not cause any adverse reactions when using long term (which is essential for hair growth support) — and does not have toxicity buildup like most other oils — this is partly because the way it is designed —which includes details such as harvest time (season and timings) as well as tools used to harvest (metal, plastic etc) which can all affect what the end product will do — we already understand this in modern science, for example; when using a metal knife to cut certain herbs, the chances of oxidization are higher, which affects the organic material being cut.
Supports faster hair growth speed as well — which is a plus, but you will have to visit the hair salon more often.
Official Website: www.ImmortalsOil.com
They do not sell this oil in stores, but since they provide worldwide delivery from their website, it is still worth it, as they deliver almost everywhere post can reach. If you order more quantity, they provide automatic discounts, which are actually value for money.
2nd Best Natural Oil for Hair growth — Coconut Oil
Website: Many websites and qualities to buy, stores and online
Coconut oil has been known for a long time to support hair growth. The disadvantage of this oil is that if you use it too often, it will cause drying of the scalp, and actually start negatively affecting hair growth — ideal use of this oil is once a every other month — some people can do it more often, but you will have to test and see yourself, as every persons skin and scalp reacts differently.
3rd Best Natural Oil for Hair growth — Argan Oil
Website: Many sources to buy from, online and offline in stores
This oil has been slowly rising over the past 5 years and making a name for itself in helping in shampoo and cosmetics — it comes from morocco, sourced from nuts, and contains some vitamin e in it as well, which is known to improve skin (which in turn will help hair).
4th Best Oil for Hair growth — Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil has been used for over 20 years in the hair industry — but its use is not directly for hair growth itself — but it does help a lot indirectly, because whilst its properties aren’t matched to the other oils above (others are better in terms of helping inflammation and benefit hair growth), it does have a gentleness for the skin and scalp, which can allow you to use it regularly in conjunction with any of the oils above.
It is a great oil to carry out scalp massage with, which is a key element is helping healthy hair growth for all age groups, and both genders. It is just so under-rated
Other Natural Oils used for Hair
These oils are also good oils, some work better for some people, and some don’t — but nevertheless the best oil for hair growth is still listed on the chart at the start of this article — but we like to cover all types of possibilities hence covering all oils known for healthy hair growth.
It is worth trying these oils once in a while, whilst you use the best oil at the same time, just so that your scalp does not get used to one type of oil.
Almond Oil — This oil has plenty of omega-3 acid which can support hair growth indirectly. Has been used as a scalp massage oil, which is very useful. It is worth using once a month at least.
Olive Oil — This oil would have been in our top oils for hair growth, but unfortunetly it is a hard oil to find. The benefits associated with this oil are based on fresh olive oil, which rapidly deteriorates within 30 days of being extracted — the olive oils sold in shops is really a very poor quality oil, which really is nothing like the original olive oil, which is almost impossible to find, unless you own your own farm and extract it yourself, in the right conditions. This oil if found, is better to consume directly, in teaspoons, it wont even taste like oil, if it is geniune fresh olive oil.
Grapeseed Oil — This oil is known for used in cooking, as a good alternative to vegetable oil as it has a higher boiling point, therefore it is stable in higher temperatures, and does not change structure when consumed, preventing arterial plague from forming. When applied topically, it will benefit to help increase circulation, and is a good massage oil for scalp massage, which in turn can help hair growth speed.
It is also moisturizing to the scalp and skin, which will help dry and damaged hair when used once or twice a month.
Lavender Oil — This is actually more of an essential oil, which we don’t recomend using. Please see subtitled section for more details on why we ask users to keep away from essential oils (despite all the hype about them).
Lavender oil is used often for fragrance, and an oil for putting in those fragrance pots with sticks to make the house smell great.
Lemongrass Oil — Another essential oil, very fragrant. Stay away especially if you are looking for hair growth or hair thickening.
Usually essential oils are advertised as something helpful for hair and skin, and portrayed as powerful natural remedies for hair loss. But this is far from the truth. It is already understood in modern science how fragrances can affect the hair and skin, as they are allergens — be it natural or otherwise — please read sub heading on essential oils later in this article for more information.
Sesame Oil — This is a good oil overall. High vitamin e content, and can be left overnight on the scalp, and wash after waking up.
Not much is understood about sesame oil, and it is not talked about as often when it comes to hair growth.
Tea Tree Oil — Another essential oil that is used for skin problems like acne. It is not recomended to use essential oils for hair growth. Reason for this is explained in the sub-heading below.
Castor Oil — A thick oil, very famous for use in hair care and use as massaging the scalp. It is too thick to be used on its own, can be combined with other carrier oils like jojoba oil, sesame oil, in 50/50 ratio, to help easier scalp massage. Too much massage with this oil can cause burn like marks on the scalp, so please do be careful when using this oil — and test it on your skin, and allow 24 hours before properly using it on the whole scalp.
Rosemary Oil — A fragrant oil, that may even help with grey hair according to some websites — we haven’t been able to verify this however. Since it is fragrant, and often known as an essential oil for hair growth, it should be avoided neveretheless for scalp massage and hair (please see sub-heading about essential oils below for more info).
Ginger Oil — This is often an oil that is added in other oils to make it more balanced and earthy. A good oil to help stop inflammation on the scalp, but rarely talked about or used in the comm
Essential Oils for Hair growth
These oils have been around for a while, but the extraction method of these oils was different long time ago, compared to modern times — this also affects the quality of the oil for use on hair and skin — today they are pretty much liquid versions of those plants, but more concentrated, hence their price.
Many people talk about essential oils for hair growth and thickness, but they don’t realize this is doing the opposite effect they are looking for, as essential oils are not ideal for hair growth environment needed to produce thick hair — this is already understood in korean cosemetics, and they do not have fragrances, natural or otherwise in their hair or even skin products (based on essential oils or unnatural scents that are sometimes added).
A lot of these oils are fragrant oils, and concentrated. Not like how they were used before, when extraction methods were different.
Essential oils are a neurotoxin, and because of this, they can damage hair follicles when applied in shampoos, or directly, or in a diluted version of another oil. It does not matter how much they are diluted because the toxicity will build over a period of time, and it will accumulate.
So when you search something like “essential oils for thicker hair” or “best essential oil for hair growth” — sorry to break it to you, but there is no such thing — because yes, there are other oils which are effective in supporting hair growth, as you already read during the starting of this post.
Other Factors that affect hair growth — Bonus
There are many factors that affect hair growth — we have already talked about inflammation being a factor, as well as hormones — but the other factor is nutrition.
Problem is, most people with thinning hair, actually have poor diet, or multiple conditions with hormones (insulin, thyroid, stress) and poor nutrition — what makes it worse is, when your hormones are messed up, even good nutrition is not absorbed that easily, which is not a fun situation to be in, but still possible to have that taken care of — but you must be aware, that the possibility of nutrition being poor.
Most patients with poor diet, often think they have good diets, so they are completely unaware. Beef based protein is found to be very helpful in supporting hair growth, but if this is not your thing, then possibly look for other ways to increase bioavailable protein in the body — and making food work for you, rather than consuming a lot of empty calories.
FAQ for Best Oils for Hair Growth and Thickness
- How long does it take to get results with oils that help hair growth?
This varies, but average time is 2–3 weeks, but if your condition is more severe, then it may take 4–6 weeks instead, or longer, up to 3 months. If after 3 months you get no results, then it means the regime is not working for you.
2. Is inflammation something you can feel on your scalp?
Inflammation is not always felt most of the time — we often use the word inflammation lightly, to describe swelling, but it does not always mean swelling, and can be a cold inflammation.
3. What is the best way to use good oils for hair growth, to actually help with hair growth? is topical application enough or is there a special method?
Topical application is enough, but carrying out a scalp massage after application for 10–20 minutes makes it many times more effective for hair growth and supporting faster hair growth.
4. Do oils differ for different hair types, like oils for hair growth for black hair versus for blonde hair?
Oils don’t need to be divided in such a way, as human hair growth is the same, in all races, even if the hair colour and texture is different. Yes, if we had to look at nutrition, it would differ, as some races cannot eat as much red meat, and others can, without affecting their health negatively.
5. What is the best way to carry out a scalp massage?
By using your finger tips and massaging the whole head gently. Varying with different amount of pressure, but start gently, and do it for 5 to 10 minutes a day. You can also add a wooden bristle massage brush (very cheap on amazon) to help with this, and it really helps with breaking down calcification. But combination of both is often useful, especially when using oil for helping hair growth and thickness.