August 23, 2022 6 min read

WHICH OIL IS BEST FOR HAIR GROWTH AND THICKNESS? 

Castor oil, coconut oil, Argan oil, olive oil, Tea tree oil, rosemary oil, almond oil, Alma oil, and CBD oil. What stands out makes the best oil for hair growth and thickness? 

Almost everybody, women mostly crave long and thick hair. It boosts their confidence apart from just making them look gorgeous. A woman with long hair will stand out, which is often a sign of beauty. Numerous remedies can come in handy to make the hair thick and long, but the most effective remedy is using particular oils. People report immense growth in length and thickness after using particular oils and others with different oils. You must understand that with oils used for hair growth and thickness, there is no one-size-fits-all. The oil that will work for one person will not necessarily work for another. That is why there is no one best oil for hair growth and thickness but a variety to Suit Different People.

Castor Oil

One of its characteristics is abundant in vitamin E, proteins, and minerals. These come in handy as castor oil is known to soften hair strands and infuse moisture to give the tresses a gorgeous sheen. The distinctive advantage of castor oil is that it improves blood circulation in the scalp, which is handy in hair growth. Castor oil suits most hair types, including the dry and flaky scalp, by offering all the nutrients needed.

How To Use  

Castor oil is excessively thick, which makes it hard to wash off. To do this, consider using castor oil and sesame oil to minimize viscosity. You may also consider regular and warming up the oil before application for greater results.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is popular and not just in areas around the coastline. This oil carries fatty acids in large amounts, which perforates hair follicles in-depth, thus offering your hair nourishment from the root level. It also contains vitamins and minerals, which are important for growth and healthy hair. Coconut oil also makes the hair soft and radiant. This also protects the hair from heat damage.

How To Use 

Consider heating the oil lightly before scalp application. Coconut oil can also be incorporated with Alma or curry leaves where you let the curry leaves heat in the hot oil beforehand. Wait for the oil to cool down before applying.

Argan Oil

This oil works as both a hair growth booster and repairs split ends. Additionally, Argan oil also protects the hair against heat damage. Extracted from the Argan trees, this oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidant properties. Argan oil also comes in handy in preventing hair breakage and improving scalp health. It also undergoes minimum processing which makes it suitable for hair growth.   

How To Use  

Argan oil is just as thick as it is vicious; however, unlike castor oil, it is not greasy. It is recommended that Argan oil should be applied on hair as opposed to the roots, and if you are considering making a hair mask, then this oil will suit you right.

Olive Oil 

This oil is very versatile as it comes in handy as both a hair product and a kitchen staple, and who doesn't love olive oil. According to IM (2021), Olive oil combines vitamin E, antioxidants, and oleic acid to make a powerful weapon for hair growth. Olive oil is essential in scalp rejuvenation and nourishing the roots of the hair while softening the hair. Olive oil mixed with lemon juice comes in handy in dealing with dandruff.

How To Use  

Olive oil suits application in damp or dry hair. For greater results, consider warming before use. Consider wrapping the hair with a warm towel for around thirty minutes in the case where you apply olive oil before your hair washes.

Tea Tree Oil   

This is a widely known ingredient in hair, body, and skin care products, comprising powerful antibacterial and cleansing properties. Majeed et al.  (2020) stated that Tea Tree oil is handy in stimulating hair growth and dealing with hair issues such as hair dryness and dandruff. It aids the scalp in nutrient take-in and stimulates the dormant hair follicles. Tea tree oil will work best to make hair grow faster and thicker.

How To Use 

Tea tree oil is also used in other products because of its high concentration. This also means that tea tree oil cannot be used solemnly; it needs dilution with a preferred carrier oil. You can also add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner. 

Rosemary Oil

This oil is a classic when it comes to hair growth and thickness. It has been there for quite some time and also comes in handy in improving blood circulation improving hair growth. It was also found to delay the start of grey hair. The antifungal properties of rosemary oil also work in relaxing the scalp.

How To Use  

Rosemary oil, just like Tea tree oil, should also be used with a carrier oil. Rosemary oil can also be homemade by heating coconut or olive oil and then topping it up with fresh or dried rosemary leaves. You then strain and store the oil after it cools down.

Almond Oil  

Almond oil is the best pick for people with hair breakage and those looking to strengthen their tresses. This oil suits all hair types, even dry, damaged, and color-treated hair, to bring back the length and shine in hair. Özdemir et al.  (2016) stated that almond oil contains high concentrations of natural vitamin E, magnesium, proteins, and fatty acids. Besides just stimulating hair growth and thickness, almond oil also comes in handy in protecting the hair against hair loss, making hair grow better.

How To Use   

It can be used directly from the bottle but consider warming it before use. You can also apply a few drops on the scalp and hair after wash. This will lock in moisture and make the braids radiant.

Amla Oil   

This is oil harnessed from the Alma fruit. Its distinctive advantage is based on its power as a stimulating agent, which is why it is used as a hair tonic. Alma oil comprises vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants, making it suitable for hair growth and thickness. It works for all hair types and is extra beneficial for those with dry and damaged hair. Mirunalini et al.  (2013) reported that Amla oil also deals with scalp inflammation and regulates oil production. It also comes in handy in making the tresses healthier and more resilient.

How To Use      

This oil can also be used directly but warming beforehand is also a great alternative.

CBD Oil

This oil is growing rather popular in the hair healthcare and skincare industry. Although there needs more research to prove its potential benefits overall, it has been reported to stimulate hair growth and thickness. This is thanks to its fatty acids content, that is, omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9. According to De (2020), CBD oil is also rich in protein and mineral content, aiding hair growth. 

How To Use   

CBD oil entails directly massaging the oil into the scalp to stimulate hair growth from the base level. 

Conclusion

There is no doubt that the secret to longer and thicker hair is oil. However, there are numerous types of oils out there, so one type of oil can’t be ranked as the best overall. Furthermore, different oils will react differently to different hair types. Though it’s not a matter of one-size-fits-all, many oils will fit a range of hair types.

References

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IM Almoselhy, R. (2021). Extra Virgin Olive Oil as Nutritional Therapeutic Immuno-Enhancer. International Journal of Food Science, Nutrition Health and Family Studies4(2), 26-45.

Majeed, M., Majeed, S., Nagabhushanam, K., Mundkur, L., Neupane, P., & Shah, K. (2020). Clinical study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a hair serum product in healthy adult male and female volunteers with hair fall. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology13, 691.

Mirunalini, S., Vaithiyanathan, V., & Krishnaveni, M. A. N. I. (2013). Amla: a novel ayurvedic herb as a functional food for health benefits-a mini. Int J Pharma Pharmaceut Sci5.

Özdemir, B., Yücel, S. S., & Okay, Y. (2016). Health properties of almond. J Hyg Eng Des17, 28-33.