Did you know that Ayurveda recommends regular hair oiling? Massaging the hair with oil at least twice a week is said to improve hair quality and promote hair growth.


Even if the idea of oiling your hair seems old school, there are so many benefits that your hair can reap from it that you should definitely make it a part of your hair care routine. All you need to is take out 10 minutes for it, twice a week.


Do your hair concerns include thinning of hair, hair fall, split ends and hair dryness? If yes, then these problems could be preventing your hair growth.


The simplest way to healthy, long and lustrous hair is a regular head massage!


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10 Best Hair Growth Oils For Healthy Hair and Scalp

This guide to 10 best hair growth oils according to Ayurveda will help you identify the oil best suited to your hair type. We’ve only listed 100% natural and organic hair oils here. They are free from all chemicals and are strongly recommended for providing hair with the necessary nutrients and nourishment.


So, let’s get started!


1. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil actually has the power to make your hair grow healthier, longer and thicker.


How does Coconut oil help your hair?


The oil has vitamins and fatty acids that are able to penetrate the cuticle of your hair. After penetrating, these vitamins and fatty acids remove the build-up of sebum from the hair follicles which speeds up the growth of hair.


Kama Ayurveda’s Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the purest forms of coconut oil available in the market. It’s cold-processed which ensures that all the nutrients are well-preserved.


Extra Virgin Coconut Oil




Pros of using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for hair growth -

  • Is an effective conditioning treatment
  • Soothes dry scalp
  • Adds luster to hair
  • It’s non-sticky and fast-absorbing
  • Has a cooling and soothing sensation
How to use -

Simply apply Coconut oil to the scalp and gently massage from hair from root to tip. You can even heat the oil prior to application. Leave it on for 20 minutes. After that, cleanse with a mild hair cleanser and warm water.


2. Organic Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil derived from sesame seeds (til seeds) is the oldest oil ever to be used by mankind. Sesame seeds (til seeds) are so auspicious that ancient Hindu Mythologies refer to them as the symbol of immortality!


In Ayurveda, there is a special significance of using sesame oil for head massage. Its nourishing, calming and warming nature makes it the ideal massage oil.


Here’s what a popular Ayurvedic excerpt mentions about Sesame oil.


Charak Samhita Sutrasthana



Kama’s Organic Sesame Oil is 100% natural and organic, extracted from high-quality black sesame seeds through cold-pressing method.


Pros of using Sesame Oil for Hair Growth -

  • Light and soothing
  • Helps in removing dandruff
  • Acts as a conditioner that revitalizes and smoothens hair
  • Repairs heat damaged hair
  • Prevents hair damage caused by harmful UV radiations
How to use -

Simply apply Sesame oil to the scalp and gently massage from hair from root to tip. You can even heat the oil prior to application. Leave it on for 20 minutes. After that, cleanse with a mild hair cleanser and warm water.


Read more - How to use Sesame Oil For Hair?


3. Organic Neem Oil

Ayurvedic texts describe Neem as ‘Sarva Roga Nivarini’ (Universal Healer or curer of all Ailments). Packed with antioxidants that prevent hair loss, Neem oil is the nature’s cure to all hair and scalp problems.


Neem Oil is one of the most effective hair growth oils. It has regenerative properties that support healthy cell division and stimulates hair follicle growth and function.


If you’re looking to get all the benefits of neem oil, only use pure Neem Oil as the effectiveness of the oil varies depending on the purity of oil and the production method.


Kama’s Cold Pressed Organic Neem Oil, extracted from organic Neem seeds from the farms of Tamil Nadu is 100% pure and natural.


Organic Neem Oil




It helps in countering hair thinning caused by pollution, stress or medication. Therefore, regular application of the neem oil promotes thicker, stronger, and more luxurious hair growth.


Pros of using Neem Oil for hair growth -

  • Relieves dandruff
  • Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
  • Treats head lice and scalp infections
  • Prevents premature graying
How to use -

It is recommended to dilute equal parts (50/50) of Neem Oil with Sweet Almond/Sesame Oil and Gently massage into scalp. Allow it to work for 30 minutes. Cleanse with gentle and mild hair cleanser.


Read more - How to use Neem Oil for hair?


4. Brigandi Intensive Hair Treatment

Also known as False Daisy, Bhringraj is a miraculous herb hailing from the sunflower family. The leaves of Bhringraj tree are used to prepare Bhringraj oil, the most beneficial oil for hair growth.

The addition of certain other hair-friendly herbs makes Bhringraj oil even more effective hair growth oil. Kama Ayurveda combines Bhringraj with other hair-friendly herbs like Amla, Indigo, Sesame, and Balloon Vines to create a unique hair oil known as Bringadi.


Read more - Wonder Herb Bhringraj - How to use Bhringraj Oil For Hair Growth?


Bringadi



Together, these herbs make the oil an intensive hair treatment that prevents hair loss, scalp irritation, dandruff and premature graying, in addition to promoting hair growth.


For those of you who love using Amla oil hair on your hair, be assured to find the best benefits of Amla oil in Brigandi oil.


Read more - Amla For Hair - Indian Secret To Healthy Lustrous Hair


Pros of using Bhringraj Oil for hair growth -

  • Has a cooling and soothing sensation
  • Prevents scalp infections
  • Is a natural conditioner
  • Prevents hair loss and premature greying of hair
How to use -

Gently massage Brigandi oil into hair, ensuring that the entire scalp is covered. The treatment works as a natural conditioner if left on for 30 minutes.


Cleanse post-treatment with mild shampoo and warm/normal water. If you want to warm Brigandi oil, use the indirect warming method. Place the required quantity, in a container into warmed water and let it warm before applying it to hair.


5. Organic Sweet Almond Oil

If you’ve weak and damaged hair, then the nutrients present in Sweet Almond Oil help in nourishing the hair and repairing the damage.


Omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, vitamin E, and magnesium present in Sweet Almond Oil helps in promoting the growth of hair as well. Sweet Almond Oil smoothes hair cuticles, helps control hair fall and adds luster to damaged hair.


Kama Ayurveda’s Organic Sweet Almond Oil is a light and gentle conditioning treatment with the delicate sweet smell obtained from the ripe seeds of the Sweet Almond tree. It’s 100% natural, organic and produced through the cold-pressing method.


Organic Sweet Almond Oil



Pros of using Organic Sweet Almond Oil for hair growth -

  • Is non-sticky and fast-absorbing
  • Conditions hair
  • Repairs damaged hair
  • Protects hair from damage
How to use -

Simply apply Sweet Almond oil to the scalp and gently massage from hair from root to tip. You can even heat the oil prior to application. Leave it on for 20 minutes. After that, cleanse with a mild hair cleanser and warm water. 6. Lemongrass Essential Oil


Lemongrass essential oil, derived from Lemon Grass contains anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. Applying it to the scalp strengthens hair follicles, controls hair loss and leaves hair shiny and fresh. It also makes the scalp conducive to hair growth and prevents dandruff.


Since it is an essential oil, it must be diluted with a carrier oil and then applied to the hair.


Lemongrass Essential Oil




How to use -

To dilute, use a carrier oil such as Coconut, Almond and Sesame only. Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil and blend well. Apply on hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing off with a mild cleanser.


7. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil derived from Tea Tree is known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment or infection-reducing benefits.


It is very beneficial for the health of hair and scalp. It has the ability to soothe dry flaking, remove dandruff and it can even be used for the treatment of lice. It facilitates hair growth by unplugging hair follicles.


Tea Tree Oil has an energizing and soothing fragrance which uplifts the spirit.


How to use -


Two drops of tea tree oil can be added to regular shampoo or hair wash and massaged gently onto the scalp. Alternatively, it can be added to the carrier oil.


To dilute use a carrier oil such as Coconut, Almond and Sesame only. Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil and blend well. Apply on hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing off with a mild cleanser.


8. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Is your hair dry and brittle, leading to breakage? For some people, the biggest hurdle in growing their hair is the dryness of hair and scalp.


Ylang Ylang essential oil is useful in regulating the sebum production in the scalp and protecting your hair from drying out. Apart from this, it also increases the appearance of bouncy, shiny hair while smoothing knots and tangles.


Apart from being a hair growth oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is also used for aromatherapy as it helps in releasing negative emotions and inducing sleep.


Ylang Ylang essential oil



How to use -

To dilute use a carrier oil such as Coconut, Almond and Sesame only. Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil and blend well. Apply on hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing off with a mild cleanser.


9. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is well-known as an effective scalp treatment. It stimulates microcirculation to boost hair growth while reducing greasiness. It’s also known to increase the number of hair follicles.


The oil has an incredibly soothing smell that soothes the senses, improves mental clarity and raises overall energy levels. So, apart from being a great hair growth oil, it’s also good for overall mental health.


How to use -

To dilute use a carrier oil such as Coconut, Almond and Sesame only. Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil and blend well. Apply on hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing off with a mild cleanser.


10. Lavender Essential Oil

As a scalp toner, Lavender Essential Oil calms itchy scalp as well as undoes the damage caused by extreme weather or pollution.

Lavender Oil has also properties that can generate the growth of cells by reducing stress. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can improve scalp health. Due to these characteristics, Lavender oil helps in promoting overall hair growth. characteristics.


Lavender Essential Oil



When applied to hair, It calms the itchy scalp and provides an overall soothing sensation to the mind.


How to use -

To dilute use a carrier oil such as Coconut, Almond and Sesame only. Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil and blend well. Apply on hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing off with a mild cleanser.


How to oil your hair for hair growth? Now that you’ve gone through our list of oils that help in growing healthy hair, let’s understand the steps that you should follow to oil your hair well.


  1. Start by brushing your hair and untangling hair knots. This will help you in applying the oil more thoroughly in your hair strands and on the scalp.
  2. Part your hair from the middle or divide it into sections for ease of application.
  3. Warm the oil slightly if you wish to. After that, take a spoonful of oil in your palm. Rub the palms together and then slowly massage the oil all over your scalp.
  4. Apply the oil evenly to your hair strands as well. You may even comb your hair from root to tip to spread the oil evenly.
  5. After you’ve applied oil to all your hair, leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Wash it off with a mild hair cleanser.

References -

  1. 1. Chaisripipat W, et al. (2015). Anti-dandruff tonic containing lemongrass oil. DOI: 10.1159/000432407
  2. 2. Srivastava P, et al. (2014). Ylang-ylang oil not an uncommon sensitizer in Indian. DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.127693
  3. 3. Oh JY, et al. (2014). Peppermint oil promotes hair growth without toxic signs. DOI: 10.5487/TR.2014.30.4.297