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Want to Regrow Hair? Check These Wonder Hair Oils

Updated on July 8, 2018
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Introduction

As far as hair growth oil is concerned, there is a continuum of those including Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil so on and so forth. One is spoilt for choice while choosing an effective hair growth oil as there are plenty out there to choose from. No two hair growth oil is the same in the sense that the ingredients are different. There are certain types of oils that are good for dry hair while there are others that are a solution for frizziness not to mention dandruff. Once the hair growth problem is identified, accordingly the corresponding hair growth oil can be used.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is among the leading ayurvedic products that are rich in fatty acids penetrating the hair at the core unlike regular conditioners, resulting in soft, silky and shiny hair with a beautiful look and feel which everyone likes. As and when possible, using Organic Coconut Oil is recommended.

How to use: For oily scalps, coconut oil as a hair growth oil should be applied to the hair follicles only and not to the roots. Conversely, for dry scalps, coconut oil ought to be applied onto the scalp too for best results. At room temperature, coconut oil becomes solid and therefore needs heating so that it melts a little thereby the oil can be applied on the scalp seamlessly. The oil should be left in the hair for about a half hour to an hour or more and then the hair should be rinsed with an organic shampoo. The process should be repeated once every week.

Argan Oil

Second to Coconut Oil, Argan Oil is among other ayurvedic products that are an effective hair growth oil. For the uninitiated, one may be tempted to rightly jump to the conclusion which one may believe is logical, and that is, both coconut and argan are trees that grow the fruits and their oils are extracts of the fruits. Argan is a variety of tree found in Morrocco that grows fruits with nuts inside. When the fruit is cracked open the little nut contains the Argan Oil, the hair growth oil which is extracted. As uncanny as it may sound, the fact is, goats can climb Argan trees.

Moroccan oil is another name for Argan Oil that does wonders for one’s hair. Argan Oil has antioxidants that enable combating UV rays and is a potential remedy for hair cell damage. Additionally, Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E and ferulic acid as ingredients as well. Only a few drops are all it takes to protect one’s hair from heat and along with that, the hair growth oil is a nourishment for the hair as well as a moisturizer reducing dry and brittle hair, resulting in one’s hair being soft and manageable. The nickname of Argan Oil is "liquid gold" and rightly so. When it comes to greasiness, Argan Oil is much less greasy than coconut oil, and therefore it can be used frequently.

That entertaining fact aside, Argan Oil is also known as Moroccan oil, which will do wonders for your hair. Argan Oil is jam-packed with beneficial ingredients like vitamin E, ferulic acid, and fatty acids, as well as antioxidants, which fight UV rays, and hair cell damage. Just a few drops of Argan Oil will not only protect your hair from heat, nourish and moisturize it, but will reduce dry and brittle hair, and frizziness, leaving your hair soft and manageable. No wonder they call this oil "liquid gold"! Argan Oil is not as greasy as coconut oil, so it's perfect for more frequent use.

How to use: Pour a few drops of the hair growth oil on the palm and rub with both hands and then apply evenly on the dry or damp hair excluding the roots. For optimal results apply the oil daily.

Castor Oil

Castor beans are the main ingredient of Castor oil which does wonders for hair growth, as it's got all the essential qualities including vitamin E, minerals, and proteins. Castor Oil is also rich in antioxidants that complement hair’s keratin resulting in the hair being stronger, silkier, and well-nourished. Acquiring this oil through the cold-pressed process is recommended meaning the oil is extracted without applying any heat and hence the oil is known as Virgin Castor oil. Besides, there are huge benefits including reducing hair loss, combating scalp infections and dandruff all because of its anti-fungal attributes. It's also effective in conditioning and moisturizing the hair, not to mention thwart split ends.

How to use: Castor oil has a very thick consistency and therefore mixing and applying only a few drops of castor oil and a carrier oil like Olive Oil or Coconut Oil on the scalp evenly and easily would yield optimal results. This mixture is essentially a scalp treatment that ideally requires putting on a shower cap and leaving the mixture overnight. The very next morning one could wash and rinse as one would any other day. Every week or as recommended, this process can be repeated Repeat weekly or as needed. As a hot oil treatment, Castor oil is very effective.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba pronounced ho-ho-ba! Oil is an extract of the jojoba plant with a chemical structure resembling the natural oil that the scalp oozes known as sebum. Therefore, it's more than likely that it would adaptable on the scalp without any signs of having side effects. Jojoba Oil, like Coconut Oil, as a hydrating effect on the hair at its root as it moisturizes the hair follicles from within. Jojoba oil does wonders, in treating dandruff and dry scalp issues. Moreover, Jojoba oil makes hair shiny and soft.

How to use: Jojoba Oil can be used as a treatment producing the best results when the oil is applied on the scalp and left overnight. For optimal results, the oil could be applied to the scalp prior to a hair wash and left for about a half hour or overnight. For a pleasant aroma, a drop of one’s preferred basic oil; a lavender or eucalyptus could be added. Adding a few drops of Jojoba Oil to one’s conditioner is an option. The other option is applying a little bit of the oil to the ends of one’s hair after the hair has been washed.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is quite popular as, in addition to using in cooking even natural beauty products have olive oil as a major ingredient. Olive Oil is rich in moisturizing attributes that are enriching for the hair. The shaft of the hair is coated for protection from heat as well as concealing the strands of hair that is damaged for a sleeker, stronger, healthier, and shinier look and feel.

How to use: 1-2 tablespoons of Olive Oil should be applied to dry or damp hair once a week, evenly and thoroughly. A shower cap or towel could be used to leave on for about a half hour. Carefully washing one’s hair in the shower is essential to prevent dripping resulting in a slippery floor. The hair should be rinsed with cold water and using the conditioner is optional.

Which oil to buy?

One could easily be overwhelmed and spoilt for choice while choosing the oil that would be appropriate for one’s hair. Tips for choosing the right hair oil according to one’s hair type are:

Read the Ingredients list

One can be deceived by labels. Therefore it's vital to ensure there aren’t any chemicals, only natural ingredients which work best for hair growth.

Respond to the needs of your hair!

People are inherently different and therefore the hair treatments vary from individual to individual. The key is choosing a hair treatment product that would be ideal for a particular hair type and not be swayed even if the product is recommended or advertised.

Oils are inherently greasy and therefore should be used sparingly so as to not end up with greasy hair even after several washes. At all times hair ought to be washed thoroughly with a shampoo that is natural, and alcohol-free. One’s hair would turn gorgeous, healthy, and shiny only through consistent long-term use.

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© 2018 Avik Chakravorty

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