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DIY Hair Oils for Different Hair Problems

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

  • Best Oils For Hair Growth
  • Best Essential Oils For Hair Growth
  • 5 Best DIY Hair Oil Treatment Recipes
  • How To Store DIY Hair Oils
  • Dos And Donts

Best Oils For Hair Growth

Coconut oil is rich in saturated fats and can penetrate the hair shafts to provide deep moisturization. A study shows that coconut oil also helps reduce protein loss (1).This oil works wonders for low-porosity hair or 4C curly hair by detangling the knots. You can use virgin coconut oil for a relaxing scalp massage.

Castor oil is a thick and viscous oil that is extracted from Ricinus communis plant. Anecdotal evidence suggests that castor oil can help promote hair growth and thicken your eyebrows and eyelashes. However, the viscous nature of this hair oil makes it a little difficult to apply and rinse.

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No.501 - Frizzy Hair

Note: Dilute castor oil with another oil and use it only on your scalp.

Hibiscus oil is a red-colored oil extracted from the hibiscus flowers. A study found hibiscus leaf oil to be more potent for hair growth than the one extracted from the flower (3). Hibiscus oil has been used in India since ancient times for thick and luscious locks. Moreover, it has a pleasant smell, hydrates the hair, and prevents dandruff.

Jojoba oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is widely used as a skin care ingredient (4). It also nourishes the hair and stimulates its growth.

Argan oil is light as a feather. It can be used for scalp massaging and styling rough, dry hair. It is composed of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids, tocopherols, polyphenols, sterols, triterpene alcohols, and squalene (5). Argan oil helps keep the scalp healthy, prevents hair breakage, and makes the hair smooth and shiny.

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Apart from these oils, essential oils are also great for hair growth and adding a beautiful, relaxing aroma to your DIY hair oil. Heres a list of the essential oils you can use.

Best Essential Oils For Hair Growth

A study showed that 641748354' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' >peppermint oil helped increase the number of hair follicles, hair follicle depth, and thickness in mice (6). This oil has a soothing effect on the scalp and can also help reduce dandruff.

A study confirms that lavender oil can be used for hair growth (7). Lavender oil, when applied to the scalp with a carrier oil (jojoba or grapeseed oils) can be a safe and effective therapy for alopecia areata (8).

Rosemary essential oil can also be used for treating androgenic alopecia or female pattern hair loss (9). It helps reduce scalp itchiness, nourishes the scalp, and stimulates the hair follicles.

ishonest No.232 - Pigmentation & Blemishes

No.232 - Pigmentation & Blemishes

Cedarwood oil helps balance oil production, has antifungal and antibacterial properties, reduces hair loss, and promotes hair growth. Along with a carrier oil, cedarwood oil can also help treat alopecia areata (8).

Chamomile oil has relaxing effects and is good for soothing the scalp. It also helps transform rough hair into soft curls.

These essential oils are beneficial for hair growth. Now, get your wands out! We are going to prepare the magic oils for spellbinding thick hair!

5 Best DIY Hair Oil Treatment Recipes

1. Lavender And Coconut Oil For Hair Growth

You Will Need

  • 1 drop of lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops of coconut oil
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  1. Mix the lavender essential oil and coconut oil. Shake well.
  2. Massage this oil mixture onto your scalp and hair.
  3. Shampoo your hair and apply argan oil.

Note: You can create a batch of this blend and store it for future use.

2. Peppermint And Almond Oil For Hair Growth

You Will Need

  • 1 drop of peppermint oil
  • 15 drops of almond oil


  1. Mix the peppermint and almond oils.
  2. Shake well and store in a dry place.
  3. Massage this oil blend onto the scalp in a circular motion.
  4. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash your hair.
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No.202 - Prevent Elasticity Damage

Note: Do a patch test before using peppermint oil. If you have a tingling effect on your scalp, avoid using it.

3. Rosemary, Argan And Castor Oil For Hair Growth

You Will Need

  • 1 drop of rosemary oil
  • 5 drops of castor oil
  • 5 drops of argan oil


  1. Mix the rosemary oil, castor oil, and argan oil in a bowl.
  2. Stir this mixture with a glass or steel straw.
  3. Apply this oil blend only to the scalp to prevent hair tangles.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse.
4. Chamomile And Jojoba Oil For Hair Growth

You Will Need

  • 1 drop of chamomile oil
  • 10 drops of jojoba oil
Activates the microcirculation of scalp and strengthens the hair follicles to stimulate hair growth

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  1. Mix the chamomile oil and jojoba oil.
  2. Massage this oil mixture onto the scalp and hair.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash your hair.

You Will Need

  • 1 drop of cedarwood oil
  • 10 drops of hibiscus oil


  1. Mix the cedarwood oil and hibiscus oil. Shake well.
  2. Massage this mixture onto the scalp and hair for 10minutes.
  3. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse.

There you have it 5best DIY hair oils. But how do you store them? Find out in the next section.

How To Store DIY Hair Oils

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Store these DIY hair oils in brown glass bottles and use a dropper. You can find them at any online store. Ensure to store them away from the sun and in a dry place. Also, create oils in batches to prevent them from going rancid.

Heres a list of the dos and donts you should follow while using DIY hair oils.

Dos And Donts

DIY hair oils replenish your hair, improving its thickness, smoothness, and shine. Oiling your hair and massaging your scalp improve blood circulation and stimulate hair follicles. Carrier oils like coconut, almond, castor, hibiscus, jojoba, and argan oils offer various benefits to your hair. You can also add in essential oils of peppermint, cedarwood, chamomile, lavender, and rosemary for enhanced hair care and aromatherapy. However, even after trying these oils, if you experience severe hair loss, it might be a sign of something more serious, so you should consult a doctor. If you take medication regularly, check with your doctor if these oils can be paired with the prescribed treatment.

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