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Essential oils for hair growth and how to do it yourself

Essential oils for hair growth and how to do it yourself

05/25/2022 07:54

If you're like most people, you want long, thick hair. But sometimes it seems like that's just not possible. You may have tried all sorts of products and treatments, but nothing has worked. Or maybe you've been using the same products for years and they've stopped working.

Don't give up! There's still hope. You can get the long, thick hair you've always wanted with a little help from essential oils. Essential oils are very concentrated and powerful. They can penetrate the hair shaft and nourish the scalp. This helps to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.

Having thick hair that grows well has a few benefits, so why wouldn’t you look for products that promote healthy hair growth, giving you a thicker look and feel. Thick hair is awesome for braids which is a common hairstyle worn to keep it manageable. It is also great if you want to wear your hair in layers.

One of the best ways to achieve improved hair growth and thickness is by using a range of different essential oils and carrier oils. There are many to choose from, and which one you decide to use will depend on your specific needs. When you have chosen which oils are best for you, you simply mix them and apply to your hair.

Best Essential Oils For Hair Growth

There are many essential oils for hair growth and thickness which can be used individually or combined with other oils to achieve your desired results. Here are some of the best essential oils that we recommend to promote healthy hair growth and achieving a thicker look.

Pure Lavender Oil – If you want to promote thick and healthy hair growth, then you will want to consider using pure lavender essential oil for hair. Often known for its distinctive scent, lavender oil can be implemented into your hair routine to help promote healthier hair growth, giving you that desirable thick head of hair. It can aid in relieving headaches, stress and anxiety as well as acting as an anti-itching agent to keep your head itch free, allowing your hair to grow in peace.

Cedarwood Oil – You should consider using cedarwood essential oil for hair growth. Cedarwood essential oil has been proven to promote hair growth as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory with anti-fungal properties, allowing you head to be free of any potential inflammation or fungi so your hair can grow. Cedarwood is also used to help reduce eczema, meaning it can be especially useful to treat dry skin on your scalp.

Ylang Ylang Oil – Using ylang ylang essential oil for hair can work miracles. Ylang ylang oil can be used to help thicken your hair as well as aiding in the reduction of stress levels and anxiety. Adding a few drops to rub into your hair can help thicken your hair over time and can even help to lower blood pressure at the same time.

Peppermint Oil – You can use peppermint essential oil for hair growth. One of the many benefits of using peppermint oil are that is helps to stimulate hair growth, letting you achieve that luscious, full head of hair that you desire. It can also be used to help relieve headaches and can help to balance hormones, which could affect your hair growth.

Using Carrier Oils As A Base

You will also need to use a carrier oil as a base for your essential oils. A carrier oil is used to help carry the essential oils into the hair shaft and scalp. It also helps to dilute the essential oils so they are not too concentrated and can be more easily applied to the hair.

We recommend using 100% organic and natural carrier oils from an African supplier as drug store oils can contain fillers and chemicals which may damage your hair. Some of the best carrier oils for hair growth and thickness are:

Argan Oil – Argan oil has been used for centuries to help rejuvenate and stimulate hair growth. It helps to hydrate your hair follicles as well as moisturising your scalp and gives your hair a shiny look and feel.

Jojoba Oil – Jojoba oil is another great carrier oil which possesses many healthy properties. It can help your scalp unclog your hair follicles, which in turn can help to promote and increase hair growth. It is also great for moisturising your scalp so if you suffer from dandruff or dry skin on your scalp, you should definitely consider using Jojoba oil as a carrier base.

How To Make Your Own DIY Hair Oil at Home


Now that you know which essential oils and carrier oils are best for hair growth, it is time to learn how to make your own DIY hair oil at home so you can start growing luscious, thick locks!

You Will Need:

-1/2 cup of carrier oil of choice

-10-15 drops of your chosen essential oils

-A storage bottle with dropper

The DIY Process:

1.Choose a base – You will want to first choose a base, we recommend either Argan or Jojoba oil, but you could also use coconut, as these oils possess many great benefits for hair growth.

2.Choose your essential oils – Depending on what you want to achieve, be it thickness, growth or a less itchy scalp, you can choose one or more essential oil to add to your base oil. Or buy a mixture and get creative.

3.Mixing your oils – Add your chosen essential oils to the carrier oil – Add 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oils to the carrier oil and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a storage bottle with dropper – This will make it easier for you to apply the oil to your hair.

How To Apply Your DIY Hair Oil


To use, apply a small amount to your scalp and massage in with your fingertips. You can do this every day or every other day for best results. Leave the oil in your hair for at least 30 minutes before washing out as normal.

You can also add a few drops of your DIY hair oil to your shampoo or conditioner for an extra boost of hydration and nourishment!

Try This Popular Recipe


This healthy DIY recipe is made from our most popular ingredients. Apply it twice a week, and you’ll begin noticing longer, thicker and healthier hair in just a few weeks.

Base – ½ cup of Argan oil

Essential Oils – 10 drops of Cedarwood essential oil, 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil, and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil.

Mixing these oils together will help create a beautiful, scented hair oil that can be used to promote and stimulate thicker, fuller hair growth as well as moisturising and hydrated your hair. The argan oil will also help to give your hair a beautiful shine and can aid in repairing damaged hair.

Give It a Try

Making your own DIY hair oil is easy, simple, and inexpensive! Using essential oils for hair growth can help you achieve the long, thick, and luscious locks you’ve always wanted. Try it for yourself and see the difference!