Hair oiling also called as ‘Champi’ in India is a great way for boosting circulation in the scalp and promoting hair growth. It is the massaging technique along with active compounds in the oil that helps speed up hair growth. There are a lot of oils available commercially that either are blends or individually available claiming to boost hair growth. Below are our top 8 oils that have hair growth boosting properties-
CASTOR OIL – Castor oil is really thick and deeply moisturizes hair and scalp. Nourishes hair follicles and also strengthens them thereby reducing shedding. The oil contains Omega-6 and omega 9 fatty acids that penetrate into the hair follicles and scalp and provides intense nourishment that enables the hair follicles to restore growth. To use, dilute it with a carrier oil, maybe jojoba or coconut oil and use it to massage your hair. Wash off with a shampoo after 1 hour.
ROSEMARY OIL – Rosemary oil has amazing hair growth boosting properties! It unclogs follicles, nourishes the scalp and hair and reduces shedding and hair fall. Rosemary is rich in antioxidants that helps fight free radicals. To make rosemary oil, either infuse dried rosemary in jojoba oil for 1 month in dark or heat it on a double boiler with coconut oil or jojoba oil for 30 minutes and strain. Directly use it to massage your scalp and hair and wash off with a shampoo after 2-3 hours.
COCONUT OIL – Coconut oil deeply nourishes your scalp and hair by deeply penetrating. It helps reduce hair fall and stimulates hair growth. Coconut oil with regular usage makes your hair stronger, longer and shinier. Also helps reduce breakage. To use, directly massage coconut oil on scalp or add in few drops of your favourite essential oil for added benefits. Wash off with a shampoo after 2-3 hours.
BHRINGRAJ OIL – Has amazing hair nourishing and growth boosting properties. Intensely moisturizes and helps to boost the blood circulation to the scalp stimulating it and triggering hair growth. To make bhringraj oil, simply fry bhringraj leaves in coconut oil until they become dark and strain. Use it directly on scalp and hair as a hot oil treatment and massage. Use a shampoo after a few hours. Can also be used as an overnight treatment.
AMLA/INDIAN GOSEBERRY OIL – Amla or Indian gooseberry oil has amazing hair growth properties. Also has scalp purifying properties that detoxes and unclogs hair follicles. Helps fight dandruff and scalp too and makes hair thicker gradually. To make aamla oil, simply simmer dried aamla in coconut oil for 30 minutes and strain. Directly use it to massage your scalp and hair directly and wash off with a shampoo after 2-3 hours. Also add it in your homemade hair masks.
HIBISCUS OIL – Hibiscus har oil coats your hair nicely, adds shine and prevents frizziness. Also reduces frizz and makes hair manageable. Has hair growth properties and strengthen hair follicles. Also prevents premature hair greying and keeps hair healthy. To make hibiscus oil, simply simmer dried hibiscus petals in coconut oil for 30 minutes and strain. Directly use it to massage your scalp and hair directly and wash off with a shampoo after 2-3 hours. Also add it in your homemade hair masks.
OLIVE OIL – Olive oil intensely nourishes scalp, coats hair and reduces breakage and also promotes growth. Also reduces frizz and makes hair manageable. Use it directly on the scalp and hair t massage r add in few essential oils that you like. Best used as an overnight treatment; shampoo off.
ALMOND OIL – Almond oil has hair growth stimulating compounds and essential fatty acids. Nourishes hair follicles and strengthens hair. Reduces shedding, adds shine and makes hair manageable. Apply warm almond oil directly on scalp and hair massage. Shampoo off after 1 hour.