What Is The Best Oil For Hair Growth

What Is The Best Oil For Hair Growth

Are you looking for ways to make your hair grow fast and strong? The chances are that you have read about the benefit of natural hair oils and are wondering what is the best oil for hair growth? This article will introduce you to two ayurvedic hair oils for different hair types each with its own benefits.

Aren’t you jealous of Indian women for their wonderful long, shiny and healthy hair? I know I am!

Would you like to know their secret? I will tell you, but only if you promise to keep it a secret. *wink* In fact it has several parts:

  • Healthy diet
  • Good hair care regime
  • Natural, silicone free shampoo and conditioner
  • Nourishing hair oils

Healthy Diet For Hair Growth

Healthy diet, rich in fatty acids and helps to nourish the hair follicles from within. It contains key ingredients such as:

  • avocado
  • coconut
  • nuts and almonds
  • fatty fishes such as salmon and mackerel.

Vitamin C is also ingredient for promoting cell growth and it can be easily obtained from fruit and berries.

Vitamin E is also needed for hair health. It can acquired from:

  • Almonds and raw seeds
  • Swiss chard
  • Mustard greens
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Extra virgin olive oil


You can read more how healthy diet helps to maintain beautiful and shiny hair here.

Proper Hair Care Promotes Hair  Growth

Besides hair oil, it’s important that you use the right natural products, free of chemicals, to wash and condition your hair, in order to prevent to promote ideal conditions for hair growth and protect hair breakage, loss and frizz.

This means you need to deeply moisturise and nourish the hair, protecting it from the effects of pollution, chemicals and sun. Excessive washing and styling with heat also damages hair greatly.

Excessive Hair Washing

Discover the all natural Ayurvedic hair care products here:

Best Natural Hair Products For All Hair Types

Ayurvedic Hair Oils

These amazing oils are based on ancient mixture of therapeutic organic essential oils made from herbs. They stimulates and vitalise the scalp and in the process restore the vigour to the hair follicles preventing hair loss and dandruff, premature greying and and the same time encouraging healthy new hair growth.

All the ayurvedic hair oils are based on sesame and coconut oil. Both have unique benefits for the scalp and the hair.

Coconut Oil Benefits For The Hair

Besides being a key ingredient in Ayurvedic hair oils, Cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil is used for conditioning the hair and protecting it from the wearing effects of sun and salt water in all Polynesian cultures.

Its health benefits are also widely researched and published. Read an article how a technique called coconut oil pulling can help to promote general health:

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil Pulling

Extra Virging Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. It helps to restore balance to the scalp by compacting yeast, a fungal growth which causes dandruff. It is also a great natural remedy for getting rid of lice, folliculitis, an hair follicle infection and ringworm of the scalp.

Cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil is also rich in medium chain fatty acids, which nourish the scalp by penetrating the hair follicle, compacting frizz, helping to prevent hair breakage, hair loss and promoting hair growth.

Coconut oil is also rich in vitamin E, which is nourishing effects are well known to many cosmetic products and it’s widely used both in skin creams and hair masks.

E vitamin is an powerful antioxidant. It helps to build and repair tissue. Applying it to the scalp, helps to reduce inflammations and repair damaged repair and build tissue and hair follicles.

Sesame Oil Benefits For The Hair

Just like coconut oil, cold pressed sesame oil is widely used in the cosmetics industry. It is very beneficial for the hair and it compacts most of the same areas coconut oil does.

It is also antibacterial and contains high amounts of E vitamin. Additionally it also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus which nourish the scalp.

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil especially improves the scalps blood circulation promoting hair growth. It is highly penetrative in nature, helping to  heal damage caused by chemicals and colouring.

Sesame oil also forms a protective coat around the hair shaft, keeping it protected from the damaging effects of the chemical, pollution, UV rays and sea or chlorine water.

Sesame oil also acts as a coolant helping the hair to recover from the effects of blow drying and curling, as the harsh heat damages the hair follicles. It also locks the moisture within, preventing further drying. It’s cooling effect also compacts stress, which is a mayor factor in hair loss.

Improved Hair and Scalp Health

Improved hair and scalp health is a key to hair growth. Hair oils basing themselves on extra virgin coconut oil and sesame oil Improves scalp and hair health by:

  • Gets rid of dandruff
  • Gets rid of lice
  • Gets rid of ringworm of the scalp
  • Fights folliculitis
  • Reduces scalp inflammations
  • Prevents hair breakage
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Builds and repairs tissue
  • Repairs hair follicle damage
  • Protects the hair from environmental damage from:
    • UV rays
    • salt or chlorine water
    • chemicals
    • colouring
    • heat
    • pollution
  • Restores dry hair
  • Prevents split ends
  • Helps the hair to keep on to its pigment longer, preventing premature greying
  • Gives the hair a luminous shine
  • Combats frizz
  • Helps to grow thicker and fuller hair

Hair Oil Usage

The hair oil is used for three different purposes, but the method remains the same. Small amount of oil is massaged well into the scalp and the ends. The oil is left to act a certain amount of time before washing.

Hair Mask

Hair mask is a deep conditioner applied to the scalp and the hair, that nourishes and repairs damaged hair. For best effects to be left into the hair over night.

Hair oil is best used together with heat as it activates all the properties and creates a hair mask. There are several ways of doing this.

Heating The Oil

Pour a small amount of the oil in a small class dish. Place the class dish in a shallow contained with hot water. Make sure water does not mix with the oil.

Heating The Body

If you do not want to heat the oil, you can also apply it cold and heat yourself instead! You can do this by using the oil in sauna or steam room.

I have personally found this very good way of using the oil. I apply the oil into the hair twice or three times a week about half an hour before going to sauna. I leave the oil for the night and wash my hair the following morning.

Protective Usage

Hair oil can also be used to protect the hair from the damaging sun, sea or chlorine water, chemicals and heat. Women in tropical environments apply hair oil into their hair every morning. It gives them the famous lush shiny and fragrant hair.

In this case apply the hair oil evenly into the whole hair in the morning before leaving the house. Wash the hair in the evening or the following morning.

Hair Styling

Hair oil is traditionally used in Indian hair styling, as it helps to keep the hair in it’s place and protect it while at the same time giving it a lush shine.

Hair Oil

What Is The Best Oil For Hair Growth

So what is the best Ayurvedic hair oil for promoting hair growth and preventing hair fall? The answer is, it depends on your hair type and it’s general condition.

Dry, frizzy hair, which has been damaged by excessive styling and coloring needs different kind of hair than oily or normal. Hence there are generally two different ayurvedic hair oils promoted for each of these types.

Javakusum Hair Oil For Normal and Dry Hair

Ayurvedic Javakusum hair oil is the best oil to promote healthy hair growth for dark, dry, damaged, frizzy and curly hair. It is widely used by women in India and Sri Lanka.

Besides containing both cold pressed extra virgin and cold pressed sesame oils, with its long benefits listed above, it also contains cold pressed castor oil.

Castor oil, just like coconut and sesame oils, is antibacterial and contains vitamin E. Additionally it contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Its unique composition helps to balances the scalp, prevents hair loss, promotes healthy growth.

Additional key ingredients include javakusum, hibiscus flower, Indian gooseberry, indigo and henna.

Javakusum Hair Oil

All these ingredients work together in harmony to darken the hair, preventing premature graying and giving it a healthy shine. Henna helps to condition the hair and the whole blend nourished frail hairs, thickening and proving the hair a healthy shine.


100ml bottle of hair oil is currently on offer for $19.20 $24.00

This product is also available as part of Ayurvedic anti-aging regime. You can read my review of this powerful set of products, tools and information here:

Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

Bhringraj Tail Hair Oil For Normal And Oily Hair

Ayurvedic Bhringraj Tail hair oil is best for thin, blonde and oily hair. It is also well suitable for the use on young children.

Just like the Javakusum oil, it bases itself on cold pressed extra virgin coconut and sesame oils.

It does however not contain any castor oil. Instead is contains the essential oil from Eclipta alba, a plant of a sunflower family, which encourages hair growth.

It also contains Eclipta alba and Nagarmotha plant extract, which are traditionally used for Ayurvedic hair loss remedies. Baheda plant extract in return strengthens thin hairs, making them less easily breakable.

Antioxidants and amino acids in the Indian herbs of brahmi, amla, Kachur, Sariva, Nagarmotha, Lodhra, Khareti, Manjishtha, Babchi, Mulethi, Chandan, Padmkashth, Priangu, Mandur, Jatamansi and Ashwagandha present in this hair oil are all beneficial for the hair.

100ml bottle of hair oil is currently on offer for $20.00 $25.00

My Loving Advice

Javakusum is my favourite hair oil as my auburn curly hair is prone for frizz and breaks easily. I also used it successfully to prevent hair loss during my second and third rounds of cancer treatments.

Additionally this hair smells gorgeous due to the use of hibiscus flower essential oil and it has an uplifting effect in my moods.

I have used Bhringraj Tail hair oil to stimulate hair growth by alternating it with Javakusum hair oil after my hair loss due to cancer. Alone it does not nourish my hair enough and neither does it control the frizz of my curls.

These hair oils helped to regrow my hair with the speed of 2.5cm/1inch per month after my first cancer treatments which caused me to loose my hair.

If you only use the hair oil as a hair mask 2-3 times a week, it will last you around 2 months. If you use it daily, it will last approximately 2-4 weeks depending on the length and volume of your hair.

I can highly recommend both hair oils and love the fact that they contain no chemicals or mineral oils, but only oils extracted from herbs and plants. They are both based on ancient Ayurvedic recipes and endured the test of time.

Love and energy,


P.S. If you are interested in natural facial care as well, take a look at this review about the organic Just Herb beauty products:

Just Herbs Skin Care Products 

42 thoughts on “What Is The Best Oil For Hair Growth”

  1. Could you explain more about the hair being dead? My hairdresser always tells me his products will make my hair more alive.

    1. Hi Gregory, interesting question 🙂 Your hair is like your finger nails, made from keratin! It doesn’t hurt to cut neither, does it? That’s because they grow from the roots and the only part that is alive is the hair follicle. The hair starts growing from the root at the bottom of this follicle. This root it built from protein cells, your scalp circulation feeds the root, which produces more cells, making the hair grow. When the hair grows, it pushes itself through the skin together with the oil gland.

  2. I tell you this, you are not lying when you say that a healthy diet will help the hair grow. I have been on a diet for about a month now and I can really see a difference.

    I eat mostly salmon, mahi-mahi, nuts, avocados along with other fruits and veggies and my hair just seems to be growing faster than ever!

    I’m no big hair person and in fact, I buzz my head most of the time. So really I just have to get more haircuts and it’s annoying. 🙂

    My wife, however, has taken notice of her hair and she is just loving it. I going to have to surprise her and pick up a bottle of this for her.



    1. Hi David, good diet is a key to hair growth! The omega acids will help not only your hair, but of course also your general health! We women like men with good hair! I think it’s because we know a head full of hair is sign of virility and health. I am sure your wife will love this product, it’s amazing for both female and male hair.

  3. This is a very thorough blog post about all the different oils and benefits. I have used coconut oil and hot oil treatments but that is the extent of my knowledge. I think I might give these oils a try.

    1. Hi Sandy, I’m happy you learned something from my post. Coconut oil has unique benefits for the hair, it’s well suited for deep conditioning hair. Try them out, I am sure you won’t be disappointed!

  4. Hello, this article is interesting. I have a very thin and brittle hair, which grows really slowly. This Bhringraj Tail sounds great. My daughter also often brings lice home from school and I hate using chemicals or silicone! How do you use the oil to treat lice? Nina

    1. Hi Nina! I’m happy you found my article about the best hair oils for growth interesting! Your hair will certainly benefit from Bhringraj Tail oil and help you to get a thicker hair. In fact I would recommend that you purchase the whole hair care trio that I am recommending on this here: Best Natural Hair Products For All Hair Types, I am sure your hair will benefit from it. To treat lice, you need to apply 2 palm fulls of Javakusum oil in the scalp every night and an other hand full into the rest of the hair. Wash away in the morning and repeat for a whole week. Wait for two weeks and repeat the treatment.

  5. I love Javakusum oil for my hair. It smells so good and keeps my hair nicely in place when I use it for my office hairdo. Everyone is jealous for my long and thick Indian hair, but it requires a lit of maintenance!

    1. Hi Mira, Javakusum oil is also my favourite for years now. I love the strong hibiscus smell, it actually makes me a little sleepy, so I like to apply it in the evening. I’m envious for your long straight hair, I wish I could have thicker hair! My auburn locks are very high maintenance too.

  6. Your story about what is the best oil for hair growth is an excellent article, I have dry curly hair and am always looking for ways to make it shiny and less frizzy. After reading this article I think I might have to try some of these oils as you suggested. All the ingredients look so good and healthy for you.

    1. Hi Helen,
      Good to hear you liked my article about the best oil for hair growth! Javakusum oil is really excellent for dry and frizzy hair, I use it myself every second day and it makes such a big difference in my hair.

  7. Yes, healthy diet is very important to our body and hair being growth from our body the diet we eat will affect our hair too. Avocado, coconut, nuts and almonds are all the good foods we should take.
    Many modern hair care products contain chemicals inside which we seldom realise it. Using Ayurvedic hair care products will minimise our risk of getting low quality hair care products. For the price of $20 and less to have such quality hair care products is really a good buy.

    1. Hi TYP,

      Healthy diet is the most important beauty treatment for our skin and hair! Ayurvedic hair care products are chemical free and organic, made from the finest natural ingredients. The products are produced with loving labour in a family owned company and are really good value for money.

  8. Hello this is Amir,
    I read your amazing article about hair growth ways. I am also an organic person and really like to find non-chemical ways to use in my life. I really liked the idea of using coconut oil and almond.
    I do not like the smell of these oils when I apply them, is there any non fragrant oil to use?

    1. Hi Ami,

      organic is the most important feature in any health and beauty products in my opinion!

      What comes to the scent, since it’s derived from the natural ingredients on this product, there is no perfume involved. It is not possible to produce an oil with these properties without any scent. If you leave some things such as the amla and hibiscus flower out, besides from missing the benefits, you will still be left with sesame and coconut oil smell. Only non-scent products in the market are ones produced with chemicals.

  9. Wow, who knew there was so much to hair care. As a male with a buzz cut, I have never given it much thought until recently. My four-year-old daughter was unlucky enough to inherit my thin and frizzy hair instead of her Philipino mothers beautiful, thick straight hair. Fortunately, she got her mother’s looks, though. 🙂 I am the one that usually does bath time and get ready for school time so dealing with her hair is always an ordeal. And she is so particular about it looking good that I have had to really pick up my game. Is there any concern about using hair oil’s for young children and do you think it would be beneficial for strengthening and thickening her hair?

    1. Hi Patrick,
      Hair care is important part of beauty routine for many women, but there is so much more to it. Just like our skin, the condition of our hair reflects our health. Both ayurvedic hair ols are gentle enough to be used on children but for a young child I would recommend the Bhringraj oil!

  10. Hi, I’m also a recovering cancer patient and lost all my hair. It has started to slowly recover in patches. How long did it take for your hair yo go back? I was bold for 7 months.

    1. Hi Marianne,
      Sorry to hear about your cancer, but happy to know you are recovering!
      I was only bold for 14 weeks and after that I started to re-grow hair. First only around 1cm per month, but after using a combination of the hair oils, by alternating days, I achieved 2.5cm growth per week, which I maintained for 1.5 years. My hair grew back thick and strong.

  11. I just ordered the Javakusum hair oil. I wear my hair often in a bun to the office, so it looks like a perfect thing to use instead of my hair spray which seems to damage the hair! Do you have more advice about hair care in generally? Like how often should I was my medium long, straight and black hair?

    1. Hi Anna, I am sure you will love this hair oil. Besides being one of the best ones to encourage hair growth, it also has so many other fantastic benefits and it’s very suitable for hair dos as it smells so wonderful. I wil be writing an article soon about general hair care and will send you the link. I would wash your hair 2-3 times a week. every second day. with gentle, natural products.

  12. This is a very informative and interesting post.
    Fatty acids are good for so much and it makes sense they would also be healthy for your hair.
    Are there any suggested alternatives to salmon or mackerel for vegans?
    The list of ingredients rich in vitamin E are pretty much all apart of my diet, excepting for mustard greens. So I’ll try and include that. Thanks for the comprehensive article.

    1. Hi Keith,
      Thank you for your nice comment. Good diet is essential for healthy hair, which is a basis for hair growth! Yes there are vegetarian alternatives, I know the struggle all too well, as part of my family is vegetarian! I love chia seeds, I make a pudding with almond milk, maple syrup and cinnamon. Flax seeds are also good, you can use them in muesli or salads! Mustard greens are delicious, little bit spicy, which is something I really like in greens, which tend to be bit dull tasting.

  13. Hi!

    I’m not jealous of Indian women, but I would certainly love to have beautiful like them! 😉

    Thank you for these tips. If there’s anything that I’m not good at, it is hair care. Actually, I’m looking for a good hair oil for my four-year old daughter. She had an autoimmune disease that caused her hair to fall off in patches. I’m not keen on shaving her hair bald because she’s got such lovely hair. I’m thinking of buying the Javakusum Hair Oil and I want to believe that since it’s made from natural products, it’s safe for me to use it on her. What do you think?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Princila,
      Yes, they shiny and thick hair is gorgeous! There are many people who ignore their hair and just use cheap products full of chemicals from the supermarket.
      I am sorry to hear about your daughters problem. If you are interested, I have some more tips for living with AI! Although either product is suitable for children, I would recommend the Bhringraj Tail Hair Oil, this oil is very gentle and will for sure work for her.

  14. I found this review via Facebook and love the fact that even the article is about best hair oil for growth, it gives other tips and talks about the ingredients. I have red curly hair, which one you would recommend?

    1. Hi Carla, I am happy you liked my article what is the best oil for hair growth! In order to grow a strong healthy hair, you need to care for it as well, no oil will be enough on it’s own! I would recommend the Just Herbs Javakusum hair oil, it is very suitable for curly hair.

  15. Hey Hanna!

    I am 66 years old lady who has get very thinner hair be derived from hormons. I have tryed to find some method to repair it for yaers.

    Now I get to read yuor article of Javakusum hair oil and tryed it once. I put it into my hairi n the evening and my scalp begun immimently to ticle. Yhen I went to sauna and get it effect in warm. Next morning I washed my hair wiht Ayurvedif shampoon. My hair is now shining and my curls are not so flying than earlyer.

    I am very happy that I have found a hair oil like Javakusum hair oil. I can heartly recommend it to everyone.

    lovin Inka

    1. Hi Inka,

      Hormonal balance effects the health of our body, including our hair. I am thinking of writing an article soon about how to naturally achieve a hormonal balance during menopause, I will let you know when it’s ready.

      I am happy you have tried the Javakusum oil. It’s simply fantastic for removing infections (fungal, bacterial and viral) from the scalp and this is most likely why your scalp is itching. It usually takes some weeks for the infection to disappear, during this time it’s possible that your scalp will appear reddish, but it’s only temporary, I guarantee. I have never come across of this product causing an allergic reaction.

      Using it before entering the sauna is a very good idea, as it gets activated by the heat. This hair oil is very good for curly hair and it gives it a lush shine.

  16. What a comprehensive guide you have put together for us, Artbyheart, thank you very much. I had no idea that your diet could affect the speed your hair grows at, well to make it a lot healthier than it probably already is anyway. I might pass this along to my partner, as she’s into this sort of stuff. She’s currently trying to grow her hair, so I have no doubts she’ll find this article helpful.

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Hi Brandon!
      Healthy diet is crucial for your health, including your hair! Any excuse to get people to improve their diet, right? Seriously speaking, I would be delighted for you to pass my article along to your partner, I am sure she will find it useful and I would be happy to help her out with any questions she might have.

  17. Wow, I have never heard of Ayurvedic Javakusum Hair Oil before, but it’s exactly what I need! I have always had frizzy hair, which is now also damaged due to years of constant straightening. I’ve been looking around for a while trying to find something that works for me, and this looks great, brilliant review!

    1. Hi Lauren, excessive styling definitely damages hair badly. Straightening irons apply a lot of heat to the hair, which weakens it. Frizzy and dry hair will benefit most from the Javakusum oil, it is going to give your hair a lush shine and help to grow stronger and thicker locks! Happy you enjoyed my review.

  18. I love coconut oil because of its health benefits. We use it instead of vegetable oil and the amount of calories in the food diminishes dramatically which makes it good to keep a healthy weight. Thanks for the hair tips. I will tell my mom all about this. She’s going to be happy 🙂

    1. Hi Daniel, coconut oil has wonderful health benefits, controlling weight is just one of them. You are welcome, I am looking forward of welcoming your mum to my site!

  19. I simply love this article and have ordered some Just Herbs Javakusum hair oil. It is great value for this natural product. You explain so well why most hair masks you can find in the supermarkets fail at their task:
    They are full of harmful chemicals!
    I also can’t imagine any of those pots to say:
    Only works if you eat almonds and avocados.
    Thank you for reminding me that healthy diet helps to maintain healthy hair.

    1. Hi Ahana! I am happy you liked my article and found my advice useful 🙂
      Just herbs products are organic, natural products that don’t contain harmful chemicals. You are right, healthy diet, which is a must for healthy hair, cannot be sold in a pot or a jar, it needs some consideration and care.

  20. These are all great suggestions. I read your post with great interest since my hair has started to fall since turning 50. I’ve tried this Bhringraj oil and it is quite nice on my hair type.

    I also make sure i’m drinking a lot of water, and try to eat a balanced diet high in good fats and protein. Also, I had great luck with mashing two medium sized bananas with 3 Tbsp coconut milk. Apply it to your hair and rinse after 10 minutes with cool water. The protein and potassium content is good for hair loss. This simple home remedy helped me a lot.

    1. Hi Jackie,

      I am happy you enjoyed my suggestions. Our environment and the things we put our hair through in order to make it look nice are really harsh on the hair, making it age prematurely. Falling hair and greying are all common today caused effects of excessive washing and styling, which applies heat and harmful chemicals to the hair, washing away the natural protective oils of the hair. The pollution from our environment and UV rays are also to blame.

      Good diet rich in omega acids, proteins and fatty acids helps a lot for maintaining healthy hair.

      Your home remedy sounds very interesting although I am not sure I would want the mess with the banana! I have been perfecting my own hair oil remedy the last year, I will hopefully be able to start selling it soon.

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