9 Homemade Oils For Faster Hair Growth

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A known quote, “invest in your hair; it is the crown you never take off.” is true because no one would like thin hair or bald heads, especially if you are a girl. And most of the boys, too, don’t prefer keeping bald or beardless faces.

But is it safe to apply chemicals or do therapies for hair growth? You doubt before going for any of these options. Right? So, why are you even in doubt when you can increase hair growth with homemade oils you usually use?

If you do not use or know which oil can strengthen your hair, read this article about all the oils you can apply for hair growth.


9 Homemade Oils For Faster Hair Growth

Now, what ingredients will you need to make homemade oil, or you can use it as it is? Do not worry. We will answer all your questions while explaining the different oils you can make at home.

As you know, oil is essential in making food, but it is also good for applying to your skin and hair. Why? Because many of the natural homemade oil ingredients like onion, hibiscus, aloe vera, and many more have properties that provide nourishment to your hair and strengthen roots.

Let us study all the ingredients used in homemade oil and its properties.

1. Onion Oil

Onion Oil

Onion is rich in antioxidants and sulfur content that prevent premature graying of your hair. It has good vitamin C, B6, potassium, and folate sources. Onions can prevent dandruff, breakage, and thin hair.

Shallots can be a replacement for onion. It also has almost the same properties to cure various scalp bladder infections as it has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

1. Ingredients used: Onion, Curry leaves, and coconut oil

How to make it:

  • Blend 4 to 5 chopped onions and a handful of curry leaves to make a paste.
  • Keep a liter of coconut oil to heat in a container.
  • As soon as it gets warm, add the blended paste to it.
  • Let the mixture boil for a few minutes.
  • Turn off the gas and keep the mixture aside.
  • Then leave it to cool down and strain into a glass jar or bottle.
  • You can use the oil extract for upto six months.


2. Ingredients: Onion, garlic, coconut oil, and any other natural oil

How to make it:

Keep a pan to heat and add a finely chopped onion, 6 tbsp coconut oil, and two garlic cloves. Boil it for a few minutes and keep it aside to let it cool.

After it cools down, add a natural oil of lavender or rosemary and use the oil after ten days of keeping it in a cool place in a jar.


3. Ingredients: Onion and lavender oil

How to make it:

Just add the juice of three onions with an equal amount of lavender oil and apply it to your hair roots one hour before you go for a bath.


2. Curry Leaves Oil

Curry leaves have vital nutrients, vitamin B, and antioxidants that restore your natural hair color. It nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles deep within.

A curry leaf can do wonders to your hair. It has proteins that keep your hair flexible, durable, healthy, and bouncier to prevent hair loss. Let us see how you can apply it.

How to make curry leaf oil:

Boil 10 ml coconut oil in a pan and add a handful of curry leaves( you can either keep it to dry in sunlight for a day or use it as it is) to it. Boil until it turns the oil color into black and as soon as it cools down, transfer to a glass jar.

Massage the natural homemade curry leaf oil on your scalp to see the results.


3. Mint Oil

Mint Oil

Mint leaves are a rich source of carotene and antioxidants. Therefore, it works like a conditioner by making your hair smooth and glossy. It also promotes hair growth and reduces hair fall.

You can use mint oil if you have dandruff or head lice because it has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. You can apply mint with lime juice on the scalp as a paste and rinse later to get relief from dandruff and lice.

How to make mint oil:

Put the crushed mint leaves in a jar and add almond oil. Then keep the jar in sunlight for two to three days. And strain out the oil to apply it to your scalp.

Almond oil has Biotin that promotes hair growth and reduces thinning.


4. Indian Gooseberry Oil

Indian Gooseberry Oil

Indian gooseberries have loads of essential fatty acids and nutrients that penetrate the roots of the hair to make it soft and voluminous. It also works as a conditioner because of its richness in iron and carotene.

Indian gooseberry stimulates hair growth and treats parasite hair or scalp infections.

How to make Indian gooseberry oil:

Take two fruits and cut them into slices by removing the seeds. Either you can keep the cut fruits under the sun to let them dry or use them as it is. Then grind it without water and transfer the juice into a bowl.

Boil coconut oil on the pan and add the juice of Indian gooseberry until the color of the oil turns brown. Now, strain it into a jar and let it cool. The oil will be ready, and you can apply it whenever and wherever you wish to.

Instead of boiling the Indian gooseberry juice with coconut oil, you can use olive oil and apply it after weeks. Or boil the dried Indian gooseberry juice with 2 tbsp sesame oil and 4 tbsp coconut oil. And store it in a cool place for one week and use it later.


5. Black Cumin Seed Oil

Black Cumin Seed Oil

Black cumin is rich in antioxidants that prevent premature graying and strengthen your hair’s follicle. It is used worldwide for dermatological purposes because it nourishes the hair.

It has anti-inflammatory properties that keep your scalp healthy and clean. Also, black cumin is rich in nutrients and vitamins A, B, and C, and therefore it moisturizes dry hair.

1. Ingredients: Black cumin seed and olive oil

How to make it:

  • Boil 5 cups of water.
  • Add a handful of black cumin seeds twice to the boiling water.
  • As soon as it cools down, transfer into a glass jar and add 2 tbsp of olive oil to it.


2. Ingredients: Black cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, coconut, and castor oil

How to make it:

  • Blend both the cumin and fenugreek seeds into a powder.
  • Pour both oils of coconut and castor into the powder and mix it well.
  • Keep the mixture in sunlight for a few weeks.
  • Strain it out into a jar and use it.


3. Ingredients: Black cumin seeds, coconut or olive oil

How to make it:

  • Make a powder of black cumin seeds.
  • Add coconut oil or olive oil to fill the container you have transferred the powder to.
  • Keep the container aside for a few days.
  • Heat the quantity of the oil before you want to use it whenever you wish to.


6. Aloe Vera Oil

Aloe Vera Oil

Aloe Vera has vitamin A, B12, C, and E and folic acid, increasing hair growth. It also has collagen; it’s a protein that keeps your hair follicle strong, balancing the pH level of your scalp and hair.

How to make aloe vera oil:

Cut the aloe vera and take out the gel from the inside. Then take 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a pan and heat it. Now, mix 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel into the pan and boil until it turns brown.

Let it cool and then transfer it to a glass jar keeping it aside for two weeks. You can apply the oil or add five drops of rosemary essential oil to it and then use it.


7. Hibiscus Oil

Hibiscus Oil

Hibiscus flowers and leaves are rich in flavonoids and amino acids, increasing blood circulation of hair follicles and hair growth. It also conditions hair because of the presence of mucilage.

Along with preventing premature aging, it also cures itching and dandruff in your scalp.

How to make oil from hibiscus:

Either use around ten each of hibiscus leaves and flowers by crushing it into a paste or use it as it is. Also, you can keep the leaves in sunlight to make a crush out of dried hibiscus leaves and flowers.

Then boil the hibiscus paste with a cup of coconut oil until it changes its color. You can also add half a cup of coconut oil and almond oil and let it cool to use. Also, remember to keep the oil on your scalp for at least 30 mins before washing your hair.


8. Lemon Oil

Lemon Oil

Lemons are rich in citric acid, calcium, vitamin C, flavonoids, magnesium, and all of them promote hair growth.

How to use it:

Grate the outer layer of lemon and mix it with olive oil. Keep the mixture in sunlight for a day and then strain it to apply.

Advice: Avoid using the white pith of the lemon.


9. A mix of all oils

Either you can make oil using,

  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 150 ml castor oil
  • 1 tbsp black cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 20 shallots
  • A handful of curry leaves


Dry roast both the seeds and blend to make a powder. Pour oils on the pan and add the powder and other ingredients. As soon as it cools down, apply to your scalp. The oil will last for three months.

Or you can make oil using,

  • 1-liter coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 3 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 7 to 8 cloves
  • 7 tbsp grated Indian gooseberries
  • One grated onion
  • A handful of Henna leaves
  • A handful of hibiscus leaves and 20 flowers
  • A handful of tulsi leaves
  • A handful of Brahmi leaves
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • 15 sprigs of Durva grass

Boil all of them and filter as soon as it turns black. Cool it and store it in a cool place. The oil lasts for 2 to 3 months.


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Homemade oils, including onion, hibiscus, aloe vera, lemon, Indian gooseberry, mint, curry leaves, and black cumin seed oils, contribute to hair growth.

These oils have various nutrients to strengthen your hair follicle and prevent hair fall. Along with providing you long, thick, and sheen hair, most of them do the work of a conditioner.

We hope you found this article helpful. Do tell us your favorite homemade oil in the comment section below.

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