If you’re suffering from severe hair damage or alopecia and you’re seeking natural remedies to restore your hair, I bring you good news. Hair oils!  Yes, hair oils. There are some hair oils that can really speed up hair growth, retain length and improve the overall quality of the hair. I’m a firm believer in the “hair oil-hair growth” theory because I’ve seen it work first hand after months of struggling with serious hair damage –no thanks to flat irons.

So whether your hair is thinning out like crazy or you’re battling with itching scalp, dandruff and the likes, do good to try these oils for beautiful, long and healthy hair, all in no time.

Olive oil is a highly moisturising hair oil that is rich in vitamin E (an essential nutrient for hair growth) and antioxidants. It also boasts of antiinflammatory properties which help in the treatment of dandruff. It is lightweight, making it easy to penetrate hair shaft and lock in moisture. Regular use makes the hair silk soft and smooth. Olive oil is also great for use on the skin.

Coconut oil is definitely one of the best oils you can use for your hair. Very rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, coconut oil is a natural conditioner that also does wonders for damaged hair. Known to penetrate deeply into hair follicles, it works to stimulate hair growth and moisturise dry hair thus preventing hair breakage and split ends. Plus the sweet coconut scent is sure to make your hair smell nice all day long.

Castor oil is rich in vitamin E, proteins and minerals. This ricinoleic acid containing oil aids in the treatment of scalp inflammations and diseases including dandruff. Castor oil is also said to increase blood circulation to the scalp resulting in faster hair growth. The only down side to this particular oil is that it is very viscous and can be hard to wash off hair. But that’s quite a little price to pay for healthy, thick and shiny hair.

Nicknamed “liquid gold” among hair experts, the reason is not farfetched as this oil works to hydrate, moisturise, penetrate and nourish the hair. Very rich in vitamins E and F as well as antioxidants, this oil is perfect for damage repair especially one from heat styling. An absolute go-to oil for healthy lustrous hair.

Jojoba oil is not only great for hair but also good for the skin. It has the ability to loosen crusted build up on the scalp which is known to block hair follicles thus aiding the growth of new hair cells. It also acts against dandruff to reduce hair fall. It’s moisturising and healing properties work to leave your hair lustrous and frizz free.

Avocado oil is one of the best oils for hair growth. It contains loads of nutrients such as vitamins A, B, D, and E, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Avocado oil acts as a good conditioner, improves hair shine and increases blood circulation to the scalp to allow for deep penetration of the nutrients as well as an overall increase in the growth rate of the hair.

Rosemary oil has been used all over the world for centuries to stimulate hair growth and prevent premature greying. It also increases the blood circulation to the scalp. Rosemary oil may be mixed with olive oil for use as a scalp massage oil.

Have you tried any of these oils? How did it work for your hair? What other oils do you use for your hair? Share with us!



  1. I am anti-oil, I hate having anything oily on my hands(except fried chicken ofkes) . However when I went natural, I wanted to show my natural hair some love (didn’t last) so I got all you listed and more and poured all in a bottle. Did it work for others a.k.a my twin YEAH, did it work for me….errrr not really. Rosemary oil is my fav and my nightmare as well, the smell of that oil is so powerful. Always looking forward to your posts x

  2. I have tried coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil. Even tho I have preference for coconut oil because it is light and has an okay smell, they are all good. And I use castor oil for my edges, it has helped a lot. Nice post Ayo!

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