DIY Hair Growth Oil Recipe

Do you want to stimulate hair growth? Do you like to promote new hair growth?  Want to improve hair and scalp health? If you’re tired of shelling out a lot of money but not getting the desired results, it’s high time you consider trying a DIY hair growth oil recipe to promote better hair growth and health.

Understanding Hair Growth

Hair growth could be stunted due to a reduction in hair growth or due to excessive hair loss. Also, when new hair doesn’t grow back, it could lead to reduced growth. 

Excessive hair loss is often the reason for reduced hair growth. Several factors contribute to hair loss. 

The main contributing factors are:

  • Stress, either physical or emotional
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Certain prescription medicines
  • Certain health conditions like Thyroid
  • Postpartum
  • Menopause
  • Hypertension
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Hereditary reasons
  • Exposure to toxins and pollutants
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Certain treatments like chemotherapy

A combination of a healthy & balanced diet and using home remedies externally, like DIY hair growth oil, hair masks, etc., can help promote hair growth.

Benefits of Natural Oils for Hair

Benefits of Natural Oils for Hair

Using natural oils for hair promotes hair growth, offers numerous benefits, and improves hair and scalp health. Regularly oils hair, moisturizes the hair shafts, and prevents hair breakage. 

It enhances hair health and improves shine. It prevents split ends, tangles, and frizz while nourishing and strengthening hair follicles. 

Some oils are considered superior, especially when promoting hair growth.

Castor Oil

Probably one of the most well-known and recommended oils to promote hair regrowth, castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid. It promotes blood circulation to the scalp and improves hair regrowth by nourishing the hair follicles. 

The antioxidants and keratin in this oil help promote more robust and smoother hair. However, it’s a dense oil usually combined with other carrier oils for easy application.

Coconut Oil

A popular carrier oil widely used in some cultures as an exclusive ingredient for hair care, coconut oil is richly nourishing and offers many benefits. It is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, nourishing hair and scalp and removing buildup clogging hair follicles. 

It penetrates hair deeply and conditions the hair. It restores lost protein, combats dandruff, and strengthens hair. 

It is often used with other herbs and essential oils for hair care. It is suitable for most hair types.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a wax but closely resembles our skin sebum and is readily absorbed by our body. It is also light and suitable for all skin and hair types

It is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, making it an ideal carrier oil to strengthen and nourish hair. It is also a good moisturizer and used to prevent dryness and frizz, besides promoting hair growth.

Sweet Almond Oil

Rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, Sweet Almond Oil is considered one of the best carrier oils to increase hair growth and strength. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, magnesium, and phospholipids. 

It strengthens and nourishes hair and restores damaged hair back to health. It curbs hair loss and adds shine. 

It reduces inflammation, improves scalp circulation, and promotes hair growth when used regularly.

Olive Oil

It is particularly beneficial for dry and damaged hair, nourishing and healing. It is suitable for most hair types but is predominantly known for its moisturizing and strengthening properties. 

It makes hair silky, radiant, and smooth. It is excellent for chemically treated hair to combat damage and restore health.

Argan Oil

Popularly dubbed as the liquid gold of Morocco, Argan oil is an exquisite oil that’s beneficial for increasing hair growth. Rich in essential fatty acids, mainly oleic acid, it strengthens hair. 

Rich antioxidant content combats aging-related issues, including hair thinning, promotes cell regeneration, and rejuvenates hair. It soothes, repairs damaged hair, and restores lost shine and luster. 

It is beneficial to thick or curly hair prone to tangles, as it helps make hair manageable.

Hazelnut Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and protein, hazelnut oil is one oil you want in your corner to stimulate hair growth. It nourishes and moisturizes dry hair and scalp and helps promote hair growth by nourishing hair follicles. 

It is also known to preserve hair’s natural color.

Black Seed Oil

This oil is gaining popularity not only for improving hair growth but also for strengthening hair. The rich antimicrobial and antioxidant content helps promote hair growth by nourishing hair follicles.

Some essential oils are also known to benefit hair greatly. The essential oils suggested for their hair growth stimulating properties include rosemary essential oil, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, clary sage essential oil, etc.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your DIY Hair Growth Oil

Now that we have covered the basics, let’s look at the recipe. We’re sharing a beginner-friendly recipe, but you can improve and change it.


Castor Oil – 1 Tbsp.

Argan Oil – 1 Tbsp.

Black Seed Oil – 2 Tbsps.

Herb Infused Coconut Oil – 3 Tbsps.

Peppermint Essential Oil – a few drops

Lavender Essential Oil – a few drops

Hazelnut Oil – 1 Tbsp.


You can either infuse your carrier oils or use essential oils instead.

You can do an easy herbal-infused oil by adding the herbs and heating it on low flame until infused.

Add a few twigs of rosemary, chunks of aloe vera gel, and onions to coconut and castor oil and heat it in a heavy-bottomed pan.

Once the spluttering stops entirely and the oil changes color, remove it from heat and set it aside to cool down.

After the oil cools down, filter it into a sterilized Mason jar and add other ingredients – hazelnut oil, argan oil, black seed oil, lavender, and peppermint essential oils.

Shake gently to combine.

Let it rest for a day or two before you start using it.


Shake the jar before every use.

Take a sufficient quantity of the oil and gently massage your scalp with it.

Apply the rest of the hair to the tips.

Massage for a few minutes and comb to spread evenly.

Style as usual.


You can prepare infused oil using the cold infusion method – it offers the most benefits. This you can prepare larger quantities and keep them for use as needed. 

You can infuse your oil with herbs and flowers that benefit hair. For a pre-shower treatment, you can use a predominantly herbal-infused carrier oil blend with a healthy dose of castor oil. 

Castor oil is highly viscous and can weigh down your hair in larger quantities, especially if you have fine hair. But it’s perfect for promoting hair strength, thickness, volume, growth, and regrowth. 

So, don’t miss out on the oil. Use before the shower if you’re worried about your oil becoming denser. Good herbs you can consider for infusion to increase hair growth are hibiscus flowers and leaves, fenugreek seeds and leaves, false daisy leaves, dwarf copperleaf, water hyssop, Asian pennywort, aloe vera gel, onions, Indian gooseberry, margosa leaves, curry leaves, rosemary, thyme, peppermint, spearmint, Indian borage, etc. 

Choose the herbs available in your locality and what suits you best. Instead of infusing your carrier oil, you can also consider using oil infused with herbs. 

That way, you can incorporate more herbs into your recipe. You can choose your favorite essential oils for added aroma or benefits. 

Other hair-beneficial essential oils include Vetiver, Myrrh, Frankincense, Basil, Thyme, and Eucalyptus essential oils are more. You can use non-infused carrier oils for this recipe if you don’t prefer. 

They work, too. You can use coconut or carrier oils of your choice – Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Sesame Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, etc.


Tips for Applying Hair Growth Oil

According to Ayurveda, hair oil is best applied right after air drying hair and reapplying as needed during the week. This way, the oil penetrates deeply without any pollutants or contaminating factors added to the mix when the hair and scalp are clear and readily absorb the oil.

  • To apply the hair, shake the bottle and pour the required amount on one of your palms.
  • Dab your index finger in the oil and spread it evenly along the fingertips using your thumb. This also warms up the oil.
  • Now, massage with your fingertips along your scalp and the roots.
  • Repeat the process till you cover your entire scalp.
  • Rub your palms together and apply the remaining oil on your hair to the tips.
  • Massage your scalp gently for a few minutes.
  • Comb your hair well to spread the oil evenly throughout your hair and scalp.
  • Style as usual.

Remember: You don’t have to apply much oil; just adequately coat your scalp and hair. You can reapply during the week if your hair or scalp becomes dry.

Additional Hair Care Tips

Additional Hair Care Tips

Using only the DIY hair growth oil recipe is not enough. Taking steps towards improving the overall health of your hair and scalp is equally important. 

Also, your health is the key to promoting healthy hair and hair growth as our body only sends excess nutrition to the hair and nails – in other words, nutrition goes towards essential functions first. So, taking adequate nutrients is of paramount importance.

Have a consistent hair routine to nourish, nurture, cleanse, and moisturize hair. Use hair masks regularly to nourish and strengthen hair. It also helps improve hair growth. 

Applying hair masks at least twice a month can considerably improve the health of your hair. Consider protein or keratin-based hair packs for nourishing your hair and restoring lost protein. 

They help improve hair strength and elasticity and keep your locks lustrous and healthy. You can use them at least once weekly, especially if your hair is weak or damaged.

Consider using pre-shower deep conditioning oil massages as they nourish and strengthen hair and improve hair growth. You can combine carrier oils and warm them up slightly before application. 

Adding castor oil can help regrow hair and give you thicker hair. Avoid tight or damaging hairstyles as they contribute to hair thinning, receding hairline, hair loss, and even hair damage or breakage.

Consider braiding or wrapping your hair before sleep, especially if your hair is prone to frizz and tangles. Consider using a scarf or wrap when stepping out in the scorching sun. 

Your skin and even your hair can get damaged due to the scorching sun. Reduce or avoid hair styling and chemical treatments to prevent hair damage and curb hair loss or hair damage. 

Coloring your hair using harsh chemicals, especially bleaching, perming, straightening, or other treatments, can damage your hair in the long run. Say no to heat, even blow drying, to help promote healthier hair and scalp. 

When your hair and scalp are healthy, hair growth improves naturally. Don’t use hot water to wash your hair. If you can’t use cold water, consider using lukewarm water. 

Sometimes, you need a little help when washing your hair, and cold water wouldn’t do. When the climate is unfavorable, or you’re washing out hair masks, you might need help. 

Use lukewarm water for such instances. If you’re in an area known for its hard water, do a final rinse with drinking water. 

This helps get rid of deposits from hard water. Not only will this combat the stiffness and soften your hair, but it also helps prevent scalp accumulation that often causes stunted hair growth.

Consider using clarifying hair rinses or shampoos at least once a month to keep your scalp free from accumulation. Scalp accumulation causes irritation and itching and can also reduce hair growth and block nutrient supply to hair follicles.

Don’t wash your hair more than twice or thrice a week. Frequent washing of hair is damaging and contributes to hair loss and damage.

If you are using commercial products for washing your hair, consider going for mild shampoos that are salt, alcohol, and sulfate-free. Check your product ingredients and avoid other harsh or damaging ingredients. 

Did you know most commercial products contain parabens and known carcinogens? Choose natural or organic products when you can’t make your own.

Ensure your scalp is free from issues, as it is a crucial contributing factor to hair growth. Dandruff, dryness, inflammation, or other problems can adversely affect hair growth.

Choose hair care products or ingredients according to your hair & scalp type, requirements, and needs. Natural ingredients work differently for individuals and take time. So observe for any adverse signs, stop immediately, and switch to a different recipe. 

If there are no issues, wait a few weeks for visible improvement. Consider consulting a professional for advice if you don’t see improvement within a few weeks or if your problem keeps progressing despite your efforts. 

Sometimes, you, a professional, can help resolve an issue. Unchecked hair fall can lead to permanent hair loss or be a symptom of the underlying problems. 

If your issues persist for more than a month without any improvements or worsening of your problems, don’t delay consulting a professional.


Bottom Line

We all want to grow out our hair, and we do everything we can to increase hair growth. Going the natural route to increase hair growth is healthier and safer. 

Not only that but using home remedies to increase hair growth is also cost-effective. Don’t have time to prepare your hair care recipes?

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With an array of products, one of their products might be suitable for you. As always, please write to us with any questions, feedback, or requests. 

Don’t forget to let us know how you like our recipes and how they work for you. Any successful tweaks or changes that you loved? Do let us know them too.

FAQs About Hair Growth Oil

How often can we apply hair growth oil?

You can apply it as needed. The rule of thumb is to apply right after air drying your hair and reapplying as needed between hair washes.

Can we use this oil as a pre-shower treatment?

This DIY hair growth oil can be used as a leave-in or pre-shower treatment, where it should sit for at least an hour before washing off. Increase the castor oil for pre-shower use if you’re not sensitive or allergic.

Can the diy hair growth oil cause any allergies?

None of the ingredients we have suggested or used are known for allergic reactions. But do a patch test to be sure.

How should I do a patch test?

Test the oil for allergic reactions by applying a small drop behind the ear or on the nape of your neck, ensuring it’s a discreet area that won’t hinder daily activities. Wait 24-48 hours after application to check for any adverse reactions.

Can I swap the suggested ingredients for different ones?

Yes, that’s the fun part of DIY. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients of your choice and develop a recipe customized according to your preferences and requirements.

Can I apply this oil on my hair alone? I don’t want my hair to be greasy after applying oil.

Yes, you can use the oil on your scalp for maximum benefits. For a greasy scalp, opt for lighter ingredients in your leave-in oil and use denser oils like castor oil for pre-shower treatments, ensuring effectiveness without weighing down your hair.

Can I use essential oils for pre-shower treatment?

Yes, you can use essential oils in your leave-in version, as most are light except for a few, like Vetiver.

Can I add supplements to this hair growth oil?

We have not added any supplements to this recipe, though you can try. Some add supplements to their hair masks and have benefited from them.

Should I comb my hair 100 times after applying the hair growth oil?

Our ancestors were right about combing hair after oil application; it evenly spreads the oil and boosts circulation. However, brushing your hair 100 times isn’t necessary; a few strokes and a gentle scalp massage with the oil will suffice.

What are the other benefits of using this herbal hair oil?

Depending on the ingredients you’ve chosen, the benefits will vary. As for the recipe we’ve shared here, it has hair growth-promoting properties, boosts scalp health, strengthens and nourishes hair, improves hair thickness and volume, promotes new hair growth, improves hair elasticity and blood circulation to the scalp, etc.