OILS FOR HAIR GROWTH – STRONG AND HEALTHY HAIR
We have heard that hair fall, dandruff, hair thinning and more hair problems reduce with constant application of natural oils. Our parents and grandparents keep stressing on the fact that applying oil reduces hair fall. However, recently there are a few discussions over the internet where some people totally deny the fact that hair oil promotes hair growth. I strongly believe that hair oil nourishes your hair and moisturizes it and thereby in addition to proper diet, promotes hair growth. Here, I have compiled a list of oils for hair growth.
Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the scalp. It can be used as a natural remedy to treat frizzy hair, prevent dandruff, remove lice and promote hair growth. This oil can improve scalp health, therefore aids in growing thicker and fuller hair.
2. OLIVE OIL
Olive oil has rich moisturizing properties that makes your hair grow stronger, thicker and healthier. Since olive oil is rich in vitamin A, E and antioxidants, it helps to retain the moisture by protecting the keratin in the hair thereby it is used as an effective treatment for curing dandruff and split ends.
3. CASTOR OIL
Castor oil contains numerous minerals and fatty acids that promotes hair growth and hair strength. Its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties help to treat scalp problems and dandruff.
TIP: Since castor oil is extremely thick and viscous, always mix it with any light weight oils such as almond oil or coconut oil before application.
4. MUSTARD OIL
Ancient Indians used mustard oil to grow long hair and keep their hair healthy. Mustard oil is loaded with minerals like zinc, selenium and beta carotene which stimulates hair growth. This oil also conditions hair and prevents hair loss.
5. ALMOND OIL
Almond oil is widely used in skin and hair health because it is rich in Vitamin E. Magnesium and zinc are two essential minerals which help in maintaining healthy hair is found abundantly in almond oil. Almond oil retains the protective oil layer in the scalp, thereby making hair smooth, soft and silky.
6. SESAME OIL
Sesame oil is widely used in ayurveda, for preparing many tailams (oils) for hair growth mainly to stop and prevent premature graying. Ayuveda suggests using sesame oil for massage, skin health and hair health.