Have you wondered what natural and essential oils you should use to grow beautiful, healthy, thick hair? From peppermint to rosemary and argan to camellia, Mother Nature, in all her wisdom, has given us a range of heavenly natural oils for gorgeous healthy hair!
Individual oils have distinct strengths when it comes to growing strong, thick hair. Some oils encourage hair growth by stimulating the scalp. Others strengthen the strands, or help relieve an itchy scalp. There are even natural oils that lock in moisture and condition and add shine. We spent years researching this and will delve into our favourite oils when it comes to hair growth and thicknesses for you here!
Perhaps you are tired of supposedly miracle treatments, more often than not packed with chemicals and silicons, that leave your hair dry and brittle in the long run? Or, after being mesmerised by the marketing hype big brands can so easily create, you’ve discovered the sad truth that, unfortunately, few lab-produced modern hair products work long term.
From class actions alleging well-known shampoos and conditioners are causing hair loss to silicones making hair dry and brittle over time, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of how toxins in skin and hair products may affect us.
A genuinely natural hair oil could be your ticket to shiny and luscious-looking hair with none of the toxic side effects associated with some modern, chemical-laden hair products.
Beauties from ancient times in various cultures only used precisely that – the purest, unadulterated oils.
Today, both men and women who understand that going completely natural is the key to unlocking their own best health and beauty have brought this old trend back for a significant renaissance.
Unless you live on a deserted island, you've probably heard how oils are great for your skin. Rich in essential fats and phytonutrients, the same principles apply to your hair.
A hair oil can nourish your hair from a deep level; the right one can even help stimulate hair follicles and restore shine, smoothing split ends and eliminating frizz. Some cultures believed some oils can stop hair loss, and today, modern science backs this up with scientific studies showing certain natural oils perform as well, or better than famous prescription drugs for hair-loss.
When choosing a hair oil, you want to look for one that has a beautiful mix of plant and essential oils to nourish the scalp, encourage healthy hair growth, and help manage dry skin or dandruff. Bonus points if it adds shine and gloss!
It's important to understand that the type of hair oil you use and the quality are absolutely essential, though.
- Argan oil
North Africa's Berber tribes have long resorted to Argan oil for health and beauty, including for hair. With plenty of vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, it provides therapeutic effects and age-defying benefits. But it isn't just the women of Morocco who love this oil today - when it comes to glossy locks, Argan oil has taken the west by storm, and there is little doubt that its moisturising properties are ideal for dry and damaged hair. Argan Oil has a long history of being used for treating scalp disorders, hair loss, and damaged hair.
- Camellia oil
This slightly-creamy oil is widely used in Japan. The geishas have used it for centuries on their hair to get that perfect gloss they are so famous for. It makes hair softer and more manageable, restores sheen, retains moisture, protects against environmental pollutants, and makes even difficult hair easier to work with.
- Sesame oil
Also called gingelly oil, when you use sesame oil in your hair, it will help nourish and heal it. It's notably used in Asian cuisine, but for beauty, you will find it helps encourage hair growth and keep your scalp healthy. Sesame Oil is an integral part of the Ayurvedic regimen where it is revered for its benefits for scalp and hair. Enriched with Vitamin E, B complex, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, it helps strengthen the hair from the roots to nourish deeply so that hair becomes healthier with every use.
- Rosemary oil
Rosemary oil encourages hair growth. Rosemary essential oil strengthens circulation and, as a result, it could prevent hair follicles from being starved of blood supply, dying off, and leading to hair loss. A scientific study found at the six-month mark that rosemary oil performed as well as a commonly prescribed drug (which many users say give them side-effects)in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA).
- Sacha Inchi
Hailing from the Inca peanut of South America, the highly-prized sacha inchi seeds grow in the Amazonian rainforests. The cultures here have used them for over 3,000 years, but this spectacular oil is now coming into the limelight globally. It's ideal for use with brittle and dry hair and helps nourish the scalp, even with eczema or psoriasis. Sacha inchi also adds a beautiful gloss to your locks.
Antioxidant-rich turmeric contains curcumin, one of the most potent antioxidants there is. It's phenomenal for stimulating the scalp and as such, encourages hair growth (a healthy scalp grows healthy hair!).
- Ylang-Ylang oil
The tropical ylang-ylang flower of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia is said to bear the legend of a beautiful girl turned into a tree. Ylang-ylang oil was even used as a natural hair growth remedy in Victorian England and was applied to treat fine and limp hair. Legend or not, today studies are now supporting what early cultures believed and it seems ylang-ylang is a useful natural ingredient to help prevent hair loss and condition the hair, thereby making it is soft and supple.
- Peppermint oil
Refreshing peppermint oil does more than wake up the senses. It also has been found to stimulate hair follicles in preliminary research. It increases circulation to the scalp and creates more hair follicles for better hair growth. In one study, it was discovered that peppermint oil promotes hair growth and (and this is exciting!), the peppermint oil performed better than minoxidil, which is a hair growth product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Grapefruit oil
Grapefruit juice helps eliminate the buildup of products that can mess up the protein layer on your hair strands, leaving hair glossy and bringing out natural highlights. As it contains vitamins A and C, it also helps to boost hair growth.
These are just some of the incredible natural oils used in Indagare's Award-Winning Organic Hair Renewal Oil!
Why not increase your chances for your best hair ever -without the toxic side effects - by using a 100% natural hair oil, professionally formulated? And not any hair oil - but the one that WON BEST HAIR OIL at the Global and super competitive Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2020!
Concentrated, aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants are highly potent and full of incredible possibilities that science is starting to recognise (but our ancestors knew long ago!). However, formulating with essential oils can be risky if you don't know what you are doing - and there is a lot of misinformation around!
Inspired by the beauty rituals of ancient cultures, Indagare Natural Beauty's Hair Renewal Oil has been formulated to be a potent yet lightweight oil, so all hair types (including those with fine hair) can use it. With predominantly certified organic ingredients, it is 100% natural and free of synthetic fragrances, parabens, silicones, mineral oils, sulphates and any other nasties. And, it was tested on plenty of humans, but never any animals.
So, now you know the perfect blend of essential oils for strong, healthy hair - it took us nearly a year to get this award-winning formula just right so you can discover the joys of organic and natural hair care for yourself!
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