How to Make an Effective & Powerful Hair Growth Oil at Home

by A N G I E B E E
13 Materials
3 Days

Today we are going to make a powerful hair growth oil! If you're wondering how to make your hair stronger, fuller, and longer, then you have to check out my tutorial; I’ll show you the best essential oils for hair growth and thickness, amongst other powerful ingredients. Let’s start!

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Tools and materials:

  • Olive oil
  • Castor oil
  • Rosemary (fresh or dry)
  • Moringa powder
  • Tea tree oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Glass jar
  • Two bowls
  • Pot
  • Stirring utensils
  • Dropper bottle
  • Brush
  • Measuring cups
Heating olive oil over a stove

How to make hair growth oil

Put your bowl on top of a pot of boiling water. Then, pour ½ a cup of extra virgin olive oil. Make sure that you check your bottle of olive oil; the only ingredient should be olive oil and should not be mixed with other oils. 

Tip: You can use another carrier oil, like coconut oil, almond oil, or macadamia oil. You cannot replace a carrier oil with essential oil, though. 

Adding moringa powder

Next, add in 1 tablespoon of moringa powder. 

Moringa benefits

Moringa has a huge reputation for promoting hair growth thanks to its rich nutrients such as vitamin A, B, E, and zinc. Zinc is essential as it promotes keratin production, thus turning this into a natural hair growth oil. 

Stirring the moringa powder into the oil

Then stir to distribute the powder evenly. Make sure to work it in, because if not, it’ll just sit on top of the oil. Leave this for around 10-12 minutes and stir occasionally. 

Tip: Your oil shouldn’t boil, so try using a bowl that’s not deep enough to touch the water from underneath. If the oil burns, then specific proteins will get denatured. 

Picking fresh rosemary

While that’s sitting on the stove, go ahead and get some fresh rosemary. 

Benefits of rosemary oil

Rosemary is amazing for all hair types and has been heavily researched into its excellent properties that benefit the hair with shine and strength. It reduces hair loss by improving blood circulation to your follicles. 

Olive oil and rosemary sprigs

Remove the first bowl, and add another clean bowl to the double boiler. Add ½ a cup of olive oil and a ¼ cup of washed rosemary sprigs. 

Tip: You can also use dry rosemary. Keep in mind that fresh rosemary will shorten the shelf-life time of this hair growth oil. 

Make sure the rosemary is completely submerged in the olive oil. 

Infusing olive oil with rosemary

Again, make sure the oil does not boil. You will notice tiny bubbles around the sprigs, and that’s fine. This method basically extracts the rosemary into the oil, so it becomes infused. 

Tip: If you can’t find rosemary, use rosemary essential oil. 

Rosemary oil and moringa oil

After the rosemary becomes somewhat discolored, let it sit together with the other olive oil mixture overnight. Leave them under these perforated covers. 

Straining the rosemary oil

Next, strain the rosemary mixture into a glass jar. I don’t recommend using plastic jars. 

Pressing down the rosemary sprigs

Press down the rosemary sprigs to ensure you don’t waste oil. 

Adding the moringa oil

Now, add the moringa oil to the jar in increments using a strainer, too. 

Essential oils for hair growth and thickness

Add a few drops of peppermint oil and tea tree oil (20 drops from each). 

Peppermint oil benefits

It stimulates your scalp and gives off a refreshing, tingling feeling. 

Tea tree oil for hair growth benefits

Tea tree oil is an antibacterial agent which reduces dandruff and helps hair growth. 

How to use castor oil for hair growth

Add 2 tablespoons of castor oil. 

Castor oil for hair growth 

This oil makes your hair thicker, stronger, and fuller. 

Adding the rosemary sprigs

Add freshly washed rosemary sprigs. Make sure they are completely submerged in the oil. Then, remove them after two days. 

Decanting the hair growth oil

DIY hair growth oil

Next, pour the natural hair growth oil into a dropper for easy application. 

Applying the natural hair growth oil

Hair growth oil application

Apply the oil to your visible scalp area. I have braids, so it makes it easier however you can apply this to non-braided hair. 

How to make and use hair growth oil

You don’t need too much oil. Place a little on the scalp and rub it gently with your fingers. Then, give yourself a relaxing scalp massage. Be sure to brush your scalp after applying the oil. 

How to make hair growth oil

That’s it! You now have sufficient hair growth oil to last you a long time. You’ll probably only see a difference after 4-6 weeks, so be sure to apply the oil religiously, a minimum of once a week.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make natural hair growth oil. Good luck! 

*Please consult with your doctor before using this oil, especially if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have high blood pressure. 

Suggested materials:
  • Olive oil
  • Castor oil
  • Rosemary (fresh or dry)
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