How to Make an Easy Clove Oil for Extreme Hair Growth

by A N G I E B E E
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1 Hour

You only need two ingredients to accelerate your hair growth: Clove oil and a carrier oil.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make clove oil for hair growth from whole cloves. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Whole cloves
  • A carrier oil
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Jar
  • Pan
Toasting cloves

Clove oil for hair growth recipe

1. Toast cloves on medium-high heat

Add two tablespoons of whole cloves to a pan and toast on medium-high heat.

Create a nice, flat surface with the cloves on the pan because you want them to cook evenly.

It toasts fast, so turn it often. The cloves are done when you hear popping sounds and notice a bit of smoke.

As soon as you do, turn the burner off and mix it quickly so everything is evenly toasted, then remove it from the stove.

Crushing toasted cloves

2. Crush the toasted cloves

You can blend them or use them whole, but I like a happy medium.

I’ve found that blending it can cause the oil to turn brown and crushing it gives the best effect and infusion.

Crushed toasted cloves

You want some of it to be powdery and for some stems to remain so you get all of the benefits.

Pouring cloves into carrier oil

3. Pour the crushed cloves into a carrier oil 

I’m using 100% virgin avocado oil for this step, but you can use any carrier oil that your hair likes.

Put two heaping ½ tablespoons of the crushed cloves into ½ cup of your choice oil. Mix it all up.

Letting oil mixture sit in hot water

4. Let the oil mixture sit in hot water

Ensure your mixture is in an airtight container and close the lid tightly. Place the container in water hot enough to heat the oil without denaturing the nutrients for around 1 hour.

I placed mine in a pot that I boiled and let cool for 10 minutes. The oil is done, but you can let it sit for a couple of weeks or until it’s matured enough for your liking.

Store the oil in a dark, cool area and it will keep until the expiration date of your carrier oil. Use from 1-4 times a week.

How to use clove oil for hair growth

Massaging scalp

1. Gentle massage 

Put a couple of drops of clove oil on your fingertips only and then push your fingers into your scalp. Gently massage the oil into your scalp.

This method is good if you don’t like your scalp or hair to feel oil, if you have fine hair, or if you’ve done prior oiling and you don’t feel like your hair needs too much oil.

This helps you get a little bit of clove oil on your scalp so you can enjoy the benefits.

Oiling hair

2. This is the method I usually use to oil my hair

I have thick, coarse hair so it won’t make my hair too oily, but you can also do this if you want to wash it out the next morning.

I start by parting my hair into about three sections and put a mildly generous amount of clove oil on my scalp.

Then, I massage it the same way to make sure everything is evenly distributed and worked across my scalp. If you intend to wash it out, leave it for a minimum of 30 minutes under heat but you can leave it in until your next wash day.

How does clove oil help hair growth?

Cloves contain many nutrients and antioxidants, but the most important is Eugenol.

Eugenol is antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. It also has potassium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and lots of antioxidants to prevent dandruff, fight frizz, and add shine.

1. Helps inflammation 

Our scalp usually gets inflamed by so many different things, such as braiding it or giving ourselves a blowout.

Even dandruff can cause inflammation by making your scalp itchy, leading you to scratch it. Inflammation can stunt your hair growth as your follicles won’t have the correct environment to thrive. 

2. Increases blood flow 

Clove oil and eugenol also increase blood flow to the scalp. This is useful for carrying more oxygen and nutrients, such as from the foods you eat, to your roots and scalp to promote hair growth.

3. Helps with alopecia

Clove oil also has anti-androgenic properties, so if you’re suffering from alopecia (male/female pattern baldness), clove can help slow down the process.

4. Prevents premature graying

It can’t stop the graying process, but it can slow it down. It enhances the natural pigment of its healthiest state but will not change your hair color.

How to make clove oil for hair growth: Results

How to make clove oil for hair growth

Now you know how to make clove oil for hair growth! You should start seeing results anywhere from 1-6 weeks, depending on how you use it.

Let me know what you think about clove oil down below.

You should also check out my post on How to Make Coffee Oil for Hair Growth.

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