Most of us treat our hair the way we do our teeth – never really providing the necessary attention and care until such time that we begin to suffer from some discomfort. Realizing that you have begun losing hair then triggers off a frantic phase of clutching at all possible straws right from your grandmother’s hair care recipe to visiting a trichology’s. In reality, hair quality largely depends on several factors of which, some such as heredity may be beyond your control but others such as lifestyle and diet are definitely in your hands.

Natural oils for hair care I’m going to discuss today are just as great as the ones you have gotten to read about in some of my previous posts on oils as a part of natural hair care. And if you have experimented with and loved those, you will definitely want to keep up with the good work and maybe even give natural oil for hair a try!



One important point to remember is that the quality of your hair is a direct outcome of the kind of nourishment you provide it. Since times immemorial, certain oils have been used by people because of their nourishing properties. Although growing back lost hair is a tall order, the judicious use of these oils can help you stem further hair loss and this, in itself, will give you hair that has volume and a healthy sheen and bounce.

You don’t always have to buy fancy, big name hair products for your hair. Sometimes the best products are actually very simple and found in your local Whole Foods store. What are these simple hair products? Well they’re natural oils. I’m a natural haired woman and know first-hand that natural oils are amazing for hair. They work wonders on my hair. And I have been using natural oils for years to make my hair softer, shinier, and even stronger. Basically hair needs oil.

1.     Olive Oil

Olive oil is great for hair because of the several properties it has – it is nourishing oil that manages to penetrate the hair shaft much more effectively than other oils; it has good moisturizing action, and is also an excellent hair conditioner. If you use the extra virgin variety, your hair also receives vitamin E and mono unsaturated fatty acids that play an important role in promoting hair growth.

Best way to use Olive oil: – Take a little olive oil in a bowl and microwave for a few seconds until it feels warm, but is not uncomfortably hot. Slowly massage this warm oil into your scalp and onto the strands of hair until their tips. After leaving the oil on for 30 to 45 minutes, wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

2.     Coconut Oil

Ever wondered why people from Kerala have such thick and healthy hair? It has a lot to do with their hair care routine that involves coconut oil. Probably one of the best oils for hair, coconut oil penetrates well within the hair shaft and prevents hair from losing moisture by acting as a sealant. As a result, hair is less likely to suffer damage and stays dense as well as strong. The lauric acid that coconut oil is rich in has significant action against viruses, bacteria and fungi and this ensures you keep away from infections of the scalp, too.

Best way to use Coconut oil: – Massage a little warm coconut oil onto your scalp every day. This helps to moisturize your scalp and prevent dandruff and scalp infections.

Once a week, massage a greater quantity of warm coconut oil on to the scalp and hair strands. Leave on for about an hour or two and then wash with a mild shampoo, but do not wash out all the oil. This allows a little oil to be retained which acts as a wonderful moisturizer for hair.

3.     Castro Oil

Castro oil thickens hair, promotes hair growth, prevents thinning, moisturizes, helps reduce split ends, helps to tame frizz, and prevents scalp infections.

Best way to use Castro oil: – Warm the oil and take cotton roll then apply on scalp and hairs massage for 15 min then leave for 3 hours than wash it using shampoo.

4.     Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is particularly great for natural hair. It’s loaded with nutrients, amino acids, essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, B, D, and E. And it’s excellent for moisturizing, deep conditioning, improving hair strength, strengthening hair, and boosting shine.

Best way to use Avocado oil: – Apply this oil on scalp and hairs massage for 20 min then cover your hairs with shower cap then wash it using shampoo. Apply Avocado oil every 10 days once.

5.     Almond Oil

When it comes to hair care, sweet almond oil is highly effective because of its emollient or softening action. Rich in vitamins D and E and minerals such as calcium and magnesium, almond oil acts as a natural moisturizer for your hair, preventing it from turning dry and brittle. As a result, there is lesser hair loss. And the nutrition your hair receives ensures it stays healthy, thick and strong, and also grows faster. However, if you have an allergy to nuts, it is best to avoid almond oil.

Best way to use Almond oil: – Warm a little almond oil for a few minutes in the microwave oven and gently rub it over your scalp, allowing the oil to penetrate. Stay with the oil for as long as possible – preferably overnight – and then wash with a mild shampoo.

6.     Lavender oil

Long in use for its calming and relaxing properties, lavender oil is highly effective against nits and lice. It increases the circulation of blood in the scalp and also provides an antibacterial effect that keeps the scalp free from infections, improving the health of your hair.

Best way to use Lavender oil: – Take a little lavender oil and mix with either coconut or olive oil. Apply daily to your scalp.

7.     Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil is great for stimulating hair follicles for hair growth, preventing hair loss and greying, preventing dandruff, strengthening hair, and boosting shine.

Best way to use Rosemary oil: – Massage rosemary oil on scalp and hair then leave for 3 hours then wash it using mild shampoo. Apply this oil weekly once.

8.     Mustard Oil

Mustard oil makes hair thick, black and promotes hair growth.

Best way to use Mustard oil: – Mix Mustard oil with coconut oil then apply on hairs massage for 10 min then wash it using shampoo after 20 min. Apply this oil 15 days once as this oil is heat in nature.

9.     Grape seed Oil

The super-popular Grape seed oil! This odorless, non-greasy oil is widely-known as a natural sunscreen for hair but can be used as carrier oil. It helps restore scalp’s natural balance and is an ideal anti-dandruff treatment for all of those who, for some reason, can’t tolerate coconut oil, plus a fantastic hair repair and strengthening treatment, thanks to vitamin E and linoleic acid.

Best way to use Grape seed oil: – Warm the oil and apply on hairs leave it over then wash it in the morning. Apply this oil 15 days once for good results.

10.   Amla Oil

This fab natural oil for hair definitely deserves to be a part of your natural hair care! Also known as Indian Gooseberry oil, this fantastic ingredient is well-loved by ladies all over the globe. The “why’s” of it are actually quite fantastic too and I bet you’ll surprised to know this oil isn’t only a great conditioner, traditional hair growth treatment and dandruff remedy but also a well-kept beauty secret you’re going to want to make your own in case you’re stressing about your grays! Yes, ladies, it’s true – when applied regularly, Amla oil can restore pigmentation and help you bid your premature graying problem goodbye!

Best way to use Amla oil: – Apply Amla oil on scalp and on hairs, Leave it overnight then wash in the morning using mild shampoo. Applying Amla oil regularly will makes hairs black and thick.

Note; – If you have cold problem then don’t apply oil and leave it overnight, apply oil and wash it after 2-3 hours.


  • Renu

    Thanks for ur tips. I’d surely follow. But please advise me what should I do …

    My hairs were quite thick and black. But recently my hairs are almost 1/3 in size. I have tried every shampoo.It suit for some days. Then again I have hair falling problem. My hairs have become dry. Due to paucity of time, I can’t try too much things on my hair.. so please tell me what should I do get my hair back as they were.

    • Hi Renu…. U cn use L’Oreal pairs shampoo it is really good. Try this hair mask, Take bananas blend with egg, and then add 3 tsp of honey, 3 tsp of milk & 5 tsp of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients well then massage on your scalp & hair gently & leave for 30 min then wash your scalp & hairs using mild shampoo.

      And for hair growth u cn use this remedy, This is another widely used hair fall treatment as fenugreek accelerates hair growth and protects the natural color of your hair. Take 1 teaspoon of the fenugreek paste and add 2 teaspoons of coconut milk. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with a mild shampoo.

      Take care


    it is very nice to follow these natural tips..

  • Michaela

    Hi, my hairdresser recently informed me to use Mustard oil to make my hair grow thicker and longer however reading about it I don’t want my hair to get darker. How dark does mustard oil make your hair go?

    • Hello Michaela…….. U cn apply mustard oil with few other oils and then apply it on scalp and hairs because one of the reason is that mustard oil is heat in nature. Mix mustard oil, olive oil, coconut oil and almond oil or vitamin e oil, mix altogether then warm it and then apply on scalp to till the end of hairs then massage for 20 min then leave it for around 3 hrs or u cn keep it whole night also then wash it using mild shampoo.

      I have written a detail article on hair growth to know more kindly click on this link:-

      Take care

      • Michaela

        Thank you for your reply Pragati! I have had a look at the article on hair growth and shall try a few suggestions on there! Still wanted to ask you will the Mustard oil make my hair get very dark? As my natural hair colour is lightish brown?

        • Hello Michaela…. As i told u before also that if u mix mustard oil with other oils then it will not make your hairs to much dark, but if u want to use only mustard oil then use it weekly twice that’s it don’t use it more than that. If u want to keep ur hairs brown then u can use heena also.


          • Michaela

            if I mix mustard oil with other ones will it have the same effect? as in will it work just as well? also do you know where you can buy coconut and almond oil from? sorry to be a pain.

          • Hello Michaela….. U can get coconut and almond oil in any shop even in medical shops or any cosmetic shops also. Ya the effect will be same but if u add other oils also it will be more effective then usually.


  • Michaela

    thank you so much for all your help! :)

  • Hi Dear,
    Im Renuga here ! im just 24th worried about my hair fall..i all ready try alot method suggest by friends all buty still my hair fall crazyly till thin.please advise me what should I do … :weep:

    • Hello Renuga…… u cn use this remedy, Massage Aloe Vera gel into your scalp and hairs for 10 min then cover your hairs with shower cap. Leave for 30 min then wash it, repeat this once every 2 weeks to get a healthy hair growth.

      Follow this link to know more hair care remedies:-


  • kapil

    To preveent premature greying and make hairs black is mix of coconut and mustard oil good or Amla oil is better…. can you please suggest a good amla hair oil brand free from chemicals as most of them contain mineral oils..


    Kapil :-)

    • Hello Kapil….. U cn mix al of the 3 oils and warm them then apply on scalp and hairs massage for few min then wash it after 3-4 hours or u cn leave it overnight as well. u cn try Khadi Amla Hair oil or Dabur Amla Hair oil.


  • Pooja Dubey

    Hey !

    I had beautiful shiny and naturally straight hair earlier..!
    These days my hair strands have become completely dry and scalp gets very oily on the second day of wash (basically very oily scalp and very very dry strands)! There’s no shine left. Also they have become wavy.
    I always apply oil(Almond, Olive, Coconut, Rosemery and Castor – I keep switching between these) once or twice at week and use either biotique or dove shampoo.
    Also my scalp is very oily hence I need to wash my hair on alternating days. :(
    Can u please suggest which shampoo should I use and Which brand should I use while choosing the Oils and also can u please give me additional tips.

    • Hello Pooja….. u cn the mixture Almond, coconut, olive, mustard and vitamin e oil. mix all these oils in equal amount and warm it then apply very gently on ur scalp and hairs and massage very lightly on ur scalp for few min and leave for 3-4 hours then wash it using mild shampoo. uc n use egg mask as well, mix egg, olive oil and few drops of lemon juice and apply all over ur scalp and ends of hairs and cover your hairs using shower cap leave for 45 min to 1 hours and wash it using mild shampoo.

      U cn use Khadi brand or Fijaro brand oils, and u cn try Nyle shampoo brand or Panteen shampoo.

      Oil ur hair weekly 3-4 times and make sure you wont wash ur hairs without oils as it may make ur hair thin and hair fall may starts. at least apply little oil before (half an hour at least) taking head bath


  • meena

    iam suffering from tooo much hairfall problem…now my hair is very thin…which brand of oils we can use for my hairs..

  • sajju

    can i mix khaddi n henna rosemarry oil mix with other oils n leave for all night .and can it is benifit for use all days dear #pragati

    • Hello Sajju….. u cn leave henna overnight but it will give ur hairs more color if u r ok with henna color then u cn leave it or else u cn leave only for 3-4 hours and then wash off. or u cn use oil and leave it overnight then wash off in the morning.

      Pragati kiran

  • Zarak

    Can I use mixture of mustard amla olive and oil on hairs and how to make it

    • Hello Zarak…… yes u cn use the mixture of mustard, amla, olive oil on hairs, just mix equal amount all these oils and make it warm by keeping it in hot water for few min thne apply on ur scalp and hairs gently massage for few min then leave it overnight and wash off in the morning using mild shampoo.

      Pragati kiran

  • Hi Pragati,

    I had thick and long hair few years back and now it is thin with split ends. Tried with many shampoos and oil brands but nothing works. I have a soft hair and now I started using Vitamin E with wheat germ capsule oil and Dove shampoo(oxygen moisture). I think it is bit better. Please suggest whether the I can continue the same to get my hair back or I should use any other thing.


    • Hello Renuga…..u cn continue the same if u find it effective and use try this remedy, Mix 2 cups of aloe Vera juice with 2 tbsp of lemon juice and then apply this liquid mask on scalp and hairs. Then cover your hairs using shower cap then leave for 20-30 min then wash your hairs using plain water. If required you can use mild shampoo also.

      Follow this link to know more remedies:-

      Pragati kiran

  • can i use mixture of amla and mustard oil ata time…

  • i had severe hair fall then strted using mastard oil and amala oil… my hairs are getting better i can feel new hairs growing but im confuse that is it amla or mustard oil.what shoul i do.

  • Susmita

    When i was small i was having very good kind of hair means straight and some wavy and soft shiny hair and now it became more wavy and dry dull lifeless and fizzy and if i not care after washing it becomes more worst it becomes curly and many more bad kind hair.i can’t live with this kind of hair what to do to get my small times hairs without using any expensive and chemicals products and also not a hair mask or something like mix aloe Vera juice and lemon juice or something else please tell me what to do?

  • Vridhi

    Hii..plz help me..i had a beautiful,straight and long hair..plz i got my hair layered..i am currently using dove shampoo..i find 10 strands of hair breaking everyday..i have mixed almond,amla and coconut oil today..plz tell me how to volumise and lenghten my hair fast..i have marriage after a few months..plz tell me what to do..plz help me out..i want volumised and long hair..

    • Hello Vridhi……use this remedy, Apply beaten egg on your wet hair and keep it for 30 minutes and take a head wash with shampoo. Do this at least twice a week for good results. and wash your hairs weekly 3 times at least, do oil massage regularly.

      Pragati kiran

  • Vridhi

    All of my friends have long and volumised thick hair..i had but i got them cut..i love thick and long hair..plz help me out..tell me like they grow in a short period of time

  • Shivani

    My skin is very sensitive.I got numerous small boils on my scalp during winter which usually develop vigorous pain.which shampoo and oil is best to use?please suggest something

  • Aakash sinha

    Hey hi pragati. As u r saying that do not apply mustard oil directly to your head. I just want to know that is it enough to use this oil by just warming it and I also don’t want to mix it with other oils. So the results will be same for this or what? And also suggests a good shampoo as I am planning for TRESEMME REVERSE SYSTEM(BEAUTY FULL VOLUME) .As my hairs are thin and straight. Please help me

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