Longing for that gorgeous, thick-hair look? Dip into my DIY Hair Growth Oil recipe for beautifully thick, healthy-looking hair. Your crowning glory awaits!
I think it’s impossible these days not to want beautifully thick, glossy locks, what with this being the most wanted look all over socials!
But the reality is that thicker hair tends to be healthier hair. It has nothing to do with magic lotions, potions, or beauty products puffing up those strands.
Instead, it’s about building stronger hair from within, which a) takes time and b) can be done with a homemade hair growth oil – which I’m sharing right here in this post. Read on to get the recipe!
Elevate your hair care routine with DIY magic! Discover our guide on creating a Homemade Hair Growth Oil—an enriching blend for beautifully thick and luscious locks.
Homemade hair growth oil
This recipe uses Rosemary and Jojoba oils to nurture the hair, leaving it smooth, shiny, and gorgeous. You’re sure to love this one!
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You will need:
Step 1: Use a funnel to add the jojoba oil to the dropper bottle.
Step 2: Add the rosemary essential oil.
Step 3: Secure the dropper top and shake well.
How to use homemade hair growth oil
You can use hair growth oil in many different ways. I recommend trying different methods and seeing which works best for your hair type.
1. Use it as a conditioner
One way to use Rosemary hair growth oil is to use it after shampooing, just like you’d use a conditioner.
You apply a coin-sized amount to your hands, rub it around to spread it evenly, and then apply it to the ends of your hair.
Leave on for around 10 minutes, then rinse off and dry normally.
2. Mix it with shampoo
Another option is to mix a small amount of hair growth oil in with your regular shampoo and then rinse it out as usual.
I also make hair growth shampoo bars which would be an excellent option to use before or after applying this oil.
3. Use it as a hair mask
Lastly, you could apply it to dry hair, as you would a hair mask, leave it in for 10 minutes, and then shampoo it out.
This is my favorite way to use this hair growth oil.
Benefits of Homemade Hair Growth Oil
The benefits are huge! And varied.
Of course, ultimately, we hope the benefit will be thicker, healthier-looking hair, but I recommend staying consistent, as it may take several weeks (or even months) to see some major changes.
Saying that, here are some other benefits:
This homemade hair growth oil uses pure, natural, unprocessed ingredients that are rich in nutrients, which hair absolutely loves.
Nutrients that are, in fact, vital for hair strength and growth regardless of the condition of the hair in question.
By making your own oil, you minimize expenses since store-bought hair growth products are often costly (and if you ask me, they seldom work as well.)
Choose high-quality ingredients when you make this oil, if you can, by opting for organic oils and certainly avoid anything artificially fragranced.
I love how I can create a formula tailored to my hair’s unique needs on that exact day simply by changing how I use my homemade hair growth oil.
What I mean is – it doesn’t matter whether my hair feels dry, oily, or normal!
I simply select whichever method targets those characteristics on that particular day.
- For dryer hair: I use the hair growth oil as a hair growth mask.
- For oiler hair: I use a small amount after shampooing or mixing it with the shampoo.
- For normal hair: I use it in place of a conditioner.
Did you know? Several studies link Rosemary oil to improved hair growth and in helping reduce hair loss.
One such study from 2015 shows Rosemary oil worked just as well as Minoxidil in reducing hair loss, plus it led to less itchy scalps after a 6-month trial.
It’s worth mentioning here that I have a recipe for Rosemary water, too, which is wonderful for hair condition and shine.
What oils are good for thick hair growth?
Of course, Jojoba is my preferred oil as I find it mixes well with the Rosemary oil and isn’t too heavy for the hair.
Other oils you could use instead of the Jojoba include castor or fractionated coconut oil.
Are there any safety precautions?
Patch Test: I always recommend doing a patch test first before using any new and/or natural product on yourself.
Simply apply a small amount of the oil to the inside of your wrist and wait for 12 hours or so before using it again, ensuring you check for any redness or skin irritation.
How Do I store this hair growth oil?
I store my homemade oil blend in a dark glass bottle inside a cabinet to keep it away from sunlight and heat sources. It should last up to 6 months – but I’m sure you’ll use it up by then!
How often should I use a homemade hair growth oil?
I recommend using this hair oil 2 -3 times a week for maximum hair benefits. But each one’s situation is different, so feel free to use it as often as needed.
You can also use it with a hair serum for added benefits.
So there you have it: an amazing recipe for homemade hair growth oil that packs a punch, leaving your hair feeling smooth, nourished, and looking glorious.
Now, if you’d like to get really serious about thickening up your hair, I recommend keeping a log or photo diary of how your hair looks on day 1 vs day 60 or however long you use it for.
And be sure to let me know how it works for you!
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- Use a funnel to add the jojoba oil to the dropper bottle.
- Add the rosemary essential oil.
- Secure the dropper top and shake well.
- Apply several drops to the palm of your hand and gently work it into your hair.