Best Oil for Hair Growth and Thickness

Are you informed about the best oil for hair growth and thickness? The current market is flooded with varieties of oils for hair growth and thickness and might become difficult for you to pick right one. 

Did you know that most have not been scientifically proven to work? Don’t worry anymore, the information given here will assist you to make a choice.

If you want to obtain strong and long hair, apply the recommended hair oil. They furnish your hair with the required nutriment.

 We are all not the same, hair oil that may work well for you may not work for another person depending on hair type, use your oil and if you observe it’s not bringing out the expected results don’t hesitate to go for another.

Here are the best oils for hair growth and thickness. 

  • Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in fatty acids such as squaline and oleic acid, which softens the skin, smoothen hair strands by forming a pellicle and coating hair shafts. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, which protects pollution and damage caused by unstable molecules from the sun.

Healthy hair is an indication of a healthy scalp, if you have been losing your hair all this while, it’s clear that your scalp is not furnished with the required nutriment. Olive oil is the best source of antioxidants; it can help you enhance scalp health.

Blood flow to the hair follicle is enhanced when you massage hair and scalp with olive oil. The follicles are triggered to grow thicker strands of hair, hence increasing hair growth twice the usual rate. Olive oil is best for moisturizing the scalp and stop the formation of dandruff which is the major cause of hair fall. 

How to use

  • Measure out a small amount of olive oil
  • Massage dry areas of your hair and scalp with the oil
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap or a towel and allow the oil to sit on the hair for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse the oil out of the air with warm water
  • Wash the hair with shampoo. 


  • Coconut oil

Coconut oil contains a medium-chain fatty acid known as lauric acid, which fights bacteria, fungal and viral infections. Accumulation of bacteria and fungus on the scalp causes hair loss. Coconut oil protect heat, moisturizes hair strands, prevents damaged hair and breakage, prevents hair loss, as well as aids in hair growth. 

Coconut oil has high moisture retaining power, thereby stays inside the hair instead of evaporating, making it one of the most effective hair treatments. It enhances scalp health by preventing problems such as insect bites, lice, and dandruff. It fights hair breakage and split ends resulting in longer hair.

The fatty acids in coconut oil cause it to penetrates the hair to a deep extent than regular conditioners, which tend to only sit on top of the hair, adding luster shine and softness to the hair. For optimum benefits, we advise you to use organic coconut oil.

How to use

  • Put a little amount of coconut oil into the palm of your hand
  • Massage your scalp and the tips of the hair with the oil
  • Apply more coconut oil until your hair is well covered, but ensure the amount is small so hair does not become too greasy.
  • Lift up your hair using a comp.


  • Castor oil
  • castor oil

Castor oil is obtained through the pressing of castor seeds. The oil is colorless or pale yellow with a very gentle smell. It is thick with a sticky feel, so you may fore choose to blend it with lighter oil anterior to application.

Castor oil contains 18 fatty acids, it is a well-known oil that correct hair loss, acts as a hair moisturizer and is also an important ingredient for hair regrow. If you use castor oil consistently, your hair growth can be improved by three to five times the normal rates. 

Castor oil not only boosts hair growth but also thickens hair within few months of its application. In addition, it enlarges and thickens your eyelashes and eyebrows. 

This oil treats well scalp infections caused by fungus, bacteria, and viruses. The high content of protein it helps repair hair breakages.

The abnormal high amount of ricinoleic acid in castor oil enhances blood circulation at the scalp, improving the supply of nutrients to the hair follicles. These acids also assist balance the PH of the scalp and prevent inflammation of the hair follicles. 

How to use

  • Rub little drops of oil into your scalp
  • Into midsections and ends of your hair, massage a few additional drops of castor oil to enhance hair texture and prevent breakage
  • Cover your head with a shower cap
  • Allow the oil to sit on your hair for about two hours
  • Rinse the oil with warm water.


Olive, coconut and castor oils are best for hair growth and thickness. They fight against microbial infections, prevent dandruff, moisturizes hair, correct hair loss and damage bringing out a beautiful look.

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Sky Hoon
Hair Lover, Idea Starter. He started HairQueenie, which is ranked #27 in the FeedSpot Top 40 Hair Care Blogs and mentions in ManeAddicts and Tempest. Hair is not everything but something. He started Hairqueenie to share great hair products. Over time, he found there are more value to share answers to hair problems that cannot be found easily.
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