Homemade Herbal Oil For Faster Hair Growth | Hair Oil Preparation

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Homemade Herbal Oil For Faster Hair Growth | Hair Oil Preparation  – This has been requested by many of you. Sorry it took so long to post this recipe.

If you are prone to migraine headaches, Reduce the amount of Fenugreek Seeds or skip them altogether.

Use A Cast Iron Cookware For Best Results. (Trust Me, it does make a difference)

In this article, you can find,

  • Video Instructions
  • Ingredient Benefits 
  • Herbal Hair Oil Recipe
  • Photo Instructions
  • FAQ
  •  My Experience


Hair Oil Benefits

Stimulates the scalp

Promotes blood circulation

Moisturises and Nourishes the scalp

Combats dry scalp and dandruff problem

Prevents premature greying of the hair

Does not cause headache, cold or chill’s


I have divided the ingredients that i have used to make this homemade hair oil into,

  • Oil Blend (3 oils)
  • Ingredients to grind to a paste (6 items)
  • Dry spices(3 spices)

The oils that i prefer to use are as follows,

Coconut Oil

I used Homemade Coconut Oil For This Recipe

Nourishes the scalp

Promotes hair growth

Deep penetrates the skin

Moisturises the scalp

Helps get rid of head lice and dandruff

Leaves hair softer and shinier

Reduces hair frizz

Protects hair from sun damage

Sesame Oil

Protects hair from sun damage

Prevents premature greying of the hair

Promotes hair growth

Reduces hair fall and dandruff

Soothes scalp irritations

Prevents fungal and bacterial scalp infections

Repairs damaged hair

Improves hair quality

Castor Oil

Anti microbial

Helps thicken hair

Promotes hair growth

Imparts shine to the hair

Promotes blood circulation

Stimulates the scalp

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Aloe Vera Leaf

I used latex removed whole Aloe leaf. Cut the aloe leaf and keep it slanted for 30 minutes to an hour. The yellow liquid(Latex) will drain out completely.

I am allergic to latex so i always do this before using fresh aloe vera gel too.

Aloe vera helps moisturise the scalp and also conditions the hair.

It does improve dandruff problems and its symptoms like itching.


Onion helps prevent hair fall and baldness. Rich in sulphur, Onion effectively prevents hair thinning and premature greying of the hair.

In short, It does work on every hair problem and helps improve hair thickness and quality over time.

You can use any type of onion to make this oil.


The vitamins and minerals in Amla helps stimulate the scalp and promote blood circulation. This helps better circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the scalp.

Amla does make your hair thicker, shinier and stronger by making the hair follicles healthy.

Being anti inflammatory and anti bacterial, it does prevent mild scalp infections and hair fall.

One of the main benefits of amla is that, it prevents premature greying of the hair.

Neem Leaves

Anti fungal, anti bacterial and anti inflammatory, neem leaves treats hair fall and dandruff.

Neem leaves helps prevent scalp infections, promote hair growth and reduces itching and flaking of the scalp.

I have used it here to prevent dandruff and strengthen the hair follicles and thus prevent hair fall.

Curry Leaves

Curry leaves contain vitamins and proteins that stimulate the scalp and boosts hair growth.

It does helps prevent thinning of the hair too.

Curry leaves helps strengthen the hair strands and reduce hair loss.

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Fenugreek Seeds

Excellent to treat different scalp related problems because its anti inflammatory properties.

This tiny seed helps cool down body heat and calm a hot head especially in the summer season.

Fenugreek seeds helps condition the hair leaving it soft, silky and shiny.

It also helps reduce hair fall and dandruff.

Kalonji Seeds (Nigella seeds)

Nigella seeds helps reduce hair fall and promotes hair growth.

It does helps condition the hair too.

Kalonji seeds soothes scalp irritations caused by dandruff

Black Pepper Seeds

Black pepper does stimulate the scalp and increases blood flow to the scalp. Thus more oxygen and nutrients reach the scalp which promotes hair growth and healthy hair follicles.

Black pepper also prevents cold and other symptoms like headaches

Homemade Hair Oil Recipe

You can increase the amount of oil to 500 ml or choose your favourite oil if you have one.

I have used fresh ingredients BUT in case you cannot find them, You can use dried herbs instead.

I will make a new herbal oil for grey hair video with dried herbs for you guys.

You can buy small packets of these at a cheaper rate from local stores.

Coconut Oil– 100 ml
Sesame Oil – 200 ml
Castor Oil – 30 ml

For Paste

Pearl Onion – 10. (Big Onion – 1, You can use other types of onion to make this oil.)
Aloe Vera Leaf – one medium cut in to cubes
Amla – 6
Neem Leaves – 3 sprig
Curry Leaves – 3 sprig

For Powder

Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tablespoon
Nigella seeds – 1 Tablespoon
Black Pepper– 2 Teaspoon


Grind the Aloe vera leaf, Amla, Onions, Neem leaves and curry leaves together to a paste

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Powder the Fenugreek seeds, Nigella seeds and Black pepper to a powder.

To a heavy bottom cookware, add the oils first followed by the paste and the powders.

Keep the flame low until it starts to boil.

Homemade oil for hair growth and thickness

Mix everything until there aren’t any lumps in the oil.

It should look like the below pic

homemade hair oil

Once the oil starts to boil, increase the flame to medium.

Keep stirring occasionally. Every 5 minutes or so would be enough.

This whole process will take about 50 minutes to 1 hour to finish.

Once the ingredients settle to the bottom and the oil becomes clear, the oil is ready. (Like below pic)

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The oil would be dark green in colour.

homemade hair oil

Let it cool down completely before straining it.

Store the oil in a clean glass container.

hair oil for hair fall

You can store this oil for years.

Always use clean utensils to handle the oil to avoid contamination.

How To Apply

Take the required amount of oil in a bowl.

Warm the oil for about 15 – 20 seconds. It should be warm to touch not hot.

Apply the oil to your scalp using your fingertips.

Flip your hair upside down and massage the scalp with your fingertips. Use small circular motion.

Flipping your hair and massaging, both ensures better blood circulation to the scalp.

Massage for about 10 minutes.

After that, Leave the oil for at least an hour before shampooing.

You can leave it overnight too.

How Often Should I Oil My Hair?

Once a week is enough.

You can oil your hair twice a week maximum.

Is Oiling Your Hair Everyday Bad?

Yes it is. It could lead to hair fall.

Which Oil Is Good For Growing Hair Faster?

Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Argan Oil

Castor oil cannot be used alone as it is too thick and hence has to be diluted with other oils before use.

My Experience

I  have used this particular combination of oils as it is what works best for my hair. You can replace the oil blend with coconut oil or sesame oil if that works for you.

I get a headache if i leave coconut oil for more that two hours on my scalp so leaving it overnight is a complete no-no.

Since i started using this oil, my hair fall has reduced drastically and it does not give me a headache even if i leave it overnight.

Note that, this oil is very concentrated so you can increase the oils used to maybe 400 ml or even to 2 cups.

As i said earlier, this ratio is what works the best for me. I found the correct ratio after making the oil for many years.

Previously, i did make this exact recipe with coconut oil alone.

The oil itself was fine as it left my hair soft, moisturised and shiny after shampooing and conditioning. But i did get headache’s, my eyes become watery/Burning after an hour of applying the oil and i get a chill sometimes. So the proportion was just not right for me.

That’s it for today guys.

You have learned how to make homemade hair oil for hair growth and thickness. Next time i will show you how to make a homemade hair oil for grey hair or at least to prevent premature greying.

Until Then, Good Day To You.



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