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Which oil helps grow hair faster?

Asked by gamefu91 (591points) July 29th, 2011

Which oil helps grow hair faster? especially when it is summer and hot. Amla(gooseberry) oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, almond oil or some other?
Is coconut better if I have a little oily skin? Or some other? Or it doesn’t matter?

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Cruiser's avatar

Olive oil will soften and strengthen your hair…but cutting it is the best way to make it grow faster.

Aethelflaed's avatar

I don’t think there’s an oil that will make it grow faster. Like @Cruiser said, regular trims help it grow faster, but that’s about it.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Here is some basic information on hair: The only part of hair that is alive is the hair follicles in the scalp. What people see is dead hair. Treatments may help strengthen hair and help prevent damage, and trims may help it look better, but they will not stimulate growth.

So, what can aid in expediting hair growth? First, it is based upon hereditary factors. For most of us, it grows at about 6 inches per year. For some though, it grows faster based upon hereditary. In this case, there isn’t anything that can be done.

There are theories that hair grows faster in the summer months due to an increase in hormonal development. It is also thought that during warmer months, circulation increases, thus stimulating growth.

With the latter in mind, one thing that you can try is scalp massages. Using an oil might help prevent shaft damage from the friction, as well as condition the dead hair. I’m not sure if it would make any difference in what type of oil is used. Personally, I would go with one that you like. I’ve used a couple, and it took so many shampoo rinses to keep my hair from looking greasy that I wondered if it was just defeating the purpose.

The best things that can be done is to get plenty of rest, exercise regularly, and eat properly. A vitamin supplement may also help, but it should be considered carefully and discussed with a nutritionist or doctor first.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

There’s no such thing. Hair often grows faster in the summer months but there’s nothing you can apply to the hair or scalp that will speed that up. If your diet is poor then improving it can show a little change in texture and growth.

Pandora's avatar

My mom use to use Vo5 hot oil treatment on my sisters hair once a week. But I think it was the massage that probably promoted the hair growth. I don’t know if it was the massage and hot oil that helped her hair combined, but it got thicker and grew pretty fast.
Also she used rollers on her hair.

Hibernate's avatar

I don’t think oil helps hair grow faster. I never used / tried / investigate this so I might not know about this.

I have to ask though. Do you have any hair at all or you want longer hair?

athenasgriffin's avatar

The way to have beautiful, long hair is to reduce breakage. Hair grows the same no matter what, but if you can keep each individual hair from breaking, then it will seem to grow faster and it will look thicker. That is why trims make hair seem to grow faster. That is why hot oil seems to make hair grow faster.

To prevent breakage:
-Use protective spray when ironing, blow drying, and curling your hair.
-Avoid shampooing your hair daily.
-Avoid blow drying daily. Let your hair air dry.
-Wash and condition your hair first, then leave the conditioner on while you shave, etc.
-Use a hot oil treatment once in a while (I do it once every two weeks).
-Avoid bleaching and coloring your hair. Use a semi-permanent instead of a permanent hair dye if you must.(I don’t actually follow this rule. I love changing my hair color. But it is terrible on my hair.)

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