Were promoting healthy natural hair growth in the most holistic and natural way possible. In this post we’re sharing the basics of natural hair care: essential oils. These oils are used to not only promote healthy hair growth but can be used for skin care and much more. So here are 5 oils to help grow your natural hair and a free printable to keep handy at all times !

Castor Oiloils to help grow your natural hair

We’ve discussed castor oil many many times. It is one of the most popular oils used in the natural hair community. And incase you still don’t know the difference between regular castor oil and Jamaican Black Castor Oil don’t worry we’ve got you covered here! And though the benefits of castor oil may seem endless here are the top reasons you should use this oil in your natural hair regimen to give your hair a boost.


        • Thick oil that can help seal in moisture to prevent breakage
        • Helps to regrow thicker/stronger hair (especially hair that has been lost or started thinning around the edge and nape of your hair)
        • Improves scalp health and circulation which stimulates healthy hair growth

oils to help grow your natural hair Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of my all time fave oils that can be used for various things. If you don’t believe me take a look at my break down of all things coconut can be used for right here!


  • Stimulates hair growth deep into its follicles
      • Promotes scalp health
      • Moisturizes dry brittle hair while adding luster, shine, and softness to the hair
      • Prevents hair breakage and split ends
      • Slows down hair loss


oils to help grow your natural hair Avocado Oil


  • Effective moisturizer for dry brittle damaged hair
  • Packed w/ loads of vitamins and proteins that help to prevent damage to your hair
  • Protects scalp and feeds hair follicles w/amino acids to promote healthy cell growth. This helps to maintain a healthy scalp for healthy hair growth as well.


oils to help grow your natural hair Almond Oil

I just started using almond oil (sweet almond oil) for my hair and my dark circles and it is starting to become a must need staple in my every day life regimen. The smell is also very pleasing.


  • Rich source of magnesium
  • Reduces shedding and improves quality of hair
      • Treats dandruff and reduces scalp inflammation
      • Improves blood circulation

oils to help grow your natural hair Jojoba Oil


  • Resembles natural hair sebum the most
  • Removes build up
  • Creates shine while limiting frizziness
  • Reduces dry irritation of scalp and dandruff

What oils have you experimented with that have brought your natural hair back to life? Share your thoughts and answers below!

Grab your free printable here to keep this list of useful oils at your fingertips !

oils to help grow natural hair

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25 Responses to 5 Oils To Help Grow Your Natural Hair (Free Printable)

  1. I’m curious, do you mix these together or use any one of them alone or. In combination. I use coconut oil and olive oil together. I’m curious about how to use the others. Thanks

    • Each oil can be used as stand alone oil for massaging the scalp, pre-pooing, or sealing your ends. But you can also mix whatever oils you think would be beneficial on your hair.

    • You can use them separately if your hair has a particular need you are trying to address. You don’t need to oil your scalp daily I would recommend 1-2 times as week depending on the needs of your hair.

  2. Should they be left on overnight? Or just put on wash off during shower? Would this help a guy who is slowly losing hair and his hair is also thinnin

  3. If my dry scple all the time how much do you mix up to make it work??? I’ve very thick hair and right now its breaking off really bad and come out in some spots.

  4. I have very thick and dense hair, it needs something strong to not be puffy all day. So I use coconut oil as a pre-poo and as a styling product. I think I might be leaning towards the protein overload side. Which of this oils would be best to replace coconut oil?

  5. I use coconut oil as a pre-poo and as a styling product. I think I might be leaning towards the protein overload side. Which of this oils would be best to replace coconut oil?

  6. I have low prosity hair and have a hard time figuring out the right products for my hair. Thank you for the clarity on sealing vs moisturizing oils. That’s made things a little clearer on why my hair is always feeling dry. The post about baking soda how would you use it for low prosity hair?

  7. How can I apply all of the oil on my hair since they have 5 of them castor oil,avocado oil,coconut oil and others …. is it okay to mix all of them??

  8. This is a great list, unfortunately you don’t specify/warn about how demaging some of these oils could be if you are using them on low porosity hair.

  9. Hi Melissa , I have fine ,thin, limp , lifeless hair that has not ever grown past my ears ..I so badly would like it to grow , thicken & have some body as well as retaining moisture.. I would greatly appreciate your recommendations of exact oils & recipe to obtain this goal ..

    Thank you , Vera