If you’ve ever wanted your hair to grow super fast, a lot of people would agree that going the natural route is much quicker, safer, and healthier. Scalp health is vitally important for luscious, fast-growing hair – and we have just the recipe to nourish and detoxify your scalp, using a beautiful blend of natural oils.
The ingredients in this recipe are well known to promote hair growth and perfect for a beginner in natural hair care.
If you take a look on the internet most people would agree that oils are great for your scalp and general haircare. It is a fact that people have been using them on their hair for centuries and with great success. Many big haircare brands use them in their formulas as they are often packed with nourishing antibacterial properties, which encourage a healthy scalp by detoxifying and protecting hair folicles. They can also prevent hygral fatigue and work well to seal in moisture.
It is important however to select the correct oils for hair, as some are more penetrating than others. The oils in this recipe are chosen specifically for their healthy scalp and hair benefits.
This recipe also places an emphasis on massaging the scalp, which alone is excellent for hair growth.
Are these oils good for my hair?
No one can answer that for you – everyone’s hair and scalp is completely different. Some people report fabulous results with certain oils and find that other oils don’t do much for them. Science helps to guide you in the right direction, but at the end of the day it is trial and error to find out which oils work well for you.
The oils used in this recipe however, are most commonly praised for helping to encourage a healthy scalp and fast hair growth – so if you’re looking for a natural recipe this would be a good place to start. Some have reported seeing 2 inches growth per month with this mix!
It’s always worth doing a small patch test on your arm before using this recipe on your hair, leaving it for 24 hours to ensure that you don’t have any allergies to the ingredients.
Give me the recipe already!
You will need:
- Natural Jamaican black castor oil (make sure this is black castor oil, there is a difference) – found here.
- Red pimento oil – found here.
- 100% Vitamin E oil – found here.
- 100% Lavender oil – found here.
- (Optional) organic Extra virgin, cold-pressed 100% coconut oil. You can usually find this in the supermarket or on Amazon.
I like to apply this recipe once a week, the evening before wash-day, so that I can leave it in overnight and wash it out in the morning.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of the Jamaican black castor oil (beware, this does smell very smoky – it’s totally normal) with 2 teaspoons of red pimento oil in a bowl. Heat in the microwave for ten seconds or until just warm. If it’s hot, leave to cool for a few minutes.
- Add 1-2 drops of vitamin E oil and 1-2 drops of lavender oil.
- Gently massage the oil blend into your scalp (not the entire hair) using your fingertips (not nails) for up to 5 minutes.
- This step is optional, but I like to include coconut oil on my lengths to soften and moisturise my hair. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave until dissolved (warm, not hot) and apply to the lengths of your hair.
- Tie up your hair and cover with a microfibre towel or hair wrap, leave overnight.
- Wash the next morning with a relatively strong shampoo, and condition.
- You do not need to cover your hair overnight if you don’t want to, but you might find your pillow very oily in the morning if you don’t!
- This recipe is also an excellent pre-shampoo. Make sure you leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing out.
- Most people report results after one to two months of using it weekly.
Why these oils?
Black castor oil
Notorious for its hair growth properties, black castor oil is anti-bacterial and stacked with nutrients. It is an excellent humectant, drawing moisture into the hair and scalp, and is said to increase blood flow to the follicles and thicken hair.
There is a difference between castor oil and black castor oil. The oils are extracted differently from the castor plant beans, and black castor oil has higher alkalinity, helping to open up the cuticle of the hair so that the oil’s nutrients can better penetrate the hair shaft.
Black castor oil has a treacle-like consistency and a smoky, ashy smell. I’m not particularly a fan of the scent, but the lavender oil in this recipe counteracts that.
Red pimento oil
Pimento is a large evergreen tree, native to the Caribbean Islands and South America. Red pimento oil has a lot of medicinal properties and is high in omega-9 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Well known as an all-natural hair growth stimulator, red pimento oil also has anesthetic and antiseptic benefits and is well known to be beneficial for those with alopecia.
With a gorgeous cinnamon and clove scent, it warms the scalp, and is said to improve circulation, stimulate nutrient absorption, and support the hair growth process.
Vitamin E oil
Well known to support healthy skin, vitamin E also has many benefits to your hair. Packed with antioxidants, it stimulates capillary growth in your scalp helping your hair grow faster, strengthens the follicle, and boosts hair elasticity.
Not only does lavender have a beautiful aroma, but you might also be surprised to hear it can do wonders for your scalp. With antimicrobial properties, it prevents bacteria and fungi from growing, promoting a healthy scalp. Healthy scalp = healthy growth.
Coconut oil is packed with vitamins and fatty acids to help nourish your scalp. It is one of the only oils to actually penetrate the hair cuticles. Full of fatty acids and vitamins, coconut oil is said to help remove build-up which in turn speeds up growth.
Coconut oil is a bit of a marmite addition – some people love and swear by it, others don’t notice a difference after using it. If you find that coconut oil doesn’t work for you, you might want to try other popular penetrating hair oils, such as avocado or olive oil.
Give it a go!
We love natural haircare at Suit Your Look and find this hair-growth recipe to be the absolute best natural formula to make your hair grow longer and stronger!
Give it a go and let us know how you get on in the comments!