7 Hair Oils for Growth That Are Scientifically Proven to Work



For some people, growing longer hair is no easy feat. Oftentimes, it could feel like you grow an inch and then have to cut two off because of dry ends. 

"People do the most damage to their own hair by over-processing and over-drying using various hot tools," shares Dhiran Mistry, master stylist at Spoke & Weal in New York City. "They are also very rough while pulling at tangles, which will cause breakage. The more brittle the hair, the quicker the damage will accumulate," continues Mistry. For hair to grow, the strands and scalp must be healthy. "Ideally, strengthening the hair from within the body will help."

As for external care, oils can help to fill in the "gaps of the hair shaft, which will prevent the tangling and act as a lubricant and protect from heat damage."

Want to break the hair-damage cycle and learn which oils could help hair growth? Keep scrolling. Ahead, we’ve rounded up seven oils that’ll help nourish your hair and scalp, prevent breakage, and in turn help hair growth. (PS: You can even find some of them at the grocery store for less than $10, or you probably already have it at home.)