Ready, steady, grow! Bhringraj and other hair growth oils – review

Hair oils enjoy huge popularity. Most women know there are no better repairing and beautifying substances than natural oils. Unique properties, power for penetrating inside, the ability to match hair structure and repair hair bulbs – these things make hair oils irreplaceable in stimulating hair growth and stopping hair loss.

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Macerations – the mixtures of natural oils and Ayurvedic (Eastern medicine and philosophy) herbs – have been known to Hindu women for ages. Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba) is among the most popular herbs found in Ayurvedic blends for hair growth.

There is a reason why bhringraj is called “king of hair”. The plant of wonderful qualities is known throughout Asia where women say that bhringraj juice plus a natural oil (e.g. coconut, sesame or any other oil that has protective power) is an infallible remedy for hair greying. Japanese women say that they condition their black hair with bhringraj and oiling with natural oils. As a result, their hair colour does not fade due to the sunlight and their hair turns grey when they are much older. Bhringraj oil is used to stimulate hair growth and hinder falling out thanks to enhancing melanin that is responsible for hair colour and strength.

That is why many Ayurvedic products available on the market contain bhringraj extract. You should be aware that the powdered bhringraj must be blended with natural oils in order to deliver any effects. Why? Natural oils have the ability to penetrate your hair, enhance hair bulbs, stimulate blood flow thus encourage hair growth and hinder hair loss. The cosmetic industry is abounding in hair growth oils; their number is so huge that you must find it hard to choose the best one. The following review presents the most recommendable oils. It will help you make the right choice.

1. Nanoil Hair Oil

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Highest-class hair growth oil which strengthens and repairs hair from follicles to ends. Nanoil hair oil is a line of 3 oils tailored to 3 hair types to give maximum effects.

Nanoil is a stunner among hair oils. It considers a fact essential for successful hair care, that is hair porosity (structure). Each of 3 Nanoils suits different hair porosity and consequently contains different, ideally-matching set of natural oils.

Each of 3 products also contains extra conditioning (liquid silk, lanoline, keratin and panthenol), shine-intensifying, keratin layer-rebuilding ingredients. The effect you get is repaired hair, improved keratin layer and fixed disulfide bonds inside hair. Nanoils also contain valuable substances which accelerate hair growth and prevent hair from falling out in excess.

Lack of Ayurvedic macerated herbs makes Nanoil preserve a nice, clear, fair-amber color and beautiful, subtle, non-irritating aroma which lingers on hair long. Another advantage of Nanoil is you don’t only have to use it for overnight scalp and hair treatment but also as a great heat-protection serum, deep conditioning fluid, smoothing emulsion, addition to lotions and conditioners, hair ends serum; apply it to dry or damp hair.

Nanoil is an all-purpose product that substitutes lots of hair care and repair cosmetics. This together with effects achieved within short time make it extraordinary against other hair growth products.

2. Sesa Kshir-Pak-Vidhi Hair Oil

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Sesa Oil comes in a white, plastic bottle without an applicator. Sesa “mixture” has a green color (because of Ayurvedic bhringraj and brahmi included). It gets quite runny after warming-up so you must learn to apply it to scalp and hair. The aroma is… bad and lingers on hair long.

However, you should not ignore Sesa Oil: if you use it regularly and persistently, it will speed up hair growth because it has a positive influence on hair follicles and scalp. Sesa is a blend of natural oils, herbs, milk proteins and neem extract – known in India for ages as a natural hair growth booster (fun fact: neem trees are still used for production of combs that help strengthen hair, stimulate growth and prevent hair loss).

Sesa Oil has an intensive and quite unpleasant aroma. It is normal for women in India but those from different corners of the world may find it unbearable.

3. Nanoil Castor Oil

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Pure Nanoil Castor Oil is among the best oils that have been launched so far. It is highly rated in reviews for top quality which makes it the most effective oil for boosting hair growth and hair strengthening. Its quality is certified by Ecocert and obvious when looking at girls’ getting amazing results that take form of strong, velvet-like, thick and healthy hair. Nanoil Castor Oil cares for all hair types, ranging from thick, low porosity, easily weighed-down through normal, fine, weak to damaged, dry, brittle and dull hair.

Nanoil holds out long and has thick consistency; it comes with a precise applicator so scooping the right amounts for DIY cosmetics is easy. The glass dropper lets you get a drop to revitalize under-eye skin (50ml Nanoil is outstandingly versatile, ideal yet not just for hair, which is a big advantage). Effects take form of lovely hair after the very first use. Stronger tresses and baby hair follow after a few weeks but some girls say it made their hair grow more quickly within a month or so.

Nanoil Castor Oil is 100% pure and free from additives and parabens working for hair as well as eyebrows, lashes, face, body and nails. Visit and find out other skills of the best castor oil that bloggers and hair experts swear by!

4. Alepia Bhringraj Oil

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Oil designed for thinning hair. The blend comes in a translucent vial which doesn’t secure oil against the sunlight resulting in the oil going rancid fast. Bhringraj Alepia nourishes scalp and if you are systematic and patient (treatment takes a few months), it makes hair softer, shinier and much healthier. Bhringraj Alepia Oil is natural and free from parabens, extracted through macerating eclipta in castor oil.

Rubbed into scalp, Bhringraj Alepia Oil strengthens follicles and keeps tresses from falling out, stimulates and accelerates hair growth, shields against bad effect of outside factors. The vial doesn’t hold out long; still, really good effect on hair makes up for the product running out quickly.

5. Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil

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While searching for hair growth oils, you should take a look at Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil – often described as a hair mask due to the buttery consistency. This strong hair growth mask offers a large quantity of an unrivalled oil used for boosting growth and reinforcing hair (castor oil). It is irreplaceable in hair care, strengthens hair bulbs and intensifies hair colour.

Hollywood Castor Oil also includes jojoba oil and cocoa butter – their task is keeping the scalp balanced (jojoba oil contains the valuable squalane) and protecting your hair from heat (main function of cocoa butter). Moreover, natural oils are made up of minerals that take care of the beauty and condition of your hairdo. Mink oil is a controversial ingredient of Hollywood Beauty Oil. It is powerful as a beautifying product. The manufacturer assures that no mink has been hurt while extracting the oil, however, animal lovers keep away from Hollywood Castor Oil.

Aloe vera extract – also contained in the product – ensures good scalp and hair care by giving necessary hydration. Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil is extremely cost-effective. You must warm it up before the application to get the suitable consistency. You should also do a patch test on your wrist or inner elbow first. Used regularly, it stimulates hair growth and takes care of the condition and appearance of hair.

6. Sattva Ayurveda Maha Bhringraj Oil

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Popular Ayurvedic oil which slowly strengthens hair and improves its appearance when used regularly. It works on hair follicles, strengthens them and prevents seasonal hair loss and premature graying.

These herbs and plant extracts make up the oil:

  • bhringraj blocks hair loss, counteracts alopecia and graying
  • sesame oil moisturizes, strengthens hair, delivers sun protection
  • castor oil (too bad, non-certified organic) strengthens and aims at improving growth
  • neem keeps scalp pH balanced