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Choose these 6 oils to battle hair loss and increase your hair density

When you start losing hair, it's natural to worry about how to increase hair density. Celebrity dermatologist Dr Jaishee Sharad shares a list of oils to boost hair growth.
How to increase hair density
Jojoba oil, peppermint oil and olive oil among others can increase your hair density. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Radhika Bhirani Published: 2 Oct 2022, 17:26 pm IST
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Just like a flower tends to age, dry up and wilt away with time, your hair goes through a similar fate. You see it go through dryness and damage even though you try your best to nurture it. But there comes a time when you end up worrying about the reducing hair on your scalp. It’s a natural part of growing up, but you can do your bit to boost hair growth and increase hair density. One important role here is played by hair oils! Yes, let’s talk about some of the best oils to increase hair density.

Oiling, as many would have heard from hair experts as well as from their grandmas, is an important nourishing procedure to maintain healthy hair. There are many benefits of hair oiling. While doing a ‘champi’ at least once a week is necessary, the oil you use also plays a significant role. Always choose an oil depending on the condition of your hair.

Health Shots reached out to celebrity skin and hair expert Dr Jaishree Sharad to know about the best oils to increase hair density.

In Dr Sharad’s opinion, oil is good conditioner for one’s scalp.

Also read: 4 conditions when you should avoid oiling your scalp

hair oiling benefits
Don’t underestimate the importance of hair oiling. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6 oils to increase hair density and boost hair growth

1. Jojoba oil for hair

It helps to moisturize hair and scalp. Jojoba oil also helps to prevent hair loss and increases hair density and thickness, says Dr Sharad.

2. Peppermint oil works on hair roots

It increases hair growth and hair density by increasing anagen hair. A 2014 study cited by the National Center of Biotechnology Information, states that peppermint oil worked the best for hair growth effects. It increased more dermal thickness, follicle number and follicle depth, as compared to saline, jojoba oil and minoxidil, in mice.

3. Olive oil is great for hair quality

Olive oil is famously rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This empowers it to help in moisturising the hair as well as increase hair growth.

olive oil
Olive is oil is great for overall health as well as skin and hair care. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Coconut oil can improve hair health

One of the most commonly used hair oils, coconut oil helps to prevent hair damage and breakage. This helps to maintain the hair volume.

5. Onion oil for hair regrowth

Onion is considered great for hair growth. Both onion juice as well as onion oil are considered an elixit to increase hair density. Dr Sharad says, “Sulfur in onion may help to increase hair growth, but research data is not significant in this regard. Still, onion is considered of immense use for hair health.”

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Make your hair stronger and longer with rosemary oil. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6. Rosemary oil to boost hair growth

Rosemary oil may help to improve hair growth. A 2015 study had looked into the benefits of rosemary oil compared to minoxidil, a medication for treating hair loss, for improving hair growth. The results were positive over a period of six months. Come, know how to use rosemary oil for hair.

Now that you know which oils are good to increase hair density, make sure you see what works best for you! It may be best to consult an expert before you make the choice in case you have a chronic hair loss condition.

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About the Author

Radhika Bhirani is a journalist with close to 15 years of experience in the Indian media industry. After writing extensively on health, lifestyle and entertainment, she leads the English content team at Health Shots. She has a special interest in writing on mental health and wellness. ...Read More

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