DIY oil blend for hair growth

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I like telling my daughter J, that when I was a kid I had thick strong hair that was so heavy that I had to finally cut it because it was hurting my neck. She knows I am exaggerating, but it is not all tall tales. I did have double the hair that I have on my head. Except for pregnancy when even pulling on my head would not bring out a single strand( sigh, those were the days).

My mom and her mom and her mom, and all their sisters had butt long hair. All thanks to their regular use of a special oil blend to massage their heads. It could be the oil,it could be the massage ,or a combination of both. But after I left home, my head started to miss my mom’s fingers, as well as hair.

DIY oil blend for hair growth
DIY oil blend for hair growth

I make this DIY oil blend for hair growth in my kitchen regularly, and when I use it, it makes a world of difference. Coconut oil,castor oil,olive oil, black pepper, fenugreek and curry leaves  are all said to promote hair growth and help with premature graying of hair.

For your convenience, I have linked the brands I usually get. Castor oil and olive oil are really optional. Just for an extra boost!

DIY oil blend for hair growth


  1. 1/2 cup Coconut oil
  2. 1/2 cup Olive oil
  3. 1/4 cup Castor oil
  4. 1 tsp Black Pepper
  5. 2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  6. 10 Curry leaves


1.Heat the coconut oil in a small sauce pan,on medium heat.

2.Add curry leaves,black pepper and fenugreek seeds and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

3.Wait for the oil to cool, and then strain into a clean glass container.

4.Add olive oil and castor oil.Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place.


-I don’t strain my oil, because the leaves and fenugreek seeds at the bottom look pretty!

-Coconut oil can solidify in cooler temperatures. Take a separate bowl,and take a spoonful of oil. Place this bowl in a bowl of warm water. Do not microwave the oil.