Hair loss can be a major problem-thanks to pollution, unhealthy food and use of chemical laden products! While you can’t control factors such as heredity, you can definitely make certain modifications to prevent this problem from aggravating. There are certain hair oils for hair loss that have excellent nourishing properties and here is a list of the best hair oils to prevent hair loss:


Castor oil can be used on the scalp to help prevent and remedy hair loss and it is effective at this for several reasons. It’s antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make it beneficial against folliculitis, dandruff and scalp infections and its ricinoleic acid content helps increase circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth.

How to use: Warm castor oil a bit. You may also dilute it in olive or coconut oil. Use a dropper to apply to the scalp. Part your hair right above the ear on one side, add a few drops of castor oil, part again about 1/2 inch from that part, add more castor oil, and so on until you have coated your whole scalp. Then, massage for 5 minutes to make sure entire scalp is coated and to help increase circulation. Wash off after 2 hours or keep overnight.


Coconut oil penetrates well within the hair shaft and prevents hair from losing moisture by acting as a sealant. As a result, hair is less likely to suffer damage and stays dense as well as strong.

How to use: Massage some warm coconut oil on your scalp every day. Once a week, massage more quantity of warm coconut oil on the scalp and hair strands. Leave it on for about an hour or two and then wash with a mild shampoo, careful to not wash out all the oil.

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Bhringraj oil strengthens the hair by replenishing the hair roots, Inhibits and reduce the formation of split ends and prevents the occurrence of dandruff by reducing scalp itchiness and lessening the formation of flakes.

How to use:  Bhringraj oil, if applied regularly every night, helps to alleviate a lot of hair problems. This light massage done on the scalp can be very beneficial in reducing hairfall. Regular massage with bhringraj oil improves blood circulation in the scalp which helps revitalize the hair follicles and promotes growth of hair.


Amla oil acts as a natural conditioner, minimizes hair loss & greying, and leaves your hair looking incredible healthy & Shiny. Amla oil has been used for dry and itchy scalp for long. Learn more about benefits of Amla oil for hair and how to use it for better result.


Rosemary oil promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss because it prevents the production of DTH hormone that causes hair follicle shaft to narrow causing hair fall. Using the  Oil on hair scalp can help you hold hair for longer. Consult your physician before using essential oils.

How to use: Beat an egg yolk and mix that with few drops of rosemary oil. Apply this mixture as a mask on hair and keep it for 15 to 30 minutes on hair and then wash off with cold water using a mild shampoo. Use cold water to wash off the mask because hot water can cause the egg to stick on hair. Mix few drops of oil with coconut oil and use it as an overnight hair treatment. 


Lavender oil increases circulation of blood in the scalp and also provides an anti-bacterial effect that keeps the scalp free from infections, improving the health of your hair. Consult your physician before using essential oils.

How to use: Mix 3 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of rosemary oil and 2 drops of thyme oil. Massage the oil onto a small patch of your scalp before putting it on your entire scalp, to see how your skin reacts. If all goes well, massage the mixture into your scalp every night for five minutes, being sure to cover bald or thinning spots. If the lavender oil becomes overwhelming to your senses, add a little more of one of the carrier oils to dilute it further.