Have you ever looked up at those models on billboards with their long, shiny, sleek hair billowing with so much movement as they sashay their way down the street?
And have you ever thought, “Wow, I wish that was me!” while staring at them, wide-eyed? Join the club – we’ve all been there.
Wearing extensions isn’t the only way you can have the life-altering hair-in-the-wind moment you only see in movies and magazines.
You can grow your hair naturally so that you can flaunt long, beautiful tresses.
One of the best ways to do that is by nourishing your hair with vitamin E oil.
You may think that vitamin E oil is simply for adding moisture and shine to your hair.
But while those are huge benefits of this oil, many people aren’t aware that it can help immensely with hair growth too.
In this post, we’ll talk about how to make vitamin E oil for hair growth.
Why Use Vitamin E Oil For Hair Growth?
Vitamin E is a moisturizing antioxidant that you’re probably familiar with because of your skincare and hair care products that contain it.
Although it’s popular for its moisturizing qualities that add shine and softness to your tresses, it’s also amazing when it comes to hair growth.
See, vitamin E is known to boost capillary blood circulation near your scalp, which is where your roots are.
As a result, it helps stimulate healthy hair growth.
Aside from that, vitamin E helps protect your hair from free radicals that threaten to damage your hair.
It also moisturizes your strands, allowing them to be strong, elastic, and less prone to breakage.
Because of all these factors, your hair has a better shot of growing strong and long – all thanks to vitamin E.
Another thing that makes vitamin E perfect for hair growth is that it boosts scalp health.
Thanks to its moisturizing power, vitamin E keeps your scalp from getting dry and developing dandruff, which clogs the follicles and prevents your hair from growing.
Vitamin E can help cure and prevent dandruff, allowing your scalp to be the best environment possible to grow strong, thick, healthy hair.
How To Make Vitamin E Oil For Hair Growth
Making vitamin E oil at home is simple.
The whole idea is to dilute vitamin E from a few capsules in a mixture of powerhouse carrier oils that can aid in boosting the health of your hair and scalp.
Of course, you need to choose the best natural oils to use for your vitamin E hair oil concoction.
Here are just a few of our favorite oils that are excellent for hair growth:
Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and minerals that nourish the roots, allowing them to feed your hair the nutrients they need to grow strong and long.
This oil boosts blood circulation and alleviates dryness of the scalp, making your roots the optimal environment for healthy hair growth.
Olive oil is an excellent source of vitamin E and oleic acid, so it’s amazing for growing hair while keeping it soft and moisturized.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tea oil stimulates your hair follicles, which encourages hair growth in the long run.
It also has antibacterial properties that prevent dandruff, thus boosting scalp health.
This oil is rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants to protect your hair from damage and breakage, allowing it to grow healthier.
It’s also known for adding gorgeous shine to the hair.
This essential oil is known to make hair thicker and stimulate hair regrowth, so it’s perfect for those with thinning hair.
Once you’ve figured out what oils you want to include in your mixture, you can start combining them in a heat-resistant container.
Make sure you add in only a teaspoon of the heavier oils (like castor and coconut oil).
You don’t want your oil mixture to weigh down your hair or be insanely difficult to wash off.
However, feel free to add two or more tablespoons of the more lightweight ingredients (like argan oil).
Suggested Read: Light Oils For Low Porosity Hair
As for essential oils like rosemary and tea tree, add in around 4-5 drops of each oil at most.
Lastly, add about 2-3 capsules worth of vitamin E and pour the liquid into the oil mixture you already have.
Stir with a spoon, and you’re done!
Note that it’s best to make a fresh batch of vitamin E oil each time you want to use it on your hair.
Applying Vitamin E Oil To Your Hair
Now that you have your vitamin E oil, you might be wondering – how do you even use it in the hair in the first place?
The most effective way to use vitamin E oil for hair growth is by using it as a hair mask, whether for a few hours or overnight.
It’s a fun and relaxing (albeit pretty messy!) activity you can do after a long day.
Here’s how to do it, step by step:
Detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb.
Start by getting rid of the tangles at the ends and then work your way to detangle upwards until you can go from root to tip with no knots.
Warm Up The Oil
Quickly warm up your vitamin E oil in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
You don’t want it too hot since you’ll be applying it to your skin and hair; just a little warm will do.
Massage Into Scalp
Pour a dime-sized amount of the oil onto your palm and fingertips.
Then, massage the oil directly into your scalp for five minutes.
The scalp should be the main focus of this initial application.
Remember: Hair growth happens in the roots, not anywhere else in the hair.
Apply Oil To Hair
When the oil has been properly massaged into your scalp, it’s time to moisturize the rest of your hair.
Apply the rest of the oil to your mane, allowing it to coat your locks from root to tip.
Don’t be afraid of drenching your hair with it.
You want every strand to be slathered in the oil.
Cover Your Head
Cover your head with a plastic cap.
You can either leave it for just an hour or two or wear the cap overnight.
Try to keep the oil in for as long as you can.
That way, you can give it the best shot at being absorbed into the scalp and hair.
Wash It Off
The next day (or after a few hours), jump in the shower and wash the oil off.
Use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo to do this so that you don’t strip your hair of all the good oils that are working to moisturize and strengthen it.
Follow up with a light but hydrating conditioner.
Rinse all the product out and style your hair as desired.
And that’s it!
You should notice that your hair is a lot shinier and healthier looking, but the hair growth results will kick in a few weeks or months after (as long as you do this regularly).
How Often Should You Use A Vitamin E Oil Mask?
It’s best to do this masking session with your vitamin E oil just once a week.
If you use it daily, you run the risk of clogging your follicles, which can lead to breakouts and irritation on the scalp.
And if this happens, it can be detrimental to hair growth.
Giving your scalp long breaks in between vitamin E oil masks allows it to breathe more and work to grow your hair properly.
Plus, the downtime allows you to observe if your skin is reacting a certain way to the vitamin E oil.
Other Ways To Use Vitamin E Oil On Your Hair
Having a hard time getting rid of those pesky tangles and knots in your hair?
Use the vitamin E oil you just made to make detangling easier.
Apply it directly to your strands to loosen up those knots before going in with your wide-tooth comb.
The tangles should disappear quickly after that!
Suggested Read: How To Remove Knots From Hair After Braids
If you need extra moisture in your hair, you can use leftover vitamin E oil during your shower.
Add a few drops of it into your shampoo and conditioner before using them for intense hydration and shine.
This also helps ensure that you’re distributing vitamin E evenly across your tresses.
Lastly, use vitamin E oil as a leave-in serum after you wash and style your hair.
Use just one or two drops of the concoction to add extra shine to your hair (with serum, less is more!).
The vitamin E oil also helps keep frizz and flyaways at bay, making your finished hairstyle look sleeker and smoother.
Vitamin E oil is a wonderful tool anyone can use for growing their hair.
As for how to make vitamin E oil for hair growth, the awesome thing about it is that it’s easy to make.
Just combine a few capsules worth of vitamin E with your favorite hair-growing oils, and you’ll have the ultimate weapon for aiding hair growth, moisturization, and shine.
While there are many ways to use vitamin E oil in your daily hair care regimen, the best way to reap all the hair-growing benefits of this oil is by keeping it in your hair and scalp overnight.
If you keep at it and do it religiously once a week, you’ll notice longer, stronger, healthier-looking hair in no time.
So what are you waiting for?
Run to your kitchen and make a powerhouse vitamin E hair oil that you and your locks will love!
We wish you luck with your hair growth journey!