Natural Hair Growth Oil for Men

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Natural Hair Growth Oil for Men with Castor Oil -black seed oil-herbs
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I don’t write many posts specifically for men, because men typically require fewer personal care products. I’ve shared the natural shaving options that my husband uses, and this is another recipe for men that I just had to share.

Many men notice thinning or balding hair as they age. Women typically only get the pleasure of this experience after a pregnancy (so much fun- you just created an entire human being and now you get to lose your hair too!).

When experimenting with natural ways to encourage hair regrowth for myself after a pregnancy, I realized that one of my concoctions would be just as effective on men and that many guys might like some help to avoid hair loss.

Natural Oils to Encourage Hair Growth

There are a variety of natural oils that encourage hair growth quickly and easily. In this recipe, I use:

  • Castor oil – which is used for detoxification in remedies like castor oil packs and which I’ve used to thicken/lengthen my hair and eyelashes. It works for guys too! Castor oil not only helps avoid hair loss, but it can double or triple normal hair growth rates (my hair grew 1.5 inches in a month using it twice a week).
  • Black Seed OilBlack seed oil has many benefits but it is especially wonderful for hair growth. It can help remedy some fungal infections that lead to hair loss, and may also help avoid thinning hair in the first place. It can be used internally or topically, just test a small amount on the skin of the inner arm to make sure there is no sensitivity before using on the head or any large area of the body. (I use this one)
  • Rosemary Oil – Well known for its ability to stimulate hair growth, rosemary is often added to hair-growth treatments and shampoos. Adding a small amount creates a manly smell and increases the effectiveness of this recipe. (I use this one)
  • Lavender Essential Oil – Also useful for improving skin health and hair growth. It helps mellow out the scent of the black cumin seed and rosemary to create a refreshing but definitely manly scent. (I purchase essential oils here)
  • Optional Olive + Cayenne: 2 tablespoons of olive oil infused with 1/2 teaspoon dried, ground cayenne pepper. If you opt to use this, heat the oil slightly over a double burner and add the cayenne. Allow to infuse over low heat for 30 minutes and strain out the cayenne. Alternatively, you can leave the two in a glass jar in the sun for a few days to make a solar infused oil and strain as normal. Cayenne helps boost blood circulation and is a folk remedy for hair loss and sore muscles.

I’ve also created a recipe for a daily use hair gel that contains these oils plus vegetable emulsifier and aloe vera which I’ll be sharing soon.

Natural Hair Growth Oil for Men with Castor Oil -black seed oil-herbs
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Natural Hair Growth Oil Recipe

A combination of oils that encourage hair growth, such as castor oil, black cumin seed, rosemary, and lavender.
Prep Time4 minutes
Author: Katie Wells


  • Combine all the ingredients in a dark glass bottle. A brown dropper bottle can be used, but I reuse the black cumin seed bottle because it is special miron glass that protects the oils from going rancid for years.
  • Moisten hair and massage 10-30 drops (or ½ to 1 teaspoon) into the scalp.
  • Leave on for one hour or overnight and wash out. I recommend using at night and sleeping with a towel on the pillow to avoid oil stains.
  • Use once a week or as needed to increase hair growth.


Test the oils on a small part of the inner arm before using on the entire scalp and do not use if it causes any reaction or sensitivity. Black cumin seed oil will irritate the skin for a small percentage of people with sensitive skin.

What products do you (or the men in your life) use in their hair? What other natural recipes would they use?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


59 responses to “Natural Hair Growth Oil for Men”

  1. Jessica Avatar

    Hello and thank you so much for this great information. I plan to make it for my husband. You mention at the end of the article “I’ve also created a recipe for a daily use hair gel that contains these oils plus vegetable emulsifier and aloe vera which I’ll be sharing soon.”

    Can you please share where I can find this? Many thanks

  2. jerry Avatar

    how about putting on some peppermint, and rose hips oil? I just made your oil, and added in those two oils in small amounts. the peppermint oil I put in sightly larger amounts. how about using it during the day as styling oil? I find it styles my hair really nicely

  3. Patrick Avatar

    Hi Katie, thanks so much for the article! 25 year old man here, just starting to see my hairline recede 🙂

    In your article on oil cleansing, you used hazelnut oil as a substitute for castor oil. Given what you said about castor oil being toxic for the workers who process it, I would like to avoid it if possible. Do you think hazelnut oil would be an effective substitute for castor oil in this recipe as well?

    Thanks so much!

  4. Alexandra Avatar

    Use rosehip seed oil for my face and love it. Occasionally I use frankincense as well as patchouli

  5. Rebecca H Avatar
    Rebecca H

    I see you have 3 different hair growth serums. Is one better than the other for postpartum hair loss??

  6. LA Avatar

    I feel silly asking but can a woman use this too? I am struggling with postpartum hair loss right now. I am breastfeeding…this is totally safe to use, right? Any suggestions are so very welcomed and appreciated!
    Thank you!

  7. C.M. Williams Avatar
    C.M. Williams

    I appreciate all the input and the detailed explanationsummary. I’m looking forward to adding these capsules twice a day to boost my many declines.. Thanks again!

  8. Amber Avatar

    Would this be safe to use on a 3 year old? My child has a bald patch (doctor says alopecia areata) and I’m wondering if this would be a good remedy to try?

  9. Jacob Avatar

    I bought the oils and started using the mix.
    I found that rubbing in the oil into the scalp isn’t easy: it feels like the oil gets caught in the Nair and doesn’t go to the scalp. Also when I finish applying the oils, because of its texture, I end up with lots of hairs in my hands. I am concerned about the half on application. Maybe there’s a better way to get the oil to my scalp without losing so much hair?
    I appreciate any help with this. Thanks.

    1. Gershon Avatar

      Have he started using the oil? Any results? I would be grateful if you could share…

  10. Eddie Avatar

    Hi, have any more or women had any luck growing hair with this recipe? thank you.

  11. Ali Avatar

    Can I use dermaroller with this oil.If yes,than before or after applying the oil. May I use it all 7 nights per week

  12. Jay Avatar

    Hey I wanted to try this recipe for my hair
    I had a quick question.. What is the best soap to wash it out with?

  13. Harleen Avatar

    I didn’t understand the optional part with cayenne pepper and olive oil. Should I add it to the other oils to complete the recipe?

  14. Craig Avatar

    Are most of the remedies light sensitive? Should they always be kept in a cool dry place? How long will a mixture stay potent, like having an expiration date or shelf life expectancy? I just happened to find your sight today, and I am really glad I found it!

  15. Merri Avatar

    Thank you for this recipe! I plan to make it for my son who, I believe, has hair loss due to malnourishment from Ulcerative Colitis. I will let you know if we see any improvement.

    1. Gershon Avatar

      Have he started using the oil? Any results? I would be grateful if you could share…

  16. Arra Avatar

    I don’t know if it’s just my phone or the mobile version is not working or your site. But the recipe section is incomplete. The ingredients is missing. Please edit. Thank you

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