The best natural oils that can be used on hair and beards

For anyone who is trying to grow their hair or beard, it always pays to use a quality oil to help improve condition and strength. However, what makes a quality hair or beard oil? It has to include ingredients that are nourishing and reviving. Not only is using natural hair and beard oil a good choice for your long-term health, it can make a huge difference to the condition of your hair. With many natural oils out there to choose from, we have narrowed down a short list that we believe are the best natural oils to use if you want to improve the overall condition of your hair or beard.

Almond oil

This particular oil is rich in important fatty acids that can boost hair strength and condition. It helps nourish the hair and smooth out any frizzy or dry areas. This oil is very light and absorbs easily into the hair and skin making it a great choice for almost any hair type.

Pumpkin seed oil

Pumpkin seed oil is a fine choice for hair or beard growth solutions.If your hair or beard is thinning and you want to try and preserve the hair that you do have, then you should definitely look to get some pumpkin seed oil as it can help reduce hair loss. This is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a simple, safe way to keep their hair in perfect condition.

Tea tree oil

A great essential oil to add in to a natural hair or beard product is tea tree oil. It’s a strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal solution; the kind that can make a telling difference to the condition of your hair. With tea tree oil, you can really make a huge impact on the quality of your hair without having to worry too much about side-effects or potential issues. 

Peppermint oil

If you choose to use peppermint oil in your hair, you will notice an almost immediate benefit from doing so. It’s a strong nutritional product that is loaded with a range of nutrients that can really improve the way that our blood circulates. This is important because improved circulation helps hair to grow stronger.

Jojoba oil

A must have ingredient that we recommend should be used on your hair or beard is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is the perfect ingredient that is deeply moisturising and also very soothing. This oil is great for protecting damaged hair and preventing hair breakage and split ends. Rich in many vitamins and minerals, jojoba oil is a great choice for people looking for stronger healthier hair.


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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