How Can I Use Jojoba Oil for Hair Growth?

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Jojoba oil comes from the crushed seed of the shrub Simmondsia chinensis, which mainly is cultivated in Mexico, California and Arizona. Despite its name, jojoba oil is a wax, not an oil. Its chemical structure allows it to penetrate and protect the skin of your scalp and your hair, protecting it from damage from shampoos, styling products and hair appliances. When you use jojoba oil on your hair, it cleans the hair shaft and helps to remove buildup from hair care products such as shampoos and conditioners. An additional benefit of using jojoba oil for hair growth is that it seals moisture into the hair shaft, making it less prone to breakage.

Applying jojoba oil to the hair and scalp daily is a popular way to use jojoba oil for hair growth. Dry hair is more easily damaged and prone to breakage than properly moisturized hair strands. Keeping your existing hair from breaking or developing split ends allows it to reach its maximum length during its natural lifespan.


Hairs that one's scalp produces grow from tiny pores, or follicles, on the scalp. Each of these follicles produces its own oil or sebum, your body’s natural moisturizer for your scalp and hair. A buildup of residues on the hair shaft interferes with the ability of sebum to protect your hair. To use jojoba oil for hair growth, you should apply the oil to the entire hair shaft. This allows the natural sebum and the jojoba oil to work together and keep your hair properly moisturized.

Regular use of jojoba oil is believed to improve the functioning of your hair follicles. It unclogs hair follicles when one's scalp produces too much sebum. When you do not produce enough sebum, the jojoba oil that is applied to your scalp penetrates your hair follicles and helps to nourish the root of each strand of hair. Without this intervention, weak hair might die and fall out before it is time for the body to replace it.

A hot oil treatment is a common strategy for using jojoba oil for hair growth. Heating jojoba oil helps it seal moisture into the hair shaft. It also smoothes rough hair cuticles, a problem commonly known as split ends. The hot oil treatment does not remove the spit ends, but sealing split ends helps you prevent further damage and breakage. You also can use jojoba oil to increase hair growth by mixing it into your regular hair conditioner, which increases its moisturizing capabilities.


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Post 5

I have been using this for about once a week for my second week now, and my hair is feeling stronger than before, I also mix it with peppermint oil to get blood flow and they work well together. I will continue to use it.

Post 4

I've been using organic Jojoba oil on my hair and scalp since Sept. 2013, and I'm loving the results I'm getting. I apply the oil every other day to my scalp because I have "dry scalp". For hot oil, I used extra-virgin olive oil weekly or biweekly. Being natural, I have zero breakage.

Post 3

@donasmrs-- Are you using pure jojoba oil or a product with jojoba oil in addition to other types of oils?

I only use pure, natural jojoba oil and I've never had that happen. I apply a few drops to my scalp to prevent dandruff and promote hair growth every time I wash my hair.

Post 2

@ddljohn-- Jojoba oil is great, it gets absorbed very easily by hair. But I don't massage it into my scalp, only the tips of my hair. I tried using it on my scalp a few times and I saw more hair fall than usual in the shower when I did that.

Post 1

I've been using jojoba oil as a hair mask one to two times a week for the past few months. I basically apply the oil all over my hair and scalp and leave it on for as long as I can. I like to do this on my days off, and keep the oil in my hair while I do house chores. After a few hours, I wash my hair as usual.

My hair is growing and looking healthier. I think jojoba oil helps hair grow faster because it's nourishing. It treats weak, brittle hair with split ends and breakage. When the hair is not damaged, the roots don't have to worry about fixing the ends and can concentrate

on growth.

I think I'm going to continue to use jojoba oil on my hair indefinitely. Even when I reach the length I want, I will continue to use it to keep my hair healthy and shiny. The only downside of jojoba oil is that it can get a bit pricey when you're using it so much.

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