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How Does Baby Oil Help Hair Grow Fast?

As far as I know, hair is made of keratin (a form of protein), and it seems that most people the hair grow only half an inch per month.

Maybe because the hair strand is dead, you can only make it look better.

When hair follicles or hair roots are alive, proper nutrition and a healthy diet will help grow hair long.

However, if you are unable to meet the above, do not worry, even though your baby can help you keep the hair you have and help your hair grow longer.

This mineral oil is proved to be safe and effective in promoting hair growth fast.

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How does baby oil help your hair?

Things you’ll need


  1. Step1: Pour about 2 to 4 teaspoons of baby oil into a glass bowl.
  2. Step 2: Gently massage the baby oil into scalp with fingers to help stimulate the scalp and increase circulation.
    This action brings nutrient-rich blood to the follicles, and this increases growth. Start at the hairline and continue to the back of your neck.
  3. Step 3: Cover the hair’s ends with the remainder of the oil (Focus on the hair’s part that is more dry or damaged)
  4. Step 4: Use a towel or shower cap to cover your head and hair.
  5. Step 5: After a few hours, you can leave the baby oil mask in your hair.
  6. Step 6: Wash your hair carefully with shampoo and make sure all the baby oil is removed.

Read more: The Best Way To Use Baby Oil For Your Hair

Note: With Oily Hair

Although baby oil doesn’t hurt your hair, if you have oily hair, use baby oil only at the ends.

This way, you can prevent your hair from breakage without weighing your hair down with more oil.

Related: The 33 best shampoos and conditioners for oily scalp

Is it OK to put baby oil in your hair?

According to the manufacturer of a child oil brand – Johnson & Johnson, this mineral oil is dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.

This means that baby oil is made to be a mild formula that won’t cause an allergic skin reaction in most people.

Besides, baby oil does not contain harmful chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, dyes, and scents. It has been clinically proven to be safe for use on babies.

So baby oil is safe to apply on your hair.

Does baby oil help detangle hair?

Baby oil can be considered a home remedy to detangle hair.

You mix a little bit of baby oil with conditioner and carefully apply it to your tangled hair.

Next, use a wide-toothed comb to gently brush your hair, wash your hair with shampoo, and condition your hair with baby oil.

See also: The 15 best detangling shampoos and conditioners

How long should you leave baby oil in your hair?

You can cover the scalp and hair from roots to tips with baby oil and wash out after at least 8 hours.

Alternatives to baby oil for faster hair growth:

  • Moska Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Pure Grape Seed Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Thyme Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Burdock Root Oil


In this post, I have shown you a way to make your hair stronger and longer with baby oil and understand some of its other benefits for hair.

However, this is only an option; in addition, you can also get some alternative oils for baby oil through the writing.

This is a method to support long hair growth from the outside.

It will not be sufficient from deep inside as supplementing as well as maintaining a regular and healthy diet because nutrition is an essential condition, the source for long hair, and always healthy. 

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