Hair oil

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Hair oil is oil applied to the hair as a cosmetic, conditioner, styling aid, restorative or tonic.

Humans produce natural hair oil called sebum from glands around each follicle. Other mammals produce similar oils such as lanolin.

Mineral and vegetable oils are used to make a variety of commercial and traditional hair oils. Coconut oil is a common ingedient and brands which used this include Macassar oil and Parachute. Other vegetable oils used on the hair include almond, argan, babassu and burdock.[1][2]

See also[edit]

Thumba Oil: Boost Your Hair Growth


  1. ^ Kalyani Barve; Apurva Dighe (2016), "Hair oils", The Chemistry and Applications of Sustainable Natural Hair Products, Springer, pp. 5–22, ISBN 9783319294193
  2. ^ Carl Deite, ed. (1892), A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Perfumery, translated by William Brannt, Henry Carey Baird, pp. 300–304