The 18 Best Hair Growth Oils for Long, Lustrous Hair

The "long hair, don't care" lifestyle awaits you.

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Ugh, waiting. Who has time for that? Okay, it's not like we always have a choice. Most things in life require patience, and growing out your hair can be one of them. But if your hair isn't growing as fast as you'd like, or if it doesn't feel healthy, We're here for you. Topical products, like hair growth oils filled with essential hair vitamins and gentle shampoos, can help jump-start your strands. Length? Check. Thickness? Check. Shine? Check.

But if you're really trying to make your hair grow super-fast, you can't only use hair oil. In a perfect world, that'd be amazing, but the truth is, healthy hair growth is an inside-out process. You have to supplement hair oils and shampoos with good habits like filling your body with lots of lean, plant-based protein, being gentle with your hair, using the right tools, shampooing less, brushing consistently, and rinsing your locks with cold water weekly. "Hair health and growth comes from within, so nutrition and personal care are crucial," notes celebrity hair stylist Juan Carlos Maciques

Once you do that, you'll see the length in no time. Mermaid locks, here you come.

Laura Lajiness Kaupke
Laura Lajiness Kaupke

Laura Lajiness Kaupke is a freelance writer and editor covering fashion, accessories, fine jewelry, and lifestyle topics, including beauty, home, fitness, and travel. You can see her work across various outlets, including VOGUE, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, Glamour, Town&Country, InStyle, Esquire, Women’s Health, Brides, Refinery 29, Coveteur, The Zoe Report, Popsugar, Byrdie, WWD, Footwear News, Well+Good, The Editorialist, among other titles and brands. Laura has worked in the fashion industry for over 11 years and held senior fashion editor positions at Popsugar and The Zoe Report, with additional experience as a copywriter and fashion publicist.